About a year ago I wrote a blog post entitled An Attitude of Gratitude. Go and have a read, it won't take long. Did you watch the clip of Pollyanna and the Glad game? Isn't it just fab? Even when times are tough we all have things to be glad for.
At the moment things are a bit stressful here, nothing in comparison to many others but the combination of my house being infested with cloth eating moths, work being ultra busy with very pressing deadlines, it being the girls birthday and all the induction stuff with them starting school in September I have had a few arrgghhh days.
So now is the time to play the glad game -
- The moth infestation means I have ripped up all my upstairs carpets and now we will have to have new ones. No idea where the money will come from, but won't my house look lovely? I am also going to do some painting, makes sense while we have no carpets.
- The moth infestation means I am washing and cleaning every piece of material item that we own, a big job! I have 3 wardrobes and 7 drawers alone and there are 5 of us and an airing cupboard! I am sorting things to go to charity and seriously streamlining, a job that completely needs doing so I can feel in control.
- We were due to go out for family fun on Saturday and then have a family party on Sunday for the girls birthday but sadly they will not happen as we will be stripping, cleaning and washing all the rooms in our house. However, my parents are still coming up and will help with the cleaning and have some fun with the kids at the school fete.
- I have enjoyed working at home the last couple of days, although my deadline is tight the work is very satisfying.
- My girls loved their birthday party with their little twinnie friends on Tuesday and that is what matters!
- My JJ got his school report today and lets just say he is a clever little superstar. He has been identified as talented for ICT. He is just finishing year 2 and all his grades were above average and some even came in at the level expected of year 3 or even 4 students.
- I am going back to my eating disorders (ED) meeting tonight. I am ready to tackle my weight again and take back control of my life. I used my Thinking Slimmer #Slimpod last night for the first time and all is well.
Over to you, what is making you cheery this week? If you are new to Reasons to be Cheerful, then check out HERE and then link up a cheery post from the last week.
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Enjoy the week! Mich x
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