On my list I wrote a few things like 'I am grateful for my eyes/ the smell of my perfume/ galaxy chocolate/ the glee version of Friday...' but then I started to think a bit more seriously, and not-so-seriously, and realised how much I had to be thankful for in my life. I'm not a pessimistic person or even a self-indulgent person (well, I hope I'm not!) but I realised that I do take an awful lot of my life and blessings for granted and this little simple exercise started a snowball effect inside me which made me stop and think about different things that I'm grateful for and really how I am so lucky and privileged.
It seems to becoming increasingly common that the norm is to complain. I see enough of it on my Facebook wall to just give an estimate statistic that about 80% of people's statuses are about complaints, moans and general sadness. Being sad just makes other people sad. I think everyone should do this little experiment and think properly about all the things in their lives they are grateful for.
From that one simple lesson I have learned that there are so many things to be grateful for in our lives. I have to admit I do whinge a fair bit, but this is a characteristic of mine that I want to change. I want to be a grateful person and appreciate every little drop of life. Starting from now.
Oh, and if you haven't heard the glee version of Friday...here it is: