I’m still thoroughly enjoying Karen’s 30 Days of Gratitude Challenge. There is just something so rewarding about giving thanks every day for something, regardless of whether it’s big, small, significant or not. It really doesn’t matter, it just proves how lovely it is to be thankful.
As regular readers will have seen here on the blog, this year I have been reading with a vengeance. My husband used to joke that I’d read a postage stamp if there were enough words on it. My reading time diminished very fast when I had my two smallest children and this year has been the first time I’ve been able to really get stuck into books again. I absolutely love it, it brings me such joy.
I am grateful for time. Snatched moments of quiet time alone, one on one time with my children, precious time with my husband, family time altogether. The time that we may not realise the significance of until it has passed. Up until this year, this isn’t something I really gave much thought to until we had precious days to say goodbye to our Grandad. Make the most of time.
Coffee. I don’t really need to expand on this gratitude. I love my coffee!
I’ve spoken about health and body positivity here before, on the face of it, some expert would look at a photograph of me and decide there and then that I am unhealthy but they’d be wrong. Yes, I have a medical condition but I am in good health. Yes, I am overweight but I eat healthily and exercise, granted I could exercise more but you know, time! I am healthy and for that I am thankful.
I adore my Nana and having lost Grandad this year I realise how fortunate I am to still have her in my life. She was always there for me throughout that fraught teenage stage of life, with a hand to take mine, arms to hold me. She was my friend, my ally, my Nana. Now I can return the favour and hold her had, put my arms around her. I am beyond grateful to this lady, she’s one of a kind.
We would not function well in our house without our Netflix. We love it. Mr Simply Homemade and I love the original series, movies etc. The small ones love My Little Pony, Paw Patrol and Spirit to mention just a few. Netflix has saved my sanity when small people are overtired and moody.
I love living close to the beach. Five minutes in the car and we’re there. I may not visit for weeks at a time but the beach stays, the waves ebb and flow, reaching the shore to take our cares away as it heads back out to the horizon again. A few minutes where nothing matters. There’s nothing quite like it.
I’m so grateful for memories, especially the little ones. The moments that seem insignificant at the time but stay with us, form part of our story. They’re the really special ones.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory. Dr. Seuss
I am grateful I can knit and produce cute little decorations and other bits & bobs!
I love my….PYJAMAS!! I do seriously. So grateful they exist, the most comfortable clothing of all time. Is there anything better than lounging at home in your jimjams all day. Just you, the kids, a toasty fire and movies. Bliss!