I have kept a Gratitude Journal since the start of 2016. Over that year it made a MASSIVE difference to my mental attitude; I now more naturally see the positive in things. My blog is a place to share thoughts and opinions. But more than that, it’s a place I record life so I can look back in the future and remember how things were. Whilst I will always have my private journals, I also decided to take a leaf out the books of other bloggers and create a monthly gratitude feature. Here’s what I am grateful for this month:
•• As we had finally shaken off ‘The Pox‘ and Sam’s hand was out of the cast…the boiler broke. But despite a lot of faff, we had it all repaired after only 5 days without heating!
•• It didn’t get extremely cold whilst the heating was broken.
•• They’re going over now, but we’ve had a month of beautiful tulips in the back garden.
•• We set the garden fountain up again now winter is passing.
•• Little H and I went and bought some new bedding plants. I also planted out some shrubs Sam’s mum gave me. The bed is starting to look pretty good.
•• Dad came to stay and we had a great time. Little H loved having a new pal to play with in the garden. We also had a fun outing to a nearby park farm.
•• My sister Jen came over for an evening so Sam and I could have a break and go out for dinner. She also brought delicious baked goods!
•• I got to have a cheeky lunch with two of my oldest friends during my lunch hour one day. They were heading home from a quick visit to London so we took the chance to catch-up.
•• After tripping over using my phone whilst walking (which I hate people doing so am so cross at myself for doing it for no real reason!) and completely smashing the screen, I got it completely fixed within a couple of days. It’s now working as normal. Phew!
•• We’ve got a long weekend (and fun activities) booked at Center Parcs after our fun trip last year.
•• I am much more chilled out about Little H’s sleep after a few stints of her not napping. Rather than forcing it and getting stressed (like I did when she dropped down to one nap) I’m just taking it as it comes. And making sure she does lots of running and walking to zonk her out!
•• We had a lovely visit to RHS Wisley on Easter Sunday. Little H ran around like a loon and was asleep within minutes of setting off home!
Want to know my reasons to be grateful for previous months? Well look no further…