Gratitude Challenge – My Significant Other.

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Dear future husband,

How’s it going?

How are you? I really hope that you are well. In 2017 I decided to start this gratitude challenge. I started it in order to start appreciating the things and people that I have in my life.

For the past couple of years I have thought that married life would be better than single life. Is it? However growing up I always thought I would never get married. How did you manage to talk me around to the idea of getting married? I must have thought you were Not. That. Bad. 😉

Am I easy to live with? I bet I’m a nightmare awesome to live with! I bet I complain to you about leaving your dirty washing around right? And about how you always leave opened wrappers on the dining room table? Not to mention the pots, one by one stacked up in the sink. Why do you leave them there? Because why wash them straight away when you have more in the cupboard…? *Facepalm*

But I bet I secretly like cleaning up after you.

I can imagine that you NEVER have any sense of urgency. And that I can’t count on two hands how many times we will have nearly missed a bus or train through your bad time management. I bet it drives me insane! Some would call it uptight, yet I can imagine that you would call it cute. You will always find a positive!

I’m glad you’re the relaxed one of the two of us.

Do I cook for you? I really that hope I do! I really love cooking. I can imagine that I used to cook just see your face light up at a home cooked meal. I always thought that you ate out at restaurants too much anyway.

You are always so thankful.

I will always love it when you cook for me. You will always tell me that you can’t cook and that’s it’s nothing special, but to me it is. I will appreciate the effort.

Do we visit the river? I can imagine the summer nights when we will walk along the river hand in hand looking at the glistening water. And in the Autumn and Spring, it will be become a little colder and you will hand me your jacket. A true gentleman. And when it comes to the time for you to drive me home, I will prey that we hit every red light just so I could spend a little more time with you. Cheesy I know, but I always wanted to live inside a movie. 

When I think of you. I don’t think of you as my husband. I think of you as my best friend, my companion. I think of you as the person that will always be there for me. I think of you as the person that I can turn to, the person I can tell my deepest darkest secrets to. The person I can yell at and come 4am you will hold me as I tell you that I’m sorry for yelling at you. Then I would tell you that I can act a little crazy sometimes. And you will tell me that it’s okay. Yet, I will insist that it’s not.

We will always agree to disagree. 

I think of you as a person I can support, help, encourage and love. I think of you as a person that I will be there for when things are hard and when things are good. I want to be be the person that is there for you when you need me, just as you are always here for me.

I will tell you that I love you, and you will always say “I love you more” You will make me feel loved and wanted. You will tell me that there is no obstacle that we cannot overcome. And when I start doubting, you will tell me over and over ways in which we can make our future happen.

Your passion and determination is what I find most attractive.

*** I’m writing this letter as a reminder to both of us. A reminder to you if you even for one second forget just how much I love you. And as a reminder to myself if I ever forget just how grateful I am to have someone like you in my life.

Forever yours,

Your future wife.

 

The Gratitude Challenge.

This year I will be taking part in the 52 week gratitude challenge. I will be uploading posts for this challenge every Tuesday at 12pm.

Why I am Taking Part?

I think it’s very easy to not look and appreciate the things that are around us. I decided to take part in this challenge to force myself to really look and appreciate the things that I often take for granted.

It’s too easy to get caught up in the stress and demands of day to day life. And quite often, it’s easy to look at our lives in a very negative way. There are often some very good and positive things in our lives that we often overlook.

I plan for this challenge to change the way that I look at things. I want to become a more positive and optimistic person.

I hope that you will enjoy reading these posts.

Next weeks post is about someone special.

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P.S. If you are taking part in any challenges, I would love to give them a read. Please feel free to post the links below. 🙂 ❤

The Best Piece of Advice I’ve been given. 

 As you grow up you are often given lots of different advice by lots of different people. Whether its from your family, school, University or friends, advice inpacts you and helps you grow. 

Today I want to talk about some of the best advice I have been given when I was growing up. 

“Do your best.”

I was lucky growing up. My parents supported everything that I wanted to do. They let me try different things. They helped me experience new activities which allowed me to find out quite early the things that I really enjoyed doing. 

Of course not everyone is good at everything and I remember my mom saying all the time. “Hannah, just do your best” It was really helpful. There was no pressure. 

“Keep Going.”

Even when you find something you truly enjoy it can be very difficult at times. Nothing’s easy. You have to work hard for the things you want. 

But i think. Hands down this next one is the most influential piece of advice I’ve been given. 

“Is it the end of the world?”

My answer to that question is always “no”. However I do tend to take everything very seriously. I treat everything seriously, if its not perfect then why am I doing it? Which is a very silly attitude to have. The point of doing something is to make mistakes, then learn from then. 

During the conversation with the person who gave me this advice. They asked me. “If you don’t perfectly finish something, is it the end of the world?” No of course it isn’t. Will it bother me if it’s not perfect? Yes. Will I stress out about it? Yes. Should it stop me from trying? No. 

This person told me to not let perfection get in the way of actually doing things and being productive. If you make a mistake or it’s not perfect, that’s okay. Nothings perfect. And most importantly if you make a mistake it’s not the end of the world. You can get back up and try again.  

I found it really useful. It really helped to ‘be okay’ with making mistakes. It allowed me to accept that even if you make a mistake you can just try again the next day. It’s okay. 

What are some of the best pieces of advice you’ve been given? How have they impacted your life? 

– Hannah