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Life is made up of constant struggles but only if we allow it. Most of the time, these struggles {internal or otherwise} is often created by our own doing and I guess, more often than not, we cannot help it. As humans, genes and heredity, as well as history and experiences, influence the way we see ourselves and life, in general. We seem to have a knack at re-visiting our past, which created these struggles in the first place.  Oftentimes, we revel at reliving them and wallowing in them. Sometimes, we even crave to remember and relish them. The key to end these struggles is to actually keep a grateful and loving heart. When we make peace with our past and keep an attitude of gratitude, these struggles end and we will finally find peace.

Of course, it might be difficult to keep a grateful heart when everything seems not to be going our way, this is why we need to constantly practice it, one day at a time, one thing to be grateful for at a time. And when the going gets tougher, this is when we should be more grateful and thankful.

This week I am thankful for:

  • my new specs as they allow me to see everything around me clearer and crispier. Putting them on for the first time felt like seeing the world in an entirely different light. Everything seems to be so clear all of a sudden. It has been awhile since I last went for an eye checkup and I am glad that I finally did!  :chic:
  • Ed Sheeran’s new songs
  • precious time with my boys  :heart:
  • joining the Mindful Mom Re-Treat {which I will share here soon}
  • surprises in the mail
  • my new set of Washi Tapes!  :-D
  • catching Deepak Chopra on Facebook Live
  • news about the new 21-Day Oprah and Deepak Meditation coming in April
  • fond and beautiful memories of my Mama and Papa  :heart:
  • watching Collateral Beauty
  • my BeautyMNL haul {it was my second order from this site and am lovin’ it! Will share about it here next!}
  • Spotify Premium
  • personalized gifts from pr friends
  • more opportunities for the blogs

This year, I will try to write Thankful Thursday entries regularly. I have been posting those lovely gratitude quotes on Instagram, but I do not post them here on the blog all the time, so I am changing that this year and I am aiming to share them here, too, and include my gratitude lists for each week. You may check my previous entries on my Instagram Page {you can also use the hashtag #ThankfulThursday to check out entries from other sharers, too!}. While you’re at it, you might as well check altiverb out!

So, here’s to being more grateful and thankful this year. You may start by writing down one thing that you are grateful for each day and before you know it, you have developed the habit! Let’s join hands in filling this world with love and gratitude, as we need these now more than ever, and we can do so by changing our attitude, one person at a time.

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is a 30-something work-at-home mum who blogs in between home chores + child-minding. i love coffee, books + reading, collecting lovely postcards, + spending loads of time outdoors with my little man.