Gratitude Journal: August

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

Compared to July I have felt in control of my emotions and been happy on the whole. I am still getting my head around having free time in the afternoons (which I didn’t have with my old job) and how best to fill it but everything will settle down over the next few weeks. I am enjoying my new job which is the most important thing!

Here’s what made me smile in August:

August 1: Lots of cuddles, lucky me!

August 2: Getting better with the manual settings on my DSLR.

August 3: Afternoon Tea by Tanya Burr ❤

August 4: My boyfriend visited at work and stayed for an hour.

August 5: Big changes are a happening!

August 6: Nescafé’s Vanilla Lattes are delicious! I’m not a coffee drinker but I could get into them.

August 7: Fancy underwear day. No occasion, just felt like it.

August 8: Cheeky, happy mood.

August 9: Vanilla ice cream!

August 10: When the name of your lipstick reflects how you feel that day; Brave by MAC.

August 11: Wore a ring I bought yesterday for the first time and it is stunning!

August 12: I love mum’s homemade hot chips.

August 13: One more week of work!

August 14: Got some photographs done for my secret project.

August 15: Jeans and jumper day.

August 16: Had my hair braided by my boyfriend’s mum. I wish I could braid my own hair, French and Dutch braids are so pretty.

August 17: Last 10 hour Thursday at my current job!

August 18: Surprise gifts from work colleagues – so thoughtful!

August 19: Got given a chocolate cake.

August 20: Lots of hugs today, end of a chapter and the beginning of a new one.

August 21: Made an omelette for breakfast and it was tasty.

August 22: Jigsaw filled morning.

August 23: First day at my new job.

August 24: Such nice sunny weather.

August 25: My Dannii For Target top matched my lipstick.

August 26: Not often I get to see my boyfriend at the weekend.

August 27: Felt like pizza for lunch so that’s what I had!

August 28: Uploaded photos to Google Drive to clear space on my phone.

August 29: Picked up some chocolatey treats in the supermarket; Maltesers and a chocolate caramel muffin.

August 30: Heard I’m doing well at the Library and picking things up quickly.

August 31: Carbonara for lunch. 

What were you grateful for in August?


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12 thoughts on “Gratitude Journal: August

  1. LivingOutLoud says:

    Hi Chanelle!
    I love this! Reading about what brought you joy in August also brought me joy. I might have to borrow your idea for the month of September 🙂 In August I was grateful that we were able to sell our car and our motorhome to good people. It was also my birthday month so I got to enjoy time with family and friends!
    I hope you will have a wonderful September!!!

    ❤ Alana xoxo

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  2. stashy says:

    Fancy underwear days on random days are the best! Nobody has to know… 😉
    I wear Brave lipsticks when I have to make presentations – it helps, I think!
    That’s so sweet your bf’s mom braided your hair! ❤
    Hurray for your new job at the library and doing well! Are you enjoying it?

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  3. TheFallibleQueen says:

    I’m grateful for community (church, friends and family), grateful to God for seeing me through another month, successfully passing my summer classes, trying something new and being more sociable.

    Liked by 1 person

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