The Attitude of Gratitude

Have you ever taken the time to step back and look around at your own personal environment and have a realisation of everything you have and to be grateful for it?

In a world that often feels like a whirlwind of chaos and constant hustle, there’s something very serene about hitting the pause button and counting your blessings.

Last weekend we were hit with storm Isha and unfortunately my car was a victim.  

We were going about our normal Sunday night routine and all of a sudden it sounded like elephants running across the roof and then the smash.

It stopped us all in our tracks. 

We had no idea what had happened.  

Grabbing a torch and cautiously opening the front door I immediately saw a smashed coping stone on the driveway. 

I ventured out to check and to start with didn’t see any obvious damage until the light of my torch seemed to make my windscreen sparkle like diamonds.

The penny dropped.

The wind had blown two of our coping stones off the roof, sending one (as we later discovered) into the back garden and one smack bang in the middle of my windscreen.

Amazingly, although shattered and having managed to pop off the rear view mirror which was now on  my driver’s seat, it was still in place.

Not ideal.

It’s an inconvenience and a cost to replace, however nobody was hurt and in the scheme of things, we were really lucky.

So many people have been injured, lost their homes or loved ones as a result of the storms we have been seeing lately.

So, grab a cuppa, a warm cosy blanket, your favourite spot and take some time to focus on gratitude and enjoy the simple things in life.

Embrace the beauty of what you have. 

Sam ’thankful for the love and support of family and friends’ Hobbs