Friday, 28 June 2019

The Importance of Gratitude #R2BC


I'm really pleased to be sat here writing a Reasons to be Cheerful post. Without being conscious that I was, this week I have been counting every blessing and have been reminded of the importance of gratitude. When I first started #R2BC back in 2011 it was because I needed to look at the good in my life and to reset to be content and grateful for what I had. It really worked for me and I truly believe that the two main keys to contentment are being happy with what you have and not seeking more and more, as well as being grateful.

So here we go with this weeks dose of positivity. The things I am feeling super grateful for right now are -
  1. Blue skies and sunny days
  2. The air conditioning in my car
  3. That my house stays cool, even in crazy hot weather as we have 1ft thick walls!
  4. A fun festival in the grounds of where I live last Sunday
  5. JJ being made a Prefect for year 11 and getting an end of year award for maths
  6. Getting myself two gorgeous dresses from Maine at Debenhams today, they should have been £75 and I got them for £40. Bargain!
  7. I had a great chat with dh this morning, whilst we had a coffee after both having our hair cut
  8. We're trying out a new church on Sunday morning
  9. I'm still enjoying my work and if I go in early, even after a 45 minute drive I can still be home by 5pm
  10. Taking the girls swimming in the lake with lots of other people from our community after work
  11. The roses here are beautiful at he moment
  12. The most yummy piece of carrot cake
  13. Loads of new international volunteers where I live, and the wonderful interaction my girls are having with them
  14. Miss M has performed at school in the choir five times this week for the new year 7 intake evenings



SO GRATEFUL // When I talk about gratitude, it's not a front or a ploy to look good. 💦🍉💦🍉💦🍉💦🍉 . Every day I count my blessings. Life is good. There is so much sadness and crap in the world. If I let it overwhelm me, I may never get out of bed again. 🍉💦🍉💦🍉💦🍉💦 . However, despite the problems, I choose to look on the bright side. For me, even in the darkest times, there is always still light. 💦🍉💦🍉💦🍉💦🍉 . I know many disagree, and that's ok. I've found gratitude to be one of the keys to contentment. And that can't be underestimated. To be content with all you have in life and where things are at, is truly a gift. 🍉💦🍉💦🍉💦🍉💦 . Positivity can change over world. It has mine and for many others too. Thank you Jesus, that you're my light and you gave me the gift of gratitude. 💦🍉💦🍉💦🍉💦🍉
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Come and Join In!

I'd love to read your Reasons to be Cheerful and it is as easy as 1, 2, 3 to join in -

1. Link up a post about something that is making you super happy/ grateful. It can be in this style or it can be anything you like - a recipe, a tutorial, a from the heart, a list - it's your blog, you choose

2. Add the #R2BC badge onto your post or blog so that people can easily find the linky and join in too if they fancy

3.  Share the love. This is the really important bit. Please don't just link and run, comment on at least a couple of posts and why not share with #R2BC too?

I'll stop by all linked up posts to comment and I'll share on twitter too.

The linky is back with Becky at Lakes Single Mum next Saturday and for all of July. Then over to me again in August. 


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