There are times when my mind focuses way too much on the crappy stuff (like a nasty fight we are having with Hubby's family), or I worry too much about my Mum or Popette who is having a rough time at school.
One of Popette's best friends was pulled out of school this year to be home-schooled, so poor Popette is finding it hard to fit in in the playground. She's such a sweet girl, but is a little shy, so isn't great at forming new friendships. It upsets me so much when I find out that someone has been mean to her.
When I am stressed or worrying too much, it makes me forget all the good things we have done. Like catching up with friends for a picnic and play at a park, spending a day at home watching the girls play, or our weekend at the beach.
One of my good friends offered us her apartment at Coogee, so we could have a beach getaway! It was wonderful, and something we all needed!
|Having fun at the beach|
I have also had a couple of outings (without kids), a dinner with the Playgroup Mums & Dads, and then lunch with two girlfriends at Coogee last Saturday which is something I have needed, and very grateful for.
While I don't practice gratitude everyday, I know when I do it helps.
What are you grateful for?
Do you find time to practice gratitude?