Monday, November 21, 2011

things to be thankful for

I found this last week rough. There's been a lot of things on my to-do list/plate/heart/mind/ get the idea. It was easy to get bogged down and focus on the bad news and on the crappy situations that seemed to be everywhere I looked. Enter amazing people who I love. I have great friends. Friends who encouraged me to be thankful, friends who brainstormed with me, volunteered to help, went shopping for us, told me not to give up but to fight the negativity and to hold onto The Rock.

So this week I am being thankful. This morning before Ellie Boy woke up I wrote down 25 things that I am thankful for. If you read the list you'd probably think I've gone off the deep end! The list is full of little things Barry's Tea (can I hear an amen from all my Irish readers, haha?!), no.13 Elliott's 'satly scrunchy face (he wrinkles his nose like he's trying to be funny), no.20 My Hub's silly sense of humour, no.2 the sound of the rain on our flat roof and how it reminds me of the night of our wedding day.After writing down 25 simple things that I am thankful for I realised that I have so very many good things in my life. Even down to the small things. This week is already looking up but even if it's just as crap as last week it's ok, because I'm different.

What simple, small things are you thankful for today? Leave a comment and encourage someone else xx

I'm leaving you with no.8 and no.17 on my list: Black & White Photography and my son's chubby fingers.


  1. I am thankful for friends like you that write such posts xx
    PS gorgeous piccies as always :-)

  2. You can have an amen to number 6 from an English reader! I'm thankful for my warm cosy home and having time with family.