Thankful Thursday #14

Gratitude is officially good for your mental health. (Harvard says so, so it must be true.) As a self-care practice, it’s great to record things you’re grateful for – big and small. So here’s Thankful Thursday – my list of things I’m grateful for this week.


This week I’m thankful because:

  • Susan and Kevin are still in Strictly and I love them. Their joy is contagious.

  • Our family had our first actually enjoyable bonfire night (if you missed my blog it, you can read it here: Fireworks… without the ‘fireworks’.
  • I’m still feeling the love for autumn. (Sausage hotpot in the slow cooker for the win.)
  • Pete wrote an excellent measured-and-polite-but-assertive ‘enough of your nonsense’ email to our social worker expressing our disappointment and frustration that various things that are supposed to have been done are still not in place. I married him for many excellent reasons, not least his culinary talents, but my word that man writes excellent emails and this makes me happy.
  • I’m looking forward to the Adoption UK conference and meeting lots of my Twitter-friends this weekend. (I’ll be wearing this – if you spot me please say hello!)


What are you thankful for this week? Are you a fellow fan of all things autumnal? Let me know in the comments – it’s good for you! 😉 



  1. Amber
    9 November 2017 / 12:16 pm

    I am thankful for *you*. 🙂

  2. Amber
    9 November 2017 / 12:21 pm

    * the smell of wood smoke
    * gorgeous sunsets on the drive home
    * the prospect of Christmas
    * my hot water bottle
    * puppies in the family
    * time spent with friends I’ve known for 20 years
    * starry skies on clear, cold nights
    * my bed.

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