Gratitude List (January 1, 2022) #TToT

And here I am with another post. I am determined to start the year off on a positive note even though I’m in a pretty foul mood right now. For this reason, I’m doing a gratitude post. As usual, I’m joining Ten Things of Thankful. Here goes.

1. I am grateful for Psalms 100. This is a psalm of gratitude which was the focus of study in the first day of the YouVersion New Year’s Bible reading plan I started today. It inspired me to do a gratitude list today.

2. I am grateful I could see the fireworks last night. I only saw brief flashes of light, no colors. Officially, real fireworks were banned this year due to COVID-related restrictions, but no-one apparently cared.

3. I am grateful I slept relatively well last night despite the fireworks. I went to bed at 10PM yesterday evening, woke up at midnight and went back to sleep at around 1AM. I got up at 8AM to start the writing ritual I mentioned earlier this afternoon.

4. I am grateful the festivities are over with for a while now. I don’t like the lack of structure. I am also grateful that, this year, it wasn’t too bad, as both Christmas and New Year’s are on weekends.

5. I am grateful we had French fries for dinner yesterday as a New Year’s Eve treat.

6. I am grateful I don’t have any symptoms suggestive of COVID as of yet, after one of my staff tested positive earlier in the week. I decided not to get a lateral flow test yesterday after all.

7. I am grateful the dietitian said I already eat pretty healthily. At least that’s what my assigned staff told me when she’d E-mailed her my current list of things I eat. There are some things I’m not likely willing to change, like my crunchy muesli for breakfast, but some things I definitely am open to suggestions and alternatives about.

8. I am grateful I was able to take a few walks again today. They were short walks, but at least I was able to get outside.

9. I am grateful for all the great blogs I’ve been reading today. I do feel a little disappointed that my posts are getting fewer comments lately than they used to get, but this may be a phase. I do still find joy in writing my blog posts.

10. I am grateful for a ton of blogging-related inspiration. Seriously, how will I find the time to type up all the posts for which I have ideas floating around in my head? I’m so glad though that my creativity is flowing. It isn’t coming out in my polymer clay as much, but it is showing up in the form of writing.

These are seriously all gratefuls from the last 24 hours, with the exception of the French fries, as it’s now 6:30PM and we eat dinner at 5PM. I feel a lot better having jotted down these things I’m thankful for.

What are you grateful for?

36 thoughts on “Gratitude List (January 1, 2022) #TToT

  1. Gratitude is a gift which keeps giving isn’t it?
    I am endlessly grateful to be able to look outside, to go outside, despite it being too hot for me for a lot of the day.
    And grateful for the birds who visit us each and every day…

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  2. What a great list!
    Sorry I have been away from blogging and reading blogs for a few weeks and it is good to be back.
    I was hearing fireworks in our neighborhood last night too, but most of them ended early in the evening because it was so cold here.
    That is great that you have some blogging inspiration going on.
    Wishing you a very happy new year!

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  3. A grateful heart is so positive! I was happy to read your list. Uplifting. I also use YouVersion Bible, just not as often as I used to. I need to get back on track. Just like you, I have tons of ideas floating around in my head. I need to write them down! Happy New Year!

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    1. Happy New Year to you too. I don’t use YouVersion as often as I should, but since I don’t have access to a physical Bible due to being blind, I really would like to use the app more. Thank you so much for stopping by. Good luck with all the writing ideas floating around.


  4. Acting the way you want to feel does help, because motivation follows action. Thus starting a gratitude list when you are in a foul mood is a good choice…

    Really liked Mimi’s comment, about the momentum inherent in writing in a bloghop…
    and, I will stand on my record for asserting the right to write when in a less than good mood. Heck, imo, some of my best wordage is the result of letting the energy within come out and take form in letters and words and such.
    This particular bloghop is so accommodating to those of us for whom written expression is very much a part of everyday life and such.
    Have an excellent Year ahead,

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  5. Hi Astrid – great to see you over at my blog – thanks for the visit … we’e so lucky to be alive and able to do and have so much … I just love life and being with it … I’m grateful for so much – all the best to you for 2022 – cheers Hilary

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  6. Journaling a daily list of our blessings is such a beautiful way to start the day and especially the new year. I think it serves as a wonderful reminder of all the good that is in our lives. Take care my friend, Suzanne

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    1. Thank you for encouraging me. When I started this blog, I did gratitude posts on a weekly basis, but gradually I began skipping weeks. I really would like to practice writing down my gratefuls more often.


  7. Astrid, what a great gratitude list to start the New Year. I’m a bit behind with mine and have yet to write my ten things of thankful for this weekend. Too busy living through the things I’m thankful for. It fascinates me that your grateful for blogging inspiration. Wonderful

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  8. Writing down your thankfuls is a great new year’s resolution, and I’m glad you choose to do link them up with the TToT! I hope you have a wonderful new year and continue to get in those walks and keep up the healthy diet (even with french fries!)

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  9. Loving your gratitude list!
    I’ve been going through a phase too at present where I’m getting less comments on my posts, its a little disheartening, but I keep going, and hoping things will start to pick up.
    I also join new challenges so that new bloggers will get to see my posts and blog. XX

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