On being grateful

A couple of years ago when I was down and I mean seriously down I was advised by my psychiatrist to keep a gratitude diary.  SERIOUSLY I thought.  I mean he was no Oprah and offering this type of advice seemed rather out of character.  Well it seems that the good Doctor was right.

Given where I am at the moment, I thought now would be a good time to start it up again.  As you can see from the entry I have made today, it’s not your usual kind of gratitude diary.  I have designed it around the 5 senses – it was a whole lot easier to find the little things in life that go unnoticed like ‘the sound of frogs at night’, rather than ‘I am grateful for my job’.

I will do this each day as it’s a sure fire reminder that really, when all is said and done, I am missing out on nothing.  What small things are you grateful for today?

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Today I am grateful for –

The site of: A clear blue sky as I drive to work

The sound of:  Frogs outside my door last night

The touch of:  Fresh sheets on my bed after I took a shower

The smell of: Any kind of bread – at all

The taste of:  Fresh mango with a tiny bit of chili salt

Author: Carolyn Anna

I have a deathly fear of bees : I have a natural ballet 'turn-out' position : Most people think I walk like a duck : I use to hate my freckles when I was young, but now love them : I hate people calling me 'dude' : I have never been bitten by a spider or a snake or a horse or a dog : I never say 'cheers' at the end of a conversation or email : I always have to put on lip balm and get a glass of water before i go to bed :

4 thoughts on “On being grateful”

  1. Thanks so much for the kind comment – let’s see how long I can keep it up for 🙂

  2. I totally agree with you about having an attitude of gratitude. It makes all the difference in our view of our world. It just takes a moment and can turn the sourest day into sunshine and blue skies. 😀
    Great post!

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