Last week was a bit rough for me, as I was swamped with school work and mourning the death of a loved one. On Saturday, I decided to go on a date with one of my best friends just to get my mind off of all that. We did a little research, made a reservation and ended up at Notch8 Restaurant in the Fairmont hotel Vancouver.
The food was exquisite, the ambience was warm and welcoming, the service was good, there was live music; my evening was made!
I found the menu really interesting because of the way the meals were named. I had a fun time guessing what the food could actually be, based on the given name.
Towards the end of dinner, I noticed this small room in the corner and was so curious to find out what it was used for. From my seat, I could see an old fashion red telephone booth, one of Britains cultural icons and I had to take a picture of it and in it.
The room looked like England, and then I realized that it’s the afternoon tea room. I learned that the room was only designed that way seasonally, from April 2nd to September 3rd. I will definitely be back here for afternoon tea.
As you can already tell, I had a great time at this restaurant and would highly recommend it.
I’ve been gone for too long with no worthy explanation, I apologize and I promise to do better. This year is going to be mighty different in so many ways and I look forward to sharing my experiences with you. I’m going to share a few of my plans for the new year, feel free to share yours with me as well!
This year, I plan to:
set SMART(Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic & Timely) goals.
do a lot of meditation and self-reflection.
make budgets and save as much as possible. (Check out Shalvah’s blog for tips)
read more books.
consciously work on my mental health.
season my conversations and affiliations with kindness, sensitivity & love.
eat healthier and exercise more frequently.
Be Creative. Laugh Out Loud and Often. Make Your Heart Sing.
Envision Greatness and Work at It.
Seize Every Opportunity.
Don’t Wait for Tomorrow. Today is the Day.
Take life easy and enjoy every bit of what 2018 brings your way 🌸
Being the rookie that I am, I accidentally deleted the pictures from my previous posts while putting this post together and I was devastated. I couldn’t stop crying and I immediately decided against publishing this weeks post because I hadn’t enough time to fix the mess. I’m very thankful for my best friends that encouraged me to release todays post! The two most important lessons I learnt from this is to avoid leaving things till the last-minute and to see the silver lining in every frustrating situation because it could have been worse. Just be happy!
A few reasons to be happy
Happy people lead the best and most productive lives.
The world would be a better place if people were more joyful; It starts with you.
You are alive; whether in perfect, average or below average health.
The tough situation you might be in can never kill, it will only shape and strengthen you.
Your life could dramatically change for the better at a moments notice.
You are loved, most especially by Jesus.
Prov 15:13 – A heart full of joy and goodness makes a cheerful face, But when a heart is full of sadness the spirit is crushed