Start each day with a grateful heart “they” say. And while 10 years ago, I would have scoffed at an “Oprah-ism” like that…today I totally buy into it. Focus on the good stuff in your life and it does change your outlook. It’s why I tell anyone who will listen that they should start a blog…it helps you do just that.
…stopping for a drink on the walk home…
…all of that makes it very easy to focus on the positive and be grateful.
So here are some of the things that made me grateful this week. Just some, mind you.
Getting inspired by this week’s municipal elections and going to pick up my CITIZENSHIP application. SO I CAN VOTE TOO!
I was ALL wrong. I thought you needed to have your official residency for 5 years – you only need to have lived in Belize for 5 years. I could have applied TWO YEARS AGO!
I am going to get all my ducks in a row and submit (police report, doctor’s exam…) I’m guessing the wait is probably 1-2 years?
As a citizen, I can vote and…well…I’ll be Belizean. Dual citizenry.
Wait…does that say rectum?
No natural segue here…Grateful for super cute kids waiting for the water taxi with me at Grand Caribe Resort.
The afternoon water taxis to North Ambergris Caye can be a bit like a school bus. And it’s super cute to watch little kids with giant backpacks commuting with friends and siblings.
For whoever painted the new murals at the San Pedro High School (and on Wednesday, the polling station)…they are beautiful.
Grateful for walking passed the Belize Chocolate Company and getting a piece of DIVINE orange/dark chocolate cake to test. (Brits, think Terry’s Chocolate Orange – one of the most delicious items on the planet.)
Grateful for good Belizean food. I never knew that I love eating good hot soup on a hot day. Beef soup with coconut rice and fresh corn tortillas on the side. At Antojito’s south of town.
This I always knew I loved. Hot fresh flour tortillas (one of life’s greatest pleasures), avocado and tasty black beans. I could eat this every day.
And for the gorgeous full moon this week. How can that not make you feel better?
The sargasso seaweed? No so much.
A few more pics from the week.
The bathroom door sign at the new Marbuck’s Coffee shop up in Tres Cocos.
The view from Blue Water Grill Restaurant and Diamante Belize.
A beautiful sign in Caye Caulker.