#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

How I spent Wednesday



Left to right, Jenni, me and Wendy, posing for a selfie at Spokane’s beautiful Manito Park.  What a heavenly place!  We enjoyed a picnic there yesterday, after Weight Watchers, and it was a wonderful experience.  You can bet it was included in my gratitude journal.  :)

We visited the lovely Japanese Garden, a prime place to meditate.

If I look happy, it’s because I am, the 2 pounds I gained over my birthday week notwithstanding.  :)  They’re focusing on personal happiness and mindfulness at Weight Watchers, and I think that’s cutting-edge.  There is so much evidence out there that a healthy weight is about so much more than food.

So here’s hoping this little put-a-picture-in-the-blog experiment actually works.  (I’m using a different computer.)    If I succeed at this, there will be lots of pictures in future blogs.

So.  Did you start that gratitude journal yet?  :)

36 comments to “How I spent Wednesday”

  1. debra Wright
      · June 18th, 2015 at 1:57 pm · Link

    Look how cute y’all are!

  2. Sherry Wallace
      · June 18th, 2015 at 2:00 pm · Link

    Great happy picture

  3. Gloria
      · June 18th, 2015 at 2:01 pm · Link

    What a lovely picture.

    I’m glad you had fun.

  4. Harriet Vick
      · June 18th, 2015 at 2:08 pm · Link

    Lovely picture and really nice to see Wendy!

  5. Linda Romine
      · June 18th, 2015 at 2:19 pm · Link

    I haven’t actually started a journal yet. But, I so loved your idea of appreciating things in my day, that every night I go over it in my mind what I appreciate about my day. Someday I may get to writing it down. Thank you for the idea!

  6. Dixie hadley
      · June 18th, 2015 at 2:21 pm · Link

    Linda, thanks for sharing the selfie. You all look happy. I spent the last two days in the hospital so I started my gratitude journal today. #1 on my list grateful nothing is seriously wrong # 2 that I’m home again. #3 that my husband is a sweetie # 4 that my husband said that he now knows the difference between a house and a home. It’s a “home” when I am here with him :-) # 5 grateful for air conditioning since it is unusually hot today in the north Georgia mountains.
    Have a great day and thanks for reminding us about the gratitude journal.

    • linda
        · June 23rd, 2015 at 9:56 pm · Link

      What an inspiration you are! Thanks for sharing your gratitude journal entries.

  7. tammy carter
      · June 18th, 2015 at 2:30 pm · Link

    It worked! I love the added personal touch to you blog. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Hilda
      · June 18th, 2015 at 2:34 pm · Link

    Linda, having pictures in your Blog is GREAT!!!! For those of us who don’t do (or have time for) Facebook for whatever reason, it’s nice to get these here! Thanks!

  9. Lois Rotella
      · June 18th, 2015 at 2:34 pm · Link

    All of you look so happy. How is your mother doing? I have to get a little book and start a journal. Have a great day.

  10. Louise McCourt
      · June 18th, 2015 at 2:40 pm · Link

    Good luck with your Weight Watchers….looking forward to more pictures…

  11. Pamela Devereux
      · June 18th, 2015 at 2:45 pm · Link

    I did not start my journal yet but after the shooting in South Carolina, I went and bought me a notebook. Time to stop procrastinating. When my daughter gets here in 2 weeks, I will take her out to buy a journal also. We are blessed.

  12. Evelyn Baldwin
      · June 18th, 2015 at 2:58 pm · Link

    Thinking about starting my gratitude journal this week! Reading The Marriage Season! Absolutely outstanding. Would not expect any less of your writing. Read all your books so far. You never disappoint me. Nice pic! God Bless and enjoy God’s gifts to us! Sincerely, Evelyn

  13. Ruby Norwood
      · June 18th, 2015 at 3:10 pm · Link

    I hope to pick me up a journal as soon as I get to a book store, hopefully in the next day or two. Love the pic!!Love to put a face with the name…

  14. Sherry Marks
      · June 18th, 2015 at 3:13 pm · Link

    Great picture linda!!! You do look happy, a picnic sounds like such fun, I haven’t done that in a long time.

  15. kathy parsons
      · June 18th, 2015 at 3:24 pm · Link

    Linda I love the picture and you do look very Happy, whatever you are doing keep it up it looks good on you, so glad you had a wonderful birthday and that your ankle is better and your mom is getting better, it is so hard to get rid of a cold and i think the cough hangs on forever… sending love hugs and prayers xoxoxo

  16. Dorothy Hilton
      · June 18th, 2015 at 3:34 pm · Link

    Nice picture Linda, great to see you getting around so well after your sprained ankle. Hope you had a wonderful picnic. Keep up the good work.

