Gratitude Journal: April

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

April seems like it had a lot going on when I glance over these highlights but it didn’t feel like it passed by as quickly as some other months. On a whole I was quite emotional, there were moments of pure happiness but also moments of frustration. I am proud of myself for getting back into a proper routine with the blog and in general and hopefully May will feel less frenzied.

Here’s what made me smile in April:

April 1: Achieved everything I wanted today. Also caught up with friends I haven’t seen in a while and got to wear my bomber jacket.

April 2: Used FaceTime for the first time and quite enjoyed it. Too shy to use the front facing camera though.

April 3: Leftover butter chicken for lunch!

April 4: Leona Lewis liked my birthday tweet to her.

April 5: Cuddles are the best way to start a morning. I never was much of a cuddler until I met my boyfriend.

April 6: A picture and Post-It note signed by Vanessa White arrived all the way from London!

April 7: Cadbury Creme Eggs are SO GOOD. Probably my favourite Easter eggs.

April 8: Kind words and support are always appreciated. 

April 9: Brave by MAC is becoming a lipstick I wear a lot!

April 10: Got to play Easter bunny and deliver chocolate to my boyfriend and his parents.

April 11: Lazy morning spent in bed. 

April 12: Being called gorgeous as a term of endearment always makes me smile!

April 13: Random acts of kindness remind me why I smile. An action or words can make someone’s day. 

April 14: Listened to ABBA for the first time in ages whilst jigsawing.

April 15: Certain days are tough but getting through is all that matters. It’s also nice to have people looking out for you.

April 16: Sleeping in, Mini Eggs and catching up on TV shows made for an enjoyable day.

April 17: Applied makeup on a day off for the first time in a while and was really pleased with how it turned out.

April 18: Lazy, chilled day with my boyfriend. We also laughed a lot.

April 19: Found a sparkly rock. (It cut me when I tried to clean it though).

April 20: Hit 500 posts on the blog tonight!

April 21: I have waited years to be able to listen to a new Steps album and today is the day!

April 22: The mid-season finale of Pretty Little Liars was so good!

April 23: Pink sparkly eyeshadow. Enough said.

April 24: Everything about today was good: I got to wake up with my boyfriend, I enjoyed my sandwich for lunch/dinner and I had a sing-a-long to some of my favourite music.

April 25: I mention him a lot but I am so lucky to have such a kind boyfriend. I always miss him when I have to leave.

April 26: Had a lovely day shopping – it’s been ages since I had a good shopping trip!

April 27: I do love trying new lipsticks for the first time. 

April 28: Had such a good sleep tonight.

April 29: Tried a decaf version of the new Starbucks Tahitian Vanilla Latte and loved it!

April 30: Productive evening after work, tidied up loose ends.

What were you grateful for in April?



19 thoughts on “Gratitude Journal: April

  1. Lauren says:

    Sounds like you had an amazing month! April is a difficult time for me as my Nanna passed away 12 years ago on April 6th so I’ve had a relatively quiet month

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  2. stashy says:

    Super awesome that Leona Lewis liked your tweet! And how sweet you sent her birthday wishes. 🙂
    That’s super cool about the photo and post-it note! 😀
    Congrats on writing 500 posts!
    What did you buy on your shopping trip?
    I’m grateful for avocados- it makes everything taste so good!

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    • Chanelle says:

      I often send people birthday wishes on Twitter 😊 I can’t believe I’ve written 500 posts already, although it had been over three years…
      There is a post coming on Thursday about my shopping trip so keep your eyes peeled then!
      I’ve still never tasted avocado 😳


  3. Lor says:

    I’ve seen “Grateful Journals” circling around the internet and I love the idea! I have a pretty little notebook I bought last winter and in fact, just this morning I wrote down “5 Things I’m Grateful For”, just to start my day off on the right foot (rather than how I actually feel: grumpy! lol).
    Congrats on 500 posts! 🙂


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  4. thoughtfulpigeon says:

    I love these posts, they always make me smile. I keep thinking I’ll start writing things down like this but start and forget after a few weeks. I love creme eggs too, definitely my favourite Easter egg. I was tempted to try those recipes for a giant one using a normal sized Easter egg but there would be so much good to chocolate I’m not sure I’d eat it all!

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