Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Reasons To Be Grateful: 1, 2 ... 100!

A few weeks ago I saw that Laura's Lovely Blog is running a gratitude challenge throughout 2019. I have to admit I'm quite a pessimist and can often dwell on the negatives, so I thought this would be a good way to notice the positives. Then I saw that the first challenge was to list 100 things I'm grateful for. Gulp! It sounded overwhelming, but I thought I'd give it a go and see if I could do it.

Photo by Carl Attard from Pexels

So, without further ado and in no particular order, here are 100 things I'm grateful for, obvious and obscure, philosophical and frivolous:

My husband
My daughter
My son
My Mum
My Dad
My brothers
My in-laws
My extended family
All the pets I've ever had
My house, imperfect as it is
The town I live in
The village I grew up in
My oldest friends who still put up with me!
My education
My time at university
My uni friends
Being able to care for my children at this stage in their lives
My daughter's school
Our cars (even though I hate driving!)
My book collection
My dishwasher
Having a garden
Seeing cats in the street
The friendly faces on the school run
My church family
My local friends
All the wonderful children I know
Being able to volunteer
Our children's centre
Our local library
The fab cafe in town with a play area and lovely cake
Lovely cake!
Not having to worry about how much food we have
Being mostly healthy
The children's health
The NHS, for when we're not healthy
Having had a relatively short wait for Girl Child's autism diagnosis
Autism support groups
My breastfeeding experiences
The opportunity to help others in their breastfeeding experiences
My online friends
My other friends not accounted for above!
The music of Nina Simone
Warm but breezy days
The promise of springtime
Modern medicine
Modern technology ... most of the time ...
The seaside
Walks in the woods
Baby (and toddler) carriers
My washing machine
Warm clothes
Running water
The opportunity to travel
The works of Shakespeare
Toddler's quirky speech
People who devote their lives to helping others
My daughter's friends
Our emergency services
Never having directly felt the impact of war
Cross stitch
The Bible
Crunchy leaves in autumn
The works of Jane Austen
Soft play (yes, really!)
Motown music
90's Britpop
Dr Pepper (especially when I've had a rubbish night)
Knowing one day Toddler will sleep through
Exciting post
The kindness of strangers
Living on a quiet street
Hot showers
My mobile phone
Hope for the future
The increasing understanding of autism in society
The ability to sing

Well that was even harder than I expected, so apologies that it's a very random list! What are you grateful for?

1 comment:

  1. I really loved reading your post Bec, thanks for joining in with me. It's amazing once you start though I think the things that you usually take for granted. I love Nina Simone songs too!