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The Annual Attitude of Gratitude

Welcome back! Recently on Twitter I asked other bloggers to send me their blogs to read. I love to read other peoples blogs for inspiration. Dawn from Tales from the Motherland sent me her Annual Attitude of Gratitude post and I instantly loved the idea.

You can read the full rules in Dawns post here. To summarise you set a time for time 15 minutes. You then write what you are grateful for. As many as you can in 15 minutes.

It ties in so well with my new years resolution as some of you would have seen in my December 2018 review. For those of you who don’t know my new years resolution is to write down everyday what I am grateful for. So far I have succeeded! How are your resolutions going?

I know we are already as week into January so I’m probably a bit late to the party but I still wanted to get involved.

Here is my list:

  1. My family for being a constant source of love and support.
  2. My partners support, love and for giving my a helpful push when I want to do something that challenges me. Ready for something cheesy, I am grateful that he makes our flat feel like home.
  3. For my partners family who have taken me in so warmly and never fail to make me laugh.
  4. That me and my sister get on so well. I love our days out together and our chats.
  5. My best friend who even though we live far away from each other we are still close. Also for her forgiveness when I forget to text her back, sometimes for days at a time! Its bad I know!
  6. That I have a job that is stress free with colleagues who make me laugh.
  7. That I decided to start my blog. It has allowed me to discover a love of photography, encouraged me to explore my local area and engage in the blogging community.
  8. That I can and enjoy reading books. As through reading escape for reality or learn something new.
  9. That after moving 5 times in a year in a half my partner and I finally have a flat that feels like home.
  10. That I can have guests stay at our new flat (if you have ever lived in a studio flat you will know what a luxury this is).
  11. For the small town I grew up in (St Ives- see my blog post for more). You might recognise it from the Lloyd Pharmacy advert! St Ives is and will always be home to me.
  12. For my health both physical and mental and that in 2018 I learn’t how to take care of myself.
  13. Running clean water as it allows me to have bubble baths, cook pasta (yum!) and of course keep my hydrated.
  14. YouTube, this might seem like an odd one but I never really felt like I fitted in growing up. I had a few close friends at school but mostly felt like an outsider. I didn’t feel any connection to celebrities and found they made me feel bad about myself. YouTube in its early days with normal people showing you living there lives and talking about what they loved helped me to feel normal. I still love it now.
  15. That I always have food in the cupboards.
  16. That I have a roof over my head.
  17. My camera and for the beautiful photos I take with it.
  18. That I live in London. Though the I want to move back to a small town one day as that’s were my roots are and where I feel most at home. It is amazing getting to live in the capital and see what it has to offer.
  19. London Transport. I know it can have its problems. But I like knowing that wherever I am in London I can always get home.
  20. That it is easy to go and visit my family. So I can spend time with them and escape London when I need too.
  21. That I can bake and cook. I enjoy experimenting with different recipes.
  22. That I can swim. I love swimming and find being in the water so relaxing. Its been a while since I’ve been so I’m going to have to find a pool near me.
  23. My clothes. I love buying clothes and trying out different styles.

I hope you enjoyed reading about what I am grateful for. You hopefully know a bit more about me too! Thank you Dawn for sharing your post with me.

What are you grateful for?


Emma x