Five Things for Which I’m Thankful


Practicing gratitude is shown to improve your satisfaction in life. I’ll be honest, I do not take the time each day and pause for reflection.

From time to time I remind myself to stop and breath it all in; life is good and we have an abundance to be thankful for. No matter what our worries we also have so much in life which fills our hearts and feeds our soul.

In recognition of Thanksgiving here are five things which are lighting my life today.

Wooly Jumpers

There is a chill in the air and this year for the first time ever I am feeling it. My slowly-growing collection of fair isle knits is keeping me snug. I love fair isle for its patterns and colours – joyful to wear.

Early Morning Bed Buddies

I may value sleep above all else but I love the gentle awakening of a child wriggling into bed beside you. And three bed buddies? Well it might be a little crowded but the half-conscious moments of tenderness are bliss.

My Memory

At this time of year I often feel drawn to my childhood. To remembering the time before my father died. It may be melancholy at times but those memories are so precious and passing on his stories to my children is the way I keep his spirit alive.

An Evening Alone

You may have guessed that Mr Kat and I both work crazy hours. To give our family balance during the day we spend most evenings toiling at our respective computers. Last night we went out for a meal and a comedy show. It was nothing spectacular but so very needed. I am grateful that we can do this from time to time and that we have friends who kindly help us out.


When I talk about abundance my first thought is often of the rich and kind community online. I am so grateful for the wonderful people in our community who are generous, caring and hilarious in equal measure. I am so grateful that this space gives me a chance to connect with you, whether you comment, we chat on Twitter or you just visit to check in on us; I am so happy you are here.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone for whom this is a special holiday.

With love, Kat xoxo

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  • Reply Carie December 1, 2013 at 12:08 am

    Those are lovely things to be thankful for – especially fair isle jumpers! We say grace each night by going round the table asking everyone what they’re thankful for, and I love the things Kitty comes out with, including all the variations on “the chocolate that we will be having for pudding”!
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    • Reply Kat December 20, 2013 at 12:31 pm

      Now that is something to be thankful for!

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