For the last two years, I have taken part in a daily gratitude challenge – sharing one photo a day on Instagram of something I am grateful for. It’s taught me to look for the little things and has made me a more positive person. It has not always been easy to find something to be grateful for each day though, especially since losing my beautiful daughter Jessica in April. Jessica’s zest for life, her strength and the joy that she gave to all who knew her have always inspired me. I continue with this challenge every day in honour of her.
Day 329 – I am grateful that my sister Maxine has come to stay for a few days and judging by that big smile Thomas is very happy about it too!
Day 330 – I am grateful for all the little things that can make a walk more fun. Today I enjoyed introducing my sister to geocaching and found a hidden rock along the way too.
Day 331 – I am grateful for a fun evening trying out some new games on the PlayStation.
Day 332 – I am grateful for digital downloads of school photos.
Day 333 – I am grateful that this little boy only cried for a moment when having his immunisations today and that he doesn’t need any more until he is one now.
Day 334 – I am grateful for my first evening out since Thomas’s arrival to go to a Christmas wreath making workshop. This is my finished wreath which is for Jessica and will be put on her forever bed next week.
Day 335 – I am grateful to be relaxing at home at the end of a busy but lovely day. We went for a ride on the trains at Ickenham Miniature Railway, went to Sophie’s school Christmas Fayre and then Sophie enjoyed the Girls’ Brigade District Christmas party while hubby, Thomas and I had a lovely catch-up with Godmummy Gillian, God-Granny Jenny and their quilting friends and Sophie got to join us for a little while at the end too.