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Daily Gratitudes 2016

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Lessstressedhemum Fri 01-Jan-16 12:23:53

A new thread for a new year. If you would like to pause, breathe and count your blessings, this is the place for you.

Everyone is welcome, we love to see new faces. It doesn't matter whether you have a faith of any kind or no faith at all; whether you post every day or just once: whether your blessings are great or small. Please drop by and be welcome.

Lessstressedhemum Fri 01-Jan-16 12:27:35

I am grateful for a new year and new opportunities.
For all those who work to make the world a better place
For my family and friends
For the roof over our heads and food in our cupboards

KinkyDorito Fri 01-Jan-16 21:40:33

Woo! New thread! Shiny.

Happy New Year to all smile.

I am, like stressed, also grateful for a new year and new opportunities.
Lovely family.
Board games.
Silly films.

Lessstressedhemum Sat 02-Jan-16 23:07:26

The chance to rest a lot today
Silly my little pony films with ds4!
My wonderful children

KinkyDorito Sun 03-Jan-16 13:33:02

I'm grateful for time outdoors before it started to rain.
Peace and quiet.
Boardgames with DS and DH.

Lessstressedhemum Sun 03-Jan-16 22:32:59

QA quiet day
That my children appear to have got on all day today
Their laughter when playing today (video games, they are much too old and too cool to actually play!)
Irn bru
Food, water, safety, shelter and security in this troubled world

KinkyDorito Mon 04-Jan-16 16:17:56

Are your DC back at school today Less?
I feel a bit sad that Christmas is drawing to a close.

But I am grateful for:

A lovely couple of weeks with family
Managing to parallel park today (avoid it like the plague, but did it twice under duress when having to find a space to attend a meeting this morning)
Free books to read smile
A new crochet pattern

KinkyDorito Tue 05-Jan-16 16:40:05

Grateful for managing a full day at work, though feeling tired now.
Grateful for a few more hours of the tree.
Grateful that DCs have got back into school okay.

KinkyDorito Wed 06-Jan-16 17:58:04

Food and warmth.
Time to sit after a busy day.
Having a bit of energy today to get through - tired now though smile.

ApologiesToInsectLife Wed 06-Jan-16 18:03:19

Can I join in? Haven't seen previous threads - what a good idea as I'm struggling with being positive.

Grateful that I was able to go walking with a friend in our local park.
Grateful that I got my banger of a car fixed quickly.
Grateful that I am able to try and start looking after myself more.

Lessstressedhemum Wed 06-Jan-16 20:07:34

Hello, Apologies, nice to see yousmile

Schools here go back tomorrow. We will probably start on Monday, if I can get myself together by then, kinky. Seems such an odd day to go back, but then, they didn't break up till Christmas eve.

Food in the cupboards
A warm house
Strong painkillers
Not having anywhere pressing to go in the mornings because I am so sore and slow that it's taking me ages to get going

Lessstressedhemum Fri 08-Jan-16 00:00:31

A quiet day
Support of family and friends
The gift of literacy

KinkyDorito Fri 08-Jan-16 07:26:31

Nearly managed my increased hours at work - today to go.
Happy DCs.
A warm home.

ApologiesToInsectLife Fri 08-Jan-16 12:22:53

Missed yesterday's. They were:
The heron I saw on my walk.
Starting to practice mindfulness again.
Making Dh feel good by telling him I appreciate him.

Lessstressedhemum Fri 08-Jan-16 18:40:22

What lovely things to be grateful for, apologiesflowers

Looking out at the snow
Watching the birds flock to the feeders
A warm house
Honey roasted peanuts

ApologiesToInsectLife Sat 09-Jan-16 09:41:39

Thanks LessStressed! A lot of mine tend be based in nature as I find it really calming and awe inspiring at the same time. I look out for things in nature all the time! So yesterday's were:
The sunrise I saw when I was in the car - beautiful pink and orange sky peeping out from behind city buildings.
Being able to listen to my own music in my car again (bought a new thingumyjig I can plug into phone).
Stroking the very very soft fur of my cat. grin.

Lessstressedhemum Sun 10-Jan-16 18:48:26

Food and clean water

KinkyDorito Sun 10-Jan-16 19:21:52

Not a great weekend sad. Feeling rubbishy.

A home that is warm with comfy places.

Lessstressedhemum Tue 12-Jan-16 18:06:52

Hope you feel better soon, Kinky. I always fing this time of year really hard going. It's like all my symptoms flare up and all my systems close down. Oh well, have my injections tomorrow so hopefully that will help.

A warm home
Food in the cupboards
The music of David Bowie (I have listened to it since before I was even a teenager. Am very sad that he is gonesad

KinkyDorito Tue 12-Jan-16 18:37:01

Absolutely gutted about Bowie here too Less, but very grateful to have his music. Have been really sad. sad

First week on full hours and I'm feeling very tired. Just hoping to get through.

DH who is taking DS to his club so I can relax.

KinkyDorito Fri 15-Jan-16 07:04:41

Grateful to be awake and breathing; a sad week.
A home, however tatty, that is warm and has a chair to sit in and a bed to sleep in.
Literature: I'm embarking on the 50 book challenge this year and trying to stretch myself a bit. Two great books so far and onto the third.

Lessstressedhemum Fri 15-Jan-16 10:19:53

I would love to do the 50 book challenge,*kinky*. Enjoy! What are you planning to read?

Shelter in a warm, though very untidy, home
Super strength painkiller
Family and friends

KinkyDorito Sat 16-Jan-16 11:12:20


I'm trying to be a bit more literary this year as I am a pest for reading trashy self help and page-turners. I studied Lit at BA and MA, but have been very lazy over the past few years and fancied pushing myself more. I've read The Great Gatsby, Slaughterhouse Five and Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson so far, all classics/prize winners. Just need to keep it up.

Grateful for:

KinkyDorito Mon 18-Jan-16 07:07:18

Tired this morning and a long week ahead.

big cups of tea
Adventure Time on a morning smile

Lessstressedhemum Mon 18-Jan-16 21:58:59

Hope you feel better, kinky. It's a long, long week.

A warm home
Super strong painkillers
Boys brigade

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