Friday 10 March 2017

My gratitude list

Hello beautiful readers, 

The weather is slowly turning, the days are getting shorter and our prayers for rain is constant. Our situation in the Cape is becoming dire, and even though it is a huge concern, I am choosing to focus on things to be grateful for. I have seen and heard so many heart wrenching stories of illness, death and trauma this week, that it has made me even more conscious of being thankful. 

So today I am grateful for these 10 things:
  1. My health and the health of my family.
  2. A loving and supporting spouse, who is my best friend and confidant. And who knows the deepest, darkest parts of me and loves me without judgement.
  3. Family members who have helped me through the hardest year of my life, and shown me that love is a healing force.
  4. Being able to practise my religion without persecution, and even though our country is not perfect, there are still so many things to appreciate.
  5. Living in one of the most beautiful cities in the world (although I feel it is THE most beautiful city!)
  6. Being able to learn from my kids, they are the wisest, kindest individuals and it's amazing the lessons I learn through them.
  7. The ability to understand the importance of forgiveness and move forward.
  8. Knowing when to ask for forgiveness and admit to my mistakes. This too is an important lesson learnt from my kids.
  9. Being surrounded by amazing individuals who bring sunshine into my life.
  10. That I am happy with myself, just as I am, and being able to say I accept myself in totality. 

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. 

It turns what we have into enough, and more. 

It turns denial into acceptance, 

chaos to order, 

confusion to clarity. 

It can turn a meal into a feast, 

a house into a home, 

a stranger into a friend" - Melody Beattie

Today's look features nude lace top and a metallic pleated skirt purchased last year on a Mango sale. I love the feminine lace paired with metallics and finished off with Valentino Rock Stud heels.

Outfit details:

Forever New Lace top
Mango pleated skirt
Advance Culture paisley scarf
Lovisa Crystal earrings
Necklace Old
Ray Ban shades, Sunglass Hut (old)
Valentino heels
Louis Vuitton Handbag

Caio for now, 
RuBe xoxo

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