5 things that I am thankful in life for.

10:16:00 AM Ayesha Farhad 62 Comments


In this time and age, there are things that we really take for granted. Rewind back to a few years and we would not have even imagined living the life we are right now.
Most of the days pass in such haze that we don't even realise what is happening around us. Some days, I just really want to step down and take the things in and reflect. Today was such a day. There are so many things that I am seriously thankful for. And without certain things, I wouldn't even be half the person I am right now.

1. Family.


As cliched as it sounds but family is what I am absolutely thankful for. Had it not been for my family, there is no way I would've been the person I am today. Their support, their fights, their encouragement and their sarcastic attitude, it all has helped me shape up as a person.  My parents, my siblings, my husband and my son is all I have right now and there is nothing I am more thankful in my life than them.

2. Sundays.


My husband works 6 days a week. And usually till late night. It is definitely hard to cope up when sometimes you just need to camp up with some in the living room and watch a cheesy movie. Or just someone adult around to talk to. But I have to keep reminding myself that he is only doing it for us. For our little family. For our future. He is not doing it for himself. But for us. So, Sundays are the only days off and we absolutely make the most of it. He makes sure that his phone is on silent and that he is giving the utmost attention to us. Sunday breakfast is usually my favourite time of the day. All three of us are huddled around the table and just generally having a good time.

3. Jillian Michaels.


Lets face it. Without her, I wouldn't have half loved my body as much as I do today. I mean it seriously. Before I had my little man, I was always skinny. No amount of food would transfer as fat and now I am 2 stones heavy. So I am thankful for Jillian because without her support and without her constantly motivating 'if you think you are going to die, follow Anita' I wouldn't have lost the weight I piled on.

4. Prayer.


Prayer heals. Whether you are sitting down, stuck during a busy work rush, or just doing school runs, you are always hanging by a prayer. It does not even have to be formal. Just a casual, 'God, please make this happen and I will be so happy' and there you are. Your prayers are getting accepted and you are just casually walking down, smiling, knowing that you are happy from within.

5. My blog.

Picture taken from Pinterest.

Another cliche, but I am truly and deeply thankful for my blog. It has given me a new insight in life and it has given me some motivation to do something with my life finally. I am not that slob anymore, sitting on the couch, in front of the television and wondering where the day went and what should i do. I don't suffer the usual bouts of depression anymore because I look forward to the day. It is slow, but definitely something that keeps me going.

I am truly blessed, thank the Lord.
What are you thankful for? Let me know in the comments down below.

62 comments:

  1. What a lovely way to remember all those things you are thankful for <3 I should really do something like this myself. x

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  2. Amazing post, so beautiful. It's nice to remember and point out the things that makes us smile and happy x

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  3. It is always good to find things to be grateful for, it brings us more of the same...

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  4. This is a great way to remember the important things in life - I'm also thankful for Sundays as currently they are my only day off!

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  5. I love your post. It is always nice to step back and reflect. I am thankful for mostly the same things.

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  6. That's indeed an amazing post and we all should do this. Writing about things we're thankful for always brings more motivation to our lives.

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  7. It is great that your blog has given you a new appreciation for life. It has been the same for me as well x

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  8. I agree with every one o these for myself, it is always inspiring and refreshing hearing someone with a positive outlook on life and thankful for what they have!

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  9. oh i have to agree im thankful for all of these in my life too xx

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  10. awww very lovely post, I have to agree with you sometimes it's nice to reflect on your life and all the great things & people in it. I love that blogging has such a positive impact in your life, I also started blogging to have something to look forward to as a stay at home mom instead of turning into a couch potato!!
    To answer your question I'm thankful for my husband (I know it's another cliche! )

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  11. What a lovely list - I really love Sundays too and I'm definitely thankful for them x

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  12. A lovrly post makes me think about the things I am thankful for in my life.

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  13. It's always good to count your blessings and think how lucky we are

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  14. What a really wonderful list this is, it is often the little things that count x

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  15. Agree with all those things...even Sunday as hubby also works long hours and just has one day off

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  16. What a brilliant post and i agree with every single one xx

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  17. Sundays must be such a family day for you. I am thankful for my health, my flat and my family x

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  18. I love that you have quality family time for a day! We've been so busy and last weekend was the first weekend in forever that we had to ourselves. It was amazing :)

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  19. These are great things to be thankful for. I definitely appreciate my Sundays too! Ours are pretty low key as well.

