Thoughtful Little Things

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A line for gratitude

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It's been back to school for the very first time for us this month and my heart and head is a whirlwind right now. So much to do, so much to remember and as we step into the change that schooldays bring, so many feelings on top of it all too. How, then, to stay calm? How, then, to be mindful enough to remember this bittersweet time as the light summer sky shifts to autumn grey and our lazy, heady days turn short and timetabled? For me, it's breaking my week down with to-do lists that help me focus but also remind me of all the wonderful things I have to be grateful for. I happen to use the MiGoals Diary, which literally prints out space for me to write my gratitude down as “Weekly Wins”, but if you were so inclined with time enough to prettify your journal, then you could do that too.

Although of course you don't need any particular style of diary at all. All it takes is one reminder - "Be grateful for..." -  in that to-do list to bring you back down to earth and remind you to breathe.