30 Things I’m Grateful For


This post was inspired by Chanelle’s Gratitude Journal posts. Her last one was here. They are some of my favourite posts to read and I love checking them out. I would totally recommend seeing her blog if you haven’t already!

Please Read: I am massively grateful for all the necessities in life that I am lucky enough to have. I have a roof over my head, I am able to pay bills and I have clean running water. I am fully aware that there are so many people in the world that don’t have these necessities which we can all agree is terrible. This post, however, is more of a focus on the “first world” things I am grateful for, I hope you understand.

  1. My cat Bradley who is my absolute darling and means the world to me
  2. When the sun shines on a day where I forget my umbrella
  3. My boyfriend who is my absolute rock
  4. Having the ability to study the subjects I love
  5. Getting to live in a city that I love and want to live in for the rest of my life (potentially)
  6. Having been able to visit China
  7. Being able to say that, generally, I am in very good health
  8. Having a boyfriend who pays for Netflix, hehe!
  9. Living in a town where people always want to stop and chat to you, speak to you on the bus and always say “good morning!”
  10. Blossom in spring
  11. LUSH bath bombs on a stressful day
  12. The Dodo Facebook page – they always share amazing animal videos
  13. That I have some amazing amazing friends that care about me (including the darling My Tragic Universe, Kat and Jas)
  14. The most awesome, weird and wacky fashion trends that always inspire me
  15. Cute stationery
  16. Spellcheck
  17. Accents. I love so many accents, they’re fantastic!
  18. Getting to volunteer at the most amazing Hospice while getting experience in the Events sector
  19. Having the ability to travel around the world
  20. Cosy pjs on a cold evening
  21. Letters and notes – they’re the perfect momentos and perfectly capture what that person was thinking and feeling in a moment
  22. The festive spirit leading up to Christmas where everyone is happy and singing Christmas songs
  23. Getting deliveries when you’re feeling down
  24. When you get to see snow for the first time in ages
  25. Firework displays
  26. Being able to swim well
  27. Being able to have a blog and be a part of an amazing blogging community!
  28. When someone makes me a cup of tea
  29. Songs that I can play over and over without getting bored of them
  30. Chocolate fudge cake

What are you guys grateful for?




  1. June 5, 2017 / 1:09 pm

    You are a doll! The fact you enjoy those posts so much makes me smile, even if no one else read them but you that would be enough πŸ™‚ What a great list! I didn’t know you had a cat, have you ever posted a pic? I love listening to people’s accents too and fireworks always look so pretty πŸ’–

    • June 5, 2017 / 2:21 pm

      It’s so great that you continue to write them!

    • June 6, 2017 / 11:02 pm

      Aw Chanelle!! You always inspire me to reflect on my life and take note of all the big and little things that make my life what it is πŸ™‚ Thank you lovely! Ahh I have 3 black and white cats, they’re the best! I will post a photo of them on my June Goals tomorrow so you can see! xx

      • June 7, 2017 / 2:04 am

        That’s what I aim to do with my gratitude posts, reflect and look back for myself. We need to evaluate and change how we see things, it helps us to grow and try to better ourselves πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to see your kitty cats 😺

        • June 7, 2017 / 10:50 pm

          Perfectly said! I have put the photos on now! xx

          • June 8, 2017 / 5:04 am

            I will check when I’m home in the next day or so, I’ve only got a little bit of mobile data at the moment x

    • June 6, 2017 / 10:51 pm

      Thank you so much, I’m so glad you liked it! xxx

  2. June 5, 2017 / 1:42 pm

    This is a great list! I’m mainly grateful for good health. It’s something that I seem to take for granted because I never get sick and I have never been admitted to a hospital but I’m very grateful for that! 😊

    Pearl || thepearlylife.wordpress.com

    • June 6, 2017 / 10:52 pm

      I’m the same! Whenever someone around me is unwell I really come to value how lucky I am and how it is so so easy to be hit by something when it comes to your health – a fair amount is totally out of your control! Thank you for stopping by lovely xx

  3. June 5, 2017 / 1:50 pm

    PJs for me too, but any hour of any day, not just cold nights..! Pretty much always change into jammies when I get home, I could live in the things.

    Spellcheck made me chuckle. Great list!x

    • June 6, 2017 / 10:52 pm

      In my jammies right now!! Thank you lovely, you’re the best xx

  4. June 5, 2017 / 2:20 pm

    This is so lovely!!! Such a great reminder to be grateful for the little things we often neglect in life! You have a beautiful soul 😊

    • June 6, 2017 / 10:55 pm

      You are such a gem! It is always good to remind ourselves of the things we are lucky to have. Thank you darling, you’re amazing xxxx

  5. June 5, 2017 / 2:20 pm

    I enjoy reading these types of lists! So often we forget to appreciate the good things in life!
    I’m grateful for living in a great country (Canada) – very excited for the 150th celebrations coming up. πŸ™‚

    • June 6, 2017 / 10:56 pm

      Ah Canada is a dream land!! Great example of what you’re grateful for too! Thank you so much xxx

  6. June 5, 2017 / 3:14 pm

    I have just found your blog after seeing Chelia’s (pink-for-days) blogpost about you and I love your blog, especially this post! I am new to blogging so this inspires me so much. Well done, I look forward to seeing more of your posts X x

    • June 6, 2017 / 10:57 pm

      Thank you so much for coming over to visit, it means so much to me!! Well warm welcomes from over here anyways πŸ™‚ I’ll definitely check you out – all about supporting people!! xxx

      • June 7, 2017 / 10:02 am

        Thank you for checking my blog out, I appreciate it so much! X x

  7. June 5, 2017 / 3:42 pm

    Great things to be grateful for- I love making these lists!

    • June 6, 2017 / 10:57 pm

      Thank you lovely! They’re such great reminders aren’t they?! xx

  8. June 5, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    I love this! With all the negativity and the unfortunate events lately, posts like this remind me that we are all still truly blessed.

    • June 6, 2017 / 10:58 pm

      Thank you so much! That was what I was channeling! I wanted to remind myself that there is good in the world (through the little joys in life) and I am grateful for so much when others have been so unfortunate to have it stripped from them πŸ™ xx

      • June 6, 2017 / 11:11 pm

        That’s so true. This was such a healthy reminder. Thanks for sharing your positivity ❀️

  9. June 5, 2017 / 4:50 pm

    This is a lovely post! It’s so easy to forget the little things and these kind of posts help me to remember how lucky we are πŸ˜ŠπŸ’• x

    • June 6, 2017 / 10:59 pm

      Ah thank you so much!! Always important now and then to have a think about your life and all the little joys in it! xx

  10. June 5, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    This is such a cute idea πŸ™‚ I loved the fact that this list consisted of serious and comical items xx

    • June 6, 2017 / 11:00 pm

      Thank you so much, I’m so glad you liked the mix! xx

  11. June 5, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    This was a lovely list! I too love Chanelle’s monthly gratitude list. It’s nice to sit down sometimes and think of the things we’re grateful about <3

    • June 6, 2017 / 11:00 pm

      Thank you lovely! She always inspires me when I read them so I thought I would have a go at something similar myself! xxx

  12. June 5, 2017 / 8:52 pm

    so nice to sit down and think about things to be grateful for 😊 Netflix is so important & isn’t tea so much better when someone else makes it for you?! πŸ™ŒπŸ»

    • June 6, 2017 / 11:01 pm

      Oh my god everything is better when someone else brings you a cuppa! Haha, thank you for stopping by and reading this post lovely πŸ˜€ xxx

  13. June 5, 2017 / 10:32 pm

    Such a lovely list! #9 is so great. I recently moved to a smaller town about 8 months ago and the friendly community is one of my favourite things. Everyone says hello!

    Also, #26 is something I wish I knew how todo! Swimming is such an important life skill, one that I don’t have!

    • June 6, 2017 / 11:04 pm

      Ahh that’s so lovely, I’m so glad you’re now a part of such a friendly bunch of people! I always smile when I walk past people (especially if they have a dog of course!! haha) and it is so nice to feel comfortable and safe with the people who live around you! Ah really? I would definitely recommend learning when you can! Even if it is just a friend helping you out! xxx

      • June 7, 2017 / 5:46 am

        Yes, it is so lovely and if they have a dog!! Forget the owner, I just stare and smile st the dog hahaha.
        I’ve always wanted to learn to swim and am sure I will do it one day. Fingers crossed! Hehe

  14. June 5, 2017 / 11:02 pm

    I love posts like these, this just cheered me up! Love it!

    • June 6, 2017 / 11:04 pm

      Aw thank you darling, that means the world! xx

  15. June 5, 2017 / 11:08 pm

    Great reminder to be greatful for all the good things in our lives πŸ™‚

    • June 6, 2017 / 11:05 pm

      Definitely! Always good to have a little think about now and then xx

  16. June 6, 2017 / 1:31 am

    This is a great post Ella! I am grateful for my family as they are always there to have my back and support me when I need it 😊

    • June 6, 2017 / 11:08 pm

      Thank you!! Ahhh that is fantastic!! Thank you so much for sharing lovely πŸ™‚ xxx

  17. June 6, 2017 / 3:46 am

    Aww this is such a sweet post. There are so many things to be grateful for in this world! Xx

    • June 6, 2017 / 11:10 pm

      Thank you darling πŸ™‚ Exactly! Despite all the hate and anger there is a lot of positivity that we have to value! xxx

  18. June 6, 2017 / 3:56 am

    Such a lovely post to read. I’m very grateful for a lot of things in my life, even for the bad 😊

    • June 6, 2017 / 11:11 pm

      Thank you darling πŸ™‚ That is a perfect way of putting it – totally true. The bad things in life shape us to become the people we are and that is so important xx

  19. June 6, 2017 / 11:03 am

    I love this list! Especially the boyfriend who pays for Netflix part, I have that and it’s quite great!πŸ˜‚ such a beautiful post xxx

    • June 6, 2017 / 11:11 pm

      Hahahah you must understand how fab it is then, hehe! Thank you so much darling, that’s so lovely of you xx

  20. June 6, 2017 / 11:08 am

    What a lovely post! I’m grateful to be in good health and to have friends and family who support me in everything I choose to do x

    • June 6, 2017 / 11:12 pm

      Thank you darling! Aw that is absolutely amazing, thank you so much for sharing that! Health is always so important to value too xxx

    • June 6, 2017 / 11:12 pm

      Thank you lovely! Aww that is a perfect example!!! xxx

  21. June 6, 2017 / 2:20 pm

    Yep, a Netflix paying boyfriend is definitely a good one to put up there πŸ™‚
    This is a great list!

    • June 6, 2017 / 11:13 pm

      Hehehe, I wonder what he thought to me putting that on my list!! Thank you so much πŸ™‚ xxx

  22. June 6, 2017 / 3:04 pm

    This is a great list.

  23. June 6, 2017 / 3:56 pm

    Loved reading this. It’s always great to look (back) at things you’re grateful for! xo

    • June 6, 2017 / 11:14 pm

      Thank you so much darling! I totally agree, always good to reflect on everything now and then xxx

  24. June 6, 2017 / 10:44 pm

    I love this! I agree there is so much to be grateful for. For me, it’s the ability to know my roots, my faith, being in good health as well, being financially stable, having the ability to move to a new place, having a car, sunshine after a rainy day, sunsets, upgrading my laptop and getting the privilege to meet amazing people online and in person :). Having someone pay for your Netflix lol he’s definitely a keeper :).

    • June 6, 2017 / 11:16 pm

      Thank you so much! Hehehe, he is so good letting me use it! What a fantastic list my love, you have so much goodness in your life πŸ™‚ I feel so grateful and privileged to have met you through WordPress as our conversations always brighten my day! Sunshine after a rainy day would be perfect right now in England! xx

      • June 7, 2017 / 5:10 am

        anytime ella πŸ™‚ thank you hun I appreciate it. It has been so great getting to know you as well and finding out we have things in common makes me glad.

  25. June 7, 2017 / 1:14 am

    Wonderful list, Ella. Makes you feel fuzzy and nice. Especially no.9. I am missing that bit after having moved countries!

    • June 7, 2017 / 10:51 pm

      Thank you so much lovely πŸ™‚ Ahh that sucks, maybe you should start a community of hellos and smiles! xx

      • June 7, 2017 / 11:33 pm

        That would be one hell of a community indeed to start up! Might be a bit wonky too πŸ˜‰

  26. June 7, 2017 / 2:08 am

    I am thankful for this post haha. Your cat Bradley being number one made my entire night!!

    • June 7, 2017 / 10:45 pm

      He always has been my number one, hehe!! xx

  27. June 10, 2017 / 2:52 am

    Wonderful list of things to be grateful for. Especially the things that many aren’t able to do like travel the worldπŸ’™

    • June 12, 2017 / 11:00 pm

      Thank you so much darling! Exactly, it’s why I will be eternally grateful! xxx

  28. July 2, 2017 / 1:09 am

    I love anything and everything to do with finding gratitude. I am grateful that despite being confined to my bed for more than a year that I have found blogging as a creative outlet

    • July 2, 2017 / 12:14 pm

      I am so glad you have found an outlet for yourself and remain grateful no matter what. You seem to have such a great positive energy, I love it xxx

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