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Day 54 and 62 of 365 Days of Gratitude


Day 54 and 62 of 365 Days of Gratitude

Goodbye summer, summer time, warm witty wordsOooops! Do you ever have weeks that just slip by? That’s just happened to me and the reason I haven’t yet posted the latest days of gratitude. That’s eight days you’ll read about now.

Day 54 I am grateful for:

A flock of parrots flying overhead, because they are crazy raucous, but it’s wonderful to see so many happily flying in their flocks. They are like a colourful Spirograph moving across the cyan sky.

Day 55 I am grateful for:

It’s Friday, because it’s the start of the weekend (I need not say more).

Day 56 I am grateful for:

A day of reading in cool water in the shade, because this has been one hot, humid summer (not that I’m complaining because I love Summer).

Day 57 I am grateful for:

Music, because it changes moods, makes you reminisce, makes you sing and makes you smile.

Day 58 I am grateful for:

A morning of writing with my dog at my feet, because there’s nothing more comforting than the silent companionship of a dog.

Day 59 I am grateful for:

A cooler night’s sleep, because I have no hot flashes and the temperature has dropped. No fan, no aircon and a blissful dream-filled sleep.

Day 60 I am grateful for:

Boxing so hard my knuckles ache, because I know I’m hitting harder and getting stronger. (Yes, I even have bruises).

Day 61 I am grateful for:

Footy is back, because I’ve grown up with NRL and I think my team will win this year. Go the Roosters!

Day 62 I am grateful for:

The fresh smell of early morning, because it’s the start of a new day and some people don’t get to have a new day.

Have you been noting what you’re grateful for? Why not have a go at it? You can find one thing in a day, or one thing in a week, or one thing in a month.

You’ll find that you’ll discover more and more wonderful things that make you smile. You’ll feel happier, because the negativity is diminished  for positive thoughts. It’s not just a fun exercise to try it will truly change your life. Be grateful and enjoy your life more.

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Day 47 to 51 of 365 Days of Gratitude


Day 47 to 51 of 365 Days of Gratitude

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Hammer Fit at Wise Force Gym, Burleigh Heads. Australian Muay Thai Champion and our PT/Instructor Chelsea Hackett out front. Yep, my little head and thumbs up to the left (we were very sweaty). Photo by Chelsea Hackett.

February is almost over. Can you believe it will be March in under a fortnight? Time certainly flies so make the most of every moment. I didn’t find much gratitude on Friday (it was ‘one of those days’) but I did choose to find something, and you can too. Even a bad day has to have at least one positive. Maybe it’s a lesson learned or just a blooming flower in your garden. Find it; it’s there somewhere.

Day 47 I am grateful for:

Another early morning sunrise, because Thursday mornings I go walking with my friend Sue and it’s early enough to catch the sunrise as we round the bend at the Alley (Currumbin Beach). What a great place to start a day!

Day 48 I am grateful for:

Nothing (just kidding) – for morning bootcamp that had me aching all over, because we used lots of weights and at my age weights will build strength and help me live a longer healthier life.

Day 49 I am grateful for:

Finishing the book I’m reading while lying in a shallow pool, because I just love books and Saturday was hot. The smell of the sprinkler on the dry grass was amazing.

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Sprinkler water like diamonds in the sky.

Day 50 I am grateful for:

Registering my CIP, because now my book is registered with the National Library of Australia, it’s a real book. I’m so excited. Grateful, grateful, grateful!

Day 51 I am grateful for:

Early morning kick fit, because our trainer Chelsea Hackett is an inspiration (she won her weight division in the Australian Muay Thai championships over the weekend. Congrats Chels, you are amazing.

I’d like to mention too; the group of women who train at Hammer Fit are the most supportive, encouraging, motivated group of women I have ever trained with. No-one complains. Everyone has a dig. There’s no negativity just lots of positive vibes. We come from all walks of life and in all different shapes and sizes, but we all want the best for each other. All women need to take note; build each other up, not tear each other down. Be kind always.

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Beach Bootcamp with Hammer Fit Summer 2016.

What are you doing to keep fit?

Find a group like Hammer Fit and you’ll always want to turn up.