A-Z attitude of gratitude

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Slightly different post today. But I’ve been trying to practise gratitude this year. And I do have a lot to be thankful for in my life. To prove it, here’s my A to Z of things I’m grateful for in 2020. 🙂

  • A — Artists. They get shat on a lot. They’re also the reason we have things to occupy us during isolation or lockdown.
  • B — Blogging. I’m not a very prolific blogger but I enjoy it.
  • C — Cats. Don’t have any, but some of our neighbours do and they’re cute in a curious yet aloof kind of way.
  • D — Dogs. Don’t have any dogs either, but there are dogs in my office building and they definitely spark joy.
  • E — eBooks. It’s how I’ve done most of my reading this year.
  • F — Family. Not everyone is lucky enough to be loved and supported by their family, so I’m eternally grateful for mine.
  • G — Google. Makes me sound far more knowledgeable than I really am when I’m on the phone to clients.
  • H — Hot chocolate. Or as I like to call it, pure happiness in a mug.
  • I — Imagination. I mean, let’s face it, the limits of reality totally suck sometimes.
  • J — Journaling. I’ve found it surprisingly helpful to scribble something down every day, even if it makes no sense later.
  • K — Kindness. Pretty self-explanatory.
  • L — Libraries. I could write a whole post about the importance of libraries to communities and not just because I work in one. But that’s not this post.
  • M — Music. My singing lessons were one of the few things I could really do for a while during the pandemic. And my favourite band (Bon Jovi) released a timely new album that I loved way more than I thought I would.
  • N — Netflix. I’m all about Star Trek: Discovery at the moment but apparently there are other good shows too.
  • O — Oz. As in Australia. Plenty of worse places I could be right now.
  • P — Phone. Good for keeping in touch with people you can’t physically be with and don’t know when you’ll see again.
  • Q — Quiet. Contrary to popular belief, I don’t hate people, but I do need time away from them to recharge.
  • S — Sanitiser. I used it religiously before COVID but it’s been liquid gold this year.
  • R — Rice cooker. Listen to Uncle Roger, they’re the best.
  • T — Tea. A nice warm hug in a mug.
  • U — USB flash drives. They’re just really useful.
  • V — Vanilla ice cream. Boring? Maybe. Delicious? Yes.
  • W — Work. I’m fortunate enough to like my job, and keeping busy with it helped keep me sane this year.
  • X — Xerography. It’s the technology that photocopiers use and… okay, I’m scraping the barrel with this one, but I didn’t get any x-rays or play the xylophone this year. 😛
  • Y — Yoga. I’m hardly the most flexible or balanced person around but I think doing yoga has aided my mental health.
  • Z — Zoom. So many video meetings this year, but I also got to pretend I was on a variety of spaceships through my Zoom virtual backgrounds. 😀

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