So near the end of the post, “Life is a rollercoaster” I talked about the “A to Z gratitude challenge” I came across in a book, in case you liked a go. The rules for this challenge, was to, as said from the book, on page 71 of “Courage, 50 Mindfulness and Relaxation Exercises to Improve Your Confidence,” by Dr. Arlene K. Unger:
“Write the alphabet on a sheet of paper. For each letter, challenge yourself to come up with something to be grateful for. (When you get to X and Z, just find something that contains those letters rather than words that start with them.)”
I mentioned that when I had done mine, I would share it in a separate post. So here it is.
A – Animals. As long as it is the furry, or feathered kind.
B – Books. There is always something nice to read, or learn from a book.
C – Cats. For the love received from cats once owned.
D – DVD’S. Action, or comedy.
E – Early mornings. I’m enjoying getting up an hour early, than normal.
F – Fruit. It makes me feel good.
G – Gratitude. For practising it more.
H – Hamster. For a little thing, it gave me lots of love, when I had one.
I – Ice cream. Whether it be a bowl of vanilla, or a Ben and Jerry’s. Naughty, but nice.
J – Jelly. Strawberry jelly, with vanilla ice cream and relive a childhood favourite.
K – For the kindness I have received.
L – Lavender. A relaxing fragrance.
M – Music, to reflect my mood; whether to relax, or dance.
N – Nature. Nothing beats getting out and taking a walk, whether the park, visiting a pond, the beach, smelling that flower, or watching wildlife. I just love it.
O – Oranges. I know I said fruit, but there is something about oranges that can perk me up, or just be refreshing.
P – Perfume. I find some perfumes can be relaxing. It’s lovely to find an alternative that can.
Q – Quiet. I like my quiet times, as they help me recharge.
R – Roof. For a roof, over my head.
S – Sanctuary. My home is my sanctuary, just to be me in how I choose. To take my hearing aids out, if I want to.
T – Tea. Nothing beats a mug of tea, throughout the day.
U – Unique. For being me.
V – Vets. For the support in the final days of Miley, my beautiful cat.
W – WordPress. My blog and the lovely community I have discovered here.
X – I can’t think of one.
Y – Yellow. A cheerful colour, that always feels like sunshine, no matter what the weather.
Z – Zzz. Sleep, as it helps me, mentally.
Have you been having a go with this challenge?
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