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Gratitude and 3 things i am thankful for!

This month, March, and well for the rest of the year i want to get back into my daily habit of gratitude and thinking about the things i am thankful for in life. In the past i was alot better at thinking over each day and about the small things that hade made the day positive or made me happy. And then being thankful for them.

The past weeks (Months!), i have been living more in the future than the present… feeling worried about different things, anxious and not really being alive and present in the moment or appreciating the day. I am rather good at appreciating small things in my life and finding happiness in the smallest of things such as a good podcast episode, delicious food, or even being happy for others whether it is happiness over another friends happiness or even happiness over the success of someone i follow online…. finding small reasons to be happy.

I know there is the 365 days of gratitude challenge which you can do…. And i guess that is my aim – to everyday write down or think about the things i am grateful for in my life and in the day that has been!!

I encourage you all to do it as well!!! I believe in the power of mindset and law of attraction (to a certain extent anyway…… i.e if something extremely negative or awful happens to you, it is not because you “asked for it or attracted it by a negative mindset”… some awful things just happen and has nothing to do with whether you were positive and happy or not….)

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So…. i thought i would share some things i am grateful for at the moment!

First off my family who are so supportive and always there for me. Understanding, helpful and caring. 

My dog!!! She is 9 years old now i think and she means so much to me…. my dog has been the thing that has gotten me through some of the toughest times in my life and darkest mindset. Also my dog always gives me a sense of calm and can just lie and cuddle her for hours!

For a healthy functional body. A body that can walk, run, life heavy grocery bags, take stairs…. a body that allows me to live my life and functions mostly as it should! It is easy to forget to be thankful for your body….. even things like actually being able to see, touch, smell, taste…. we often take those senses for granted until they are gone.

And other things i am thankful for in my life…. for my friends, for having a place to live, for having money to be able to buy and eat food, for having the ability and access to go to school and get an education, for having the concentration to actually study and learn. 

I would love to hear some things that you are thankful for in your life or in your day!!!

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4 thoughts on “Gratitude and 3 things i am thankful for!”

  1. I want to start a gratitude journal myself. I’m like you I have been living in the future for far too long. I’m tired of being anxious and tired. I am grateful for my body as well, which is why I’ve decided to treat it better. Your dog is precious! She is so pretty, I’m glad you’ve got a way to relax with her too.

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  2. I started to write in a gratitude journal a few months ago and I love doing it! I look forward to that time each day when I can just reflect and gather my thoughts. Writing it each day has really made a difference to my life – I find I do not stress about the “small stuff” so much and I am learning to really appreciate my life!
    I brought a journal from Amazon – “100 days of Gratefulness” by Amy J Blake. (you can download a copy for free just to look at so you can see if its what you want before you actually buy it) because being rather “new” to keeping a gratitude journal I wasn’t too sure where to start, so it was more for guidance. There is a question for each of the 100 days with plenty of room for your answer and space to write other things too. It was a good starting point for me although when I finish the book I will buy a blank journal and continue with that as I think I know what I`m doing now 🙂
    I would recommend it to anyone starting out writing a gratitude journal – it really helps to get you thinking in the right way and serves as a prompt if, like me, your mind sometimes goes blank!

    So some of the things I am grateful for –
    – Having a warm and comfortable home in a nice place to live.
    – The freedom of being able to make choices in my life and act on them.
    – Having the love and companionship of my partner and being able to share my life with him
    – For the snow to have at last gone and the slightly warmer temperatures!
    – For being physically capable of going for a walk each day and for my mobility problems to have improved
    – For having enough money to buy food and clothe myself

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