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10 reason to be thankful today ðŸ™ŒðŸž

As I sit and watch the sun make its way down after a long day I can’t help but think to myself, I take so much for granted in this world, Maybe my unwillingness to see the good in life is why I’m so deeply unsatisfied?

My first week steeping outside amongst nature was successful, enjoyable and beneficial. One week down only four more to go, I’m intrigued to see how much I gain from the full Complete month of embracing the world around me. As I continue to think I start to realise just how blessed I truly am, I mean right now I have the beauty of being able to see all that is around me, I’m able to take in all the smells that are around, touch the earth with my feet and hands but most importantly I’m able to express myself through voice about my experience. It was in that moment I really felt I needed to express gratitude for all that I had been given from the universe 🙏🏞


Here are 10 reason to be thankful today !

You woke up this morning ðŸŒĪ

  • With all that goes on in our daily lives we fill our head up with all that needs to be done by a certain time or date. What appointments we have coming up tomorrow or what places we have to be, who we need to see and how much time we have left for all that needs to be done but Do you ever just take the moment to sit and think just how lucky we are to even be able to get through another day the requires so much energy? Or how lucky we are to have been able to sleep safe in our beds at night? I know myself I just don’t see how lucky I truly am, we are all prone to forget about gratitude when we have so much daily stress that fills our minds.
  • You have access to clean water ðŸ’Ķ
  • This is something I know that I take for granted way to often. The ability to bathe and drink clean fresh water, I’ve seen many adds on the tv that show me stories of people who are struggling for necessities like this and my heart aches for them. I feel horrible and I want to help but I never express gratitude that I have the ability to access clean water so easily. I take it for granted like it is a given right to everyone and although it should be unfortunately this isn’t always the case.

    You have eaten today 🍌🍟🍝

    Another one I take for granted is the quick and easy access i have to get food. People all over the world are starving right now and yet I have the ability to go get food at any given time. It makes me extremely unhappy to know how easy it is for me yet for others they may not know when there next meal is here, yet again I’ve never expressed my thankfulness for how lucky I am. I only see the negative when in reality I have it pretty amazing. Take the time right now to thank God, the universe for all that you have for someone right now wishes they had what you have.

    You have access to electricity ðŸ’Ą

    Having the ability to write this post and connect with those around the world is a wonderful experience that I know I am grateful for but often I seem to forget how lucky I am to be able to access to these things everyday. I have the ability to see in my home at night, keep it warm and to cook all due to electricity. It makes life that much easier yet I’ve never thanked anyone, I’ve seen it as a given right and well it’s not! Even with the stress of the bill every month I’m grateful for all the benefits I’ve been given because of electricity without it my life could be so much harder than it has to be.

    Laughing and chatting ðŸĪŠ

    This one is tough for me because with the constant struggles of CPTSD and depression i’m normally one to run from emotion but on the rare occasion that I wake up in a good mood I embrace it and I’m happy, I’m laughing but mostly I’m ready to connect with the world. The past is forgotten and I’m ready to move forward, The days where I am motivated to get my shit done. I never stop and think wow thank you universe, thank you for allowing me to know what happiness is what joy feels like the way laughter can make you feel. I’m quick to point out all the bad but I never focus on the good that surrounds me. So I take this time now to say thank you for allowing me to feel the good with the bad.

    The ability to learn ðŸĪ“ 📚

    If you have the ability to learn a new skill, language, solution to a problem or as simple as learning a new word then you should be grateful. The ability to retain new information is not something that everybody has the ability to do I know that I take it for granted myself! The ability to have such freedom in my educational experience is not a given, it’s a blessing. Although all children should have access to the same educational experience I have. The truth is far from it, if you have access to an education be great full for the blessing you have been granted. Without an education I could not read your post or Vice versa. So thank you universe for the ability to gain, retain and recite knowledge.

    To be able to watch the sunset🌅

    The ability to watch the beautiful sunset regardless of where I am or what I am doing, I’m great full I have the ability to see the beauty the world offers us. I’m great full I’m blessed with the gift of sight to be able to look into loved ones eyes, to be able to make a connection through sight is a gift from the heavens. I’m grateful I have been given the gift of sight (even if it means I must wear my glasses) 😂 I’m great full the world can experience all the blessing that come with the sunshine like that blossom of a flower.

    Tomorrow is a new day 🙏🏞

    If I miss an opportunity I know there are more out there that are for me. Tomorrow is a new day full of opportunities regardless of the mistakes I made before. It is never to late to start over again! I’m great full for the endless possibilities the world has to offer not just me but all those around. It’s a blessing that we have the ability to change and create what we want in life through the opportunities the universe gives us, we fight for or go in search for. The world is our playground and we should be thankful we get to experience all that it has to offer through it endless possibilities. Thank you heavens for giving us the next day to start fresh.

