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Hooray!  Thank you Mummypinkwellies for prompting Katyboo1 to start a meme.  Katyboo has started a thankful meme.  I love a thankful meme.

Just thinking about things to be thankful for raises my spirits and writing them down seems to double the effect and once I get going I just seem to find more and more things, so I’ll just start and see what happens.

  1. I am thankful for milk.  Or more especially milk mixed with espresso coffee into a delicious latte – mmmm.
  2. I am thankful for water.  Free, easily accessible, cool, hot, preferably not just warm, particularly for allowing me to enjoy a latte with no deleterious effects.
  3. I am thankful for the blue sky today.  And the sun glinting through the acer at the bottom of our garden showing off the beautiful reds, yellows, greens and oranges of the autumn leaves.
  4. I am thankful for Tweetdeck.  And it’s cheery little beeps and the fact that I get to play at being Lieutenant Uhura – earpiece or not.
  5. I am thankful for Total Greek Yoghurt.  The full-fat, totally yummy sort that makes my lunchtime bowl of mixed fruit feel like sheer indulgence.
  6. I am grateful for my Smart phone.  Which recently reached it’s first birthday – how did I manage without it?
  7. I am thankful for my work.  Which reminds me each day how kind, caring, concerned, helpful and giving people really are when you properly get to know them.
  8. I am thankful that I finally got around to taking my own medicine. For a few weeks now I’ve had a clicky back – right in the lumbar region, it’s been clicking and cracking, stiff and uncomfortable. Water has helped, it’s true, but last night I was so fed up with it that I made myself up some remedies and jolly well took them. Hooray, this morning it is SO much better!
  9. I am thankful for my children.  Always.  Even though my daughter only left me five grapes to go in my lunchtime fruit today, I am thankful that she has chosen to live at home with us for a while and shares her fun and her frustrations with us.  And I’m thankful that my son does the same, albeit from Edinburgh.
  10. I am thankful for my husband.  Always.  For loving me as I am, warts and all.
I could go on and maybe I will, alone, in my own bubble of warm, pink, happy thankfulness.

Go on!  Have a go and post your link in the comments box below ….


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  In my opinion, should is a word that could usefully be removed from the English language.  Why?  I hear you ask.  Well, to me should is one of those guilt words that implies that I have either done something wrong or not done something right.  (Should know better, should have got that finished by now …)  It implies judgement … in the negative.  The should word is simply not helpful.

Louise Hay has a should exercise in her book “You Can Heal your Life” that I have found really helpful for myself and for passing on to others.  Here’s what to do.

Get a blank sheet of paper and at the top write “I should …” then underneath that write as many ways to finish that sentence as come into your mind.

When you have finished, read the first item to yourself starting “I should” and then what you have written.  Then, very gently, just say to yourself “why should I?” and see what happens.  Then go on to the next item on your list and repeat until you have covered your whole list.

When you have completed that part of the exercise, put the “I should” list to one side and take a fresh piece of paper.  At the top write “If I really wanted to I could …” and then finish that sentence as many times as feels right for you.

And then, if you really wanted to … you could just burn the “I should” list …

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