I stopped writing gratitude lists and realised recently just how much I miss them. Life is not the same when I’m not practicing gratitude. Writing them brings a feeling of happiness and being centred that I have really missed. So here I am, back with my weekly gratitude lists, reflecting on all the things over the past week that I feel grateful. I hope you missed them as much as I did..
#1 Exciting new blog collaborations and events. Opportunities and events that I am actually having to pinch myself about. Having gone from a place only a few weeks ago where I was questioning myself and my blog, to being reassured and certain again of my place in blogging.
#2 Finally getting myself out of the funk I was feeling about myself and my blog over the last few weeks. A funk that I am sure I wouldn’t have even have been in if I kept up my weekly practice of gratitude!
#3 Meeting friends for lunch with the little ones on the weekend for a long overdue catch up. The kids had so much fun running around and us parents got to have a bit of a chat which was lovely.
#4 Some shelves I ordered for the children’s room a few weeks ago finally arriving. They were a few of the final pieces we needed to finish off their room so it was exciting to put them up over the weekend.
#5 Getting a solid six hours sleep at the start of the week for the first time in a long time. The little guys sleep has been pretty disrupted because of teething over the last few weeks which has been really tough. Waking up on Monday morning realising he hadn’t woken up in the night made me feel like a new woman. Amazing what a decent nights sleep can do!
#6 Watching Ella have a great swimming lesson at school was wonderful. Over the last few weeks she has developed a little bit of an anxiety as the lessons got a bit more serious. But this week it felt like she finally relaxed into them again and really enjoyed them. I felt so proud as a parent to watch her break through that wall.
#7 My hairdresser fitting me in for a hair appointment at home at short notice. She is so lovely and I am so grateful that I found her a few years ago.
#8 The happiness I feel from taking the littlest to Baby Sensory classes again. Its been lovely to take him to a class that I can see he really enjoys engaging with, and its been nice to see him around other babies his age. It’s also the first baby class that I’ve been to with Louis that I actually feel like I might make some new mum friends from.
#9 Meeting a friend and her little one for brunch today. I love mummy dates and am really going to miss being able to do them at the drop of a hat when I’m back at work.
What are you feeling grateful for this week? I’d love it if you shared it in the comments below.