To my friends – here is the truth about my mental illness

This week in the Year of Gratitude series, the suggested writing prompt is 'a friend' that you're grateful for. Here's my take on the subject... It took a few minutes for me to realise that my phone was ringing. The harsh sound of it vibrating on the wooden bedside table was what finally woke me … Continue reading To my friends – here is the truth about my mental illness

10 reasons why it’s great to live Birmingham

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This week in the Gratitude Challenge it's time to talk about the city I live in. I have to admit this made me a tad teary when I realised I had to talk about Birmingham instead of Glasgow (I moved here in July 2016) but then I remembered I have so much to be grateful … Continue reading 10 reasons why it’s great to live Birmingham

Reasons why I’m grateful for the best gift I’ve ever been given

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This week in the Year of Gratitude challenge the task is to talk about something someone gave me. I tried to find something heartfelt and sentimental that's been in my possession since I was a child, Perhaps a handmade blanket or a worn out old teddy bear? I couldn't think of anything quite as beautiful … Continue reading Reasons why I’m grateful for the best gift I’ve ever been given

Why I’m grateful for my mum

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  This week in the Year of Gratitude Challenge the topic of conversation is my mum. I don't want to bang on about it too long because let's face it; we all love our mums. I'm sure you can identify when I say she's been there for me no matter what, looked after me when … Continue reading Why I’m grateful for my mum

Why I’m grateful for my family

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It's that time again where I want to set my other work aside and practice gratitude. This is a task I'm taking great pleasure in if I'm honest, and I didn't realise just how much I have to be grateful for until I started this challenge. I'm also joined by Lu Lu Blue who is … Continue reading Why I’m grateful for my family

Year of gratitude week 2: Spouse

  It time to explore the year of gratitude again, and I'm so excited to talk this week about how grateful I am to have my husband! If you like this post then check out this post from LuLu Blue on the same subject. I don't think you need to be in a relationship to … Continue reading Year of gratitude week 2: Spouse

Year of gratitude week 1: Why start this challenge?

If you didn't catch my post earlier this week, click here to find out more about the year of gratitude challenge that I've decided to try out on my blog. I won't lie. I kind of decided to do this at the last minute. I was at my in-laws house over Christmas and I was … Continue reading Year of gratitude week 1: Why start this challenge?

Why I’m making 2017 the year of gratitude

I'm always trying to be more mindful. I'm getting better at it thanks to the odd yoga class and learning to put down my phone once in a while but of course, it's all rather difficult. Learning to count your blessings is difficult when you have depression. I feel empathy for complete strangers and bruise … Continue reading Why I’m making 2017 the year of gratitude