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Daily Gratitudes 2018

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Lessstressedhemum Sun 31-Dec-17 18:14:12

A new thread for a new year.

A safe, quiet place to pause, breathe and count our blessings, great or small. Everyone is welcome: of all faiths or none at all, whether you post regularly or just once, whatever you are grateful for, you are welcome here.

We would love to share all the things that bring us joy or just make life a little more bearable.flowers

Lessstressedhemum Tue 02-Jan-18 11:37:36

a quiet, peaceful new year
birdsong this morning
mince pies

Lostmyemailaddress Tue 02-Jan-18 12:07:39

The chance to teach my dc something new.
New incense
The sound of laughter.

Lessstressedhemum Thu 04-Jan-18 11:36:36

DS1 and DDil safely back home after their New Year travels
DS2 settling well at his new job
a quiet morning (fibro is acting up and I am sore and shattered)

EvangelineM Thu 04-Jan-18 23:59:51

Watching my daughters and son spending time together, seeing signs of them growing up.
My lovely husband as always supporting me and pushing me in his gentle way.
My daft colleague for feeding me coffees and making me smile when I was struggling with motivation today.
The beautiful clear dark evening that reminds me how lucky we are to be living.

Lessstressedhemum Sun 07-Jan-18 08:49:04

The time of reflection that winter brings
The natural cycle of the year
The slowly lengthening days.

Hastalapasta Sun 07-Jan-18 08:53:30

Having breakfast with my beautiful family.
Hearing the birdsong first thing.
Enjoying the sunrise.

Lessstressedhemum Mon 08-Jan-18 09:43:34

Beautiful crisp, clear winter weather
Fresh. cold air
a warm house to come home to

MangoLove Mon 08-Jan-18 10:10:23

- Waking up fit and healthy & a healthy pregnancy so far
- Getting a picture of my son & husband (he's working from home today and decided to keep lb at home with him instead of nursery)

Lostmyemailaddress Mon 08-Jan-18 18:59:45

Today I'm thankful for the nhs and the staff today who treated me for precancerous cells.
I'm thankful for my youngest dcs df who supported me through it and who's currently taken over looking after all my dcs including the ones who aren't his while I feel so rough.

Lessstressedhemum Tue 09-Jan-18 10:25:06

Congratulations on your pregnancy, Mango
I hope you feel better soon, Lost and that all is well. It's great that you have support and that your dc's dad has stepped up to the plate.

Winter sunshine
Birdsong
Time with my children, who aren't children any more

MangoLove Tue 09-Jan-18 11:51:08

Thank you Lessstressedhemum

Today I'm grateful for
- Speaking to my dad on whatsapp video call and seeing him smile.

Lessstressedhemum Wed 10-Jan-18 11:53:42

Wooly jumpers
The NHS
Literacy and numeracy

Lessstressedhemum Sat 13-Jan-18 09:45:45

Rubbish telly
A good night's sleep
Toasted crumpets for breakfast

Lessstressedhemum Tue 16-Jan-18 09:02:54

shelter from the weather
enough nutritious food for my family
the strength of faith

Lessstressedhemum Wed 17-Jan-18 12:36:23

A warm house
no need to leave the house today
flowers

Optimist1 Wed 17-Jan-18 20:35:52

Found you! (It only took nearly three weeks blush )

Waking up rested after a good night's sleep.
Clear blue sky and warm clothing to counteract the cold.
The sight of daffodils in flower whilst I was out today.

Lessstressedhemum Fri 19-Jan-18 18:48:17

I love daffodils, they just shout Spring grin

Central heating
Warm clothes
Two families will eat tonight thanks to my wee foodbank and the generosity of others.

Lessstressedhemum Sat 20-Jan-18 12:44:44

A rare blue sky
a day at home
running water

Lessstressedhemum Tue 23-Jan-18 18:49:01

Herbal tea made using some homegrown herbs
A warm, soft shawl
The evenings are getting lighter.

Optimist1 Tue 23-Jan-18 19:14:02

Yes, the lighter evenings are just about discernible and a welcome harbinger of Spring.
Beautiful blue hyacinth filling my kitchen with colour and fragrance.
Tasty supper cooking in the oven.

Lessstressedhemum Wed 24-Jan-18 11:05:11

FInally, a washing drying day smile
herbs drying from my curtain poles - that freaks my mother out in case anyone can see them hanging!
music

Lessstressedhemum Thu 25-Jan-18 09:57:47

This Burns' Night -
poetry
song
decent whisky - in moderation, of course

Optimist1 Thu 25-Jan-18 11:05:17

Sounds like a joyous event, Less!

Lessstressedhemum Thu 25-Jan-18 12:07:20

It won't be very traditional, Optimist, but fun nonetheless. I will do haggis etc. with my BB tonight, they will all hate it and make sick noises at everything, then I will have whisky when I come home!

I love an excuse to wear tartan and go about singing Jamie Come Try Me and My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose grin I love Burns' poetry as well. My DS1 was a champion Burns' speaker at music festivals etc., the rest of my offspring, sadly, are not interested sad

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