Change

Gratitude List 02/03/2018

That change in people is possible. IT IS!! Up until last year I was adamant this was not the case.

Witnessing change in others. Without it, I would never have believed it.

That my belief has turned into faith. This was done by seeing and feeling my own changes.

The positive consequences of change.

That my own changes can serve as an attraction to those around me.

That change thus far has been fairly simple. All I needed was honesty, open-mindedness, willingness and to make an effort.

The confidence and excitement that further change is to come. Change is progressive and therefore ongoing.

That change is a daily opportunity.

That change is a choice. My choice.

My desire to change.

Their….

Gratitude List 01/03/2018

Huge gratitude to the people around me. If I am not blinkered by my ego, I can take something positive from every single person I interact with.

Their inspiration and motivation.

Their guidance and direction.

Their knowledge, experience and wisdom.

Their smile, their laughter, their positivity and that extra bounce in their step.

Their confidence and hope.

Their recovery.

Their criticism and honesty.

Their warmth, kindness and love.

Their understanding, support and effort.

Their rights and their wrongs.

Their strengths and their weaknesses.

Their words and their actions.

Their time.

A Beautiful Contrast

Gratitude List 28/02/2018

The beauty of the settled snow and warming sun this morning.

That the gritters were out during the night.

That the buses are running this morning.

The joy on children’s faces.

That I didn’t fall over!!

The silence of a snow flurry.

That I am able to enjoy the snow.

That the sun’s heat will melt the snow away for those who suffer.

I Choose Happiness

Gratitude List 27/02/2018

The choice to tell someone I love them.

The choice not to join in with the banter.

The choice to ask someone how they are doing and then properly listen to their answer.

The choice to not criticise.

The choice to tell someone they have done well.

The choice not to judge.

The choice to tell someone they look well.

The choice to focus on the positives.

The choice to do something for someone – without them asking.

The choice to be unconditionally nice no matter what.

The choice to work on my ‘self’.

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What Lies Ahead

Gratitude List 26/02/2018

On this bitterly cold winters day how can I not be grateful for….

My home – the insulated walls breaking the wind, the carpeted floor and the roof over my head. Central heating at the flick of a switch. A large thick duvet. Hot food. (my oven). Hot water. (my kettle, my boiler). My hat, scarf, gloves and coat.

That my hard days aren’t that hard.

That I don’t really have anything to complain about.

That my day has a plan, some structure, some permanence.

That my day is full of possibilities and opportunities.

That I am not alone.

That my day doesn’t solely rely on hope and the help of others.

That I have an idea of what lies ahead.

That I can say with some confidence that I will get through the day.

That I know where I will rest my head tonight.

Closer

Gratitude List 25/02/2018

Gratitude for an amazing trip away.

For the perfect travel companion. We share so many interests. Thankfully, she dislikes shopping too!

For being in the sky, amongst the beautiful clouds.

For being closer to the sun. Although its only 38,000 feet closer I believe I can draw more from its undoubted power.

That I am sitting in a miracle of engineering.

The views of the land below, in particular the coastlines and the PyrΓ©nΓ©es.

To the time, effort and dedication undertaken by the pilot.

The service and smiles of the staff.

The fact we’re flying from one great city to another.

My upbringing and education along with everyone who has supported me in my life thus far. Without them I’d have no job. Without a job I’d have no money. Without money I wouldn’t be on this flight.