Gratitude Journal: January


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the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.

January has been a strange month if I’m being honest. There have been happy times and celebrations but there have also been harder times and a few personal/family crises. I still try to remain positive and I know writing down something positive every day does help.

Here’s what made me smile in January:

January 1: Steps are back together!

January 2: First butter chicken in months and it was delicious!

January 3: Is it weird I like the feeling of sore muscles as the result of exercise?

January 4: Made my first staff purchase at work – a pair of white headphones.

January 5: I should wear Lollipop by Revlon more.

January 6: Treated myself to some birthday goodies from The Body Shop.


January 7: Made good progress on the jigsaw I started at my boyfriend’s a couple of weeks ago.

January 8: Received some nice compliments from fellow staff members today.

January 9: A productive morning followed by a chilled day.

January 10: Wore my playsuit from ASOS for the first time since I bought it.

January 11: Big fan of the Vanilla Chai body scrub after one use!

January 12: I felt like a fairy in my skirt today.

January 13: Woke up in such a happy mood.

January 14: Pumped petrol for the very first time!

January 15: Got told my hair looked pretty at work.

January 16: Wearing new clothes for the first time is always fun.


January 17: Walked over 3km!

January 18: Mum bought part of my birthday present – a pair of Skechers for work.

January 19: Don’t often wear jewellery but felt like some rose gold today.

January 20: Got my birthday present from my brother – Matte Royal by MAC.


January 21: Wore my Ellie Goulding MAC lipstick, the rose gold and black packaging is still so gorgeous!

January 22: Bought myself some sexy underwear – ooh la la!

January 23: First sleep in in ages!

January 24: Had a massage as a birthday treat from mum and a lovely evening with my boyfriend.


January 25: Drove a car for the first time, it was kind of scary but I had a good instructor.

January 26: I’m becoming slightly addicted to jigsaw puzzles.

January 27: Fish and chips for mum’s birthday lunch.

January 28: Today was difficult but cats know how to make me smile.

January 29: My makeup today was so pretty and glowy.

January 30: The cricket was on, I quite enjoy watching the one day-ers.

January 31: Bright pink lipstick is always a good choice!

What are you grateful for this month?


10 thoughts on “Gratitude Journal: January

  1. stashy says:

    I enjoyed reading this. Having a journey like this really helps to balance out when times seems terrible. 🙂
    And it’s not weird to like sore muscles – it’s affirmation of hard work done! 😉
    Oooh how is the driving going? Driving is exciting and scary all at the same time!
    In January I’m grateful for old friends – people who have known me for a while and even if we don’t see each other regularly, it’s like nothing changes since the last time we got together! 😀

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    • Chanelle says:

      I have still only driven that one time. Maybe drive is the wrong word, I literally moved the car a few metres! But, I didn’t stall it! It’s so nice to hear about people’s friendships when they’ve known each other for years, I’ve always wanted a friendship like that 🙂


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