Welcome to yet another week of gratitude and awesomeness. I rediscovered my “Book Of Awesome” this week. Basically it’s a moleskine notebook where I used to recorded my gratitude lists before I had this blog. Upon finding it I decided to start using it again so have been writing day 5 things I am grateful for every day. Gratitude is such an important thing and recording it can be transformative. Since I started writing gratitude lists I have been so much happier and have been appreciating life so much more. They are also great if you are feeling down, you can look over old lists and see all the awesome things that have happened and dig deep to find things you are grateful for in that moment even if they seem small. So here goes:
❤ Being silly at he Gym with Sarah.
❤ Getting back into eating salad. I love the colours of salad, they really help cheer a meal up.
❤ Wearing my new trainers. They are so comfy and to top it off they are purple and turquoise.
❤ Decorating this little notebook with tonnes of stickers. It is now relevant to all of my interests- unicorns, dinosaurs and happiness.
❤ Feeling a wee bit creative.
❤ Stroking a super fluffy black cat.
❤ I somehow managed to get a 1st on my cultural theory essay at uni. So proud of myself because I found that essay really hard.
❤ Going out for breakfast with my boo. It’s such a nice meal and it makes a change being up and out doing fun things in the morning.
❤ Sunny Sunday selfies! Me and Oli went for a little picnic on the beach, It was super sunny when we left but by the time we got there it was getting chilly. We sat on the beach and ate ice-cream regardless.
❤ Swanpool is so pretty, I am blessed to live so close to it.
❤ Chatting to Jane (the owner of my favourite shop- Just Like This) we always have a nice natter.
❤ Coming inside when it’s really cold outside.
❤ Awesome new pretties. I needed to get a new purse because my old one decided it didn’t want to be a purse any more and I managed to find the perfect one in town. It is so cute, has the exact right amount of card slots for me and is the perfect size. I love it so much. Having the right purse is so important- your hard earned cash deserves a beautiful home after all. My Crown and Glory order arrived the other day so after months of lusting over it I finally have a Lotta Rosie hairband in icecream! I also got my valentines day gift to myself in the post today. I treated myself to two valentines day exclusive candles from Ember Candle Co and they are beautiful. They smell like strawberries and cream and they make my heat sing. I think buying yourself a valentines day present is a great way to practice radical self love.
❤ I love finding heart shapes in nature and I found this lovely little petal staring up at me on my walk home from the bus stop today.
❤ Seeing an old lady with a rad streak of bubble-gum pink in her fringe, you go girl!
❤ “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars is totally my jam this week! It’s so uplifting and awesome.
I thought I’d end this post by sharing Gala Darling’s recent video about gratitude and how you can slip some practices into your life. She’s the reason I started making gratitude lists and her blog posts constantly inspire me so I hope this video inspires you too.