The other day when I was in the dry cleaners, absolutely not dropping in a Burberry mac I got for a bargain price on eBay because I absolutely do not need another coat (*whistles innocently), I read a thought for the day on the counter that made me stop and think.
I'd had a trying week. The usual neighbour dramas, unhappy tenants, general shit piling on top of me and apart from the Burberry coat (because I really needed another coat), I was feeling a little bit down in the dumps. Until I read the following:
If you're feeling down about everything in your life and can't see the positives, just imagine how you'd feel if everything in your life was taken away. All of it. Then imagine how you'd feel if you got the whole lot back.
And that told me.
Because really, apart from a neighbour with issues, who is really not my problem, I should really be bloomin' thankful for everything in my life.
At the end of last year, I made the decision to change my life quite a bit. And that decision has opened up some amazing doors that I never expected to open.
At the end of last year, I decided to write and see what happened. That is exactly what I am doing.
At the end of last year, I decided that I would say yes to things I might have otherwise said no to and see what happened. That is exactly what I am doing.
And at the end of last year, I made a promise to myself that 2014 would be different. And that, it certainly is.
So you see, on this Thankful Friday, I guess I am thankful for that Burberry coat that took me to that dry cleaners where I read that thought for the day that kicked me into check in the 2nd week of January and reminded me of what it's all about.
I am thankful to the amazing people who are making this amazing year possible.
And I am thankful to Deafinitely Girly. As she's the reason I'm sat here right now.
Have a fab weekend peeps.