Gratitude List 25/06/2019

Gratitude List 25/06/2019

Today I am grateful to hear the sound of the rain hitting the window. It’s very tranquil.

Today I am grateful to be surrounded by life. So much of what is around me is alive like I am.

Today I am grateful I feel a part of the life around me. I can connect to it and tap in to its power.

Today I am grateful for how my outlook upon has changed, is continuing to change.

Today I am grateful I can learn from my past, make the most of the present and have hope for the future.

Today I am grateful that my conscious contact with God as I understand Him is improving. Something magical is happening.

Today I am grateful I am surrendering to His will. This thought process has made it easier to do the right thing.

Today I am grateful for the plans I have made for today. Thinking of others is my motto.

Today I am grateful my daughter has been given her first phone – she’s better at answering it than my son, that’s for sure.

Today I am grateful for how at peace I feel.

The rain can add to the beauty.

An audio clip of the sounds I can here right now.

Gratitude List 23/06/2019

Gratitude List 23/06/2019

Today I am grateful for the lovely walk around the beautiful Walthamstow Wetlands.

Today I am grateful for the shots of blue and orange as a kingfisher darted across our viewpoint.

Today I am grateful for my colleagues at work. The teamwork and comradery is amazing.

Today I am grateful for the messages I receive on a daily basis from like minded fellows.

Today I am grateful I was able to surrender to God’s will tonight and listen to His guidance.

Today I am grateful I am not sleeping on the street. Over the last few hours, I’ve seen many who are.

Today I am grateful for the tube drivers who are up early and ready to take me home!

Today I am grateful for my bed. I am looking forward to climbing into it.

Today I am grateful that my girlfriend, my children and their love will be there when I wake up.

Today I am grateful to get on my knees and thank God for everything I have and for his continued guidance and strength.

Walthamstow Wetlands

Gratitude List 01/06/2019

Gratitude List 01/06/2019

0355am Today I am grateful for the early start. Up with the Robin and his morning chorus.

0530am Today I am grateful for my new bottle. I shouldn’t have to buy a new one just to inspire me drink more water – but it’s working.

0745am Today I am grateful I had the sanity to choose porridge over a sausage and bacon baguette.

1235pm Today I am grateful to forst remember and secondly to act upon something that’s been on my mental to-do list for a while.

1436pm Today I am grateful for an overdue honest conversation.

1610pm Today I am grateful I could sit in the garden whilst my daughter was playing and do some step work.

1830pm Today I am grateful for another bbq. At the moment, if it can get bbq’d it is getting bbq’d. Mmmmnnn, porridge for breakfast?

2130pm Today I am grateful for reading with my daughter at bed time. One of my favourite times.

2150pm Today I am grateful for some quality time for my girlfriend, son and I – catching up on Line Of Duty.

2300pm Today I am grateful for another long overdue conversation. One where I used a newly found level of listening.

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Gratitude List 25/05/2019

Gratitude List 25/05/2019

Today I am grateful for the day ahead. If all goes to plan it will be a beautiful one.

Today I am grateful for the gorgeous forecasted weather.

Today I am grateful for the company I will be in.

Today I am grateful to have a home to invite others to.

Today I am grateful I enjoy entertaining and doing things for others.

Today I am grateful I am expecting nothing in return.

Today I am grateful for the happiness and serenity I’m currently enjoying.

Today I am grateful for the low level of fear and resentment in my life.

Today I am grateful to have some answers when there is.

Today I am grateful to be alive.

Gratitude List 24/05/2019: I could moan…

Gratitude List 24/05/2019

I write this list as I come off a night shift. Tired is an understatement. Four hours sleep since 6:30am on Wednesday. I could moan, but what’s the point.

Today I am grateful I have a job. Some do not.

Today I am grateful I predominantly work social hours. Some do not.

Today I am grateful I enjoy my work. Some do not.

Today I am grateful I get on with my colleagues. Some do not.

Today I am grateful to have this Bank Holiday weekend off. Some do not.

Today I am grateful I slept well for those four hours. Some do not.

Today I am grateful I slept peacefully. Some do not.

Today I am grateful I got to sleep at all. Some do not.

Today I am grateful I have a home to return to. Some do not.

