As mentioned yesterday, my February this year has been taken over by illness. At least, that’s how it’s felt.
I got a head cold at the beginning of the month, soldiered on with it, but then it turned into a chest infection and confined me to bed for a week. Two weeks later and I’m still working through some after-effects of it. But I’ve spent the last couple of weeks feeling grateful for the small, simple things in life. Like being able to breathe through my nose, for instance.
It was one of those things that has almost ‘reset’ my gratitude. It’s so easy to get caught up in life and take all the little freedoms and comforts in life for granted. But it’s good sometimes to slow down and just appreciate the sun on your face. It’s recently been feeling like spring here in the UK, which has felt so nice after the cold winter weather. Spring is a big thing I am definitely feeling grateful for.
I’m doing my best to hang onto that feeling of gratitude. Despite the difficulties that my life keeps presenting me with, I have a lot to be thankful for – things I never thought I would have.
So consider this your reminder to be grateful for the small things in your life. No matter how bad things get, there is always something to be thankful for. I fully believe that.