Sunday, 13 May 2018

Grateful


"Practising gratitude has been shown to increase happiness, make us more resilient, strengthen relationships and reduce stress."

I ordered this wee book earlier in the week in an attempt to reflect on the areas of my life that are out of balance.  And I will talk more about it in another post.

But today I just want to say how grateful I am to have my loved ones in my life after hearing a fellow blogger Sue at The Cottage at the End of a Lane sadly lost her husband Colin.

I hope Sue and her family find some small comfort in knowing so many of us are sending them our love xxx

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  1. I have been on MANY blogs yesterday and today and there are many comments about Sue and Col. So very sad for Sue and family.

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    1. I hope when she's ready Sue will see how many people she and Colin touched with her blog

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  2. Such a fine man taken too soon. Agree that we must be grateful for every small thing that brings us happiness. At a very elderly lady’s funeral recently her favourite hymn was sung-“Count your blessings, name them one by one”.Although I have moved away from church attendance many years ago, I thought she had it just right as she was a very contented person even in increasing frailty. Carpe diem.

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    1. It's something I've been thinking about for a wee while and it seems that something so simple can benefit us so much. Carpe diem indeed

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  3. You are a bad influence on me-that wee book will be here this evening and I will look out for the new one being published in July. ♑️

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    1. Hee hee!! Enjoy :-)

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    2. It’s here now and it’s all you said it was. Thank you.

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  4. I've been feeling sorry for myself a bit this week, family, who'd have them!! (well actually, probably most of us, but they can be very trying!!) I then read your post and had not seen Sue's post that they had lost Colin. It was very sudden and I have shed a couple of tears for them - even though I don't know them at all and rarely even comment on her blog but I've been following his progress and worried hugely for him. It does make you realise that the small stuff is just that, stuff. We let ourselves get very bogged down at times and really we should be grateful for every minute we have - life is short indeed and the older you get the more you realise it. However, I also know that however bad things are, there's no point people telling you others are worse as it has no bearing on your own situation at the time. I think what I'm trying to say is, you're right, we need to be more grateful for what we have and acknowledge it too. I too am very grateful for the loved ones in my own life - even when they drive me nuts lol. x

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