An attitude of gratitude

I thought I’d do a little exercise of listing what I am grateful for today. I have a ton of things to be grateful for, so here goes.

my family
my health
my dog
that I am alive
a hot shower
food on the table
a warm house
my volunteer job
a good mental health team
my therapist
my PA
Coffee and tea to drink
That I am not currently in a war torn zone
My independence
Smiles and laughter
That I am loved

What are you grateful for?

I was nominated for a Sunshine blogger award

I’ve been kindly nominated for the sunshine blogger award by riya of world of my thoughts blog! Thanks Riya!

First here are the rules!

Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them.

List the rules and display an award logo on your blog post.

Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.

Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and notify them by commenting on any of their posts.

Ask the nominees 11 new questions.

Ok the questions I have to answer are as follows:

What is your biggest fear ? My biggest fear is rats, wasps and bees, or any insects actually.
what is your way of relaxing when it rains ? . Wrapping up in a comfy blanket and reading a good book!
What is your favorite topic to write about ? My life
What do you love about nature ? its so pretty!
What is your favorite type of music ? It depends on my mood
When it comes to life, what is the first word that comes to mind ? Shitstorm!
Do you have any pets ? If so what kind ? I have a dog, a lab, he’s now almost a pet as he’s retiring from his duties soon
What was your favorite place to vacation ? Killarney in county kerry
What does Christ mean to you ? I am not religious at all
What encourage you to keep writing ? My friends, my blog stats, readers, likes, comments, followers and everyone in the blogging world
What is your favorite thing to do in the summer ? Have a BBQ on the beach!

I nominate anyone who would like to participate to do this! It was fun!

My questions for my nominees are as follows:

do you believe in magic?
do you enjoy using emogies?
Hugs or kisses?
Tea or coffee?
Do you dream a lot?
What would you do if you had no internet for a week?
Is blogging important to you and why?
What is one quote you love?
What is one blog you really enjoy reading?
Do you enjoy current chart music?
What are your plans for this coming summer?

Our therapist is proud of us!

Eileen texted us to say how proud of us she is! We didnt expect that!
We’d texted her today to tell her we’re done now at college, and we’ve completed the course, we didnt expect her to reply as its the weekend, but she did! She said:
and so you should be proud, well done, I am so proud of you all! Congratulations!
What a nice surprise to get! Love her for it!

Are you grateful for your blog? Blogging insights 8 by dr. Tonya salted caramel

Tonya of salted caramel has posed a few questions as part of her blogging insights series.

I thought I’d answer them, so, here goes!


1. Are you grateful for your blog?

Yes! Most definitely! My blog has given me great joy! I love to come here to chat, vent, share! Its wonderful!

2. How do you express your gratitude?

I express my gratitude by responding to people who comment, by supporting other bloggers, and by liking other bloggers content.

3.Has blogging added value to your life?

It sure has! Its part of my therapy. I find it to be so theraputic! Just being able to be part of this wonderful community is a great thing!

Thanks Tonya for these awesome thought provoking questions!

#Writing prompt 47, being thankful on thanksgiving!

Sarahs the host of these writing prompts! This one I love so thought on thanksgiving, what better time to post it!

Im thankful this year, because

I am alive! I am free from abuse!
I am wiser! I am another year older!
I am loved! I am appreciated!
I am full of gratitude for so many things, and so many people!
My family, my dog! My friends, including my wp friends!
My life! I have lived another year in good health! Thank you god!
My meals, my house, my sister! My niece and nephew!
So much to be grateful for!

#Writing prompt 46, I want to thank you Attracta!

Sara is the host of writing prompt! This one is awesome!

I never had the chance to Thank

I never got to thank my first therapist Attracta. She was my therapist when I was 21 for 9 months. In that time she showed me what it meant to trust, and she showed me how having one person, just one person who cares in your life, can truly be beneficial.
She was the first person I had an attachment to and the first person who took me under her wing, who encouraged me to talk, to open up and tell my story.
She was the first person to see that we had did. And she was instramental in getting us assessed and seen by a psychiatrist who actually diagnosed us with did unofficially.
Thank you so so much, Attracta. I know our ending was hard, you said you lost your objectivity around my case, and that is why you could no longer be my therapist. I thank you for the time we did have together, I thank you for giving yourself to me so completely.
You set me on the path to healing, so, thank you for that!

Gratitude journal 3rd october 2019

What am I thankful for today? Here goes!

That we didnt have a bad storm!
My dog!
Good friends
My blogging tribe!
My bed
A warm blanket to put over me!
my mom!
A hot shower!
Fresh fruit
That I am in a good mood!
The radio
That I can read