This month I’m grateful for…

Practicing gratitude has a multitude of benefits, from improving optimism and happiness to helping people feel less lonely.* Personally, I feel more positive when I practice gratitude. Every week I try to think of a couple of things that I am genuinely grateful for. This stops me from getting too focused on the things that maybe didn’t go right that week.

I thought I’d share a couple of the things I’ve been grateful for in August.

  1. Β Having such a tight knit family in difficult times. None of us are great at answering our phones and nothing is exempt from having a joke made out of it but my family are always there when it matters.
  2. My friend Aoife for encouraging me to keep going after my goals and for always being there to share in the happiness when they work out or to offer support when they don’t.
  3. Getting tickets to see Panic! at the Disco in Manchester next year – shoutout to Ian for this one! Going to gigs is one of my absolute favourite things to do and I was really disappointed to see that Panic! didn’t include an Irish date on their Pray For The Wicked tour but I’m delighted that I’ll get to see them anyway.prayforthewickedtour
  4. The return of cooler weather. I couldn’t cope with that hot weather at all! I’m just need made for heat. I think I was the only person in the country who cursed the heatwave every morning! I love cooler days, cozy evenings, the leaves turning and even the lashing rain.
  5. The arrival of A/W fashion and homeware. If it’s not already clear, I’m an A/W baby, it’s my favourite time of year and seeing all of the new stock like boots, hats, scarves, throws, cushions and candles arriving in store is so exciting!
  6. Getting shortlisted in the Irish Blog AwardsΒ in the category of Blog Post – Personal Blog for my ‘I Own It’ post.Β Blog-Awards-2018-Alebrije-MPU_Short-List
  7. Getting accepted by UCC to study Mental Health in the Community. I’m happy beyond words to have the chance to study something I’m so passionate about.

 

*https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/why_gratitude_is_good

 

Join in! What things were you grateful for in August? Let me know below!

 

 

21 thoughts on “This month I’m grateful for…

    1. Thanks Corinne πŸ™‚ I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in to the course. It is difficult to make a list when you’ve a lot to be grateful for but isn’t that a lovely position to be in?

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  1. Such a cute post – I think it’s so important to stop for a moment and appreciate the good things in life, despite the rough times. Congrats on getting to study what you want, what a great achievement and something to be really proud of, go you! xx

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  2. Wow, well done for being shortlisted for the award and also for getting onto your course, they’re some brilliant achievements! Definitely something to be proud of. Can’t agree with you on the colder weather though, bring back the sun πŸ˜‚ Great post, it’s always good to practice gratitude xx
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    1. Thank you, I’m delighted! Ah we’re total weather opposites! I get absolutely nothing done in the hot weather, I just can’t concentrate. This week should be quite warm so you don’t have to say goodbye to that sun just yet πŸ˜‰

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    1. Yeah, definitely something to look forward to. I love the current tour set up with the strings and brass sections, can’t wait to see that live! Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, I appreciate it!

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  3. What a great list of things you’re grateful for! Congrats on being shortlisted for the awards and for getting into Uni and for everything else!

    Lon x

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  4. This made my heart so full! It’s so important to think about the things that make you happy and remind yourself of good times. I’m also super happy about the changing of the seasons (and the fashion) the heatwave was just too much!

    Enjoy P!ATD

    Emily Florence | emilyflorence.wordpress.com

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