Practicing Gratitude – #FridayFive 29th December 2017 6

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.

#FridayFive Practicing Gratitude Milly's Guide

  1. I am grateful for a lovely Christmas with my family. It was wonderful to spend time with my mum, dad, sister and brother in law and also to see my grandad and uncle.
  2. Josh and I are very fair at Christmas and alternate when we see our families each year. Our parents only live 5 miles apart so we spent the three days alternating between them. I’m very grateful to spend a nice time with Josh’s parents, his brother and our nephews. I am grateful that they have welcomed me into their family.
  3. I am grateful for our cosy cottage. I’ve been grateful for it before and I am really enjoying living here. Josh and I returned home on the 27th and it’s been really nice to relax. I’ve been embracing hygge – cosying up with blankets, lighting candles and reading.
  4. I am grateful for Josh. Unfortunately I am struggling with my sciatica. Over Christmas it wasn’t too bad at all, I was barely in any pain. But now it is excruciating. I woke Josh up at 3am this morning when I was physically unable to turn over and then again at 7am when I needed his help to go down the stairs as I felt sick and faint from the pain. I’m grateful for his love, support and for encouraging me to be lazy.
  5. I was very happy and grateful that this afternoon my leg and back had relaxed enough so that I could do some sewing. I’m very grateful for the gorgeous view out of our spare room that I get to look out on while I’m using my sewing machine.

What are you grateful for?

Join in! I’d love to know. Let me know in the comments or leave a link to your own #FridayFive gratitude blogpost.

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

  • beetleypete

    Friday already? I’ve been confused all week.

    1) Grateful for the peaceful lull, between Christmas and New Year.
    2) Grateful for Christmas going off quite well; with enough food, and only one argument. (It didn’t involve me!)
    3) Grateful for not watching so much TV, as it is always worse at Christmas anyway.
    4) Grateful for getting gifts from my wife and family, and that they were not too expensive.
    5) Grateful in advance for the 2nd of January, when life begins to return to normal.

    Best wishes, Pete.

  • Heather

    I intended to write this earlier but I got engrossed in Mrs Brown d’Movie! I have only just got into Mrs Brown, not liking the earlier stuff but it now makes me laugh which is all good.

    1. As with Lauren I am very grateful for time spent with family over the Christmas period including a big family get together at my brothers on the 23rd.

    2. I am especially grateful to have my son and his partner here to share Christmas Day with us. As I don’t see him as much as I would like with his living in Newcastle it was very special.

    3. My younger son made me very proud and very grateful that he stepped up and spoke to his brother and invited him into his home for a buffet tea on Christmas Eve. They fell out a few years ago over me, not sure what about me but Bradley would not let it go. Very happy.

    4. A bit random but I am grateful for all the people who work in retail. They work hard making sure the products and goods are on the shelves for us to buy and enjoy. Even the unseen workers behind our PC screens and iPads who we never see struggling to get our orders out.

    5. Finally I am grateful to have Oliver Carter in my life. Over Christmas he has decided he wants to call my son Daddy. This in turn makes us nanny Heather and grandad Martin. As we are not allowed to see Martins grandson this fills a small hole in our hearts. Bradley has known Oliver since he was 6 weeks old and he has just turned 4. Happy times.

    Well next time I write it will be 2018 so all the best to you all X