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Daily Gratitudes 2014

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Annunziata Wed 01-Jan-14 16:55:28

Old thread here

Welcome to our Gratitudes for 2014! The lovely crescentmoon started last years, and we are running out of space. So, here is our 2014 thread-for little things that go well for us each day.

Any MNer can join in! From any faith, no faith, every day, once in a while, everyone is welcome!

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

KinkyDoritoTwirlinginto2015 Wed 31-Dec-14 22:01:22

Link to new thread for 2015. Exciting!

stressedHEmum Wed 31-Dec-14 10:31:44

gratitudes for 2014 -

another year negotiated without too much trauma
all the children are doing well, S1's job is fab, DS2 is handling uni really well, DS3 doing fine at college, DD is growing into a capable and mature young woman (amidst normal teenage tantrums and angst), DS4 continues to make slow but steady progress, he's speaking a bit more and has a friend nowgrin
DH continues to have a job
my health hasn't deteriorated any further this year
food, water, safety and shelter
faith to sustain me
a year of mild and even warm weather
the love of good friends

You betcha Kinky - I don't feel I could do 2015 without one fsmile

Hoping someone picks up the last day of the year gauntlet there!

Feeling gratitude this morning for my DC and my partner especially in raising them DH

For the sense of presence that has accompanied us through this difficult year, not least through friends on this thread thanks But also in our local Meeting House community, and through many other friends and family

For all we take with us into whatever challenges 2015 may bring - our good health and relative happiness, our jobs, our home, and the security these bring, the children's school and all their friends. Our wider family.

And because the immediate and smaller things can sometimes make us feel the most thankful .... for another bright winter's day with blue skies thanks

KinkyDoritoWithJingleBellsOn Wed 31-Dec-14 07:48:48

Gratitude review for 2014!

That DD has had a full year off chemo and is doing okay.

That DS is growing up into a proper character who makes me laugh every day.

That I have a lovely, kind husband.

That we have a roof over our heads, jobs, food and all the essentials covered plus some extra for luxury if it takes our fancy.

That I have left an employer who made me very unhappy and started to regain my professional confidence elsewhere.

I am feeling positive for 2015. This is new for me! Will there be a new gratitudes thread for it?

In similar vein I'm feeling glad to be home
Also thankful for a bright day and good music on the radio for the drive back
Was also good to see lovely family, bless them all x

crescentmoon Mon 29-Dec-14 22:02:36


A lovely conversation yday that uplifted me,
Freedom of political consciousness,
A good team around me,
Pleasant things with pleasant people,
My beautiful beautiful children

Annunziata Mon 29-Dec-14 21:56:49

I'm one of 8 kinky, it's like feeding the five thousand grin

I am grateful for a warm house, my health and being able to read.

KinkyDoritoWithJingleBellsOn Mon 29-Dec-14 11:33:36

grateful that they've finally left fgrin fgrin

Peace and quiet
Beautiful winter sun again - will be out for a walk this afternoon
Family pottering around
I am grateful for cheese in my heart, but my body is not quite as grateful...

Annunziata Sun 28-Dec-14 18:59:59

On the feast of the Holy Family, I am grateful for seeing all of mine and grateful that they've finally left fgrin

stressedHEmum Sun 28-Dec-14 13:01:26

winter sunshine
warm house

KinkyDoritoWithJingleBellsOn Sun 28-Dec-14 12:08:06

A beautiful frosty morning (a couple of nervous moments in the car, but was amazing to look at)
Central heating

crescentmoon Fri 26-Dec-14 21:06:31

I'm So grateful to see both of you posting stressed and annunziata, so sorry again about the tragedy in your fair city. I hope that you, juggling, kinky and others had a lovely festive day yday with family and friends.

finding a favourite old accapella recording of praise,
going to bed with good health,
That my children are in good health - they're fidgets, but healthy!
For lovely in laws and relatives.

Yes to family ... and friends

Beyond that I find my thoughts turning again to the fundamentals ...
Food and drink (some very nice as we share festivities)
Shelter (it's cold outside - dd says reports of snow in some parts of our city)

Annunziata Fri 26-Dec-14 15:25:36


KinkyDoritoWithJingleBellsOn Fri 26-Dec-14 13:57:24

Time to pause, reflect and regroup (2015 needs to be a year of fundamental change for me as I can't continue as I am)
Life in all its glory

stressedHEmum Thu 25-Dec-14 12:08:12

Thank you, crescent, it's dreadful thing. My heart breaks for everyone. The poor driver just went to work, he'll have to live with this for ever sad

gratitudes -

Christmas and faith with all the strength and comfort it brings
friends and family
my internet is back!!
winter sunshine
that we are all safe, secure and happy

Merry Christmas, everyone flowers

KinkyDoritoWithJingleBellsOn Wed 24-Dec-14 17:51:48

A quick wish for a very happy Christmas for everyone thanks fsmile.

Annunziata Wed 24-Dec-14 11:31:06

Yes we are all okay, thank goodness. There is a horrible feeling in the city though. What a horrendous thing to happen. I can't stop thinking about the driver either. He only went to work, poor soul.

I hope everyone has a lovely, peaceful Christmas and I will say a prayer for everyone tonight


Beautiful crochet for your DM kinky
Thank you for the grace shown in your post crescent - the world needs more of this I think x
Hope everyone is OK

Gratitudes ....

For holidays
For rest
For cheese on toast (must keep an eye it's under the grill!) and other food and drink, especially for festivities
For children
For pressies and other treats to brighten mid-winter days

KinkyDoritoWithJingleBellsOn Tue 23-Dec-14 09:22:32

To see another day dawning I feel this acutely today. sad sad

KinkyDoritoWithJingleBellsOn Tue 23-Dec-14 09:21:14

Hoping everyone is safe and sound x

crescentmoon Tue 23-Dec-14 07:46:51

Dear stressed and annunziata I looked out for you on the Glasgow posters thread in AIBU but didn't see your posts. I'm so sorry for your lovely Glasgow at the accident in the city centre yesterday, I hope you are both ok.

To see another day dawning,
For the graced people who take care of and teach my children,
For faith and the comfort and succour it brings,
For the reminders at this time of the year for me to remember Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him) and his beloved mother the Virgin Mary (peace be upon her).
The lovely Christmas cards and gifts from my neighbours and colleagues.

KinkyDoritoWithJingleBellsOn Mon 22-Dec-14 09:15:49

in places even!

KinkyDoritoWithJingleBellsOn Mon 22-Dec-14 09:15:01

stressed love nativity! Bless.

I watched songs of praise by candlelight last night and DS came and had a lovely cuddle and watched a bit with me, so I felt very grateful and blessed then. I just wish I could sing!


abundance - food in the cupboards for dinner and tea, some nice bits for DCs to enjoy today
crochet - finally finished my wreath for DM and was grateful to have the time to sit and do it (I did get a bit sweary and places, but pleased I did it)
Family, family, family fsmile.

stressedHEmum Mon 22-Dec-14 07:57:08

DS2 safely home from uni
the unpredictable hilarity that is our nativity play at church

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