Gratitude List 09/04/2019: Happy Birthday!

Gratitude List 09/04/2019

Today I am grateful to have my son wake up at ours on his 17th birthday.

Today I am grateful to have him in my life. Quite simply, it’s a blessing.

Today I am grateful for the time we get to spend together. Naturally I wish for even more, but I am grateful because my past could have led to much worse.

Today I am grateful for his courage. When I reflect on how brave he has been, it’s very inspiring.

Today I am grateful for how mature my son is. At times, he has shown maturity beyond his years.

Today I am grateful for the lessons I can learn from him. As well as courage he displays many strengths of character, strengths that I am striving for myself.

Today I am grateful for the brother he is to his little sister. He is very caring, loving, ‘tolererant’ and incredibly protective.

Today I am grateful for how friendly he is. He displays great humility and trust. His friends look to him for support and advice. He’s the go-to friend.

Today I am grateful for the shared interests we have. They bring a teenage son and his dad closer together.

Today I am grateful for our relationship. Its been a roller-coaster – some great times and some difficult times but all in all we are in a good place today.

Today I am grateful for this list. I can’t deny I often focus too much on what my son does wrong. It’s good to reflect on his many positives. He’s an amazing young man, one I’m very proud of.

Gratitude List 24/03/2019: Watch for and Strive for

Gratitude List 24/03/2019

Since finding out what certain characteristics actually mean, the simple knowledge often assists me in day-to-day life. Armed with the facts I am able to honestly, morally and accurately take my daily personal inventory.

Amongst many others, today I am grateful for the following characteristics and their meanings. Some are defects and some are strengths. Having the knowledge of both enables me to watch for and strive for.

Sloth – reluctance to work or make an effort; laziness.

Lustfulness – full of or motivated by lust, greed, or the like

Intolerance – unwillingness to accept views, beliefs, or behaviour that differ from one’s own.

Coarseness – to be rude or vulgar.

Insincerity – not expressing genuine feelings.

Humbleness (humility) – the quality of having a modest or low view of one’s importance.

Open-mindedness – the quality of being willing to consider ideas and
opinions that are new or different to your own.

Willingness – the quality or state of being prepared to do something; readiness.

Industrious – the quality of being diligent and hard-working.

Selflessness – to concern more with the needs and wishes of others than with one’s own.