Practicing Gratitude – My #FridayFive 13th July 2017 25


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. Last weekend we spent two days in London. I am so grateful for our friends Jack and Tanya for having us to stay, we had a fabulous time in the sunshine, eating, drinking and chilling out.
  2. Unfortunately over the weekend I had a lot of bad headaches. I think it was the heat and that I have been feeling really stressed and low lately. I am grateful for a chilled out few days looking after myself. At the British Museum I bought myself a lovely Hokusai colouring book. On Monday when I was ill and off work I was grateful for the colouring book and Wimbledon to watch.
  3. I am grateful for Josh and Milly who have put with a grumpy Lauren this week.
  4. In turn, I am grateful that this stressful week is nearly over!
  5. I’m grateful for a good weekend planned. Sorry it’s a short one!

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


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25 thoughts on “Practicing Gratitude – My #FridayFive 13th July 2017

  • beetleypete

    Not a bad week, despite still hanging on to some aspects that ‘six-month’ winter virus.

    1) Grateful to the NHS, and my excellent GP, for sorting out medications with no fuss.
    2) Grateful to my dog Ollie, for forgiving me about his tooth extraction.
    3) Grateful to the Vet, as no charge for the follow-up!
    4) Grateful for so little rain, and dry dog-walks.
    5) Grateful as always to my excellent blog-followers for playing along with my current theme.

    Have a nice weekend, Lauren.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • LaurenEph Post author

      I hope you shake off the virus soon Pete! And glad Ollie is doing well after having his tooth out. Hope you have a good week too!

    • LaurenEph Post author

      Thanks Lucy! I find that because I have to do it every week for my blog it makes me do it! Otherwise I would probably have neglected it ages ago…. how do you practice gratitude?

  • Ruth

    I’ve been ill this week too, but you’re right, there’s so much to be grateful for! I have fabulous colleagues, caring friends and it’s reminded me how much I value the NHS, and my usual good health. Here’/ to the end of the school term!

  • Lorna

    I’m glad you got some friend time, friend time is the best of all the things.

    Here’s mine:

    Isla
    Laughing with The Tall Dude
    Trip plans
    Books
    Blogging/connecting

    Lorna x

    • LaurenEph Post author

      Thankyou Debbie! Even though it was a short and sweet post this week, I’m glad I still found 5 things to be grateful for. Thanks for checking out my post.

  • Gary

    Very good practice indeed! Also nice to see it written down too to act as a self reminder. While I am au fait with the concept, I often forger to step back, breathe and do it. Must get back into that habit!

    • LaurenEph Post author

      Thankyou Gary! If I didn’t have to do it every week for my blog I’m sure I would have neglected the practice a long time ago!

      • Gary

        Forger? flipping auto-incorrect.. forget! I rather think you have just hit upon a revolutionary concept of why blogging is seriously healthy! Very good for mindfulness. I must use a similar method myself !!!!

  • angelanoelauthor

    I’m delighted by the idea of a Friday Five! I’m grateful for:
    A great week of workouts
    Lunch with a friend
    Dinner plans with my best friend
    An unexpected gift from an unexpected place
    Attending the book launch of a friend/mentor

    Thanks for asking!

    • LaurenEph Post author

      They are wonderful five things to be grateful for! Sounds like you had a lovely week. Thankyou for sharing 😊

  • Lisa Orchard

    I like this idea of practicing gratitude. I try to do this every day or when I’m feeling frustrated, I try to switch to gratitude and it seems to work. It relieves my frustrations at the moment. Great post! Thanks for sharing!

  • Gabe Burkhardt

    I love how easy it is to come up wth 5 this week:
    the superhuman patience of my wonderful wife
    unexpected gifts from homeless friends
    enough hours left in my Saturday to dive into great blogs after finishing all my chores
    clean water and a full belly
    our bed