Things to be thankful for…

“The secret of happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles”

This morning I’m counting my Blessings. Such a simple thing to do, and it always makes me feel richer. I like to count them off on my fingers – a tangible act, and a way of really anchoring their truth in my life. Blessings to me are always the simple things in life, and often the things we take for granted.  Even on the worst of days we can find something to be grateful for.  Counting blessings gets my attention OFF the things I don’t want, and back on the things I do. It’s an instant mood lifter that keeps things in perspective for me. It never takes much to find something that’s a blessing.

Today I am grateful for:

1. The sound of rain on the roof as I go to sleep, and rain as I wake up.

2. The warmth of the fire, and the sweet smell of woodsmoke in the cold winter air. (I’m also grateful for my husband, who chops the wood and loads the wheelbarrow, and stokes the fire for me!)

3. Chai tea, enough for two, sipped from big bowls, with just a dusting of cinnamon.

4. My Meyer Lemon tree, and its abundance of luscious fruit. And the fresh Lemon Curd I can spread on my morning toast!

5. The Byron Bay Farmers’ Markets, and the dedication of our local growers to grow or make the best seasonal fresh produce.

6. My Kindle, and being able to snuggle under the doona while it’s raining outside, sipping chai and reading books.

7. My dogs, Charlie and Bert, for their love and companionship.

8. Writing. It is my greatest love, and the thing that wakes me up in the middle of the night, brimful of ideas. I am also grateful for my Sisters, who keep me loved up, supported and connected in this often lonely game.

9. Black Tourmaline  which grounds and nurtures, and feels wonderful to have tucked up within my aura.

10. Trees. My little farmhouse is cradled by hundred year old trees who whisper their secrets, one to another, and add an incredible energy to this place and to me.

How about you? What do you have to be thankful for today? Go on – count them off on your fingers! Wishing you many Blessings, Nicole xx

13 thoughts on “Things to be thankful for…

  1. What a beautiful post, and you have so many blessings, as we all do when we take the time to focus in on them. No matter how my day has been, I always give thanks to God during my evening prayers for all my blessings.

  2. Do u know What Nic!! My list is endless🌈… I keep thinking of more & more to be grateful for.. Thanks for uplifting me with your post… It’s so rainy here in Tintenbar my creek is flooded Again!!!
    I forget to be gr8ful.. after a few days or wks of rain often makes me feel caged up & gloomy.. But not today.. luv u Nicxxxx❤❤❤❤❤❤

  3. Love it, Nicole! I have been doing this for years….started with my keeping a Gratitude Journal and writing down 5 things each night before going to sleep that I was grateful for that day. Nice thing about doing this each day (morning, evening or all day long,doesn’t matter), is that it is always different and always full of wonderful new surprises. I no longer keep a journal, but DO say thank you each morning as soon as I open my eyes (or even a little bit before), many times during the day, and then for sure before falling asleep each night. Makes me truly realize how blessed I am! You have been one of the things I’ve been thankful for since I “met” you!
    much love light and JOY

  4. I really enjoyed reading this blog…. its so easy to get swept up with negative emotions when times are tough or just harde, and we forget to appreciate so many things, small or large. I have so much to be thankful for. You are truly an inspiration. Thank you

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