52 weeks of gratitude

52 Weeks of Gratitude Week 9 and 10

Week 9: How did you do and feel

Week 10: List 5 things you like about you

I’m so behind with this challenge. I was really enjoying writing these posts and then got a bit stuck with week 9 and 10. I wasn’t quite sure what week 9 really meant so have just briefly reflected on being thankful.

For the last year or so I really have seen the importance of being thankful even when things are really hard. The bible says we should be thankful in all circumstances.

Taking the time to be thankful is so important and really helps me on a day to day basis. Forcing myself to think of something to be thankful for has helped me to get through some really difficult times but also just helps me not to take things for granted when life is going well. When my mum was in hospital last year I wrote a journal every day and even on the darkest days I wrote a list of things to be thankful for. There were days when something amazing happened and it was easy to be thankful but other days when all I could think of to be thankful for was the nice croissant I’d had for breakfast.

I hope that people I have expressed my gratitude to so far through this challenge know how much I mean it!

Week 10: List 5 things you like about you

Well this feels a lot harder than it should probably be. Writing about other people is much easier but I do like to write a list so here we go.

  1. My body. That is something I never thought I would write. I don’t mean I particularly like the way my body looks but I do like the fact that it housed and is now sustaining a whole new person. How clever!
  2. My hair. I’ve actually just had my hair cut but I like the fact that it can be curly or straight and it’s pretty thick.
  3. My organisation. I’m quite organised (or I was before I had a baby). I like to get things done and write a good list!
  4. My soppiness. I definitely wear my heart on my sleeve. I recently cried at a sausage advert where a child has lost her cuddly toy. I’m sensitive which does mean I get upset easily but also means I think about others and I care.
  5. My silliness. I am not afraid to be silly. This definitely helps when teaching!



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