My Gratitude list – 20 things I am thankful for.

mums birthday flowers
Terrible times and events like this really hit home, life is short and unpredictable it is important to be kind, enjoy moments and be grateful for what we have. Here’s 20 things that I’m thankful for both big and small
1. The love and support of family and friends, the fact that they are always there for me no matter what. Family is Family and I am lucky to have one.
2. My little dachshund, Oscar. The way he comes bounding over to me with his ears flapping away every single morning showering my with licks kisses. Oscar cuddles in general are just the best.
3. Tom, a million and one reasons. I’m thankful for all of the amazing memories we’ve created so far.
4. Seasons, I love light, sunny spring mornings, but I also love winter, with it’s frost, cosy nights and seeing houses and trees decorated in fairy lights.
5. Fresh sheets, is there really anything better than climbing into a freshly made bed, after a relaxing bubble bath? I think not.
6. Chocolate. Yep, I went there. Happy cows Milka, Dairy milk of any kind even a bit of Galaxy. I’m not fussy. Sometimes a girl just needs to eat a bar of chocolate, okay?
7. The sense of smell. Books, fresh bread, your mum’s perfume… petrol (I know, I know.) I love being able to smell all these things and how they can instantly take you back to a place in time. 
8. My health. After recently having my smear results back as normal, that was a huge lift off of my shoulders. I also had a mole removed and was told it was thankfully benign. Never take good health for granted.
9. The little things. Holding Toms hand, good morning texts, good night kisses. Small surprises …Just because. The little things always do mean the most.
10. The excitement of Christmas. I love it, more each year. It always brings me so much happiness.
11. My lovely home. Having a safe roof over my head, because its more than some people have.
12. Hot water. The ability to have endless bubble baths, due to being a total water baby. Lucky.
13. You. I don’t know if i say it often enough but, you guys. I’m so thankful that people read and take the time to comment on my blog. It means the world.
14. Diet coke. I know, I know. It’s ‘bad’ for you. I am cutting down but sometimes nothing goes down better on a hot day than a large class of diet coke with lots of ice and lemon. There I said it.
15. Laughter. Laughter is an amazing thing. It can make you feel happy in an instant. Thanks to my boyfriend and the cast of The Office and Parks and Recreation for filling my days with laughter.
16. Sweet potatoes. Yes, I am thankful for sweet potatoes. Whether they come in fry form or potato. Both are incredible.
17. Chris Pratt, no further comment needed.
18. Each new day. It’s easy to forget sometimes, when we’re so lucky to wake up each day, to a brand new day just how lucky we are to be able to do that.
19. Blogging. I am thankful for blogging and bloggers, the lovely girls and the community. I’m not saying it’s all perfect and rainbows, I see drama in my timeline every now and again but last night I saw a lot of people supporting each other and wanting to do good in bad of a awful situation.
20. For being here. Just to say I’m here, we’re not invincible, these things can and could happen to you, even though you always think ‘that won’t ever happen to me’ So it reminds me to be kind, make a little more effort, enjoy the moment a little bit more and be thankful for the small stuff.
What’s on your Gratitude list?


  1. June 27, 2015 / 10:27 am

    This is such a lovely post. It is so nice to see people being grateful for the things they have. It is awful what has happened in Tunisia and thoughts go out to all of Carly's friends and family.

    Beth x

  2. June 27, 2015 / 1:10 pm

    This is such a nice thought! I definitely take the little things in life for granted, it takes something as terrible this to bring home how important they really are! I am grateful for the memories and adventures I have with my family and friends and for the fact that we have been lucky enough to return home safely each time! x

  3. June 27, 2015 / 1:27 pm

    What a great list and a nice opportunity to appreciate everything ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. June 27, 2015 / 1:28 pm

    What a lovely post! I'm so shocked and saddened by the events in Tunisia, it's heartbreaking. This post a good reminder to be grateful for what we have, and I'm actually totally in agreement with you about pretty much every point (except having Tom, because that would be weird of me, haha)

    Lucy x- Yellowicing

  5. June 27, 2015 / 1:42 pm

    Beautiful list, comes at such a poignant time as well. It's sad to think that such events happen so often that the general public has become almost desensitised to them, and people only start to feel the effects of it when someone they know or love is hurt by the consequences. I sincerely hope as time goes on tragedies like these will end, we should be making peace and not war. Incredibly sad that the victims were mostly tourists who only wanted to enjoy a nice holiday, where they could relax, not run for their lives…rest in peace.

    One good thing we can take out of all this grief and sadness is that the online community is also coming together on behalf of the blogger we lost. Hopefully as more people become aware of these things, the more preventative measures can be put in place and the less suffering we have to endure in the future.

    With love โ™ฅ๏ธŽ ยป Paris by Friday

  6. June 27, 2015 / 2:03 pm

    such a lovely post Becky ๐Ÿ™‚
    it's so important to look on the good things and really hold on to them as like you said, life is short and unpredictable and you just never know what's gonna happen so cherishing the good things about it is key ๐Ÿ™‚
    love the things you've mentioned and this is probably going to sound so sad but my favourite is the Chris Pratt one haha ๐Ÿ˜€ <3

  7. June 27, 2015 / 2:58 pm

    Such a nice post, we all need to be more grateful! The news came to me this morning, it is so sad! I can't get my head around it. If she can teach us all one thing it is to live life to the full! – A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  8. June 27, 2015 / 3:11 pm

    It's amazing that out of something so tragic can come appreciation for the little things, what a lovely list that you have to be grateful for! I hope that you can look back at this on the down days and remember all those little things that make you happy ๐Ÿ™‚ Alice xx

  9. June 27, 2015 / 3:24 pm

    This list really made me smile – I could find myself in so many of the points that you listed!
    My family & chocolate are definitely on top of my gratitude list as well ^_^

  10. June 27, 2015 / 3:58 pm

    It's horrible that it takes these events to make us step back and think how lucky we are. I try to be grateful every day but it's so easy to get bogged down in day to day problems that don't mean anything!

    I love this post and I agree with so many of these, especially 18, got to be thankful for beauty after all haha!

    Sophia ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

    Small and Happy lifestyle blog

  11. June 27, 2015 / 4:23 pm

    Really enjoyed reading this, it made me think about how I'm thankful for many of these things too. Just the really simple little things that we have every day and don't necessarily notice but we are just so incredibly lucky to have them. Oh and fresh sheets post-bubble bath with chocolate (a non-crumbly one so it doesn't get on the sheets) really is heaven! xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua Italy

  12. June 27, 2015 / 6:32 pm

    This is such a lovely and thoughtful post, it seems like these types of horrid things are happening an awful lot lately so it's nice to be reminded we need to be grateful for the little things!
    Jodie xo // Jodie Loue

  13. June 27, 2015 / 8:22 pm

    Lovely post! So many things to be thankful for! I completely agree with Chris Pratt! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. June 27, 2015 / 11:25 pm

    This is a beautiful post Becky! Reading this has made me think about what i'm grateful for after being able to relate to some of the things you put, such as the love of family & friends, the excitement of Christmas, Laughter & Diet Coke!

    Courtney |

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