    Your past and the resilience is gave you 💊🏞

    Without the past you would not be who you are today. I hate my past my childhood was a nightmare but without it I would not be as strong and resilient as I am. So in hindsight I am grateful for all things that have happened for without failure you ca not Learn. Failure is your greatest friend for it teaches you about yourself. I’m grateful the path it has lead me on because insight of all the bad I have had a lot of good. I don’t express enough how grateful I am for all the good I gained from life even through the pain I am truly tankful. I am still here! My strength is only growing everyday and so is yours be thankful for what the past has taught you for without that mistake Or experience you may have never known.

    The air you breathe ðŸŒģ🍃

    As I sit and watch the sun I can’t help but focus on my breathe and how relaxed I feel. I’m thankful I have the ability to breathe on my own, I have two lungs with full capability of working on their own. This is another thing I take for granted and often forget our grateful I am to be able to have fresh air and a good set of healthy lungs to function so I am able to live everyday without the stress and struggle of breathing. It’s unfortunate because again not everyone has the ability to do so, so if you can please take this moment and be thankful because one day it ma change. We may loose access to fresh air due to climate change or from the destruction caused by deforestation.


    When we truly take a look around we can see many things we have to be grateful for although I don’t express it enough I am truly great full for all I have been given in life. I am going to make gratitude apart of my daily routine in week two of four of the world outside naming 10 new things daily I’m great full for to remind myself how lucky I am. I don’t know if this is the answer to solve my problems but I’m on my way to find out.

    Thank you if you took the time to read what I’ve posted it means a lot to me. Seeing you guys like and interact with my words brightens my day and keeps me posting so while I’m expressing my gratitude I want to say a huge

    THANK YOU 🙏🏞

    for now Jade x

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    My week amongst nature, 3 reason why you should get outside.

    How often do we just sit and embrace the true beauty the world has to offer us? I know before this week is was hardly ever!

    Before I embarked on this journey I was reluctant and hesitant because well as if just going outside and sitting under the sun could do anything for me, Like really? I understood that trees create oxygen but other than that I didn’t really see the benefit except for a solid tan with a dose of vitamin D.

    As the week progressed I started to realise just how much taking in the sun rays and watching the leaves Brussel through the afternoon wind had an impact on my day to day life. Now, You may be think “one week and you feel a change yeah sure” but just give it a go yourself and see how much your life improves over the week.

    Below are just three reason why should start heading out the door under the sun, beneath the trees embracing the wind on your skin.

    It reduces stress 🙌🏞

    Throughout the week I had noticed a slight change in my reaction to everyday occurrences. Normally it doesn’t take much to get me flying of the handle but I was generally less stressed. It’s hard to explain the way nature kind of sucked my stress straight out of me leaving me with a positive peaceful experience, Five minutes in and I forgot all my problems and truly embraced the beauty of the world we live in.

    It was like magic

    a peaceful and blissful moment that you don’t get everyday during our hustle and bustle of the constant rush of society. I mean think about it yourself how many times do you actually go outside in a week?

    Increases energy 💊🏞

    The beginning of the week finding motivation well it was like try to find a needle in a hay stack and then to get up to go outside or even bring myself to complete the hour outside I won’t lie it wasn’t easy but what was, was finding excuses I’m lazy and not afraid but I still pushed trough. By the third day I didn’t even have to think about it I was actually planning what I was going to do during that hour. My daily routine because easier, less exhausting instead of at the end of the day feeling like I could completely crash out from exhaustion I felt relaxed, calmed and not in

    ah finally I have my feet up kind of way but a peaceful serenity.

    Increases mood 😃

    With the help of nature Decreasing stress it’s only natural that my mood would improve. I was amazed how much nature actually did and could effect my mood to determine how happy I felt throughout my day regardless of any situation that was thrown at me I generally felt I could handle it I’m okay. I’m not a nature influencer normally but after the week I had I see why so many people love the outdoors.

    The feeling is not describable because I’m sure many people felt different but I know that it was all positive. It’s a feeling of enjoyment, peace wholeness.

    Clarity 🙌🏞

    I noticed while spending my hour outside embracing the sun, wind and trees surrounding me that my mind was in a clear state. Almost in like a meditation state, This clarity I felt helped me daily to achieve my set task. With this clarity I didn’t have any nonsense clogging up my mind so is easy to make decisions And normally my middle name is indecisiveness 😂

    I can’t express how much nature truely benefited me this week, well not just me but Bella my pup. I will continue to keep my hour outdoors as the sunset so I can embrace the beauty we have been gifted with.

    Have you discovered any changes in yourself with regular outdoor trips? let me know in the comments below

    Again a massive thank you to those that take the time out of their day to read my words may god bless you 🙌🏞

    Don’t forget to leave a like if you enjoyed the read 🙂

    For now Jade x