Meet Me On The Mat: What A Cashier Said That I’ll Never Forget

Hey friends. 🙂

Happy Monday!

It’s a fresh week and new opportunities lie ahead. When you really let that sink in, it’s refreshing to know that you can make this week whatever you want/need it to be. Relaxing, busy, thoughtful, chaotic, scheduled….

What kind of week do you want?

For me, I’m craving a relaxing week because I know our weekend ahead is going to involve lots of outings.

So you can catch me at home just about every night this week. 😉

The past weekend was a good one, although there were some moments on SATURDAY that tested me.

I’m not going to go into the nitty-gritty of it, but basically I had an appointment that ended up being really late—like 5 hours late—and it threw off my whole day/mood. I really could feel myself getting worked up, so I knew going to yoga would set my mood right.

I made it to class a little late (the parking lot was full, so I had to find parking) but so did a few others. I found a cozy spot near a window and settled into my flow class. The teacher, Katherine, is simply incredible.

It was just what I needed to calm down.

One hour later, and I was a new person (mentally, anyway… haha).

After, I decided… heck, I wanted a pedicure! Sam was at a family party, so I was in no rush to get back home. That, and I hadn’t had a pedicure in months.

It felt really good to get one. I picked a lavender color that looks super cool.

I even had a convo with a girl from class and we gushed over the class/teacher and all the good food in the area (Silverlake).

She recommended a vegan spot next door so I went there for their cold vegan ramen. Of course I’ve had ramen before, but never a cold vegan version. Needless to say, I was intrigued.

It had noodles, cold broth, corn, bean shoots, cucumbers, ginger, tofu and sesame seeds.

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I really liked it. It was the perfect late afternoon/post-yoga meal.

The rest of the day we just kicked it together at home and it was a really pleasant evening of TV, talking, and laughing.

Sam’s the best.

SUNDAY I tried to sleep in but didn’t do a good job. (What’s my prob? LOL) Does this ever happen to you too?

I was literally up at 7… on A SUNDAY!!

Send help.

Anyway, we got breakfast and coffee at Commissary Coffee in Kenneth Village and it was perfect, per usual.

I love that area so much. I maybe dream of living there but it is just so….. expensive.

So for now, I’ll go there for coffee – ha ha ha!

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I had a pour over coffee (super strong) and their avocado toast. Both tasty as ever.

Sam had an eggy/cheesy sandwich with triple-fried potatoes. Of course, I had a few of those. Duh.

A few hours later I met my friends at Zumba.

Class was real sweaty and fun! I love dancing a ton, so it felt good to let loose after a somewhat stressful weekend.

Later, I went grocery shopping and came home to chill.

Our biggest Sunday plans involved making watermelon-jalapeno margaritas and mole chicken corn tacos.

Tell me that doesn’t sound amazing?!

I’ll post photos and details next time. 😉

The rest of Sunday was spent doing some more work from home, but I’m happy to report that my weekends (as far as I can see) are free from work for a bit. Phew. I get my weekends back!

Things I’m excited for this week:

The Bachelor episode tonight!
– Picking up my bridesmaid dress for my bestie Rebecca’s wedding
– Planning some trips later in the year (nothing far/extravagant but gotta get started booking)
– A work outing on Friday night with all of us that have worked tirelessly in February
– A friend’s housewarming party on Saturday night


 

MEET ME ON THE MAT: “I’m alive and getting paid.”

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When I went to the grocery store over the weekend, my cashier and I were chit-chatting and when I asked how he was doing today, he answered, “Well, I’m alive and getting paid, so great.”

Wow.

What a great attitude and outlook on life.

It doesn’t get much simpler and real than that.

This man’s words really stuck with me.

He was so appreciated of his life and his job.

Shouldn’t we all be?

YES!

I’m going to go forward with this kind of attitude more often. I know already do (to some degree), but I’m going to make it a point to share my gratitude and inspire others to see what greatness they have to.

We have so much to be grateful for.

Let’s share that and be proud.

Have a great week!
Ari


Other Recent Posts On The Good Getter:
Just An Ordinary Week (And That’s Okay)
Back To The Yoga Basics
Weekend Vibes

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