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Daily Gratitudes 2015

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stressedHEmum Wed 31-Dec-14 10:35:54

A lovely new thread to continue counting our blessings.

Everyone is welcome, of any faith or none at all. Just drop by to pause for a moment and think of what has made you smile or has gone well for you, however small it seems.

KinkyDoritoTwirlinginto2015 Wed 31-Dec-14 22:00:29

Helloooooo! grin

KinkyDoritoTwirlinginto2015 Wed 31-Dec-14 22:02:40

I am aiming for 1000 gratitudes in 2015 - so I will be numbering and visiting often, just to warn you all.

A very, very happy, contented, peaceful and blessed new year to all.

bensam Thu 01-Jan-15 07:24:02

Happy and peaceful NY to you all!

I am thankful for all the wonderful luxuries in our lives which we often take for granted. I'm thankful for our health and the joy which my growing DDs bring me every day.
I'm thankful that despite his terminal cancer, my DF has been well enough to enjoy this special christmas with us and I pray that God will keep him with us for as long as possible and free from pain and discomfort.

KinkyDoritoTwirlinginto2015 Thu 01-Jan-15 12:37:37

Thinking of you bensam flowers.

KinkyDoritoTwirlinginto2015 Thu 01-Jan-15 12:38:34

1. Toast and marmite.
2. A warm house.
3. A quiet day with my little family.
4. That everyone is in reasonable health today.

stressedHEmum Thu 01-Jan-15 13:08:51

bensam, flowers, may God grant all of you his peace and strength.

A peaceful and joyous New Year to all.

gratitudes -
a warm, dry house
food in the cupboards
warm, fed, safe children
the spiritual renewal of Advent and Christmas
peace and quiet

Gratitudes today for ....

My lovely dd and ds - and new year hugs especially from dd last night, with fireworks outside our front door, and some good singing on the telly, whilst we messaged friends online

For the start of a New Year and a new gratitudes thread. Thank you stressed and others for being here and hosting thanks

For a mug of tasty miso soup which reminds me of days in Japan, as well as trips to London (where I bought it)

For my new calender from ds to help me be a bit organised in 2015. It's a "Where's Wally" one which reminds me to be glad for ds and his lovely sense of humour

That a quiet day at home gives me space to reflect on simple pleasures and gratitudes

Bless you all through 2015. May it be kind to us all x

Annunziata Thu 01-Jan-15 19:39:40

God bless your papa bensam.

Bless you all through 2015. May it be kind to us all x

This is my hope too.

I am grateful for another year and I hope it is fantastic.

bensam Thu 01-Jan-15 22:42:32

Thank you for your kind words flowers
We've had a lovely New Year Eve and Day together. I fear it may be the last but am praying so hard that it won't be. He's not ready to go yet.

stressedHEmum Fri 02-Jan-15 17:50:37

shelter and a warm home
sleep
story time with DS4 - he never ges too old for it, even at almost 12smile

CleanLinesSharpEdges Fri 02-Jan-15 17:57:56

What a lovely thread.

I'm grateful today for my warm clean home, for going food shopping, for a great day spent with DH and DS, and that today we are happy and healthy.

stressedHEmum Sat 03-Jan-15 10:33:51

Welcome, cleanlines smile

gratitudes -

winter sunshine
my wee feathered friend have found their way back to the feeders
hot tea
warm beds and morning cuddles from DS4

KinkyDorito Sat 03-Jan-15 22:04:46

Feeling a bit fed up about impending return to work. So:

gratitude that I have a job and can pay my bills
for the last day of the holidays tomorrow with a chance to get outside and walk
my lovely family
time to crochet
The fact that my job allows me to help others and I NEED to keep that central in my mind above all the daily grind awfulness

crescentmoon Sun 04-Jan-15 09:14:55

Dearkinky I hope you have a lovely last day to your Xmas break this day today. Hellocleanlines and bensam, juggling, annunziata, stressed thanks so much for starting a new gratitudes thread and welcoming us all in.

Gratitudes today:

for a relaxing few days with family,
To have lived long enough to have seen 2015- I remember when the year 2000 seemed an impossibly long way away!
To have entered the new year in good health and my children and husband in good health,
For a peaceful start to the new year,

Happy new year dear ones. Salaam (peace) and love Xx

Annunziata Sun 04-Jan-15 16:18:13

I am grateful for life.

KinkyDorito Sun 04-Jan-15 16:21:25

thanks crescent - I'm actually starting to think I need to get back to work, even if I don't want to - structure can be helpful.

I hope you are okay Annunziata?

Annunziata Sun 04-Jan-15 17:58:54

The abortion thread upset me Kinky. I shouldn't have read it.

flowers

Hi all, some lovely gratitudes here as always - very grounding too which is just what I need today

Know just how you feel kinky about going back to work tomorrow. But at least here that means DCs back to school as well. Possibly the return to more structured term time life may have it's benefits for us all. And we can always look forward to the next holidays!

Also grateful today for my faith community and the broader and deeper perspective that brings to my life through my friends there

KinkyDorito Sun 04-Jan-15 19:21:43

I didn't see it Annunziata, which is probably a good thing. Sorry you felt upset though sad thanks.

Juggling it's hard going and frantic, but at least it focuses me on something. I do drift during holidays and overthink things. 6 weeks until half term grin.

Gratitudes:

A peaceful hour watching daft telly and crocheting
Lovely, lovely family
Home

stressedHEmum Mon 05-Jan-15 14:39:00

I avoid threads about abortion like the plague, annunziata. I hope you feel a bit better.

gratiudes -

5 health children
DS1 and DDIL safely back to their place after the holidays
DS3 back to college without incident his morning
I was able to go food shopping today - am working in food bank in 20 minutes so that brings it into focus

Annunziata Mon 05-Jan-15 18:54:29

I am going to do that from on for sure!

gratitudes
back to school and nursery
children
love

minklundy Mon 05-Jan-15 19:15:05

The dcs got dressed without fuss today
The cauliflower cheese is tasty
Got some tidying done
The weather was fine
Spent some quality time with dt1

Gratitudes ....
First day back at work good
dh talking to me again after spat at weekend
Lovely dc even if they have left their homework to the night before they go back ... Arghhhhh ! (actually ds is chilled in his onsie on the sofa claiming he has none, it's dd who is stressing)

crescentmoon Tue 06-Jan-15 07:03:13

Dear annunziata I'm sorry at the turn that thread took. flowers dust it off my friend. As for structure kinky and juggling my dc have definitely needed to return back to school for that themselves!

Gratitudes
Life,
Freedom: to be from the second generation in my family born after that, and my children from the third,
To have shelter and warmth from the harsh cold outside,
To have enough food that I can ask my children 'what would you like for breakfast?'.
Getting time to spend with DH this week without kids climbing all over him or me!

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