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crescentmoon Wed 19-Sep-12 21:51:54

i was listening to Nina Simone's "Ain't Got No..." here or better one and i got to thinking about gratitude. apparently regular grateful thinking can increase happiness by as much as 25 percent just by wanting what one actually has. so i hope maybe that we can regularly write about the things that go well for us each day, no matter how little they are. from any faith and no faith too.

il start by saying over the past few days im grateful that...

1. its the middle of september and ds1 hasnt had to use his blue inhaler once
2. id worried that dd wouldnt like her new school but shes settled in very quickly
3. the sun shone brightly so i went exploring around my local high street
4. i have learnt how to make chai tea for myself now
5. the house is cosy and warm

Annunziata Wed 01-Jan-14 16:56:09

A very happy new year to everyone flowers

I made a new thread here, if that is alright!

I am grateful for
a New Year and new starts
all my grown up DC having a good time at parties and returning home safely
a warm bath and a glass of wine

stressedHEmum Tue 31-Dec-13 09:50:03

another year successfully navigated
the opportunities of a new year
food and water
strength and peace

Annunziata Mon 30-Dec-13 23:10:50


crescentmoon Mon 30-Dec-13 18:58:28



Annunziata Fri 27-Dec-13 15:22:01

a peaceful Christmas
tidying it all up and going back to normal!

stressedHEmum Fri 27-Dec-13 09:53:07

Hope everyone is having a good holiday and that you are all as well as possible

gratitudes -

shelter from this awful weather, my thoughts and prayers are with those who are being badly affected
electricity, again, prayers are with those without
food and clean water
family and friends
all the little blessings that we take for granted every day - a smile from a child, a beautiful piece of music, wee birds and the like

crescentmoon Wed 25-Dec-13 13:20:38

My gratitude today is I got to see you post stressed! im very happy to know you are in good spirits and that your family are together and well. Hope u salbertina annunziata poledra tuffie juggling and everyone who has ever posted on the thread celebrating Christmas today is enjoying the time with their family and friends. Definitely a yes to one of u starting a new gratitudes thread in the new year even if this one isnt completely full.

stressedHEmum Wed 25-Dec-13 12:28:11

Happy Christmas, everyone fsmile

A 2014 thread would be great.


for the incarnation of God in Christ
for the peace of God and the joy of Christmas
for family and friends
that kids all liked their presents
for food, water, safety and shelter
for this time to spend with my children
for this thread for being such a blessing all year
for the double blessing of knowing all the wonderful friends on the thread

May God bless and keep you all this Christmas and always

crescentmoon Tue 24-Dec-13 17:20:15

Merry christmas for tomorrow annunziata!


A relatively calm shopping trip this afternoon,

LittleTulip Tue 24-Dec-13 07:38:30

Mince pies yum!
My new treadmill
My lovely family for always making me smile
Cotton pyjamas
Christmas sales

Annunziata Mon 23-Dec-13 23:01:00

A very merry Christmas to all gratitude-ers, thinking of you all and hoping it is peaceful and happy.

Bacione (italian kisses)


Annunziata Sat 21-Dec-13 13:29:41

Are you sure, Crescent? Anyway, we should try and start it 1st of January, maybe whoever is about then could do it. I hope your mum still spoils you when you're visiting!

mobile phones

crescentmoon Fri 20-Dec-13 17:10:25

annunizata i think thats a great idea to have a new thread, why dont you start it? iv also been cleaning all day, we're heading off to my mums for the hols so i want to leave the house clean for DH who'll stay behind. theres no food in the fridge, but at least the bathroom is sparkling!!


for shelter,

Annunziata Fri 20-Dec-13 13:18:54

<carefully throws mince pies down the M77> grin

Shall we have a 2014 Gratitudes? I have been very grateful for this thread this year, I really enjoy talking to you all, and I am constantly amazed by everyone smile

just now I am grateful for my break from cleaning the house for Santa!

crescentmoon Thu 19-Dec-13 08:12:20

morning stressed, annunziata, salbertina, tulip, and all past posters and a welcome to new posters.
cant believe the thread has been running for over a year, only a couple of pages left to go now!


that today is the last day of school!
the salted caramel tarts brought round yday by our guests!
im grateful that i got to pay a huge favour done for me forwards to another person,
security - walking home in the dark, being able to go near and far and not fearing violence or theft,
for faith

stressedHEmum Wed 18-Dec-13 18:58:34

I love mince pies, Annunziatta, it's the rest of the family that don't like them - all the more for me, you can send me yours as well, not too far to travel.

Yes, we had the dreadful weather on Saturday, it's awful tonight as well.

that it was a good drying day yesterday
that I visited my folks today
DS2 is confident that yesterday's exam went well
food, water, safety and shelter

Annunziata Tue 17-Dec-13 19:45:32

You can have my share crescent fgrin

Thank goodness you don't like them either, stressed. Did you have the thunder and lightning on Saturday? Oh I nearly rolled straight out of bed, I got such a shock!

Grateful for beds, bed linen and pillows.

stressedHEmum Tue 17-Dec-13 12:59:00

No one else in this house likes mince pies, Annunziata, so you are not alone.

grateful for
a dry day to hang out washing
shelter from the weather
food and clean water
family and good friends
advent discussion group that I organised went well
choir service on Sunday also went well - prayers for getting right notes wee answeredsmile
DS2's exams are going well and he seems to be coping fine

crescentmoon Mon 16-Dec-13 20:28:28

hello annunziata, cant believe you dont like minced pies, iv only just discovered iced mince pies and im taking care not to have more than four two a day!


that school finishes in a few days yay!
for a new friend to walk along with on school run,
for the people of my local faith community,
my dp for opening their house this xmas holidays for the whole family,
for my local fishmongers, bakery, greengrocers round the corner

Annunziata Mon 16-Dec-13 20:21:14

I hope everyone is well brew

grateful for
my warm jacket
good shoes

Annunziata Fri 13-Dec-13 15:20:17

I will whisper it, but I don't like mince pies- everyone looks at me as if I am utterly mad when I say that!

grateful for
Christmas trees

crescentmoon Thu 12-Dec-13 17:15:03

salaam all,


for being able to feel gratitude,

stressedHEmum Thu 12-Dec-13 16:45:41

Christmas lights brightening up the dark, driech day
family and friends
food and clean water
shelter and safety
mince pies fsmile

Annunziata Thu 12-Dec-13 14:02:45

lights and candles

stressedHEmum Tue 10-Dec-13 10:15:38

advent and a fresh start
food and clean water
family and friends

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