29 Days Of Gratitude – Day 15

Reminder to all of us <3

Reminder to all of us!

My challenge got a bit paused for some time, but I’m back. And today was a great day to do a little come back.

I was definitely reminded about how amazing my life is and how blessed I am to have the people in it that I do. We all need those moments, to realize, just to realize how good it is. To start again from tiny things of positivity and gratitude.

I was back at work for the first day after being at home feeling miserable and confused after my epilepsy seizure. And the feeling, with nerves and worry how they would welcome me back, which obviously was a bit foolish because… I felt so loved and welcome. I really needed that reminder of how amazing my colleagues are. Thank you!

And how great feeling it was to be back at work, doing what I do and really enjoying it. Maybe we all need a moment at times in our lives where we are ripped from what we love, to realize how important it really is to us. That of course can mean so many different things, but in my case I needed this full stop and rest to realize how much I really love what I do. My wrist my hurt more than all together in the past two weeks but I’ll take that with a tired smile.

What made me super happy today or any day is/was to be able to help someone in someway, just say a nice word or share their joy, sorrow, whatever, or just be polite, something we somehow these days forget too often. Just be polite and say thank you.

I had these amazing moments of random acts of kindness today, by people I just met or some of my dearest friends, new and old. And the way I was in front of those moments and people, made me seriously understand how goddamn lucky I am. I am definitely not alone, I have such a huge safety net of people in my life to catch me if I fall. I’ve had so many years of my life that I truly believed that I was completely alone and that no one really cared about me at all. How wrong was I! And how happy I am to be wrong like that!

Now I am tired, so tired from just being back at my normal life, but I’m tired with a lucky and blessed and self loving smile on my face, because of the people around me and the simple fact that I decided to start believing in good and seeing good in every little moment.

Less is more and love makes everything better ❤ PMA!

29 Days Of Gratitude – Day 1

by Anni Vaara

by Anni Vaara

I thought of doing some kind of small challenge for myself, and somehow in the midst of feeling really down and sad and just challenged in a negative way lately, I decided that a Gratitude Challenge would be the best right now. So here we go, 28 days of gratitude. Every day of February, I’ll write something that I am grateful from that day. Let’s see if I can turn my blues back to all the light and positivity.

Day 1

Today definitely started with all that “Monday Moodiness”… I was grumpy and tired and didn’t understand why I am so aggressive and insecure. I almost fell asleep standing in my bus, talk about all over tiredness.

Most of the day was just not agreeing with me, I struggled hard with all that I did. I even thought that my best friend was mad at me, which she wasn’t, I was just in my funk and thought that everything was about me or my fault.

In my aggressive mood, I went to try to handle some work stuff with a mood, obviously it didn’t go as planned and I felt even more in a funk. But then after trying quite a few times, I decided to try one more time and boom, universe woke me up from my misery. I was encountered by a gentle and positive spirit and got my struggle turned into a positive surprise. First thing of proper gratitude today.

Then after I got dipped back in my funk for a bit, a friend and me were talking and in the end I felt so much better, so boom, second huge moment of gratitude.

And just now, while doing some abs after super long time off from all that kind of stuff, I felt stronger again. I did some last night and now again, and felt that I can do a bit more and that it doesn’t feel that bad. That maybe I’m slowly coming back.

Three good, small but big things of feeling really grateful.

Good start!