Gratitude List 16/05/2019: My bundle of joy!

Gratitude List 16/05/2019

My bundle of joy!

My list today reflects on the bundle of joy that is my daughter and the utter happiness she brings me.

Today I am grateful for her beautiful and contagious smile.

Today I am grateful for her laughter and the blessing that we laugh together.

Today I am grateful for the faces she pulls, she absolutely cracks me up.

Today I am grateful for her loving nature. She’s on par with my mum.

Today I am grateful for the pranks she plays on everyone. Cheeky monkey!

Today I am grateful to hear her sing and watch her dance.

Today I am grateful for how she has to put on a performance when she reads.

Today I am grateful for how deep down caring she is for her big brother.

Today I am grateful that her little hands are always warmer than mine.

Today I am grateful she’s still happy to have a hug and kiss with her dad in public.

Today I am grateful for how she looks back over her shoulder when I drop off.

Today I am grateful for the sparkle in her eye.

Today I am grateful she is happy.

Gratitude List 15/03/2019: Cramping cheeks and sore hands

Gratitude List 15/03/2019

Yesterday I went to a dance festival where my daughter was participating. It was a beautiful evening and I can reflect on it with an abundance of gratitude.

Today I am grateful for all the participants from all the schools. Each group were amazing. The performances were very artistic. It was clear everyone had practiced hard.

Today I am grateful for the people that organised the event. There were tens of schools which meant hundreds of kids and even more (big kids) in terms of over-excited passionate family members :).

Today I am grateful for music and dance. Music in particular never fails to lift my spirits. Mixed with dance just makes it all the better. I need to watch events like this more often.

Today I am grateful they didn’t allow any photography which meant I could completely enjoy the moment. The happiness within my created memories far outweigh anything a photo or video can bring.

Today I’m grateful for my fun, loving, happy, vibrant daughter. She is an absolute blessing and I am very proud to be her father. God I love her smile!

Today I’m grateful for my girlfriend who joined me at the festival. She is without a doubt the best step-mum I can possibly dream of. I saw the pride in her eyes last night, it was very humbling.

Today I am grateful for my cramping cheeks from the constant smile on my face and my sore hands from all the clapping.

Today I am grateful for the absolute joy on the faces of all the kids. They absolutely loved it. You could see how much it meant to them. I’m sure most were saying ‘that was the best day ever!’ I know my daughter was.

Today I am grateful for having my emotions back. At times, it was a bit overwhelming for me as I fought back the soppy dad tears.