Mum Inspires: Of Gratitude, Gifts, + Gratitude Journal Prompts To Help You Start The Habit This Year

Acknowledging all that we have been given is a great way to keep that attitude of gratitude burning in us. After all, there are just way too many reasons to ever be so thankful. Count the members of your family, include everyone who remembered you on Christmas or New Year’s. Or you can also count everyone who cared enough to give you gifts. All these people are but just another one good reason to be grateful.

This year, I hope we all find the time to be mindful about our gratitude. May we always be grateful for even the littlest of things. Practicing gratitude daily is a great form of attracting more blessings into our life. It is yet another effective form of prayer, too. May we always find the time to practice it in our day-to-day lives.

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Thankful Thursday: Rest, Inspiration, + Summer

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I cannot believe how quickly the month of March zoomed by. I was just on a hiatus of some sort for the past weeks, following the little one’s final exams and commencement day and we are now welcoming a new month. The Holy Week was also a great time to stay away from blogging and spent some precious time with the little one and his dad. Yeah, after this break, I am knee-deep in backlogs and the items on my “things-to-do” keeps piling up. But I am not complaining, busy is good, after all. Plus, I can sleep in for as long as I can now that we do not have to beat a 7.30am school bell. It also means mum has enough time in the evening to work on pending blog posts, as well as a gazillion of other things that I love doing! Yes, exciting days up ahead, and loads of opportunity to make this summer an unforgettable one.

For Thankful Thursday, here are my list of gratefuls for the past weeks:

  • the little one’s commencement day, I cannot believe I now have a Kindergarten graduate and we’re starting grade school next school year. And, yes, the medals are just icing on the cake, although the bookworm mum was really so stoked about the Best In Reading award! :laugh: We are proud mum and dad for our little eager learner!
  • churros!
  • Gotochi and other postcards in the mail!
  • more surprises in the post
  • rest, especially when we need it the most
  • precious time with my boys! :heart:
  • the little one learning how to bike without the balancers and his dad’s patience to teach him
  • biking! It has been ages since I last rode one and I did not realize how much I missed it until I was biking again! I should really get my own bike soon!
  • unlimited free films at home
  • yummy fruits in season
  • loads of tomato sprouts in my tiny garden
  • my beautiful moss rose is finally in bloom!  :rose:
  • a new collaboration with an upcoming products for babies and kids {do stay tuned as we shall also be hosting a giveaway for them in May}
  • more opportunities for the blogs
  • loads of sunshine to air dry my mountain of laundry
  • catching up on the X-Files 10th season episodes and I cannot wait to download the rest!
  • more time for reading!

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Thankful Thursday: Catching Up On The 52-Week Gratitude Challenge

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Hello mums, it was a lovely yet hot Thursday afternoon. I was caught up with all the mid-week chores while finishing the little one’s reviewer for his Fourth Quarter Exams but I am grateful I found the time to sit still for a while and share my gratitude list with you. At the same time, I am also catching up on the 52-Week Gratitude Challenge, so I will be sharing a couple of gratefuls from their prompts in a bit.

Here are the things I am thankful for this past week:

  • Mitch Albom’s Have A Little Faith {a tear-jerker I was able to finish last week}
  • lazy weekday afternoon spent with my little one
  • spending quality time with my loves  :heart:
  • yet another surprise in the mail
  • new books
  • summer!
  • fresh produce from the grocers
  • lemons, guava, and a host of other citrus and summer fruits
  • Human Heart Nature haul
  • quiet weekend afternoon at home
  • sinigang sa bayabas  :bowl:
  • more earning opportunities for my blog
  • new work-from-home opportunity
  • the dawn of a new day
  • my generous neighbors
  • catching up with a dear friend who is miles away
  • Facebook for allowing me to keep in touch with friends abroad without having to shell out a penny!
  • the birds chirping outside and the ones who occasionally venture into our window panes
  • the beautiful blooms in the neighborhood
  • for Pinterest {I could spend an entire day browsing for birthday party ideas and gratitude quotes and beautiful calligraphy works if left to my own device}
  • for like-minded people I am fortunate to know
  • the simple pleasure of watering my plants in the morning
  • my coffee-maker

And to catch up on the 52-Week Gratitude Challenge

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