Gratitude Journal: May

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

Sometimes I forget what goes on until I read back over these daily highlights and remember all the little things that made me smile. I took a few big steps this month, I did things that were really brave and I feel like I’m getting back to normal. When I say normal I mean the Chanelle who feels in control and thinks about her needs and wants. There are times I have felt pushed around and I no longer want that, badass Chanelle is coming out!

Here’s what made me smile in May:

May 1: Got to wear one of my new cardigans. (The grey one featured in *THIS* haul).

May 2: Watching movies with my boyfriend that I wouldn’t normally pick. It’s nice to watch something different.

May 3: When your cat is excited to see you when you get home – she ran to me and everything!

May 4: After work chocolate snack.

May 5: Finished a really good book today; Twenty Times a Lady by Karyn Bosnak.

May 6: The Missing is so gripping!

May 7: Pink lip products will forever be my favourite!

May 8: New music by Shane Filan is a treat.

May 9: Woke up feeling refreshed after a good nights sleep.

May 10: I did something really brave today

May 11: Only 15 more working days until my time off!

May 12: Hot chocolate on chilly evenings.

May 13: I forget how much I love my bright purple lipstick until I wear it.

May 14: Only had to work half a day and got to spend more time with mum for Mother’s Day. We had afternoon tea treats!

May 15: When your makeup turns out exactly how you planned.

May 16: When your boyfriend lets you wear his clothes because you’re cold.

May 17: Made homemade bread with my boyfriend’s mum.

May 18: Got given a lipstick by a work colleague – a sample of Luscious Raspberry by Elizabeth Arden.

May 19: Caught up with a bunch of YouTube videos.

May 20: Reliable people.

May 21: Dominoes for dinner, had a change from my usual which was delicious!

May 22: Was a very brave girl for my blood test!

May 23: In a happy mood today.

May 24: When someone special tells you something special.

May 25: Sponge cake for dessert.

May 26: Purchased a brand new FitBit Zip on clearance for $29 – bargain! (And yes it’s the magenta one from my Tech/Lifestyle Wishlist).

May 27: Enjoyed my toast for breakfast this morning.

May 28: Finally painted my nails after not doing so for weeks. Went for pastel purple.

May 29: The weather was so nice today, not cold at all!

May 30: Pizza and a movie night with my love; we watched 50 Shades Darker.

May 31: Coming home to parcels excites me.

What were you grateful for in May?


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17 thoughts on “Gratitude Journal: May

  1. stashy says:

    So sweet your boyfriend lent you his clothes when you were cold! 🙂
    That’s so thoughtful of your coworker to give you a lipstick.
    Awesome score on the FitBit! Of course you’d get pink – I’d expect nothing else! 😉
    I love getting parcels in the mail too – it’s like Christmas!

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    • Chanelle says:

      I’m very sensitive to the cold and I need more layers than most people!
      That’s the second time I’ve been given a lipstick, the ladies know I like my bold lips! 💋
      The FitBit is so cute, it has little smiley faces in between counting steps 🙂


  2. My Blessing By Grace says:

    I absolutely love this idea! I’ve been very grateful for spending time with my family whilst enjoying nature. I’ve also been loving Pinterest too! Xxx

    Liked by 1 person

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