After taking a long midday break to get my hair done and then going to the optical shop to order new glasses, I had an email conversation with some coworkers about taking a moment to appreciate my “errands of the fortunate.” Sitting at my desk enjoying a cup of tea, while being aware of my small choices, felt much better than rushing around in a mindless hurry.

And, just by chance (or fortune?) I am currently reading The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, so this word-art image struck me as just right for today’s Nurturing Thursday entry.

Word-art that says, "Fortunate are those who take the first steps." -Paulo Coelho

Nurturing Thursday was started by Becca Givens and seeks to encourage self-nurturing and to “give the planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy.”


  1. Errants of the fortunate! Well said, Meg! You complain about getting busy with many things instead of being grateful for being able to afford them. Paulo Coelho’s books are wonderful, hope you enjoy The Alchemist. Have a great weekend!

  2. So true, we should be thankful we can do the errands that we need to do. You always have a great perspective on how to look at some things.
    I been meaning to read The Alchemist, will have to do it.
    Happy Weekend to you!

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