Mental Wealth Challenge: Day 19

That wholesome breakfast challenge from yesterday turned out to be quite a treat. I was also pleasantly surprised that my experimentation in the kitchen is yielding some delicious results as well. My daughter was amazed that I was capable of such a meal and I’m still not sure if I should take that as a compliment…

Mental Wealth Challenge: Day 18

Instead of sending myself flowers yesterday, I decided to resurrect some dying flowers in the garden. This summer heat in South Africa doesn’t help that cause, but I did manage to recover a jasmine bush, harvested some green chilli from my little tree, and I used some of the curry leaves from my curry leave…

Mental Wealth Challenge: Day 17

We’re in the finishing straight now. Just a few more days to go. Going the entire day without complaining yesterday was not too difficult, although I know someone else that struggled. Eventually by lunchtime they simply forgot that the challenge was still on, but not before finding ways to redefine a complaint as a statement,…

Mental Wealth Challenge: Day 16

The interesting thing about yesterday’s challenge is that it said that I needed to plan a tea or smoothie date with a friend. So I planned it. In my mind. With a friend. Now I just need to focus on implementing that plan.  Somehow, given our social lives that are so often anchored in social…

Mental Wealth Challenge: Day 15

Catching up with yesterday’s challenge today is what has made it possible for me to post today’s challenge so early. Proof that waking up early is key to productivity? I think so. The summer mornings have such a beautiful melody between the birds and the running water of the fountain, and not to mention the…

Mental Wealth Challenge: Day 14

Sending the uplifting texts to at least 5 people might have been difficult for some, and not so difficult for others. For those with an active social life, it’s easy. Uplifting could be anything from a joke to a compliment to a moment of nostalgia that is shared. But, spare a thought for those not…