I started this monthly gratitude series last January but ended up having a break for most of the year after the first few months as I was a bit up in the air about all things blogging related. But in sha Allah this year I will complete the full 12 months. We should never forget to be grateful.
“And [remember] when your Lord proclaimed, ‘If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor]; but if you deny, indeed, My punishment is severe.” [Qur’an: Chapter 14, Verse 7]
January always seems to be a bit of a strange month. After the Christmas holidays it can take a bit of a while to get back into your routine but I am one of those people that is grateful for a bit of routine so we usually get back into the swing of things quite quickly.
January started off with being grateful for my dads health which has been stable for almost 2 years. We got to celebrate his 79th birthday with cupcakes and also it was my parents 50th wedding anniversary alhamdulillah. Considering that even the consultants were losing hope we are so grateful that dad is doing as well as he can with his condition.
If I am honest my health isn’t at its best right now. I have an annual diabetic review and I haven’t been taking care of myself. My sugar levels have gone up and the nurse asked if I want to go on medication. However as I got my levels back down when I was first diagnosed she was happy to give me 6 months to get them under control again with diet and exercise. My Vitamin D levels are also low but alhamdulillah for the ability to check them and then alhamdulillah for the medication to help.
I have also finally signed up for Kick Boxing classes which are going well. I have been wanting to sign up for a while but the timings didn’t suit. So alhamdulillah for finding a morning class and actually managing to go and enjoy it! It will also help to keep my sugar levels under control in sha Allah. This is the start of me losing weight again and getting fit.
Both girls are doing well at school. Bee’s teacher told me how proud she is of Bee and the eldest received a good checkpoint report alhamdulillah. Bee has also been picked to perform with a group of Year 1 children at the drama festival. We are so grateful for that as last year she was picked to do an individual piece but due to the snow the event was cancelled. So in sha Allah she will get to experience it this year.
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