Friday 25th September 2020

Try This: Gratitude: 5, 10, 15. 4/2020.

Try This: Gratitude: 5, 10, 15. 4/2020.

Here’s something to complement and build on the Good News post from Monday!

I thought that there have been so many positive reactions to the Good News here that it was timely to add an idea about:

G R A T I T U D E

and how making a connection with yourself, the world and your inner being, you can indeed seek good news in your life from the use of gratitude as a marker.

Being 15 January when this post goes live, I chose to make a challenge based on:

5

  1. To see a flower bloom like this one
  2. To know that nature is an amazing re-generator
  3. To feel the wind on my face at the lake on Tuesday
  4. To watch a pair of swans glide by in front of me
  5. To have a hairdresser who gets my hair!

10

  1. To see a flower bloom like this one
  2. To know that nature is an amazing re-generator
  3. To feel the wind on my face at the lake on Tuesday
  4. To watch a pair of swans glide by in front of me
  5. To have a hairdresser who gets my hair!
  6. To be able to find food in my supermarket that is affordable
  7. To enjoy making meals and snacks that work for me
  8. To use technology that connects me with people I may never meet but are already friends
  9. To be able to breathe with ease since much of the bushfire smoke has gone
  10. To take myself out for coffee most days

 

15

  1. To see a flower bloom like this one
  2. To know that nature is an amazing re-generator
  3. To feel the wind on my face at the lake on Tuesday
  4. To watch a pair of swans glide by in front of me
  5. To have a hairdresser who gets my hair!
  6. To be able to find food in my supermarket that is affordable
  7. To enjoy making meals and snacks that work for me
  8. To use technology that connects me with people I may never meet but are already friends
  9. To be able to breathe with ease since much of the bushfire smoke has gone
  10. To take myself out for coffee most days
  11. To find that I can bring myself calm inside as I do some art
  12. To have the best head and neck professional team caring for me since May 2017
  13. To hear the bellbirds as I drive on the Pacific Highway near the small waterways
  14. To know that I am loved by my husband
  15. To find gratitude in more and more as time goes on

 

This is something for readers to consider.

Maybe 5 is doable.

Maybe 10 is…

or you could s   t   r   e   t  c   h   to 15.

Whatever is what you can decide to do, will, I can guarantee bring a shift to your inner self.

Trust me! I was late to this but now I cannot NOT find gratitude around me.

Come on, give it a go.

Share the word on gratitude too.

Tell me in the comments, what are you grateful for right now!

Denyse.

Joining each Wednesday with Sue and Leanne here for Mid Life Share the Love Linky.

On Thursdays I link here for Lovin Life with Leanne and friends and on Fridays, it’s Open Slather here with Alicia.

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Comments

  1. Hi Denyse, gratitude has been difficult for many lately with the devastation of the bushfires. Despite that I am a firm believer in the benefits of gratitude and being grateful for the smallest of joys in our lives. I love the 5, 10 , 15 approach although 15 would need some thought I think! Thanks for sharing at #MLSTL and I’ll be sharing on social media. xx

    • Thanks Sue. I appreciate your whole-hearted support on this.

      I think, as it is a a muscle we use, that the more we look, the more we see…and feel with gratitude so like your training, we need to train ourselves to be grateful.

      I admit I used the 15 because it was live on 15 January and the birthday of both my son and his nephew my grandson!

      Denyse x

  2. Gratitude gets easier the more we do it I think Denyse. I have a Gratitude Jar that I add to each week and I love all the little slips of paper inside it by the end of the year. This is the third year of doing it for me – I miss a week here and there, but it’s still a great reminder of how blessed I am.
    Thanks for linking up with us at MLSTL and I’ve shared on my SM

    • Yes it does. I started the year with a tiny box of notes where I was writing something to be grateful for every night. I must check it out and see. I stopped a few days ago when I began writing more about it.

      It does need to be remembered. I must admit I think I am getting better because I think of it more than I forget!

      Cheers
      Denyse x

  3. My husband and I used to do a gratitude jar and in the two moves in the past year, we lost the jar we used with our practice. Time to find it again and start noting at least one thing a day that we’re grateful for. Thanks for the reminder.

  4. Such a nice and uplifting post! I am very grateful for my health. There are so many other things in my life that I am also grateful for that go unacknowledged way too often such as my sweet dog and how happy she is when I come home every evening, the sound of laughter from the kids in my classroom, my husband’s voice as he sings happily in the kitchen, the smell of the smoke from the wood burning in my fireplace, I could go on and on… Visiting from MSLP

    • Oh how lovely that was to read.

      Yes, children’s laughter. The best. Apparently they do this waaaay more than us grown ups.

      I loved reading this and so glad you visited today for the first time.

      Thank you

      Denyse x

  5. Denyse, you’ve given me ideas for my own gratitudes. I’ve taken on the challenge of writing 3 a day. I need to think about things like seeing a beautiful sunrise/sunset or watching birds/dolphins. Recognizing the world around me… and the kindness of others. This morning I should have noted I was grateful for the clerk at the pharmacy for finding my drivers license. It fell out of my wallet when I was paying and I didn’t notice till later in the day. When I called to see if it was there, she was “yes, I have it right here… so glad you called”. We are in Florida and info on the license if Ohio! Please keep up posting these, they are very inspirational! Visiting from #MLSTL

    • I am posting something about gratitude every day on my new Instagram account @denysewhelan_blogs and then it feeds to my blog facebook page.

      I love your little story.

      So much to be grateful for just in that one instance!

      Thank you
      Denyse x

  6. You are amazing and I’m grateful for having found you and your blog! I love the idea of 5, 10, 15 and often think these things but rarely note them down at the time. Maybe I should start! #mlstl

    • Oh you are so kind.

      That is a mutual gratitude.

      It’s OK just to think the gratitudes. It’s good to write them of course but even remembering to BE grateful bring a shift too.

      Cheers
      Denyse x

  7. I entirely agree, even in the worst of circumstances, we cannot NOT find something to be grateful for. Best is when all we have to be grateful for inspires us to be kind to others.

  8. I truly feel inspired by your take on gratefulness. It’s often the little things that make the biggest difference… like feeling the wind in your face. It also brings you back to the moment and creates grounding – and I like feeling grounded. 😉

    Love Xx

    • It so is! Yesterday I was walking in uncomfortable weather conditions – humid – and wanting to get into the air con at the shops and then I noticed the heart-shape of two leaves on the path.

      It stopped me to think how sweet nature can be (even though it’s been awful lately) and I smiled to myself and took a photo.

      Whilst the big things matter to remember gratitude, I reckon the small things bring us back to ourselves to see and feel and appreciate more.

      Happy New Year too.

      Denyse x

  9. Gratitude has been a lifesaver for me. I love how you came up with this idea. There’s no end to the things we can be grateful for!

    • Yes it can. On the ‘so called worst of days’ there IS always something to be grateful for. Thank you so much for visiting to comment. Denyse x