I try to wakeup everyday with a grateful heart. We are given a fresh start everyday, how lucky we are. It’s important that I find small or big things in my day that bring me joy. When I was at my lowest mentally, each day I’d tell myself what I was thankful for and why. It helped bring so much perspective to so many bad days.
So I thought I’d share some of these with you, and I want you to share some of yours with me too!
1. SUNRISES & SUNSETS
I am a sucker for a sunrise and sunset. Each day we get this glorious painting in the sky for us to enjoy. I think thats so amazing. Me and my friend each summer go to hills not too far from where we live and we go and watch the sunset. Its the most grounding, humbling thing watching the sunset go down from so high up. It puts a lot of things into perspective.
A weird one for sure. I never thought I’d get to the point in life where I love my job. I wake up each day so ready and excited to go to work. it almost sounds like I’m making this up but I promise I’m not. When you find a job you love, there is no other feeling like it. Im also thankful for my job as a way of income for me. So many people over this year have lost their jobs, it makes me feel so lucky to still be in a stable paying job.
3. LITTLE LIVES
I am so thankful to have the family that I do. We are all a bunch of weirdos and thats why I love us. I appreciate family so much more now that I’m an aunt. Seeing my brother become a father and seeing my sister pregnant really fills me with so much love and appreciation for my family. Its the biggest blessing of life thus far!
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4. BATHS WITH BUBBLES
To me, there is nothing better after a long hard day than getting into a hot bath with lots of bubbles. As a child my dad would make the bubbles so high you couldn’t see me sat in there, such a great memory. I think I enjoy that time too because its away from my phone, away from other people and I get time to sit and reflect on my day. Almost like the water and bubbles wash away the hardships of that day.
5. FACETIME CALLS
I really don’t do these enough, but I love FaceTime calls. Many of my closest friends live in America (I live in the UK) so we don’t get to speak or see each other as much as I’d like. We don’t have a schedule of when we FaceTime, its usually random but I always feel so much happier after seeing and speaking with them.
What Brings you joy? What makes you thankful for your day?
Let me know what your thoughts are. I think being thankful and seeing the joy in the little things is what can keep us going.