Today I am grateful I have a bed to climb into. Some do not.

Today I am grateful I have a duvet to keep me warm. Some do not.

Today I am grateful I have a pillow to rest my head. Some do not.

Today I am grateful I am able to think like this. Some do not.

Today I am grateful I woke up. Some did not.

Gratitude List 12/05/2019: Myddleton House again…

Gratitude List 12/05/2019

Today I am grateful for Myddleton House again…

Today I am grateful for the fragrance

Today I am grateful for colour

Today I am grateful for the pink

Today I am grateful for the vibrancy

Today I am grateful for the peace

Today I am grateful for the tranquility

Today I am grateful for the life

Today I am grateful for the exotic

Today I am grateful for the peculiar

Today I am grateful for the shared interest

Gratitude List 28/04/2019

Gratitude List 28/04/2019

Today I am grateful for some more hope that’s come our way.

Today I am grateful for a great day with my children.

Today I am grateful I took the time to sit down with my son and help him find a job.

Today I am grateful I am willing to let my daughter take my phone (yes take my phone!) so she can listen to music.

Today I am grateful for a great phone call with a dear friend.

Today I am grateful for the latest beautiful surprises in our garden.

Today I am grateful for watching the house sparrows foraging for their nest. So industrious!

Today I am grateful I can speak aloud to my mum without feeling stupid or embarrassed.

Today I am grateful for my nephew running the London marathon. So proud of him.

Today I am grateful I chose to do this list instead of many other things my self wants me to do.

Gratitude List 30/03/2019: A Fantastic day so far

Gratitude List 30/03/2019

Today I am grateful to wake up on this beautiful morning. The sun is out and the birds are loving it. So am I.

Today I am grateful to hear the sound of my daughter’s footsteps coming down the stairs. Or should I say stomping!

Today I am grateful for the courage my girlfriend has shown. She is inspirational.

Today I am grateful my son is developing into a fine young man. He has many qualities I am striving for myself.

Today I am grateful we sat down together at the table for breakfast. Absolutely love these family moments.

Today I am grateful for the time I get to spend with the people I love. I appreciate every single second.

Today I am grateful for their lives, health, safety, security and love.

Today I am grateful for smiling and laughing so much today. Great company, great weather, great fun.

Today I am grateful I have just been offered a ticket for the second test match at the new Spurs ground.

Today I am grateful I live just 20 minutes away….. And that I have a very understanding girlfriend!!

Amazing new stadium!

Bbq time!

Gratitude List 20/03/2019: They call it the present because it’s a gift.

Gratitude List 20/03/2019

This may seem a little cryptic but there’s a message in there somewhere. I promise!

Being present means I get to experience and enjoy what I am doing, where I am and who I am with. But in the past, my mind loved to wander. My thinking would go into overdrive and before I knew it, the time had passed and the moment had gone. This could stretch on for hours. I’m sure whole days have passed where my mind and spirit didn’t once truly experience what my body was going through. My mind can still wander on a daily basis, but it’s getting better. This morning I was walking down the road and I noticed my mind was with me, feeling each step, hearing the noises around me and seeing what my eyes were looking at. I walk that same route every day yet it felt like it was a new experience – something I’ve never done before. Being completely present doesn’t come natural to me, most of the time it’s a conscious effort, so when I am, it almost feels like an outer body experience.

Today I am grateful that when I was walking down the road, so too were my mind and spirit.

Today I am grateful that when I was listening, so too were my mind and spirit.

Today I am grateful that when I was sitting on the tube, so too was my mind and spirit.

Today I am grateful that when I was eating my lunch, so too were my mind and spirit.

Today I am grateful that when I was at a meeting, so too were my mind and spirit.

Today I am grateful that when I was reading, so too was my mind and spirit.

Today I am grateful that when I looked out the window, so too were my mind and spirit.

Today I am grateful that when I gave a hug, so too did my mind and spirit.

Today I am grateful that when I was praying, so too was my mind and spirit.

Today I am grateful for my recovery. The work I have put in has freed my mind from over thinking and enabled me to have a day like this – to truly experience what I am going through. By doing so I have found a whole new level of appreciation and gratitude towards the most simple things that previously passed me by without me noticing them.