Friday, July 01, 2011

this saturday i'm grateful for... being grateful

It's been almost four weeks since I was grateful here on a day in the life of us. But that's just the blog. Since starting the grateful Saturdays along with Maxabella Loves... last year, I have found lots of reasons to be joyful and look to the positive.

Why even when not blogging about what I'm grateful for, I'm now in the habit of stopping and reflecting on the good things that have happened this week. And I'm always so grateful for the community that blogging has, and I now have because of you. Thanks Maxabella for this fabulous linky, and I'm so looking forward to being part of this again.
  1. Grateful for being being grateful. Does that sound corny? It probably does. But it's the process of being grateful that I love so much. Focusing on the good makes us happier people. There might even be some research to suggest that happier people are healthier too.
  2. Celebrating the big five. On Thursday, a day in the life of us celebrated five years of existence. Who'd would have thought that I'd still be doing this after five years? I haven't always nurtured this blog like it deserves, but I've really gotten to like it here. No big celebrations or giveaways. Just a little bit of Aint' That A Bit Spesh to be here in this part of the world for that long.
  3. When worlds collide. And because I'm feeling so gushy about you, my bloggy friends, I thought I'd say that even when I'm not blogging, there are little reminders about my Other Life from the virtual world in my, er, real world. Like my first real follower when I decided to make my blog public (thanks Maxabella!), my lads' favourite beanies (pictured above) and a wrap scarf (thanks Tammi!), a leopard print scarf (thanks Brenda!), a beautiful hand-made cushion that sits on our bed (thanks Carol!), DVD giveaways (thanks to Joni and Anya), and this week a new kids DVD and CD (thanks Caz!). I am so grateful for you, and often think of you, even when I'm not sitting in front of my computer.
What are you grateful for? Visit Maxabella Loves... for more wonderful gratefulness.


  1. Happy Big 5 Kymmie!!
    I've been enjoying all your outfits, you've given me some inspiration.
    And I don't think it sounds corny at all! I love taking time to focus on the good in life, and to learn how to be grateful for what we have already x

  2. Happy Blog Birthday! That's awesome, 5 years.
    Too true, my blog is often in my mind like an extra arm or leg really. lol.

  3. Five years - you're a blogging pioneer! Well done on maintaining such a readable, charming blog for so long. I have always loved it here and look forward to the next five. And meeting you - definitely looking forward to that!!! x

  4. Big congrats! What a great milestone! All the best for the next five! Can't wait to see what it has in store. :)

  5. Five years! Wow, you really must have a lot to say! :-)


  6. Wow FIVE years!! Go you :)

    I too am very grateful for the wonderful connections I have made via blogging and hope to one day meet you in the flesh ;)


  7. Congratulations on being 5 :O) Well done Kym. Glad the DVD arrived safe and sound and hope the boys love it. My little people are loving their copy. Hope you keep blogging for at least another 5 years.

  8. Five years must be some sort of blogging record!! Well done Kymmie - I had no idea!
    Your gratefuls are so lovely this week too - bloggy friends are pretty darn fab aren't they?!
    have a great weekend

  9. Congratulations on five years! I am loving going around all these gratefuls, they are making me feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside!

  10. I've been grateful for being grateful before too.

  11. wow-ee the big 5 - you go girl! You are a pro and I really feel like I've just arrived at my besties house, i've flicked the kettle on for our cuppa, and kicked my shoes off when i come and read your blog. We are grateful for similar things today too. I am grateful just for gratefulness. I don't think Bron realised the power all this positive thoughts would have when she first started this idea! It's great hey!

    oh and thanks for the little mention! ditto to you too!

  12. Hey wow Kymmie - 5 years. That's fantastic. Actually, you're a little bit older than my daughter! Happy birthday to your wonderful blog :)

  13. Five years is a long time, well done, great commitment and so much pleasure for lots of people. I'm also grateful for being grateful, nice way to put it. With you!


Thank you for your thoughtful and positive words and taking the time to comment. Love Kymmie. xx