Friday, 29 November 2013

Friday's Letter


Gratitude for the seemingly insignificant - a seed - this plants the giant miracle
Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts

Dear Gratitude,

Thank you for making such a difference in my life.

Sometimes when I used to read gratitude posts I used to sneer and find it all a bit....much.  But since I've taken you on board and written down 5 things I'm grateful for every day, I finally realise that it's true.  Gratitude is the way to joy.

I have also come to realise that it is the small things that would otherwise have been overlooked that I am most thankful for and which, in reality, bring me the most joy.  So my list today is this:

I am grateful for the warmth of my home.
I am grateful for the cosiness of my blankets and books and tea.
I am grateful it is Friday with the anticipation of the weekend ahead of us.
I am grateful for the time and space to be able to write this post.
I am grateful for the family time we will have this evening.
I am grateful for this space in which I can share my creative meanderings.
I am grateful for this beautiful online, international community I've found.

And today, dear Gratitude, I am grateful that I found you and that you are everything that you are.

Love, Me

Linking up with Kim at Friday Finds.


  1. I love your gratitude list, and your simple, elegant photo to go with it.

  2. This is my first year to do a daily gratitude photo or post, and for me I have definitely noticed a difference…it is so worth it. Your post perfectly describes what I feel. Thank you for sharing from your heart!

  3. When we "get it", it makes such a difference doesn't it? I'm glad that you have discovered the truth of gratitude and that it brings joy into your life. xo

  4. Love your words I too used to be a non believer as far as gratitude journals go but I love thinking about what sort a day I have had, and counting my blessings.

  5. I love your gratitude list and can sign it, just as it is, for myself! I've also learnt to be grateful for the small things, like enjoying an apple and also a warm and cosy blanket.
    Have a wonderful weekend, Becs!

  6. Oh, what a beautiful letter, Becs !
    And a wonderful photo, lovely capture and tones !

    I always upload my header image from my computer ... thanks for the tip :-)
    Nice weekend,

  7. How beautiful - your gratitude list. A timely reminder of what a difference gratitude can make in our daily lives! Wonderful image.

  8. Ann's book and blog continues to make a profound impact on my life...thanks for the reminders!

  9. Great post Becs. I still struggle with the gratitude thing, something to keep working on.

  10. Lovely image and great post. Your gratitude list...certainly is timely with Christmas just around the corner....lots to think on. Thank you. Enjoy your week.

  11. Your post is a gift--a reminder to be thankful for what we have rather than wishing/hoping/working for the "next big thing."


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