Practicing Gratitude – #FridayFive 6th October 2017 29


It’s been a while but I’m back! I’ve missed writing these #FridayFive posts and reflecting on what I’m grateful for. I have been trying to notice when I’m grateful but it’s really good to have a regular gratitude practice like this weekly list!

#FridayFive Practicing Gratitude Milly's Guide

Practicing gratitude is supposed to lead to happiness and a more positive attitude, so here’s my #FridayFive which are the five things that I am grateful for this week. Join in! What are you grateful for?

  1. I’m super grateful that we’ve moved house! It was stressful, tiring and expensive! But we have settled in our lovely, little cottage, settling in to new routines and exploring our new village.
  2. I am grateful that I had the opportunity to go to the Time to Change StoryCamp event. It really inspired and motivated me to blog more about mental health. It reminded me of the impact that I can have and how important it is to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that still remains around mental health. And it inspired me to try #vlogging and making videos, something I never thought I’d do – I’ve already shared a few on the Milly’s Guide facebook page!
  3. I’m grateful to meet up with my best friend, Leanne. We didn’t spend long together but we ate cake and giggled a lot!
  4. I have started a new group therapy course. Now, I’m only 1 week in but I’m grateful for this opportunity to make a difference to my life.
  5. As ever, Milly! She is a constant presence in my life, never judges or blames me, loves me unconditionally and gives amazing cuddles!

Join in! What are you grateful for? Let me know in the comments or leave a link to your own #FridayFive gratitude blogpost.


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29 thoughts on “Practicing Gratitude – #FridayFive 6th October 2017

  • beetleypete

    Nice to see you back, and glad to hear the move went well.
    1) Grateful for some very decent dog-walking weather this week
    2) Grateful for the chance to visit some relatives who are holidaying in Suffolk.
    3) Grateful for more great treatment from the NHS.
    4) Grateful for the optician in Specsavers who decided I should wait before getting new glasses, instead of pressuring me to spend money.
    5) Grateful for my loyal dog, Ollie, for who I can do no wrong.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  • Lucy Mitchell

    Such a great thing to do. I am grateful my puppy’s Cone of Shame has been removed after he hurt his paw. Seeing him run around like a mad thing with no giant cone on his head has been amazing.

  • thebeasley

    Your new home sounds lovely. Glad you’ve settled in nicely.
    My gratitudes:
    1) So grateful that my beautiful daughter continues to bring me joy and lots of love every single day.
    2) grateful that Angela at You Are Awesome published a post of mine on her blog that meant so much to me.
    3) grateful that the town I live in puts on such a wonderful literary festival every year. On Thursday I went to see Brendan Cox talk (MP Jo Cox’s husband) and he made me feel very grateful for life and my husband
    4) grateful for my daughter’s school who opened their doors and let Parents look at their child’s work and look round their classroom. My daughter loves her new class and teachers.
    5) grateful that I went two days without painkillers. That’s a big achievement for me!
    Thank you x

  • Love Cake Create

    How lovely, you have so many wonderful things to be grateful for! I’ve been wanting to start a gratitude journal for a while now. I’m grateful for:
    1. Our beautiful, warm sunny days that we’ve been having in Sydney. I’ve been able to do lots of washing and get the kids out for a run around.
    2. Our health. This winter we got through unscathed.
    3. Having access to lots of wonderful ingredients so I can cook and bake for my family.
    4. In spring we’ve now got lots of lovely little creatures in our garden.
    5. My car has survived another week without breaking down!

  • yourvetonline1

    Love this initiative.
    1. Grateful for sunny weather increasing my vit D
    2. Grateful for the loyal supporters of my business
    3. Grateful for having some people reply to my flatmate wanted adverts 😜
    4. Grateful for some time alone
    5. Grateful for a night on the couch watching movies

  • Ritu

    So glad your move went well!
    my five…
    1) grateful for an approachable boss
    2) for the box of tissues I have near me to stem my streaming nose!
    3) my Kindle for keeping me entertained
    4) my kids who are making me prouder with each of their achievements
    5) my husband who is trying so hard to make my son’s tween to teen transition smooth!

  • ellenbest24

    I am greatfull that I am helping my self to wellness and coming up to find the humour in a crappy ilness.
    I am greatful for my wonderful Husband who is just the dogs genitals as they say.
    I am greatful for everything this world affords me every single day.
    I am greatful for the adventure living brings
    I am greatful that I can see the positive in most things.
    And thanks for reminding me just how wonderful life can be if we let it. Happy #SocialSaturday

  • Em Linthorpe

    I couldn’t help but smile, reading through the things you are grateful for 🙂 if you can manage this much positivity after a house move, which is am extremely stressful thing to do, then you’re definitely on to a winner! Happy New Home! Xx

  • gemmaorton

    I’m glad the move went well!
    Your list made me smile, it’s good to think about the good things we have.
    1. I’m grateful that I have some amazing friends that I met for lunch this week. The always make me laugh.
    2. I’m grateful my Mum has unravelled my wool for me ready to crochet, as I hate that task 😊.
    3. I’m grateful to spend time with my little nieces.
    4. I’m grateful that there is chocolate!
    5. I’m grateful my electric wheelchair is still going strong.