As it’s Christmas Eve I thought I’d make a list of a few things that I am grateful for this year.

I have a job. Albeit a weekend job, I have a job none the less. My biggest worry after leaving university was how was I supposed to buy Christmas presents for people with no money. Fortunately I got a job and although it’s not what I want to spend the rest of my life doing, I am grateful to be employed and earning money.

My family is healthy and well. There are so many people living with an ill family member and I’m lucky enough that, this year, my family is healthy and there hasn’t been any family members in hospital for serious illness.

I am happy, to an extent. Through all the bad times in previous years I was determined to make 2016 a happy year. And whilst there has been some things that have made a dent to my happiness, overall I’m happy and looking forward to living my life next year.

I have been truly blessed in the friendship department.I may not have many, but the few I do have mean the absolute world to me. I don’t think I would have been able to survive this past year without my friends to make me laugh and smile. The only difficult thing is making time to see them as they’re literally scattered across the country. Next year I’m going to try to meet up with my friends as much as I possibly can.

Briefly mentioned in Blogmas Day 22, I only have one grandparent left. My Nanna (mum’s mum) who at almost 92 is still going strong. She takes the occasional bump but her stubbornness to get back to normal as quickly as possibly is admirable. I am grateful for every year she is in my life.

This is so millennial but I am grateful for the Internet and all it has given me. It gave me a place to express myself in my teen years, it allowed me to speak to new people all across the world and it has allowed me to maintain long distance friendships so easily. Also it’s given me a platform to voice my mind and it’s a platform I want to keep on using.

I am so grateful that I am able to live back at my family home whilst I try and find my feet in the world (no matter how much I want to move out). I know that no matter how old I get and how far I travel away from home, I always have a place in my family home so to have that constant safety net is something I am so grateful for.

Whilst on the topic of the family home, I am grateful that I have access to food whenever I want. I know there’s a fridge full of food, tins of biscuits, boxes with crisps and a whole freezer in the garage full of food and ice cream. I’m grateful that when I go food shopping with my mum I can put things in the trolley and my mum won’t question it.

If I want clean water all I have to do is turn the tap. Not that I drink a lot of water but I know that when I want it, it’s literally on tap. I turn on the shower and clean hot water is there. Water is definitely something I take for granted.

There is a list as long as my arm of things to be grateful for but I just thought I’d pick out a few otherwise this post would end up being posted next blogmas. What things are you grateful for? Let me know in the comments. Make sure to take just a couple of minutes each day to remind yourself of what you have to be grateful for.

Hope you all have a great Christmas Eve evening!!


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