It’s easy to see that this gratitude challenge greatly values friends: there are three entire weeks dedicated to this topic! As I’m writing this, however, I somehow feel stumped about whom to dedicate this post to. How could I possibly choose from the many beautiful people that has touched my life? I’m not going to choose… Continue reading Week 7: A friend (part 1)
How time flies! Already we are six weeks into the 52-week gratitude challenge. I’m enjoying myself immensely. A few days ago, I made this blog rather more public by posting a link to it all over my social media. I’m still pretty hesitant to advertise exactly where I live, however, so I shall try to… Continue reading Week 6: The city you live in
Welcome to week 5 of the gratitude challenge! The movie Big Hero 6 came up a couple of years ago. I didn’t watch it till relatively recently but it’s since become one of my go-to feel-good films (not least because my boyfriend has it recorded on Sky and I don’t own any DVDs). I’m a… Continue reading Week 5: Something someone gave you
I’ve had this person on my mind for this post for days! My little sister. I say little, but to my annoyance she’s been taller than me for years; the gap between our heights is only increasing. As the picture sort of hinted, she’s a budding photographer. She’s got a gift for most things artistic,… Continue reading Week 4: A family member
Another major “gratitude” topic. Having been born in Indonesia but having spent more of my life in the UK, it’s not surprising that daily life is a beautiful collision of traditions and backgrounds. Sometimes it’s a pain, other times I get to enjoy two very different ways of life that are as fascinating as each… Continue reading Week 3: Family
Whoa, talk about starting this gratitude challenge at the deep end. On a serious note, I am incredibly lucky to stumble across my best-friend/partner hybrid. We were very close friends before we dated so we skipped over the whole awkward-first-stage-of-dating bit. Thank goodness. I’m awkward enough as it is… What can I say about him?… Continue reading Week 2: Spouse or significant other
Gratitude. Admittedly, that’s something that doesn’t come naturally to me. I’m more inclined to grumble when life doesn’t quite turn out the way I’d hoped than to be thankful for life just as it is. Perhaps intensified by the highly consumerist society that we are in now, there is a feeling of entitlement that sometimes bars me… Continue reading Week 1: Why start this challenge?
I found this on Pinterest the other day and oh my goodness, I’m so excited and I’m gonna do it. A whole year where I spend time each week reflecting on things that I could be thankful for, and then sharing it to whomever happens to come across it on the Internet. Frankly, I do a lot… Continue reading 52 Weeks of Gratitude