Weekly Reflections

 Reasons to be cheerful ...

  • chatting with friends
  • enjoying doorstep visits from family and friends
  • having a lovely Christmas, on my own but very much included in group online meets
  • receiving a thoughtful gift from Lauren and the words in the card telling me important I am in her and her sister's lives
  • enjoying Christmas chocolates!
  • reading, and loving, my book choice for this year's Jolobokaflod - Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher
  • cooking up some tasty meals to use up all the (planned) leftovers
  • enjoying some of the Christmas TV offerings 
  • rewatching Les Miserables 25th anniversary concert for the umpteenth time

I am grateful ...
  • for the thoughtfulness of friends and family
  • for the communications from the GP  surgery providing information and reassurance about the Covid vaccinations
  • online ordering and delivery of essential medications
  • crossword compilers and puzzle makers

Lifestyle Changes
  • Knee Strengthening (every day): achieved
  • Exercise: it's been a bit hit and miss .... something called Christmas got in the way!!
  • Practicing self-compassion: achieved


  1. What a wonderful list of reasons to be cheerful and grateful! Too funny about Christmas getting in the way of exercising! :D But, that's just what happened at this end, too - I didn't do my usual 15 minutes of walking, on Christmas Day!

    1. Thanks Bless, it's been a lovely week. At least I'm not alone in failing to exercise during Christmas 😂

  2. Some lovely reasons to be cheerful there, Eileen. I so enjoy reading your Sunday posts; they always cheer me up and make me feel positive. Thank you so much.

    1. Thanks Joy, and I'm glad you enjoy my Sunday posts. It definitely helps me to keep a positive outlook on life.

  3. When you set out to really notice what's good around you things start popping up all over the place don't they. Thanks for the uplifting post. Arilx

    1. You've summed it up perfectly, Aril. I've found that it gets easier as looking for the positive becomes a habit. Thank you xx

  4. Sounds quite perfect I haven't done any walking for days. I hate rain so rarely venture out when its wet. Love all the reasons you've listed to be grateful for.

    1. Thanks Chris. Any exercise I've done has been indoors - I don't like exercise enough to get wet doing it!

  5. Sounds like a lovely week -peaceful :)


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