Blessed Project 

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 …

Driving near Mitta Mitta (800x600)

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. 

93 thoughts on “Blessed Project 

    1. You’re welcome Susie, a huge thanks to you for allowing me to stop and reflect on everything in my life. Such a worthwhile project. Hope you’re having a wonderful December .


  1. You are indeed blessed Miri! Blessed with all the important things in life, family, friends, love, laughter…what a wonderful idea the Blessed Project. I will have to try and find some time to do the same as I have many things I am blessed with too! As usual your photos are amazing and fun! Wishing you continued blessings. Big hugs and love xo

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  2. Love it!! Too much positive energy in you Miriam!! Live your life, make most of it😍 Too many happy people and things around. Great captures!! So happy to be a part of this blogging family.

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  3. It’s always good to be reminded of the good things in life, and I thank you for reminding us. Even in adversity, there are blessings to be had, but sometimes we have to train ourselves to recognize them

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  4. What a good idea! Deliberately focusing on what is good in our lives can’t help but make us feel more thankful, cheerful and positive. I don’t know if I’ll officially link my blog to participate, but I will start taking a moment each day to acknowledge what I’m grateful for. Thank you!

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  5. Oh gosh, I truly love this, Miriam. Thank you. Right now, I am grateful for my nurturing home and room. I am grateful for my forgiveness blog and the opportunity to practice forgiveness. I am grateful for YOU Miriam, for the way you are so full of gratitude. Thank you so much. Hugs to you and much loving, Debbie xo


    1. I know what you mean Kim. It can feel as though we’re repeating the same stuff and start to take our blessings for granted, when in actual fact we’re just so fortunate. Thanks for your comment.

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  6. This is great, Miriam! You’ve certainly been blessed! I love to stop and take the time to notice my blessings, and be truly grateful. Time goes so fast, in our rushed and hurried lives. It’s wonderful and necessary to slow down to realize the things in our life, big and small, that we’re thankful for. Thanks for the reminder! Jenny

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    1. Oh, I’m so glad Elizabeth, it’s such a worthwhile project. And not just for now. And I can’t imagine not having a Gratitude Journal in my life. Write on soul sister, how wonderful that we share so many interests. Hugs back xo

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  7. What a wonderful idea, Miriam! I’ve always thought of maintaining a diary. The closest I’ve got to it was our blog. 🙂 I agree. We need to be grateful for what we have. It’s so easy to look around and forget the good times or the happy memories that we’ve had. Looking back helps me relive the highs of our life. And I’m thankful for bloggers like yourself who constantly show their support! Have a great week, my friend.

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    1. It works both ways, doesn’t it Cheryl. I’m thankful for you too! I love my Gratitude Diary but I have to admit I’m loving my blog just as much these days. Never thought I’d pour so much of myself in here. And be blessed with an amazing amount of awesome bloggers, just like yourself. Hope you have a great week too. xo

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  8. Miriam, what a wonderful idea! Such an inspirational post. I love that you reflect on daily blessings. Something we can easily overlook when we don’t set aside time to look at all we have to be grateful for. You’re truly amazing!

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  9. Miriam, I love your #blessed project! The gratitude you feel for the people in your life, the opportunities you have had, and continue to have, and the world in which you live, comes through in every word. The sun has yet to rise in Minnesota this morning, but I already feel it shining through the warmth of your tribute to so much goodness in your life. Thank you!

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