Thursday, March 4, 2010


There have been times in my life where I have kept a gratitude journal. You just record 5 things each day that you are thankful for. I haven't done this for ages but my dear friend Natalie has reminded me of this in her recent blog post and so I thought I would take up the challenge and do my own Thanks x 20 list of the things I am thankful for.

  1. I am thankful that I've had my husband home for a few days...

  2. ...and that now he is at work doing something he loves

  3. For Ethan (my 5yo) changing his behaviour at school after some correction from the teacher and Julian and I.

  4. For Ethan's school and teacher.

  5. For Levi (17 months) who is just so cute.

  6. That my family is healthy.

  7. That we have a little home to call our own

  8. That I just found 20 minutes for some quiet time with God.

  9. That my sister visited last week.

  10. That I have 'work' one day a week with an organisation that I believe in...

  11. and that Julian can look after Levi whilst I do that work.

  12. That I can have fun, meet people and earn money whilst doing a craft that I love.

  13. That I can be home with my boys.

  14. No matter how far spread across the country and the world my family is, we all love each other.

  15. For the trials we've had that have taught us much.

  16. For friendships God has given me here in Cairns.

  17. For my Dad and the reconnection we have had via phone calls recently

  18. ThatI can look forward to the fact that Julian and I are going out to dinner sometime soon.

  19. For this yummy pizza slice from bakers delight that I am eating for lunch!!

  20. For my friend Natalie who inspires me with her faith in so many ways!

  21. And just had to add one more - I am thankful to have over 20 things to be thankful for!

Go and give it a go, you'll remind yourself how blessed you are!

Love, Claire xo


Natalie Robyn said...

oh Claire, you make me smile! Thank you :)

Christine H said...

Well, I'm thankful that I came across your blog! Just reading your list really blessed me and made me stop and count all my blessings too. Thanks for sharing your journey.