Morning friends, how are you this week? I'm well, despite numerous aches and pains that I am sure would suit a body at least thirty years older than mine! lol
But enough of my niggles, it is Thursday morning and that means for me and the cheerful gang that we will share the reasons this week why we are feeling grateful. There are so few of us who join in with this linky nowadays that it would be really tempting to just give up and to be honest there have been a couple of times I've handed over the reigns and walked away for a bit but I can't get it from under my skin. There is nothing better than giving thanks and acknowledging that there is always a silver lining, a glimpse of blue sky and that when we choose to approach the world with a thankful heart even the roughest times can be got though.
I've learnt so much from some of the women who have (and still do) joint in with this linky over the last five years. Thank you especially to Becky, Candi and Rachel who tirelessly post and encourage me to look again at my own life. I am especially thankful that Reasons to Be Cheerful gave a prompting to some people in their darkest times and helped them through a rough patch.
If you are new here this week, why don't you join us? All you need to do is link up a post that is making you cheerful, one where you share your gratitude, or boast about your kids or look for the silver lining?
I've had a good week, I really can't grumble. There is always so much to be thankful for and I was powerfully reminded of this yesterday as I spent time in the prayer centre reading up and praying for those living in countries where the church is persecuted. I cant imagine not being able to live freely as a Christian. There is nothing I love better than to sing my heart out to a great worship song.
Seeing an Old Friend
Saturday my girls and I headed up to London to meet Clare and her son Little J in London. We had a hadn't seen each other for over a year and we had a fun time at Shrek's Adventure (review to follow) and on the South Bank, we have to do it more often!
A New Washing Machine
I am super excited that I've been picked by Mumsnet to review a new Samsung washing machine. It is super duper and takes a really large load, so ti will make my life much easier and the kids are excited it will be quieter than our current monster!
#1GoodThing a Day for Advent
I did this last year and really enjoyed sharing one photo a day on Instagram and Facebook with the hashtag #1GoodThing. It puts the right attitude at the forefront ready for the busy Christmas time and creates a beautiful visual memory for years to come. Do you fancy joining me? Occasionally or every day, your choice. Check out the blog post I wrote about it last year for more info.
Over to you, why not join us?
It is now your turn. Why don't you write a post and link it up with us? The Reasons to be Cheerful gang have always been a friendly and inclusive group, so if you join in and visit others and comment I know you'll find the same happens for you and if you fancy adding a link or my badge please feel free to do so.
If you want to share and tweet use #R2BC and I'll then see it and can share it too.
Wishing you a fabulous week and I look forward to reading your posts. Mich x
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