SO the last time I did my monthly gratitude post was back in March. I wasn’t very good at keeping up with it was I??? But I have realised I need to start it up again as if I am honest I have recently been focusing on the negatives more than the positives.
I think part of the reason I stopped doing the series was because I was beginning to feel like it was the same things I was grateful for and sometimes it was hard to think what else I had to be grateful for! Which then led me to think I had nothing really to be grateful for! Stupid really!
At the end of the day it doesn’t matter if it is the same things you are being grateful for each month…they are still things to be grateful for all the time and they do not lessen in importance. You should be grateful for all you have and be grateful every day.
August has been a month of holiday. The girls have been off school and we have been fitting in activities and days out.
Although the girls during the holidays have been bickering a bit…to the point where I could have gladly disowned them…we have had a few good trips away and there is a lot to be grateful for.
Isle of Wight
In all honesty at the moment we cannot afford a holiday abroad which does sometimes get me down as I really want to go to Morocco, Tunisia and a few other places. However we have been focusing more on exploring the UK anyway. Alhamdulillah that we managed to get away for a few days within the UK as I know that not everyone gets the chance to even do that. The weather was kind to us and we had a lovely few days. We needed those days as a family to relax and unwind and I am grateful for the opportunity to do so.
As a National Trust member we have free access to the the National Trust properties. So we made use of our membership and went on a number of days out. It made me grateful for the ability to drive and to have a husband who generally lets myself and the girls do what we like when he is at work. He does not prevent me from taking the girls to places by myself alhamdulillah. We went to a theme park with some friends and met up with friends for lunch too.
Putting myself first
Something happened recently which really hurt me and for a few days my mind was in turmoil…it still is at times when I think about it. But the good thing that came out of it was that it made me realise I need to put myself first….it made me more grateful of my husband and children and reminded me that I need to focus on myself, them and the future before anything else. I was given a reality check that I really needed and for that I am grateful.
What have you been grateful for in the month of August? Do let me know in the comments!