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Being thankful

August 1, 2016


The good in being thankful for everything. It may seem like such a cliche and may be one of the most overused words thrown around, but I think we underestimate how much good it is to be thankful for everything.

Personally, I never used to look at things and take a step back and realise how grateful I had for everything in my life. I don’t know if that was due to the ignorance which went with my age, but over the past year or two especially, I have learnt to be thankful for even the smallest things in the world. Whether it’s being thankful for things in my own life, such as an amazing support system of family and friends, or even being thankful for the sky and nature outside; I’ve learnt that taking notice of the small things in life helps calm your mind and fill your heart with such joy and gratitude.

This blog post may be full of complete cliches, and people who probably think I am a seventeen year old girl who is ‘odd’ for going off on a tangent about how thankful I am for even the sky, but if we think about it, it really is the small things in life. Sometimes it’s good for us all as humans to take a step back, look at the bigger picture of everything and realise that life isn’t as bad as we think it is. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the negative sides of life without paying attention to the positives, but if we all were more thankful for everything that this amazing world gives us, we may find that our mind ends up loving us more for it.

I have learnt especially to be thankful for the people that surrounds me in my life. Sure, people have come and go, but I feel like being grateful for the people in my life helps make me even happier in myself. I have begun to realise that I have such amazing people all around me who deserve to be reminded. Occasionally, I feel the need to pick up my phone, go through my contacts and text my best friends to remind them how thankful I am for even them existing. Seen as at one point in my life I had no friends whatsoever and was totally alone, it’s such a foreign concept to me that I am surrounded by so many amazing friends who genuinely care about me as much as I care about them. I guess that’s why I love making new friends so much. There are so many amazing people in this world who you end up being so thankful for- and at one time, they were total strangers to you. If you take anything away from this blog post, I would want it to be that you hug the people who mean the most to you in this world, and remind them that they’re just that. Not enough people realise what they have- especially until it’s gone.

It’s such a weird concept that everything you have could be gone tomorrow. At the end of the day, we never know what tomorrow might bring, or even next week for that matter. I believe that’s why it is extra important that we realise what we have in the present time. The people who left your life, should not be dwelled on. Sure, you can look at the happy memories, or maybe even rekindle lost relationships. But live for now, look at what you have now, and realise that life can bless is with some of the most inspirational people that we simply couldn’t imagine our life without. Wether that’s friends, family or even your partner; life really is amazing.

I know and understand that a lot of people who read my blog may be going through a hard time at the moment. Whether that’s battling your own mind, going through a relationship break up, or loosing someone you love. If anything, I hope this post helps calm your mind and give you a different perspective of this world. Take it from myself, looking at what you have around you and being so utterly thankful for it that it makes you cry with such gratitude is one of the best and liberating feelings. I have realised that it is so important for my mind to look at the now, and have such love and compassion for the people and things around me that mean the most to me. After all, life really can bless you with some of the most amazing people you would never have imagined would ever enter your life.

Feel free to drop a comment below and let me know what or who you’re thankful for! Take a step back today and remind the people you love the most that you really are thankful for them, or take pictures of the things that make you the happiest such as nature, the sky or the moon. It really will help free and calm your hectic mind.

Need advice on anything? Whether it’s needing some motivation, relationship advice, or just advice in general; feel free to inbox me on Tumblr! I am so excited to start dedicating one day a week on my blog to start responding to your questions on needing advice- and spread a bit of love and positivity! (Please note: You will remain completely anonymous).

Love and happiness always,

xo, Becca

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  1. Such a lovely and thought provoking post. I did a guest post on this recently which will be live soon. I totally agree with you and it’s good that we can step back and look at what we are grateful for. Personally I am thankful for all my supporting family and friends, as without them my anxiety would get the better of me. They are my strength and confidence at times.

    Thanks for sharing
    Steph xx

    Steph’s World | Lifestyle Blog | http://www.stephsworld.com

  2. I completely agree with you! It’s so easy to just lose ourselves in the hustle and bustle of life but it’s always so nice to just look back and reflect on all the amazing things in our lives. Great post! Xx

  3. I adore this post! It’s so important to step back and realise what we have opposed to what we don’t have. So many people focus on the negatives when really, they don’t appreciate the positive surroundings they have in their lives x

  4. Becca! I’m 26 and honestly it took till I was well clear of uni to go through that stage of taking a step back, looking at what you have, being grateful – I’m still learning to do it better every day… so it’s awesome to read you’re already finding your way out of the bubble and sharing your inspiration with others. Keep going! x

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