Recently, a theme has been recurring for me – that of gratitude. After a rubbish couple of weeks when I had started to focus on the negatives, I recieved a lovely gratitude package from a new friend, Raeeka (@heartonsleevexx). Filled with so many lovely things, it really lifted my mood and re focused my energy back towards seeking the positives.
Later the same week, I read this post by Matt Madeiro. Both Matt and Raeeka reminded me of the power of seeking out that which I am grateful for on a daily basis. I do try to do this anyway, but actually writing it down seems to make it more powerful somehow.
So, last week, I spent at least five minutes every day meditating on gratitude and I would like to share the results with you….
That it threatened to rain when taking baby for a walk… But didn’t
A nice catch up call with my Nan
A dark chocolate kitkat
Four consecutive hours of sleep
An unexpected half hour to myself
A lovely email from a new friend
Baby giggling at the bear style snowsuit and licking the paws when dressed in it
Baby smiling when I turned off ‘The wheels on the bus’ and put on Fela (‘Water get no enemy’)
A beautiful sunset
Crumpets with proper butter
Realising the BabaSling is better for my back than the front carrier now that baby is bigger, and its easier to undo without waking baby up!
The mini waterfall in our little local park – a lovely local green space
Got baby to nap for more than one sleep cycle – and had time to blog!
Cammomile tea and ten minutes’ silence
Time to read my book
Sharing some chocolate (the sharing as much as the chocolate)
A good late night chat
It goes without saying that I am grateful every day for my nearest and dearest, to have them in my lives and that they are healthy and happy (as am I!), so I didn’t include these above.
I hope this post inspires you as Matt and Raeeka, among others, have, and continue to, inspire me.
If you would like to share what you are grateful for, please comment below. I would love to hear from you.