30 Days of Gratitude: Day 13

I missed a day…again! This is yesterday’s gratitude:

Today, I am grateful for good company.

I had the delightful privilege of having lunch with my Super Speechie Bestie. We got dumplings and sat out in the sunshine, and everything was brilliant.

I decided it was about time I made a Save the Date event on Facebook for my upcoming 21st. As I sat there typing the details in, my thoughts and anxieties began to spiral out of control. On the brink of an attack, I turned to my friend – “I can’t do this. No one’s gonna come.” She looked at me with a you’re-a-nutjob face. She basically said that I was being stupid and the all the important people would be there. The ones who don’t respond are irrelevant.

To my Super Speechie Bestie, I can’t thank you enough for keeping me grounded, and not letting my anxiety get the better of me. You saved me from bursting into tears in the middle of uni.

Today, I am grateful for good company.


30 Days of Gratitude: Day 12

Today, I am grateful for where I live.

During clinic this afternoon, my friends and I were having a conversation about current issues in the world. It’s a scary place right now, what with all the violence going on. One of my friends said something that really resonated with me. “We should all be grateful that we were born in and live in a peaceful place.” I cannot agree more. Not everyone has that privilege.

I’m thankful that I can walk the streets without fearing for my life. I’m thankful for the freedom I have to practise whatever religion I want. I am thankful that my family is safe. I am thankful for a roof over my head.

I am also thankful for that friend who reminded me of how lucky we all are.

Today, I am grateful for where I live.

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 11

Today, I am grateful for mochas.

I had two mochas in the space of 3 hours. It was one of those days. I didn’t get much sleep last night because of back pain, so I got to uni this morning completely exhausted. I needed a mocha to get me through my first lecture, and then needed another to get me through the next 4 hours of class. Ugh.

Now, I didn’t start with the coffee-drinking til a couple of months ago. And even then, it’s only a mocha. It’s not really coffee, right? I like to think that I’m not sucked in…yet. Check back with me next year, and maybe by that time I’ve upgraded to a cappuccino. Who knows?

Today, I am grateful for mochas. 

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 10

Today, I am grateful for a good day.

It was potentially one of the best days I’ve had this year.

It all started when I was waiting at the bus stop this morning. I saw a fellow speechie friend drive past. We waved to each other, and I thought he’d just keep driving. But being the nice guy he is, he turned around and came back to pick me up. Thanks to him, I got to uni earlier than I expected. Also, I was in such a good mood that I was actually ridiculously productive. I managed to work on an assignment for a good 2 hours, and then I worked on session plans for Thursday’s clinic, as well as preparing for tutoring in the afternoon.

I also managed to have lunch with two lovely ladies, and I really enjoyed their company.

Tutoring also went very well. My 9 y.o. student revealed to me that he is, in fact, Batman. I feel like I’m building really good rapport with him because we have so much in common. We both love spaghetti bolognese, superheroes and broccoli. He’s such a sweet kid. 

My Year 7 student cancelled today’s session, which meant I finished work an hour earlier and managed to get home before it was dark. I’m a bit bummed that she cancelled because I worked hard to plan the session today – but it’s all good. It means I’ve already planned next week’s session with her 🙂

I got home to find out that, after a long, tedious search, my brother finally found someone to take him for placement this semester. 

All in all, it was a good day. I’m so grateful, because it was exactly what I needed this week.

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 9

Today, I am grateful for hot showers.

If there’s one thing I love more than sleeping, it’s taking a shower. My shower is my sanctuary. It’s where I perform to a stadium of thousands. It’s where I have some of my most sincere worship sessions. It’s where I win many imaginary arguments. It’s where I think of amazingly witty comebacks I could’ve used 3 hours ago.

There’s nothing better than coming home from a long day and taking a nice, hot shower. I can feel the stress and worries washing away. And I always come out feeling relaxed and prepared to tackle whatever’s outside that bathroom door.

Today, I am grateful for hot showers.

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 8

Today, I am grateful for quality time.

Life has been fairly hectic recently.

I try to keep Sundays as free as possible, but because I have an assignment due tomorrow, I was pretty certain that I’d have to rush home after church today to finish it. Despite the stress weighing on my mind, I still managed to catch up with a friend over lunch, go shopping with Mum, and hang out with Dad for a bit before sitting down to do the assignment. I really enjoyed the time spent with these 3 people. Oh, and I finished my assignment too. It was a good day.

Today, I am grateful for quality time.

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 7

Today, I am grateful for my dad.

He drove me into the city this morning because I was running horrendously late for a movie with a friend. Thanks Daddy!

Of course, I’m grateful for other things he has done for me over the years, but Father’s Day is coming up so I’m saving those for that post, hehe. Nonetheless, I love you Dad 🙂

Today, I am grateful for my dad.