Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Today I am Grateful For

What are you grateful for today ?

Things have been a bit tough for me lately so I am choosing to look for the positives around me and remind myself of what I have to be grateful for - that has to go towards chasing the negativity and anxiety away (well at least my theory is that it will help to chase it away so will continue with that thought process unless it gets proven to be untrue !!!)

- I am grateful for a supportive husband, who doesn't understand what I am going through, but does his best to help me

- I am grateful for a trainer who is just the best for me - who knows which buttons to push to get me to perform as well as I can and who is continually finding ways to challenge me to achieve more

- I am grateful for the weekends which allow me to slow down a little and re-group

- I am grateful for an excellent medical team who are helping me to look after my body so that I can work on making it the healthiest that it can be

- I am grateful to live in this beautiful country (even though I wasn't born here) and consider myself a 'true blue Aussie' !

- I am grateful for the support of my on-line friends - I don't know if you will ever realise just how much it means to me.  I really appreciate all the wonderful people that I have met through SM and blogging

- I am grateful that A and I both have good jobs and that we are living a comfortable life - we have been through some really tough times financially, and it is good to feel like we have a little breathing space now

- I am grateful that our child has grown into a lovely young lady - now if she could just find out / work out / decide what she wants to do with her life, that would be absolutely fantastic

- I am grateful that I have grown to love the two dogs that we have - while it has taken a couple of years, they have found a way to sneak into my heart

- I am grateful for aircon, I don't know how I would have survived the evenings over the last couple of weeks at home without it

Linking in with Essentially Jess for #IBOT - so why not link up and share some blog love around !!

Have the best day ever !

TFTD : When we clear out other people’s expectations or the classic things we are supposed to want, we make room to take baby steps toward our true dreams.

35 comments:

  1. A lot to be grateful for :)
    Just to let you know, I am a lot older than your daughter (I imagine), and I still don't know what I want to do with my life! She'll work it out I'm sure, and hopefully it won't take as long as me :)
    xx

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    1. LOL Trace - I am sure you are older than K although maybe not THAT much !!!!! I just need to learn some patience while she is working it out.
      Have a great day and thank you so mcuh for your support !
      Me

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  2. Lots of great things to be thankful for L. I am glad that you can see so many positives, when I know that you have been struggling lately. I'm sorry I havent' been there more. Maybe one day soon we can meet up for a walk or breakfast? Let's look at our calendars! xo

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    1. It's all good A - I know you have a lot of your plate. Sometime soon we will get together for a walk !
      Have the best day !
      Me

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  3. Hello lovely girl, what a good idea to write some gratefuls when things are difficult. I need to take a leaf out of your book having had a very stressful time with Son 1 this morning.

    Just wanted to ass that I too am so, so glad to be an Australian. What a privilege to live in this safe, prosperous beautiful country.

    Hope that things even out for you, I think we are both in a bit of a tricky stage of life.

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    1. For sure it is a tricky stage of life !!! Just really wish it wasn't quite this tricky !! I hope that your stress levels have managed to drop a bit with Son 1 by now - take care !
      Love, hugs and positive energy !
      Me

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  4. Well done for looking at the positives!! I'm hoping that it's starting to turn around for you a bit, your attitude will make this all the more possible. And our 2 pups are pushing their way into my heart too :)
    Take care sweetie xx

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    1. Thanks Lisa - I do feel better now that I am taking some steps in the right direction - or at least some sort of direction rather than just feeling like I am trying to tread water and keep my head above !!
      Have the best day !
      Me

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  5. I think we all need to stop and take stock of what we are grateful for sometimes. I am most definitely grateful for health at the moment.

    Annnd, I will be very grateful when school goes back and I get some more blogging time. I have been very very slack!

    #teamIBOT

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    1. LOL Sophie - I think we all go through those stages at times - blogging seems to be way down on the To Do List !!! Enjoy the last few days of holidays !!!
      Have a great week !
      Me

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  6. Beautiful post! So important to be grateful for the good things that surround us. Far too often, we forget them and just remember the unhappy ones.

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    1. Thanks Rita - that is what I am finding is helping me get through - keep looking for the up side - sometimes it is something silly but it does get me through.
      Thanks for stopping by - enjoy your day !
      Me

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  7. The whole gratitude exercise certainly helps to put things into perspective. Hope things improve for you soon xx

    PS Don't worry about K - she will find her path when she's ready.

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    1. Thanks Renee - me too !!!! I feel now that at least I am moving in the right direction which is better than the alternative !
      Have the best day and thanks for stopping by !
      Me

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  8. Awesome list of grateful things. I too am a huge fan of aircon. It's so awesome!!! :)

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    1. LOL Jess - for sure I would hate to live here without aircon !
      Thanks for hosting #IBOT - always such great posts to read on there.
      Have a fantastic week !
      Me

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  9. I hope that things start picking up for you soon. Sounds like your have a great 'team' behind you. And I'm with Jess aircon in awesome!

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    1. Thanks Annaleis - the support I have really does help even if very few of them can understand what I am going through - just knowing they are there for me makes such a big difference to me.
      Have a great week getting ready for school !
      Me

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  10. I'm glad that you are seeking out things to be grateful for. It reminds me that I need to write a thankful post soon too - it's been too long!

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    1. Thanks Kirsty - right now I am finding that looking for what I am grateful for is more beneficial than the alternative !!!
      Have a great week !
      Me

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  11. I'm grateful for everyday on this wonderful planet. There is so much to see & do! I know that sounds jerky but my panic attacks are about not getting to see all the cool & amazing places and not learn all the awesome (in the sense of inspiring awe) stuff - animal, plants, lava ( I have a huge thing for volcanos and planets - both mess with your head in a great way)
    And now I've really tainted myself as a kook!

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    1. LOL, but such a lovely kook !!!!! I hope you manage to learn everything that you want to when you want to !
      Have a great day !
      Me

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  12. Great list, lovely! Keep chin up! I know you'll get through these tough times. Your naturally positive attitude will see to it :) x

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    1. Thanks Grace - that in itself is such a compliment because I used to be the negative Nelly in our family - but it is something that I had control over and changed and what a difference it has made to me.
      Thank you for stopping by - have the best week !
      Me

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  13. What a fantastic list and I really adore you positive outlook, I need to take a leaf out of your book more often. I am grateful for most of those, especially the ducted air con and my super supportive husband! Emily @ Have a laugh on me

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    1. It's good when you have a supportive husband - makes the world of difference to me !!
      Have the best day and thank you for stopping by !
      Me

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  14. Plenty to keep your heart loving and your head singing! Much love to you with hugs to boot!! xx

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    1. Thanks Carmen - and to you too !
      Have a fantastic week !
      Me

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    1. Thank you !
      Have the best day.
      Me

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  16. Always good to count our blessings. We have been through some tough times of late and hubster and I always try to remember that at least we have each other and a roof over our heads! xxx

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    1. Absolutely Janet - no matter how bad things are, if we look we will always find things to be grateful for !
      Have a great week !
      Me

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  17. Wonderful things to be grateful for lovely. I am grateful that you have crossed my path because you always find something inspirational and heartwarming to say. Fairy wishes and butterfly kisses lovely

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    1. Thank you Rhianna - I can't tell you how glad I am to hear that that is how I come across because it took a lot of work over many years to change from a negative Nelly into someone who can see the positives in situations.
      Have the best day !
      Me

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  18. I really like that last line - so inspirational!

    Visiting from IBOT.

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