As I sit here, in this quiet and warm house, rain pouring outside on this June day. I’m struck with an overwhelming sense of gratitude.
It’s so easy to think about the negative things in our lives. To worry about countless things that probably are not worth worrying about.
We become so preoccupied with going through the motions, with always trying to keep up with the Jones’, and to constantly compare your life to another. You compare yourself to the people you perceive as more successful, more attractive, richer, the list goes on.
But in the stillness of a rainy Saturday lunch time I find myself feeling peaceful. Looking outside my window, I am so grateful that I have shelter from the cold and wet. That I have food in my kitchen and that I have clean water running from my taps at the twist of a handle.
I’m grateful for my comfy sofa, that absolutely wasn’t expensive nor brand new. I bought it second hand and paid £30 for it. And yet that sofa has brought me so much comfort since I’ve had it. It’s the place that guests can sit on with a warm cup of tea whilst we have a good old chinwag, it’s the place Mike and I can sit and cuddle whilst watching a film. It’s the place I can curl up with a good book, and of course the place I can sit and binge watch OITNB.
I’m grateful for the reassuring chugging sound of my fridge, that I am safe in the knowledge that it’s keeping my food cold and ready for me to eat without any worry that it might spoil or that it might be empty. I don’t spend a lot on food. We aren’t the kind of household who will spend a crazy amount each week only to throw half of the things we buy in the bin. We buy food that we like, food that will nourish us, warm us on a cold day or cool us on a hot one. (I’m looking at you, icecream.)
I’m grateful for our shower and bath. The place I have instant warm water to wash with. The bath that I can lay in after a long day and soak the stress away. The shower that can help me get ready for the day ahead. The shower gel, shampoo, conditioner and bubble bath that smell delicious and clean me.
I’m grateful for the blinds at our windows that let us shut the outside world out and the lights that brighten our home when we need them.
I’m grateful for every single thing in my home. And it’s so easy to take it all for granted. To want to upgrade and update everything all the time. But let’s all just take a moment to think about how lucky we are, because we definitely don’t do that enough.
That’s all for today friends.
Until next time.