Thursday, October 27, 2011

Thankful

I'm linking up with Thankful Thursday at kate says stuff.

Click here to visit Kate and link up!

I believe in being thankful.

I believe that our minds are very powerful. How we think and what we think about has a huge impact on what we experience in our daily lives.

I try to practise gratitude every day. As someone who has been through a bout of depression, I know that for me, gratitude is an important tool that I use to maintain my mental health. Focusing on the positive is a great way for me to develop resilience and the strength to face challenges.

Of course, I'm always thankful for my husband and children. That's a given.

Today I'm thankful for...

...my library


Now those of you who regularly read my blog will know that I'm a recently graduated Librarian. So you may think that I'm giving myself a bit of a rap here! But I'm not kidding. I'm so thankful that I have easy access to information via my local public library.

I use my library a lot. I've currently got seven items out on loan, including a book and CD set to help me learn Italian! I borrow lots of fiction from across the genres; if I don't like a book I don't have to force myself to finish it. I just return it and try again! I also read a lot of non-fiction, and my library allows me to borrow big beautiful books that would cost a fortune if I were to buy them.

Long live libraries!

...possibilities






Every day brings new opportunities. Really.

I'm thankful for change.

For new things.

I'm thankful that I'm not finished yet.

...more work






Since starting to write this post I've received a phone call from my boss at the library where I work casually, offering me four more weeks of work! Hooray! I'm so thankful for the opportunity to gain more experience and for the fact that this time I'm on a contract and will start to accrue sick leave and holiday leave. What a blessing!

What are you thankful for today?



3 comments:

Kate said...

You've reminded me it's been too long since our last library visit.

I could not agree more with your gratitude attitude. When I was teaching we used to have a saying about how we created the weather in our classrooms. I think that's true of our own lives too. There are always things that are out of our control, but how we choose to deal with them is not :)

Thankyou for linking up!

Brandy@YDK said...

great list. i hope you find a super awesome job soon

Kirsty@MyHomeTruths said...

We love our local library - it's a place where we can go and know that the kids will all enjoy it. I wanted to be a librarian once but got a job in the public service instead and am still there nearly 17 years later...hope your contract gets extended even further!