Thursday, 24 April 2014

List #17: The things I am grateful for

1. If my uber-single, I-don't-need-a-man-or-woman-in-my-life-to-be-happy former self could hear this, they would cringe, but the thing I am most grateful for is The Boy.  We never fail to have fun together, even if all we're doing is the weekly shop.  He calms me when I'm manic and anxious, he makes me snort with laughter, he challenges me and pushes me to be the best I can be.  Because of him, anything seems possible.  I really do count my lucky stars every single morning when I wake up next to him.

2. To my old boss, for fighting to get me the job I now have and love.

3. My lovely house.

4. School holidays.

5. Being close to my family (emotionally if not geographically).

6. My excellent body image, which has been a hard won battle.

7. My mother, for instilling in me a love of books.

8. To whoever invented the following: Earl Grey tea, Aspall cider, honey & pistachio halva, pizza.

9. Having a stable income which affords me the important things in life (see #8).

10. The good health of those close to me.


  1. Haha I am also grateful to the inventor of pizza! Also chips. And Ferrero Rocher chocolates...

    1. There was a really funny column in The Guardian last week about Tim Dowling going to an event at the American ambassador's house and being greeted by platters of Ferrero Rochers. It made me very happy to think that the advert was true.

  2. I love this list. I want to work on some of this to be grateful for as well x