Not sweating the small stuff


I have been holed up in Intensive Care this week as tradegy has struck one of Mr M’s beloved family members. It has been a long and tiring week and will continue to be so for awhile to come but as we wait and hope and pray, I have been learning some powerful lessons in gratitude. It’s not until you’re thrust in to a situation like this that advice or quotes seem to resonate with you more than ever before and a sense of gratitude seems to sit with you no matter where you go – that you’re here, not on life support. That Mr M is here, and not on life support. Here is what else I’m grateful for.

  • The fact that I can run, skip and walk with two legs that work.
  • That I can breathe big full breathes of air, by myself.
  • That I can tell Mr Mr every night how lucky we are to have found one another.
  • That I can hug my family, kiss my neice, talk to my mum when I need too.
  • That I can choose to go outside and sit in the warmth of the sun.
  • That I can drive my car and listen to music really loud and sing at the top of my voice
  • That I can pick up the phone and call my friends & remind them how much I love them.

But most of all….

That I’m alive.

Tell me, what are you grateful for?


  1. Anne Reply

    We don’t realise how good everything is until tragedy strikes! Hope all will be ok:)

  2. Eve.H Reply

    I´m also grateful for being alive and having people who love me… My thoughts go out to you and Mr M xoxo Eve.h

  3. O Reply

    Hope things will get better soon! I have been in this situation too with a family member and as hard as it is, you appreciate more what and who you have around you! best wishes xxp

  4. eprilis Reply

    I’m grateful for life itself,and for the people God has given me to share it with.


  5. Shia Reply

    Happy Friday!!

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    Have a great weekend!!

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  6. Julie Khuu Reply

    Such a beautiful sentiment…I’m grateful for the opportunity to be inspired by friends old and new…all found through blogging! Here’s wishing your loved ones a speedy recovery…

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such thoughtful comments, hope you’ll be back to see my latest designs!

    Peace. Love. LOL!


  7. hope in high heels Reply

    Lovely Anna – my heart goes out to you and Mr M. I’m most grateful that the people I love are all still here, spread across the world maybe but only a skype call away xx

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