Weekly Reflections

 Reasons to be cheerful ...

  • enjoying a home baked Afternoon Tea and watching Christmas films
  • there were no problems with my car so it passed the MOT at the first attempt
  • receiving a Christmas card from an old school friend who I'd lost touch with many years ago
  • seeing the Christmas lights
  • chatting with friends
  • hearing the news that my sister and her husband completed their house move and are now settling into their new home
  • noticing signs of growth in the garden ... some of the bulbs are peeping through rather earlier than expected but exciting nonetheless
  • a doorstep visit from Julie, Lauren and Baby P to drop off my Christmas present. P was awake and smiling ... she's gorgeous!

I am grateful ...
  • for the home-garage-home service provided by T at no extra cost to me
  • that all my family and friends have reached the end of this dreadful year in good health
  • for the signs that life goes on ... new growth in the garden, house moves, the seasonal weather, and the comfort to be found in our traditions and celebrations

Lifestyle Changes
  • Knee Strengthening (every day): achieved
  • Exercise: achieved 
  • Practicing self-compassion: achieved. I started off attempting to list three things I'd done well at the end of every day but changed to doing it straight after breakfast the following day. I don't find this easy so it takes rather more effort and inward looking than I want to do at the end of the day when I'm wanting to slow down and prepare for sleep. 


  1. I like your lists of things to be cheerful about and grateful for. You are doing very well with the life style changes, too. :)

    1. Thanks Bless. I'm finding it easier to focus on the changes I want to make, which I suppose is one of the benefits of the pandemic. With life being so restricted I don't have as many things happening to distract me from working towards my goals.

  2. Reconnecting with an old school friend sounds like a treat. As does home-baked afternoon tea with Christmas movies. Seasonal fun!

    1. It was so good to hear from her. She's living in Australia now so it's highly unlikely we will get to meet face to face but contact has been made and we'll take it from here.

      Seasonal fun is the order of the day until January 6th 🎄🎄🎅🏻⛄❄️

  3. What a great list! I love all the reasons to be cheerful! Must be good to have the MOT out of the way.

    1. I wasn't expecting any problems with the car but it is a relief to have the MOT done and out of the way for another year.


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