I’ve been keeping a Gratitude Journal for the past five years. It’s become like a best friend that I check in with every night. And when things are tough, it helps me to focus on everything in my life that I have to be grateful for, no matter how small or large.
This month Susie Lindau has started an awesome Blessed Project that I couldn’t resist taking part in. It’s a great chance to take stock of what really matters at a time when life seems particularly hectic. So here goes:
I am blessed for the amazing beauty of life in this sometimes crazy world we live in. For every morning and every sunrise that gives us new opportunities.
I hope I never take it for granted.
I am blessed to have a loving home surrounded by people and pets in a place I love.
I am blessed to live with a wonderful man who makes me laugh, sometimes drives me nuts but keeps me grounded and shares my sense of adventure.
Together with him I’m blessed to have raised two children who keep me on my toes and who are growing up to be kind, responsible, well adjusted young people.
I am blessed to live in a country full of diversity, natural beauty and opportunities.
For my health, good food, water and the basics that make life wonderful.
I am blessed to have had a happy upbringing by two amazing role models who taught me so much. And fortunate to have been able to travel to their homeland in Italy to discover and explore my roots.
I am blessed to have good friends who share common interests.
I am blessed to have realised my dream of being able to combine my love of travel, writing and photography and become a published writer. Now for some new dreams …
I’m blessed to be able to continue to have amazing adventures.
And last, but by no means least, I am blessed to have you, my awesome blogging family.
I’m sure this list will continue to grow.
What are you grateful for? Head on over to Susie’s place, link up your blog and join in the Blessed Project. I can’t think of a better way to focus on what’s truly important in our lives.
Stay blessed, happy and peaceful and keep enjoying the journey.