  17. Lorelei Sawtelle
      · June 18th, 2015 at 3:50 pm · Link

    Yes, thanks to your leadership, I do have a gratitude journal. As I do most of my writing on the computer, I’ve put my gratitude journal there also. Blessings to you and yours. While a picnic sounds awesome, we are so inundated with water from the record breaking rains that we are starting to have record breaking Mosquitos.

  18. Gina Baker
      · June 18th, 2015 at 4:13 pm · Link

    Mindfulness is an important key to healthy weight. A lot of mindless eating got me where I am today!!!!:(
    Thank you for urging us to keep a gratitude journal, it’s a great way to stay mindful

  19. Leanna
      · June 18th, 2015 at 4:21 pm · Link

    Sounds like a great afternoon!

  20. Judi Schultz
      · June 18th, 2015 at 4:51 pm · Link

    Love the photo. I’ve been practicing The Secret for a few years now so gratitude is a big part of my life. You just can’t say Thank you too many times.

  21. Pat Poynor
      · June 18th, 2015 at 4:59 pm · Link

    That’s a really good picture on today’s blog! Wendy surely does look like you! :wink:

    I’ve been a Weight Watcher for 13 months and have lost 25 lbs. I had hoped to lose more in that length of time, but I’m nearly 75 years old and my metabolism is measured in negative numbers! So I’m really happy with the 25 lbs. :-D

    I have begun a gratitude journal. It’s hard to limit myself to 5 things. But I guess if I wrote down everything, I wouldn’t have anything left for the following day.

  22. Patti
      · June 18th, 2015 at 5:06 pm · Link

    I’m glad we got to meet Super Jen and Wendy.
    I do keep a gratitude journal. Gratitude has become a habit for me – for which I am grateful :) I notice things throughout the day & say Thank You!

  23. Melaine
      · June 18th, 2015 at 5:17 pm · Link

    Nice way to spend your birthday. Live is short, so yes, there has to be more to it than just focusing on your weight….

    Have a great weekend!

  24. Diana E.
      · June 18th, 2015 at 6:09 pm · Link

    Sounds like you had a wonderful day and I loved the picture. You did good!!!! Blessings and have a wonderful rest of your week.

  25. Rita Crofoot
      · June 18th, 2015 at 7:54 pm · Link

    Love the picture of you pretty ,happy girls, last two times I have been to manito ,no flowers first I was to late last fall, then too early this spring. YES I started gratitude journal, thanks for the reminder.

  26. midge watkins
      · June 18th, 2015 at 9:26 pm · Link

    What a terrific, happy photo! Please do this again. I’d love to
    see one of you and Bernice on one of your walks. So what
    happened to those 2lbs? Your message wasn’t too clear(to me, anyway). I’m sure you lost it. And yes, mother. I’m
    starting my journal tonite. I think about all those things on
    a daily (and sometimes in the middle of the nite) basis and
    thank God, but I need to write them down. With all the
    tragedies going on daily, it would be more uplifting than watch-
    ing the news!

  27. Roberta Giordano
      · June 18th, 2015 at 10:06 pm · Link

    Very nice picture. Sounds like you had a really nice day

  28. Mary C
      · June 18th, 2015 at 11:06 pm · Link

    David and I had an afternoon in Spokane before flying out the next day, so we ‘did’ a bit of the city. We were very impressed, we found the Japanese garden and enjoyed a few minutes’ rest before moving on.

  29. Deborah Rae Nelson
      · June 19th, 2015 at 5:59 am · Link

    The picture blog with your smiling faces is a big success. Perfect!

  30. Rose Marie Moran
      · June 19th, 2015 at 8:55 am · Link

    Nice picture – everyone looks happy!

  31. Laska Bull
      · June 19th, 2015 at 10:09 am · Link

    I love the pictures. A nice added touch. Thank you. You look so happy and to be healthy and be with your family – it does not get any better than that. Altho – you did awesome!! at WW..

    God Bless..

  32. Valdi M
      · June 19th, 2015 at 11:53 pm · Link

    Glad to see the picture. You look happy. I hope you will post more.

  33. terry myers
      · June 20th, 2015 at 12:30 am · Link

    Three pretty Ladies

  34. Charlotte Litton
      · June 20th, 2015 at 12:34 am · Link

    Linda, looks like y’all had a great time.

  35. Mary D Wornick
      · June 20th, 2015 at 10:26 am · Link

    love the pictures of you and your friends, y’all look happy and well rested and just enjoying life!!!!!.
    Bye for now and have good one

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