Reasons to be cheerful

2010 has gotten off to a really, really shitty start.  I won’t go in to details, but let’s just say my love and work life are not exactly fighting fit at the minute.  Last year I read Happiness by Richard O’Connor and one of the things he advocates to make people more appreciative of their life is to write a regular list of reasons to be thankful or cheerful.  I know that although things in my life feel dire right now, on the scale of me to a newly homeless person in Haiti, the things I have to complain about are insignificant.  So, today the things I have to be thankful for are:

  1. I am not being made redundant
  2. My grandmother’s house is still vacant, meaning I can live rent free for a few months while it is on the market
  3. My friends are amazing and always there to have a chat
  4. My ex-boyfriend’s mother is one of the kindest women I have ever met
  5. My dad is in town tomorrow
  6. The book I am reading is great
  7. My lack of appetite means I am one belt notch smaller in my jeans
  8. My cousin’s pregnancy has gone off without a hitch so far and hopefully by this time next week I’ll be an aunty
  9. I am off to Yorkshire in a few days time to drink wine, eat good food and go on healthful walks along the coast

I’m sure there are more, but those are the things I can think of off the top of my head.

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