5 Things I am Grateful For

5 Things I am Grateful For

5 Things I am Grateful for is brought to you by Nuffnang and Circa Home.

Last week I wrote my first Happy List and I loved having the opportunity to sit down and really think about the things that had made me happy.

It was such a lovely, positive thing to do and the more happy things I remembered, the happier I felt!

So I’m going to make an effort to write down a list of the things I am grateful for and happy things that have happened in my week more often. I might publish the lists here too sometimes.

Here are the 5 things I am grateful for this week:

1.  Watching my baby boy learning to crawl

He’s a bit of a late developer I think but finally, at 11 months old, Mini is on the move! He’s so pleased with himself too and it’s the cutest thing to watch him eye up his target and crawl his way to it.

I might regret celebrating this when I have to start running around after him now!

2.  Being able to work from home

I feel so lucky to be able to have a home office set up in our new house. It’s in the living room so I’m never far away from everyone else and I have a lovely view of the garden.

I’ve worked from home for many years but this is the first time I’ve had a a real home office set up.

I love sitting at my new desk, lighting a candle and writing.

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This week I’ve been burning this beautiful limited edition Honeyflower and Sandalwood candle from Circa Home. It’s a lovely blend of honeyflower, sandalwood, cucumber and vanilla and it’s so soothing.

Circa Home believe life is about the little things, sharing, loving and giving to the people you care about and I couldn’t agree more. The candle arrived with a little “Today I’m Grateful For…” notepad with room to complete one sheet a day – perfect timing for me!

This would also make a beautiful Mother’s Day gift! Circa Home are currently running a competition to win this limited edition Gratitude collection for yourself and someone you love! Check their website for more details.

I spend a lot of time on Pinterest, pinning gorgeous pics of other home offices – you can follow that board here:

3.  Getting through Chemo

Yes, I feel ill. Yes, it feels never-ending. Yes, I’d rather not be going through any of this. But I am, it’s happening and thankfully, I’m getting nearer and nearer to the end of treatment. Hooray!

I only have 7 chemo sessions left and then a month of radiotherapy and then hopefully I am DONE!

4.  My amazing Friends

My phone beeps all day long with messages and calls from my wonderful friends checking on me and I’m so grateful for that.

For those who remember my appointments, offer to come with me, call to wish me luck and afterwards to see how I feel, thank you thank you thank you. You know who you are and I love you so much.

5.  My Mum and Dad

My parents came over from the UK to look after me a couple of months ago and I’m so grateful to have them here. They’re such a brilliant support to me and my husband and the kids just love having them here.

The difference it has made to our lives is immense. We have a lovely clean house, dinners cooked, kids bathed, lifts to my appointments – the list is endless of the ways they have helped us. More than all of that is just physically having them nearby again and I never want them to leave.

What are you grateful for?

If you want to write your own Gratitude List, you can download this lovely printable for free :)

Gratitude List Free Printable - www.lovefrommim.com

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Disclosure: I was sent the lovely candle from Circa Home in exchange for my honest review.

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  1. 14th April 2016 / 2:56 pm

    I am grateful for my wonderful family, my mum, husband and sisters who don’t require an explanation as they know me so well.

    I am grateful for having 2 healthy, happy, gorgeous children who make me laugh every day.

    I am currently grateful for the NHS.

    I am grateful for my wonderful, supportive network of friends and collaborators.

    I am grateful to have a smartphone, keeping me in touch with the world.

    • 14th April 2016 / 2:58 pm

      I love love love your list x x Although I want to know more about no. 3 – I hope all is ok? x

  2. 15th April 2016 / 4:45 pm

    Hi sweetie,

    That’s a lovely list, it’s so cathartic and rewarding making them, isn’t it! I really believe it’s helped improve my mindset. (mindset autocorrected to money; now that would be one to add to my next list! 😂 if only!) xxx


    • 15th April 2016 / 5:12 pm

      Oh it is cathartic, lovely to reflect on the positive :) I want more money too! x

  3. 15th April 2016 / 5:21 pm

    I am grateful for the love and friendship in my life, my husband and our beautiful boys, my health. And right now I am really grateful for having a never ending supply of muslins to wipe the snot that is streaming from the little ones nose! And chocolate. I am always grateful for chocolate.
    It’s so lovely when parents move heaven and earth for their children, no matter how big they are :)

    • 15th April 2016 / 5:23 pm

      Love your list and I’m also very very grateful for chocolate. And muslins ha ha – we’re full of snot here too x x

  4. 15th April 2016 / 6:40 pm

    Oh what a wonderful list and brilliant news on getting nearer to the end of the chemo! And yaay for Mum and Dad coming to stay :-) #thelist

    • 15th April 2016 / 6:44 pm

      Thanks lovely! I have a LOT to be grateful for :) x x

  5. 16th April 2016 / 1:43 am

    I’ve never had a home office either and have been thinking of commandeering a corner somewhere to make my own instead of using the dining room table. Love the idea of having a candle on your desk! #thelist

    • 18th April 2016 / 3:52 pm

      Ooh if you can, do it – it’s made such a difference to me – and my poor back! x

  6. 16th April 2016 / 8:47 am

    I’m delighted you’re still finding so much to be grateful for, Mim – it’s really inspiring and a reminder for those of us who complain about mundane things to keep things in perspective. It’s also great to reaffirm that your friends are still there for you – you learn so much more about who your real friends are in times of adversity.

    • 18th April 2016 / 3:51 pm

      Thank you Tim! You are quite right – this whole process has shown me who my real friends are as well as bringing some wonderful new and inspiring people into my life :)

  7. 16th April 2016 / 5:55 pm

    That’s a lovely list – its so nice to sit down and have a think sometimes about things that really make us happy and grateful!


    • 18th April 2016 / 3:50 pm

      So true Katie – I need to do it more often! x

  8. 18th April 2016 / 6:16 am

    I love your list, your outlook, your clear desk and your view. All gorgeous, just like you. Have a great week x

    • 18th April 2016 / 3:49 pm

      Oh you are so so lovely! x

  9. 19th April 2016 / 11:07 pm

    This is such a lovely list and yay for Mini crawling! Toby was about 10 months when he started and now I can barely remember those days because he’s a fully fledged toddler! Best of luck with the remainder of your treatment, Im very much looking forward to an announcement that it’s over and you’re well!xx #TheList

    • 21st April 2016 / 2:25 pm

      Thank you lovely – oh I can’t wait for that post! x

  10. 20th April 2016 / 9:43 am

    This is lovely. So nice to have a home office. Pleased that you can see the end in sight for your treatment and are getting through it. How wonderful to have your parents there with you – sounds like it is an amazing help and support. xx #thelist

    • 21st April 2016 / 2:24 pm

      Thank you lovely – having my parents here is a dream come true :) x

  11. 21st April 2016 / 7:54 am

    Such a wonderful and happy post lovely. It’s so important to remind ourselves of the happy in our lives and be grateful isn’t it!? I love that candle, definitely need myself one of those. Sending you love and strength beautiful. Xxx

    • 21st April 2016 / 12:56 pm

      Oh thank you lovely and you’re so right! x x

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