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  20. This is such a lovely list! Family is definintely at the top of my list too, they keep me going. <3

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  21. What a lovely post. It is important to sit down and reflect every once in a while :) xx

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  22. Lovely post. Great things to be thankful for. I think mine would be the same as yours if I wrote them down :)

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  23. I am always grateful for family too. I am grateful for every day I get given too.

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  24. Such a lovely post. I am always grateful for my family and my blog x

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  25. Such lovely reasons to be happy for :)
    I'm so happy to hear that your blog gave you purpose, and I love quality family time too :) x

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  26. Those are some fabulous things to be thankful for. I also think it's so important to practice thankfulness and appreciate the simple (and not so simple) things in life. It's great that your blog has had such a positive influence on your life :) x

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  27. This is a lovely post. Prayer does heal.

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  28. Ooo he works a 6 day week that must be tough!!! I'm also grateful for my blog, feel so lovely to be part of the blogging community!

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  29. being thankful is one of the requirements for being happy :) I think this post is really inspiring x

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  30. Beautiful beautiful post. I love how you humble your choices are. Looks like, A nice cosy life is all you want. Will now surely get on a search for who Jillian Michaels is :lol:
    The last one- blogging, is really a blessing indeed for bored home makers like me.
    Zehera of the Inquisitive Mind blog
    enjoyed reading this simple and beautiful post

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  31. Some great reasons to be happy. My blog is a cause of happiness (and stress) for me

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  32. So pleased to see that your blog features on here, after all it is something you put a lot of time and effort into

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  33. To me family is a big one too. Although I don't know you, it sounds like you have evolved a lot in terms of self confidence.
    Mika | www.la-french-connection.com

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  34. It is very rare to stop by life to say thank you for having what we have in life....this is one such touchy post....thank you....

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  35. I so agree, even when all else fails, if you have a family and are loved there is a lot to be thankful for.

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  36. I believe Thank you is the most convincing word! Great Post!

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  37. Such a lovely post to reflect on those that you're grateful for!

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  38. this is such a beautiful post. family is everything, always there to support you etc. we all should be grateful

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  39. This is a lovely list and these are usually the things that we most take for granted :).

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  40. I'm definitely thankful for my family too. I would be lost without them.

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  41. Ohh yess I agree, family, sundays and my blog are my favourites because I love them the most too!

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  42. It is a great way to remember the thing that Allah have blessed you and also your thoughts are nice .

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  43. Sundays are just magical, aren't they? Such a great day to replenish and recharge.

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  44. It is always good to take stock and realise what amazing things we have in our lives. I am so thankful for my family too x

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  45. I think we take many things for granted these days which is a shame. What a lovely post it reminds us to think about what we have in life.

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  46. Sundays never used to matter to me much because I would often be working or catching up on other things but now I'm thankful for them because they are my only day off!

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  47. We love spending quality time together on Sundays - priceless! :)
    http://lilinhaangel.com/

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  48. This was so lovely to read! I love how Sundays are your favorite and how you turned your husband working 6 days into a positive.

    I am thankful for my supportive husband!

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  49. Sundays are our "lazy days" lol so I'm thankful for that!

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  50. What a lovely post! I have a gratitude journal which I write down the things I am grateful for, it really does work x

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  51. I love this, sometimes it's super important to take a step back and look at what we have to be thankful for x

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  52. Lovely post, its always good to write down what you are thankful for and then refer to it when life seems too much xx

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  53. Lovely post. I'm grateful for family and my blog too x

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  54. Such a lovely post. I'm so grateful for my family - they've supported me through all the highs and lows.

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  55. Such a lovely post, I often day dream about family and what they have done for me to have the life I do, I am very grateful for who I am.

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  56. Wow

    This is such an insightful post :)

    It really is the small things that make a massive difference (Julian Micheals making a big change!).

    Keep writing sis.

    Aishah
    www.grainsandgains.com

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  57. Great list, we all have things to be thankful for we just don't think about what they are.

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  58. I couldn't agree more about family - they are so important and I couldn't live without mine.

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  59. Such a lovely post. It's so important to count our blessings everyday :)

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  60. a beautiful post. family days on sundays are lovely

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  61. I love posts like this, we often forget to be thankful for things xx

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  62. What a lovely post, it's nice to remember and point out the things that makes us happy x

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