Things I am thankful for in life

So, I know that 1. I am a day late to Thanksgiving and 2. I am not American, but I thought that it is still a good time to reflect and give thanks and appreciate everything that I am thankful for.

First off, the one thing that I am most thankful is my amazing family. I have always had such a tight knit family, and a close relationship with everyone is very important to me. This week especially, family has been very important as unfortunately we lost my Grandpa on Monday.

I have never lost someone who was extremely close to me so it is something I have never gone through before and it has been very difficult over the last few days, and at a time like this family is more important than ever. But aside from that, my family are the most important people in my life and I wouldn’t be where I am or who I am without them, soppy right!

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Christmas 2016
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Grandpa and I back in August on my Dad’s birthday 

Secondly, I am thankful for my dogs, or any dog for that matter. I absolutely adore my dogs and they brighten my mornings as soon as they greet me when I enter the kitchen every morning. I have two boxers, Bailey and Daisy, and they are the cutest little things in the whole world.

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My beautiful Bailey (right) and Daisy (left)

I am one of those people who completely freak out whenever I see a dog walking down the street or in the back of a car, wherever it may be, I always overreact.

Another thing I am thankful for is books and reading. Reading is one of my favourite hobbies and I love to read in my free time. I am so opened minded when it comes to reading and I will literally read anything. One of my all time favourite books is The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, it is such a beautiful and magical book. I think at the moment I have more books on my bookshelf that I am yet to read compared to what I’ve already read; buying books just makes me happy.

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I read this book back in 2014 and it is such a beautiful book, so magical.

 

One thing I am thankful for especially during the winter months is lighting a fire. There is just something so calming about lighting a fire when it’s cold outside and curling up with a hot chocolate and a book in front of the fire. I find it so satisfying too building up the fire and lighting it then watching the flames get bigger and brighter.

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I love our fireplace, especially at Christmas time, it makes everything feel so festive.

I am thankful for so many other things but the last one I want to talk about is, laughter. I know this is a really corny one, but laughter is just so infectious and it is impossible to go a day without at least a little laughter. Sometimes when I’m having a down day, just hearing someone else laughing can put a smile on my face, and when you met someone with an awesome laugh it just makes everything else even funnier.

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Celebrating my sisters 18th birthday last year, there was a lot of laughter that night

It is so important to reflect on the things you are thankful for as it helps to put things back into perspective; and when you feel like the world is against you it can give you the power to carry on and focus on all the good things in the world.

 


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