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Attitude Gratitude: July Journal

Attitude Gratitude July Journal

Hello beautiful people. I hope that you all have been well. There is a slight chill in the air here in Cape Town but if you find yourself in the Northern Hemisphere, I’m sure you are enjoying the sunshine.

July has been great! In fact it was fantastic, with half the month spent being on vacation and the other half back at work. So that in itself was a bonus.

As I cast my mind back to the past 31 days, by looking at my entries, keeping a gratitude journal has become easier from when I started in March.

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Attitude of Gratitude: June Journal

attitude gratitude june journal

We are half way through the year with so much that transpired. June, being my birthday month had its highs and oh so many lows. This month started off with a bang with so many joys. But then towards the middle it was overshadowed with so many dark clouds (literally and figuratively). However as we embrace the storms and see no end in sight; the sun comes out and brings a new understanding.

And in that moment of so much darkness, I was embraced with so much gratitude and appreciation for life itself.

Here is my June gratitude list. (more…)


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Attitude of Gratitude: May Journal

Attitude Gratitude May Journal

Hello there. I don’t know about you but time is really whizzing by. Tomorrow we will enter June and be half way through the year.  It’s insane – I know.

May has been a challenging month for me on the work front. But hey, I got through it and let me tell you when life gives you lemons, get the vodka or tequila out.  Challenges and obstacles gives you an opportunity to take stock of your life and to get a new perspective on things.

Reflecting back on the past four weeks, so much has happened. Looking back at the month that was, collating what happened, all I can say is;  I need to count my blessings.  I can tell you now not every day is a good day but there is something to be grateful for in every day.

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Attitude of Gratitude: April Journal

Attitude Gratitude April Journal

We’ve come to the end of yet another month.  April was another busy month; scrambling to meet deadlines and to get everything done. In saying that, it was an amazing month filled with lots of holidays which of course constitutes to spending time with family and friends.

Before I get started, let’s just recap why I’ve started this series. I started my first gratitude journal in March. Journaling what I’m grateful for gives me a new perspective on what is important in my life and the things I appreciate and am thankful for.

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough, and more.  It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion to clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.  Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. – Melody Beattie

It is time for me to take a moment to step back and reflect on the month that was and the things that I am grateful for. (more…)


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Attitude of Gratitude: March Journal

Attitude Gratitude March Journal

We are fast approaching the end of March. It’s also the end of the first school term and almost Easter.

Huh! How is this possible? Didn’t we just celebrate Christmas the other day.  Time really waits on no one.

I’ve decided to do a monthly segment on what I am grateful for. Yes I know it sounds kind of cheesy.  But you see cultivating an attitude of gratitude is so important.

Why?

We often only reflect on what we are grateful for around celebratory days like Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving.  Life is not always easy and as humans when caught up in the negativity of what life throws at us, we forget that we have so much to be thankful for.

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