Practicing Gratitude – My #FridayFive 19th May 2017 11

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?

Practicing gratitude is supposed to lead to happiness and a more positive attitude. Join in with Lauren at Millys Guide to share your #FridayFive - what five things are you grateful for?

  1. This might be a slightly strange start to a gratitude list but here goes… I haven’t been doing so well lately. I’ve been struggling with my mental health. I have been feeling low, drained and wanting to be on my own. All the signs of depression. It’s probably why it’s been quiet on the blog. But this week I am grateful for my doctor, I went to see him and cried and cried. I’m grateful that he listened to me. I’m grateful that we will be working together to improve my mood. I’m grateful for my local wellbeing service who will give me the opportunity to talk to someone about the way that I feel. I’m grateful and proud of myself that I was able to step up and say I’m not doing great and get some help.
  2. I am super grateful for a few days away camping. It was lovely to spend lots of time with Josh and Milly getting away from it all.
  3. While we were away we did lots of walking in the Suffolk countryside. I am grateful for the opportunity to spend lots of time outside and that mother nature treated us to some beautiful sunsets.
  4. I think this is probably 3 weeks in a row now that I am grateful for the skills I am learning in my dressmaking course. It’s a fun class with lots of lovely people. This week I have been pinning my pattern to my fabric and cutting out now I have 26 bits of fabric to sew together!
  5. Milly is nearly always something that I express gratitude for. I am super grateful to have this girly in my life. She brings me so much joy and is almost a mental health therapy dog for me. This week I have enjoyed lots of cuddles (including in the tent!), lots of lovely walks, she loved camping and was such a good girl at the campsite and in the pubs we visited!



Join in? What are you grateful for? Let me know in the comments.

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11 thoughts on “Practicing Gratitude – My #FridayFive 19th May 2017

  • beetleypete

    I have had a very quiet week, but can still give it a go.

    1) Grateful for a short-lived burst of summer, making me more able to enjoy my walks with Ollie.
    2) Grateful for everyone who has stuck with the long-haul Film Challenge on my blog.
    3) Grateful for the new followers who have actually continued to engage in the comments too.
    4) Grateful once again for the old friends who keep in contact.
    5) Grateful for the peaceful surroundings that make my retirement what I had hope it would be.

    Best wishes, Pete.

  • Ashley Wagstaff

    1) I am grateful my husband had his days off twice this week. (Schedule change.)
    2) I am grateful my children got to their her great grandmother this week.
    3) I am grateful I got to see my brother Jeremy. (He lives in another state.)
    4. I am grateful for my freelancing job and my blog.
    5. I am grateful I’ve found so many amazing blogs and bloggers! ❤️

    • LaurenEph Post author

      Hi Ashley, I’m so pleased to read your #FridayFive, really lovely that you’re grateful for so many things! I tried to take a look at your blog, but it’s not linked to your WordPress account, would love to return the favour 😊

  • Defend The Pen

    Great post, and an important reminder for me. You get so caught up in everything that you can forget to stop and take a minute to be grateful for what you have.

    1. I’m grateful that I have a loving, supportive family
    2. I’m grateful that I get to earn a living doing what I love
    3. I’m grateful for my local library, which will let me borrow up to 50 books just cause.
    4. I’m grateful to live in a quiet, peaceful area
    5. I’m grateful that I finally got my blog started and look forward to keeping it going.

    Thanks so much for this post!

    • LaurenEph Post author

      Thankyou for sharing your #FridayFive you gave some great things to be grateful for, hope you’ll stop by and share again next week 😊