A to Z Gratitude Challenge

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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50 things that make me happy

After seeing this challenge over at “hello bexa,” in this post of the same title, I thought I would give this challenge a go. 🙂 But it’s not one I have managed to complete as it airs, so his may be a post I may come back to and edit in my own time, when I can think of more.

1. My Spider Plant and Parlour Palm plant.
2. Miley, my cat, who I miss, since her passing.
3. Family
4. Friends
5. New notebook
6. My present job
7. Tea and biscuits.
8. Watching dvd’s at home.
9. Having ‘me time.’
10. A walk in nature.
11. The beach, watching the sea.
12. Quiet time.
13. Being silly and laughing with family and friends.
14. Watching films.
15. Laughing at comedies.
16. Flavoured teas.
17. My home.
18. Music.
19. Dancing.
20. Holidays, or day trips.
21. Ice cream.
22. Fleecy blanket.
23. Tai Chi
24. Pilates.
25. Zumba.
26. Knowing I have done something well.
27. To be wanted.
28. My yellow fake flowers.
29. Sunshine.
30. Seeing daffodils and snowdrops first bloom.
31. My bed.
32. Making other people.
33. Buying the odd magazine.
34. Colouring.
35. Blogging.
36. If I could afford to buy my own home, then this would make me happy.
37. My cherished memories.
38. A few necklaces I own.
39. Discovering Sharpie pens.
40. The things I have achieved.
41. My freedom.
42. Strawberry, or banana milkshake.
43. Milk with chocolate biscuits, or cookies.
44. Scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream.
45. Reading a book or magazine.
46. Lavender.
47. Scented candles.
48. Books.
49. Traveling.
50.

 

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This OR That tag

Over at “Mental Health @ Home,” Ashley was tagged in “This OR That tag.” After Ashley joined in and shared her post, she chose to invite anyone who would like to play along. So I chose to play along with this, as it looked fun.

Words, this or that tag on an image that shows hot air balloons over the mountains

Rules:

  • Thank & tag the person that has tagged you (Which I have done.)
  • Attach the tag photo (Done.)
  • Answers the ‘This or THAT questions (Done. See below.)
  • Tag a 10-20 friends. (See below, at the end of the post.)

So here it goes with mine.

  • Dog or Cat?
    • Cat.
  • Netflix or YouTube?
    • YouTube a little bit. I am not a regular.
  • Phone Call or Text?
    • Text.
  • Toast or Eggs?
    • Poached eggs, on toast. I know. But I had to have both. 🙂
  • Cardio or Weights?
    • Walking in the fresh air.
  • Facebook or Twitter?
    • Neither.
  • Ice Cream Cone or Snow Cone?
    • Ice cream.
  • Mobile Games or Console Games?
    • Neither.
  • While walking: Music or Podcasts?
    • Neither.
  • iOS or Android?
    • Android.
  • Cake or Pie?
    • I can’t choose. It depends on the weather and my mood for what I might choose, as well as the temptation looking at what is in front of me.
  • Swimming or Sunbathing?
    • A paddle is the closest and sitting on the beach to enjoy looking out at the sea, but not to sunbathe.
  • Big Party or Small Gathering?
    • Small gathering, or just ‘me time.’
  • New Clothes or New Phone?
    • New clothes.
  • Rich Friend or Loyal Friend?
    • Loyal friend.
  • Football or Basketball?
    • Basketball.
  • Nice Car or Nice Home Interior?
    • Nice home.
  • What’s worse: Laundry or Dishes?
    • If I am answering it on the line of when leaving it to mount up, then dishes.
  • Jogging or Hiking?
    • Just walking.
  • Bath or Shower?
    • Bath at the moment for me, as this is all I have, where I live. I like my showers though mainly if I had a choice and just a soak in the bath now and again.
  • Sneakers or Sandals?
    • Trainers.
  • Glasses or Contacts?
    • Glasses.
  • Hamburger or Taco?
    • Veggie burger.
  • Couch or Recliner?
    • Couch all to myself.
  • Online Shopping or Shopping in a Store?
    • Store.
  • Receive: Email or Letter?
    • Email. But it is nice to receive a hand written letter now and again.
  • Passenger or Driver?
    • Passenger.
  • Tablet or Computer?
    • Laptop, or desktop computer.
  • Most important in a partner: Intelligent or Funny?
    • A gentlemen, who can have a laugh. But I shall never have a partner, as I will always live a single life.
  • Car or Truck?
    • Car
  • Blue or Red?
    • Blue.
  • Money or Free Time?
    • Free time.
  • Amusement Park or Day at the Beach?
    • Beach.
  • At a movie: Candy or Popcorn?
    • Neither.
  • Pen or Pencil?
    • Pen.
  • Toilet paper: Over or Under?
    • Over.
  • Cups in the cupboard: Right Side Up or Up Side Down?
    • Up side down.
  • Pancake or Waffle?
    • Pancakes.
  • Coke or Pepsi?
    • I don’t have it often, but when I do, Pepsi. But I prefer it to be sugar-free. I will sometimes go for the caffeine free option too.
  • Coffee Cup or Thermos?
    • Neither.
  • Blinds or Curtain?
    • Curtains. If I had blinds, I would still have curtains, as it makes it feel cosy.
  • Train or Plane?
    • Train.
  • Phone or Tablet?
    • Phone.
  • Iced Coffee or Hot Coffee?
    • Hot coffee.
  • Meat or Vegetables?
    • Vegetables.
  • International Vacation or a New TV?
    • A holiday.
  • Save or Spend?
    • Save. But I like to spend a bit as well.
  • Honesty or Other’s Feelings?
    • This depends on situation and person.
  • Coffee or Tea?
    • Tea mainly.
  • TV or Book?
    • Book.
  • Movie at Home or Movie at the Theatre?
    • Movie at home.
  • Ocean or Mountains?
    • Ocean.
  • Horror Movie or Comedy Movie?
    • Comedy.
  • City or Countryside?
    • Countryside was appealing for many years and still is. But prefer to live in a town now.
  • Winter or Summer?
    • Summer.
  • Mac or PC?
    • Mac.
  • Console Gaming or PC Gaming?
    • PC odd occasions.
  • Soup or Sandwich?
    • I like both.
  • Card Game or Board Game?
    • Card game is the last thing I have played and meaning to do again. Just playing by myself, playing Patience.
  • Camping or Binge Watching Shows at Home?
    • Watching movies preferably at home.
  • Working Alone or Working in a Team?
    • I like working alone.
  • Dine In or Delivery?
    • Eat at home, but not using delivery. I will sort out my own instead. I like to dine out sometimes, as well.
  • Sweater or Hoodie?
    • Cardigan.
  • Motorcycle or Bicycle?
    • Bicycle.
  • Book or eBook?
    • Book.
  • When sleeping: Fan or No Fan?
    • Fan when it’s really hot summer’s.
  • TV Shows or Movies?
    • Movies.

