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31 Day Gratitude Experiment – The Final Days

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I have at long last come to the end of my 31 day gratitude experiment. I must admit it was tough keeping it going but I made it and I’m rather impressed. I knew there was a lot to be grateful for but I didn’t think that there would be as many as I have written down.

Day 28

I am grateful for:

  • The people I know (it’s always good to have connections)
  • For not being as cold as it has been.
  • Cheese (I have cheese with everything even tomato soup)

Day 29

I am grateful for:

  • Conventions and the fact I have a few to look forward to.
  • Birthdays and celebrating life (My niece’s 14th birthday is approaching).
  • SFX Magazine… because they have some awesome film info.
  • Chocolate milkshake (because I love it).

Day 30

I am grateful for:

  • My photography skills (I’m not a pro, it just comes naturally).
  • The days when I finish work early.
  • Catch-up t.v online.
  • Getting to know new friends.

Day 31

I am grateful for:

  • Artists that inspire me.
  • The feeling of leaving work in the evening and realising I’m free 🙂
  • receiving my pay slip at the end of the month.
  • Being able to complete this 31 Day Gratitude experiment.
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31 Day Gratitude Experiment – Week 4

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It’s nearly over! I just hope I’m not repeating myself anywhere.

Here’s week 4 of my ’31 Day Gratitude Experiment’.

Day 21

I am grateful for:

  • Not being as naive as I used to be.
  • The people who left my life who I didn’t want in it.
  • Lessons well learnt.
  • Not making the same mistakes twice.

Day 22

I am grateful for:

  • My writing ability improving since I was a teenager (it was terrible).
  • Being vegetarian.
  • Pen and paper (I’m always writing things down).
  • Having long hair (short hair is harder to maintain).

Day 23

I am grateful for:

  • Lip balm which is greatly needed in this weather.
  • Music channels on t.v (when I’m bored with everything else).
  • Sky + (when there’s a film on to late to stay up for).
  • My new electric toothbrush that leaves my teeth feeling extra clean.

Day 24

I am grateful for:

  • Polite and well-mannered people.
  • Hearing parakeets chattering to each other as they are perched on a rooftop.
  • My mum singing terribly along to 50’s songs as she cooks the dinner.
  • Managing to not slip over on the ice walking too and from work.

Day 25

I am grateful for:

  • Amazon (where I buy just about anything).
  • Superheroes.
  • Celebrity big brother ending so I can go back to watching my box sets in the evenings.
  • Rylan Clark winning celebrity big brother.

Day 26

I am grateful for:

  • Seeing Ronan Keating in concert.
  • Feeling like a teenager again.
  • The announcement of the Boyzone tour ticket release next month.
  • The friends that I share my excitement with.

Day 27

I am grateful for:

  • My mp3 player that plays all my favourite tracks when I’m on public transport.
  • Not knowing what tomorrow brings.
  • People that have different opinions.
  • The likes and views I get on my blog posts.

31 Day Gratitude Experiment – Week 3

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I’m still going 🙂

Week 3 of my ’31 Day Gratitude Experiment’. Some are general things that I’m grateful for, looking deeper into life and others I had experienced that day.

Day 14

I am grateful for:

  • Amazing films and t.v series there are to entertain me
  • Being able to make my own decisions.
  • The opportunity to better myself
  • Being capable of doing things I set out to do.
  • A good nights sleep.

Day 15

I am grateful for:

  • The lessons I’ve learned from difficult relationships.
  • Being alive.
  • The ability to learn more and build on my knowledge.
  • Being open-minded.
  • Being accepting.

Day 16

I am grateful for:

  • Watching the sun rise.
  • Endless opportunities.
  • The hobbies and interests I have.
  • Rarely being bored.
  • Being happy in life.

Day 17

I am grateful for:

  • The little reminders of how lucky I am.
  • The little challenges in life.
  • For ice cream. My ultimate comfort food.
  • My favourite YouTubers that make entertaining vlogs.

Day 18

I am grateful for:

  • The people who fight for my country.
  • The people carrying out research to help put an end to various illnesses.
  • The ability to look forward.
  • Being positive.

Day 19

I am grateful for:

  • Getting together with great friends.
  • Hugs.
  • Meeting and talking to new people.
  • Being a part of someone’s special day.
  • My camera for capturing memories.
  • Getting home safe late at night.

Day 20

I am grateful for:

  • How pretty everything looks when it snows.
  • The cosy open fire on a snowy day.
  • Warm clothes.
  • Not taking life too seriously.

