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.
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 Pyrénées.
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.
Gratitude List 24/02/2018
An amazing day in rural Catalonia. Traditional food cooked in a traditional way on a farm with a mountainous backdrop. Bliss.
Cool but beautiful weather.
A feast fit for a King. Enjoyed with beautiful and incredibly generous people.
Knowing we can come back and visit again and again and again.
Aeroplanes. Its still seems a miracle to me that they get off the floor!!!
My girlfriend’s open-mindedness and willingness to change.
Central heating, we had one day without it. It wasn’t even that cold but it was cold enough to make it uncomfortable.
Farmers and the hard work they put in to provide food on our table.
A week without TV. Its amazing what can be achieved without the distractions.
Music and the attached memories.
Such a beautiful village just south of Barcelona. So peaceful. Amazing community spirit. Huge gratitude to the simple life.
Gratitude List 23/02/2018
Gratitude for the sound of waves.
Gratitude to the sea and its tranquility and vastness.
Gratitude for the sun reflecting off the water. So beautiful.
Gratitude for mountains. I am often in awe when I look up at them or down from them.
Gratitude to places of worship. There’s so much belief, faith, serenity, hope and strength for me to draw upon.
Gratitude for the serenity I have today and the positivity and opportunities that come with it. There’s so much I can’t do without it.
Gratitude for good food. Plentiful is an understatement. Like my girlfriend says ‘I don’t (or physically can’t) snack in between.
Gratitude for being treated so well by my girlfriend’s family. They’re super friendly hosts and very welcoming.
Gratitude for being present (physically and mentally) and supporting my girlfriend when she needs it. Work it, she’s worth it.
Gratitude for my phone which enables me to call my children every day. I miss them dearly.
Gratitude List 21/02/2018
Gratitude for having an abundance of support available for me to reach out to.
Gratitude for having the serenity and courage to reach out.
Gratitude for the contact I had in return.
Gratitude that I was honest.
Gratitude that I am open-minded.
Gratitude that I am at the very least willing.
Gratitude for the opportunities to connect with my higher power.
Gratitude that I am finally seeing things clearly.
Gratitude that I have worked on my resentments.