Thursday {Gratitude Week 2015}


Grateful today for…

…flowers in the garden that keep on growing {and delighting me} even though it’s November.

…for the cold beer I am drinking right now after a long day at work.

…for the big hug I will get from my son before he goes to bed.

…for my warm bed and soft pillows {cannot wait to get there tonight}

…for people’s comments here on my blog and for new connections {THANK YOU}.

Night folks, sleep well xx

Sharing gratitude for seven days as part of Gratitude Week 2015 with Michelle.

Tuesday {Gratitude Week 2015}


Today, I am grateful for…

…my son’s company every morning {and ALWAYS} and for the way he makes me laugh {a lot}.

…our lovely dog, Trevor, who is forever happy to see us {he is such a people pup}, always willing to entertain and oh so affectionate.

…coffee with a splosh {or two} of double cream {not sure my waistline would agree!}

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough and more.” ~ Melody Beattie

Grateful also, to be a part of Michelle’s beautiful week.

Monday {Gratitude Week 2015}


So grateful for…

…a weekend spent with good people including lots of laughter and lovely food {balm for the soul}.

…that first cuppa, without which I am useless and a little grumpy {especially on a dark, wet Monday morning}.

…our warm, cosy home and the way it welcomes me, like an old friend, when I return from work.

…being a part of this lovely week. Thank you Michelle xx

this week {words & pictures}

this week - friday 16 october 2015

Hello, how are you today? How has your week been, good I hope?

If you read my post yesterday, you will know I took a bit of a dip this week. Lack of self-care had taken its toll and I felt all wrung out. However, after a ‘bit of a chat’ with myself last night and an attitude adjustment {realising I have so much to be grateful for} I am feeling a lot brighter today.

Nature is always a soother, don’t you think? My walks this week have kept me above water; seeing all the Autumn beauty around me is a tonic and I intend to drink it all in as much a possible this weekend.

It has been very chilly this neck of the woods with the central heating and fire on some nights, but it does make everything very cosy; especially with candles lit too.

I got my first Love Note this morning, which has filled my heart. Annie, my Love Note’s partner, has made such a huge effort and I am so grateful for that. Perhaps you could join in the next round of the Love Notes Project?

Also, another wonderful and free offering this month is Gratitude Week from Michelle…check out more details over at her blog. It is a lovely experience, I encourage you to join in.

‘Happiness is not a matter of intensity, but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.’            ~ Thomas Merton

G r a t i t u d e

Pink Cyclamen

In a week that has both managed to beat me and at the same time whoosh by, I have been quietly grateful for many things, not least a wonderful daily email from Michelle and of course her beautiful daily blog posts as part of Gratitude Week 2014.

I won’t lie, on a couple of occasions it has been hard to feel grateful this week (which is very unlike me). However, in the midst of a what felt like wading through treacle (we all have weeks like this!) there is always something…my son’s never ending cheerfulness, my husband’s ability to laugh through pain, my own ability to tell myself to get a grip and of course the love of dear friends.

Even though I feel like I let this week win, there was still some good in every day…thanks Michelle for reminding me and for making my week a better one x

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Words to live by

A l w a y s

t r y i n g

m y

v e r y

h a r d e s t

n o t

t o

t a k e

l i f e

f o r

g r a n t e d.

I have had enough life experience, a lot good and some bad (some really bad), to know that realistically every day cannot be perfect. However, I try to find something within every day to be grateful for, and when I really look, there is much.

I am feeling pretty tired tonight and if I am honest a little weepy. Sometimes the weekend goes so fast and I get a bit melancholy that the busy week ahead is revving up just around the corner. Weekends are precious aren’t they? But, we had a lovely walk in the sunshine this morning and a really tasty lunch, for which I am very grateful. I am also grateful that my son made me the nicest cuppa tea ever this morning…thanks kiddo!

I hope you had a good weekend and wish you a happy week ahead xx

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