31 Day Gratitude Experiment – Week 2

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Here’s my second installment of the ’31 Day Gratitude Experiment’

Day 6

I am grateful for:

  • Being able to enjoy my own company.
  • Having full vision to be able to appreciate amazing images and art.
  • Being a geek and not a sheep (I’d hate to be a follower).
  • The strength and will power that I possess.
  • Having ambition and drive.

Day 7

I am grateful for:

  • A nice cup of tea to wake me up in the morning
  • Having passion for everything I do.
  • My sense of humour.
  • Having people who care about me.
  • People that take an interest in what I do/say.

Day 8

I am grateful for:

  • The opportunity to appreciate beautiful creatures.
  • The sun’s brief appearance today.
  • The banter with work colleagues that gets me though the day.
  • Being happily single.
  • The opportunity to offer advice.

Day 9

I am grateful for:

  • Being given one extra days holiday added onto what I normally have at work for this year 🙂
  • Being able to hold a tune (I love to sing around the house).
  • The time and inspiration to blog.
  • The opportunity to read others blogs and get an insight into others lives.
  • The respect and understanding of everyone’s differences.

Day 10

I am grateful for:

  • appreciating some peace and quiet during a busy day.
  • Being able to look at things from a different perspective.
  • everyone that stops to read my blog posts.
  • That chocolate bar I’d forgotten I had.
  • Being indoors in the warm on a cold day.

Day 11

I am grateful for:

  • The kind invites I get from friends to join them at various social events.
  • Having an influence on so many small lives.
  • The bond I have with my customers.
  • Appreciating the beautiful flowers that a lady sells outside my work place.
  • The ability to read and write.

Day 12

I am grateful for:

  • The response I got from a blogger who received my supportive message.
  • the yummy Chinese takeaway I treat myself to on occasions.
  • My sense of taste.
  • My sense of smell to enable me to appreciate the scent of food and my Yankee Candle wax tarts.
  • sitting in on a cold night watching t.v with the parents.

Day 13

I am grateful for:

  • Realising what I should be grateful for.
  • Those lazy relaxing Sundays.
  • The moon and the stars and how pretty they are to look at
  •  The products I use that help keep me clean and well-groomed e.g. Shampoo, shower gel ect.
  • having patience.

31 Day Gratitude Experiment – Week 1

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I’ve completed the first week of my ’31 Day Gratitude Experiment’ successfully even if some days I have more to be grateful for than others. There’s probably lots of obvious things that I’ve forgotten to add but this is what I’ve got so far:

Day 1

I am grateful for:

  • The ability to be creative.
  • The technology I use on a daily basis.
  • Social networking sites which keep me in contact with friends.
  • Having a roof over my head and comforts such as a nice hot bath.
  • Friends that are only a text away.
  • My parents who are always there and do a lot for me.
  • My niece who makes me laugh.
  • The memories I made last year.

Day 2

I am grateful for:

  • Having a secure job.
  • Working with nice people.
  • Being able to buy the things I want.
  • Having hot meals cooked for me.
  • Having heating that works and being able to put it on when needed.

Day 3

I am grateful for:

  • Hearing the bird song early in the morning.
  • Having holidays and events to look forward to.
  • Being able to share common interests with people.
  • Having an understanding and accommodating boss.
  • Being in good health.

Day 4

I am grateful for:

  • Not having to work weekends.
  • Spending quality time with family.
  • Living so close to central London.
  • The amazing shows I get to see.
  • Being able to afford to take my niece out.
  • Seeing my niece laugh and enjoy herself.
  • Being able to share experiences with the WordPress audience.
  • The new memories that I’m starting to make this year.

Day 5

I am grateful for:

  • Being able to enjoy a lay in.
  • Being me and not having to pretend to be someone I’m not.
  • Being able to enjoy a wide range of music.
  • How lucky I am to be an able bodied person.
  • Being able to eat anything without putting on weight.

 

 

 

31 Day Gratitude Experiment

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During the month of January I will be noting down all the little things that I am grateful for. While trying to find a little inspiration last night I came across this page  http://getbusylivingblog.com/real-life-changing-the-30-day-gratitude-experiment/ I  could have started it last night but I thought I would save it for the new year instead.

Today I went out and bought a new note pad especially for the occasion and I’m going to do exactly as ‘get busy living’ has said. I’m hoping this will make me realise all the things I usually take for granted. Sometimes you have to take a step back to really appreciate what you have and this little activity will help me do just that.

At the end of each week I shall share my list of gratefulness with all of Blogsville. Well that’s if the ‘end of the world’ doesn’t interrupt my plans… I mean who really believes that anyway?