'Focusing on what's good in our lives and being thankful for the things we have. Gratitude is pausing to notice and appreciate the things that we often take for granted.

'Is gratitude a term that is overused but under appreciated?

On reflection, I think it could well be.

Over the weekend I had several reminders of the need to appreciate what is indeed good in my life and how fortunate we are living in UK (despite the many things that we may think could be better at the moment.

(This is not a political post, so I really don't want to get involved in a political dialogue)

Our health

  • The 24 hour support provided by the NHS
  • A friends family member receiving emergency support after experiencing severe pain and lack of mobility
  • The minor injuries clinic that addressed my 'wound' caused by careless work in the kitchen
  • Starting off the weekend with friends doing a regular HIIT session followed up a coffee and catch up afterwards

Our community

  • From being surrounded with like minded people that share the same values
  • Having the opportunity discuss ideas and thoughts freely
  • To live in a country where we are safe to take our kids out to enjoy being outside and doing what they enjoyI

It is easy to get caught up with life and the day to day responsibilities we all have.

Stopping and taking some time to reflect, can be a great way to realise what we have.


Reflecting on my observations above, they tie in nicely to previous posts.

The benefits of journaling

If you've read my blogs or posts, I encourage people to regularly journal. Whilst it's a really positive way to check in with your thoughts and maintaining a good perspective on what's going on around you. Sometimes our every day lives give us the opportunity to stop and realise the things we can be grateful for.

5 Pillars of Wellbeing

Although, being physically active is one of the pillars - being fit, healthy and injury free are elements to this. Following my minor injury, I'll just have to change the exercise to keep the bandage from getting wet.