ONE: My father-in-law is visiting this weekend! It's his first time in Charleston and I am so excited to show him around our new neighborhood. We're planning on visiting a few new (to us) restaurants and making some homemade Persian food! Follow along on instagram :)
TWO: Earlier this week H and I went to Jim 'N Nick's BBQ for a little date night dinner. My burger totally hit the spot and cheddar biscuit and seasoned fries were delicious. H's bbq pork plate was really good (minus the fried green tomatoes-- they were disappointing). I can't wait to go back for some bbq pork tacos.THREE: The other week we watched the TED Talk: The happy secret to better work. During his presentation, Shawn Achor challenges the audience to train your brain to focus on the positives -- which will allow your brain to work more optimistically and successfully. He suggests doing the following for 21 days: write down three things that you are thankful for, journal about one positive thing you experienced that day, meditate, perform a random acts of kindness (example: write a positive email of support). These things done over and over again will train your braid to scan the world for the positive instead of the negatives. Before we go to bed, H and I have gotten into the habit of saying three (or more) things positive things that happened that day. It's such a nice way for us to end the day and take a little time to be thankful.
FOUR: I finished One Plus One this week. It was a quick read and a great story (not that I am surprised -- I'm a huge Jojo Moyes fan). Next up: Suite Francaise, Dragonfly in Amber (the second book in the Outlander series), and All Fall Down. Have you read any of these books? Which one should I read first?
FIVE: There are a few days left to enter my Tieks giveaway -- don't miss it!
Have a great weekend!