September 21, 2021

My Journey to Grateful Thinking

By Tracey Sharp
three happy thoughts gratitude journal, showing the definition of gratitude

My journey with gratitude started when I was going through IVF treatment, it was a difficult few years but I was determined to keep my optimistic outlook on life so I searched for ways to make that happen and found grateful thinking.  Each night before I went to sleep I would sit and reflect on the hard parts of that day and then to enable myself to go to sleep happy I would think about something good - no matter how small - that had brightened my day a little.

Such a simple act but I soon started to feel the benefits and realised just how powerful that one happy thought was in helping me to switch my mindset to a better place.

Six years later and grateful thinking has become a way of life for me, it’s a massive part of who I am and I make a point of intentionally being grateful every single day - even the hard ones.

So today on World Gratitude Day I thought I would share three things I am grateful for at this moment and most importantly why:

I am grateful that my eldest daughter has settled into her new school… because watching her walk in happy has taken away all the worries about moving her to a new school!

I am grateful for my lovely customers and kindness... because yesterday I witnessed a kind gesture between two ladies who have walked in the same shoes, one of them sent a small gesture to the other and I know it helped to make her day a little better.

I am grateful that my hairdresser can fit me in this afternoon… because I'm starting to look a bit like a scarecrow and I'm looking forward to a bit of me time!

Does gratitude play a part in your life?  If not have a think about one thing right now that you are grateful for and why, write it down and before you go to sleep tonight re-read your thought and see how it makes you feel, I hope it makes you smile and helps you to go to sleep happy.

1 comment

  • Rosie on October 19, 2021

    Beautiful words Tracey 🤍

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