Things I’m Grateful For…

It’s been a while since I last posted, there is something about the time between taking down the Christmas tree and the first daffodils appearing that is very bleak and grey. And I tend to go into hibernation mode. But here we are in early March and spring is just around the corner, days are lighter, and going for a walk is back on the agenda;

Today though, my thoughts are turning to gratitude. I decided to write down some of the things that I am grateful for in my life as a reminder of everything that is good;

1) Knowledge and Education

Books to read, internet to search, wisdom of others, my own life experience, growing older, learning from mistakes, expansion of consciousness, greater understanding of people.

2) Honesty and Compassion

Openness and awareness, being truthful with myself and others, caring, loyal, helping others, trusting myself and others, being generous, giving my time freely and willingly, believing in myself and others, not letting people take advantage of my good nature.

3) This Moment

Living in the present, appreciation, acceptance of what is, acceptance of who I am right now, calmness, just being in the here and now, just being me.

4) Family and Friends

Laughter, long hugs, having fun, creating memories, family values, my husband, our children, similar beliefs, being reliable, loving, loyalty, belonging.

5) Memories

Nostalgia, hearing and telling stories from the past, personal growth, personal history, connections, people and places, old photographs, favourite songs, travelling, adventures.

6) Plants, Animals and Pets

Faithful companions, four legged friends, the natural world, survival, happiness, giving comfort, bringing joy, life.

7) Food and Water

Tasty nutrition, healthy eating, hydration, experimenting with flavours, nourishment, comfort, life.

8) Health

Wellness, being fit, increased mobility, having an expert care team, being  in a normal weight range, eating well, enjoying movement, increased energy.

9) Work, Rest and Play

Relaxation, meditation, journaling, having fun, caring for the home, caring for myself, homemaking, holidays, weekend adventures, enthusiasm, being passionate, happiness.

10) Art, Music and Creativity

Making connections, painting, mod podging, new techniques, Pinterest, new projects, new ideas, emotional, ever changing, never ending, having play days, creative huddles, writing, expressing myself.

 11) Healing and Strength

Being resilient, personal growth, forgiveness of self and others, time is a healer, freeing, releasing, calming, clarity , peace.

12) Happiness and Laughter

My husband, joyfulness, having fun, hearing jokes, being silly, lightheartedness, sense of humour, smiling, feeling good, feeling happy, feeling alive, being positive, sharing.

13) Passion and Love

My husband, belonging, togetherness, completeness, wholeness, companionship, bliss, excitement, family, friends.

14) Mind, Body, Spirit

Soul, finding purpose, being spiritual, Buddha, meditation space, being at peace, clarity, comfort, connection, being connected, feeling of oneness, depth, being in balance.

15) Sunrise and Sunset

New beginnings, endings, colourful, richness, freshness, magical, gratitude, magnificence, hope, beauty, powerful, quiet, peace.

16) Nature

Trees, flowers, plants, growth, beauty, freshness, clean air, changing seasons, circle of life, Mother Earth, being connected.

17) Moon Cycle

Abundance, visual clarity, wealth, high energy, low energy, healing crystals, feeling emotional, divine feminine power.

18) Each New Day

Waking up, new beginnings, fresh starts, another chance, paying it forwards, doing good, being kind, thankful for life, hope, doing better, learning from mistakes, wiping the slate clean.

What are you grateful for? I’d love to hear from you 🙂

 

 

 

 

Wet and wild week of walking

Of all the weeks I could pick to start doing more outdoor exercise….

Some of you may have been following my weight loss journey so here is an update. I have stayed the same weight for the second week in a row. Yep, my weight loss has reached the stage where nothing is moving. Apparently it’s quite normal for this to happen, but I’m just 3 lb away from being in the ‘healthy’ weight range and it is very frustrating!

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