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Feeling Grateful

I often feel grateful, because let’s face it, there’s no reason I shouldn’t – but for some reason I often keep these thoughts to myself and voice the negative, ungrateful opinions instead. It’s something I really want to work on as saying negative things won’t do me or anyone else around me any good. So to start focusing on the good stuff I want to write about what I’ve been feeling grateful for over the past week!

mummylanailllana

I’m grateful for having a healthy child. The fact that my poor girl has had a fever and been unwell for the past fews days just makes me even more thankful as it highlights that my baby has been lucky enough to never have been seriously ill. (I’m also so proud that she’s already such a responsible and caring mum to her wee ones :))

conference

Yesterday I attended a conference about digital solutions in tourism with my boss, and as always these events just give you that extra spark and many new ideas to take back to work. I’m so grateful that my boss (that I also now call a friend) is so open to new ideas, appreciates my opinions and is so incredibly flexible. The fact that she has two young boys makes her even more understanding about my situation. We’ve actually just had an expert come and rebrand the business, which has been an exciting process as well! That lovely fruit platter photo is from the conference – so much better than cakes and other unhealthy snacks!

autumn hearts

I’m not very good at keeping in touch with my friends, especially the ones who don’t live here in Edinburgh, but having spoken to a few of my oldest and best friends this week I really feel grateful to once again notice that nothing has changed and that they will be there even though we don’t speak every week (or even month!)

lanasrum

We’re making progress with the flat and I think that both the living room and Lana’s room are starting to look more or less finished – which means I can finally do a blog post about it!

newhaven

Last week it suddenly hit me that I’ve been running without music ever since my iPod broke long before Lana was born (!) – and everybody knows that it’s no fun to run without music! So now I’m trialling iTunes music on my phone for free for 3 months and I can tell you running feels so much easier now! I also love running by the sea, and being near water always makes me feel happy and grateful.

cold

Last night I went for a run in the evening and the frost almost made it look like there was snow on the ground. Don’t know if it was the endorphins or what but it made me feel grateful too and made me look forward to our trip to Finland on the 27th of December even more!

Last but not least, I’m grateful for that it’s the weekend and we can spend time together as a family. I also look forward to checking out this new food & crafts market at the Biscuit Factory tomorrow, and perhaps doing some Christmassy things! Next week I’ll tell you more about a competition where you can win unique pieces of jewellery, so stay tuned!

Have a great weekend and think positive thoughts 😉

x Nina x

Nina Äikäs

I’m a Swedish-speaking Finn who left Finland for the lovely and thrilling London town in 2011, but after meeting an equally lovely and thrilling Scotsman I somehow now find myself in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. In February 2015 our gorgeous little girl arrived and made us a happy family of three. Follow my blog and get to know us!

  • Annika B

    Ja du har verkligen tusen saker att vara tacksam för! Jätte bra att ibland elaborera över sådant man är tacksam för, speciellt om man inte medvetet gör det varje dag. Jag har i jätte många år redan, och det skryter jag med, nästan varje dag medvetet tänkt på något jag är så tacksam över. Jag tycker jag är så tacksam att jag t.o.m skryter om det i min jobbansökan, för det är något som faktiskt beskriver mig. Det gör ju mig faktiskt till en ganska positiv människa. Jag träffar så ofta människor som inte verkar tacksamma, som inte automatiskt säger tack eller som ser det negativa i det positiva. Hur finns det så många sådana!!!! Härligt att ni kommer till Finland!

    November 25, 2016 at 7:17 pm Reply

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