Gratitude List

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

September has come to a close. I just pulled up my calendar and couldn't believe that the month was over.  I feel like the past two months have been a blur in my mind. I have been keeping a working gratitude list in a small red Moleskine that fits easily in my purse. My theory is that if we focus on the positive things in our lives, it helps us to live more fulfilled lives.

I first started creating my own gratitude lists in 2009 after discovering Gala Darling's blog. I have been reading her writing for nearly 5 years, and she has inspired me to look at life a little differently. To embrace the positive aspects of our lives and use them to help us get through the negative. Sometimes I don't feel like being positive. Sometimes I want to wallow and be cynical, and that is okay. We cannot live in a static state of being and often we are overcome with stress and grief. I have found that using positivity as a tool has aided me during some of the most difficult times in my life.

Here is what I am most thankful for right now:

  My husband
  Binge watching on Netflix and Hulu Plus
  Chicken Pot Pies
  My new iPhone 5 ( I am always one phone model behind, but that is okay!)
  Lunch with my in-laws
  Apollo, my adorable yet always obnoxious cat
  Chocolate with caramel
  Getting my pink Fossil watch repaired
  Pearl stud earrings
  My new Vera Bradley glasses
  Chai tea lattes
  Vanilla scented candles
  Cooking dinner
  Visiting my sister and mom
  Cheese enchiladas
  Hot pink lipstick
  Corn on the cob
  Vintage pearl necklaces
  Cinnamon chewing gum
  Floral prints
  Late night bowls of cereal
  Coconut scented lip balm
  Going to the movies with my sister
  Pink Roses
  Sleeping in and waking up feeling rested

What are you thankful for right now?

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2 Quirky Comments

  1. Right now I'm grateful for being out of debt, my warm bed, the great food I just ate and some amazing friends.

    Morag x

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