Wednesday, 2 November 2016
Gratitude is a powerful thing. I think most of us practice basic gratitude when we receive gifts or when something nice happens, but how many of us can truly say we are grateful enough?
I'm not talking about sending thank you cards after Christmas, I'm talking about sitting back and realising all that we have to be grateful for...
The friend who text to see if you're OK.
The kiss your child gave you this morning.
The warm bed in the warm house you woke up in.
The food on your table.
The parent(s) or grandparent(s) that are still with you.
The smile a stranger gave you on the way to work.
The freedom you have to dress however you like.
The song that makes you smile when it comes on the radio.
The smell of autumn.
The last hug you received.
All these things and thousands more besides. But most importantly, for me, is whatever love you have in your life.
Love is the most powerful force, and no matter who we are, where we're from, what we have or don't have; we can all still love and be loved. And boy am I grateful for that.
I was inspired to write this post today as the very wonderful Karen who writes at http://yankeedoodlepaddy.com/, has started a beautiful 30 Days of Gratitude Challenge on Snapchat this month.
The concept is simple; for each and every day in November, you speak about something you are grateful for on your Snapchat story. It can be the same thing every day, or something different each time - it doesn't matter at all! Karen is collating all the entries and adding them into a prize draw at the end of the month so there's also the chance to win goodies. But competitions and giveaways aside, I think this is such a powerful and uplifting challenge to take part in. It's full of love, just like Karen herself.
Don't forget, if you would like to take part then also send your Gratitude Snaps to Karen directly. Her SC username is blissbakery. And I would absolutely love to see them too so please follow me and I will follow you back, even send them to me too if you like :) my SC username is emmab82. You can also see my first two posts on there today and don't worry if you're a little late to starting, just make sure you post enough gratitude snaps to catch up to today's date!
So, here's to a thankful and grateful November. I can't wait to hear all about yours.
Bye for now