For Christmas, Barry got me The 6-Minute Diary which is a bit like a bullet journal that lets you practice gratitude and improve your own happiness day-by-day.
Therefore, I have decided to look back on this year at the things I have been most grateful for. It has been a wonderful year overall. I have a lot of fond memories to look back on.
I started 2018 with a weekend trip to Berlin with my friend Charlotte. It was the first time I had visited Germany and Berlin was an eye-opener with plenty to see and learn from. We spent our weekend staying over in Alexanderplatz and visited many sites including the Berlin Wall Memorial and the Brandenburg Gate.
It was cold in early January but we wrapped up warm and kept ourselves busy with sightseeing. We tried the local cuisine such as curry wurst and sauerkraut. At the same restaurant I accidentally ordered a beer the size of my head. Of course, I finished this.
And then, 6 months later I went on holiday again with some more lovely friends. This time to Treignac in France with Kristie, Jane and their dog Wilson. It’s was a good year for travelling and I anticipate 2019 to be just as exciting.
For Starting This Blog
It’s been a couple of months since I started this blog and I have been able to put my thoughts into words and am grateful to have found freedom in doing this.
I hope to continue this habit into 2019. I’m also appreciative of all of the blogs I have found since signing up to WordPress. There are many talented bloggers out there who continue to inspire me.
For Family and Friends
I met Barry at the beginning of 2018 and into 2019 we are living together in our cosy flat. We’re very happy.
It’s been a very busy year for all of us. Barry and I moved in together, my parents moved house and then my sister and her boyfriend bought their first home. The new year has started and we have barely finished unpacking.
Despite how busy we all are I know that they are there for me and I have a lot of good friends I’m grateful for too who can clearly put up with me enough to go on holiday together.
For Random Acts of Kindness
Sometimes all it takes is a genuine smile from someone unexpected such as a customer or passer-by. I received a handwritten letter from a customer sharing what she has found helpful for dermatitis. I didn’t expect it and it was so thoughtful. It made me happy that someone would take the time to do this for me.