 

So I have done mine and now it is time to tag. I tag anyone, who would like to join in.

I have been tagged

I have been tagged and there are two tags for me, which I have written both of them into this one post. I was tagged by Tina, from ‘Invisible Illness,’ for both challenges. Thank you Tina. See Tina’s post for these challenges.

Here I go with the first one, which is an A to Z challenge, which has not been made clear exactly as you play this. I googled it, but there are many different A to Z challenges, so I will try to base it on myself.

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A – absorbed
B – busy
C – caring
D – delicate
E – eager
F – faithful
G – good
H – healthy
I – independent
J – joking
K – kind
L – lonesome
M – mate
N – nervy
O – observing
P – passionate
Q – quiet
R – realistic
S – sensitive
T – trust
U – unique
V – I can’t think of one
W – watchful
X – can’t think of one
Y – youthful
Z – zippy

The other challenge is 2016/2017 TAG, created by David.

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1. Describe your 2016 in 3 words
Hard
Positives
Sad

2. Write the name of 2 people who have characterized your 2016.
It’s not one I like to narrow down, as there have been many. So I cannot answer this one.

3. Write the most beautiful place you’ve visited in 2016 and why you liked it so much.
Kew Gardens. I loved everything about this place and found it relaxing. A place I will definitely re-visit.

4. Write the most delicious food you’ve tasted in 2016.
This yummy pie.

5. Write the event which has marked you more of this in 2016?
The positive effects from my mental health course I started on and which I am not far off from finishing. I have received ‘High Merit,’so far, for my lessons done.

6. Write the finest purchase you’ve made in this 2016, and if you want to link a photo.
Nothing to share on this one.

7. Write 3 good intentions for this 2017.
To finish off my course mentioned in previous question.
To take driving lessons.
To enjoy my new experiences, hopefully, through one of my volunteer roles.

8. Write 1 place you want to visit in 2017.
I would have liked to have visited Brighton again, for 5 days, but I shall have to give it a miss, if I plan to learn to drive this year. But, I do have two weekend holidays booked. I will mention more about them, in separate posts of their own.

9. Write 1 plate/food you want to eat in 2017.
There is nothing that comes to mind, than to just make my pizza again, for a second time.

Rules:
1. Mention Creator of 2016/2017 tag
2. Use the image in the article
3. Mention blogger(s) who have chosen you
4. Answer the questions
5. Tag 9 other bloggers & let them know

I tag…

If you are reading this post, then I tag you for both of these challenges. I do hope you will join in, as it is fun. If you do, then do link back to this post, so I can come and visit your blog post and read yours.

If you don’t have a blog, then please feel free to leave yours in the comments.

 

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Kindness

Kindness to me is:

  • Remembering the very basics our parents taught us, which is thank you and please. It does not cost anything to remember these simple manners.
  • Holding the door for someone
  • Giving up that disabled seat for who it is meant for; the elderly and disabled, or anyone who is struggling to stand on a crowded bus
  • Seeing a person for who they are, beyond their physical appearance, or disability
  • Seeing every person for who they are, we are all individuals
  • Giving kindness
  • When you are struggling but someone gives you a reason to carry on
  • A simple hello to someone you pass, or a short conversation at the bus stop
  • Being able to give kindness when you are struggling yourself