5 things I’m feeling grateful for right now

5 things I’m feeling grateful for right now

A couple of weeks ago, Jay wrote a post about things he’s grateful for. I think it’s always good to stop and appreciate the best bits in life, so I decided to make my own list.

1. Neal

If you follow me on any social media, you’ll likely have seen posts about some of the many ways Neal is utterly adorable and supports me endlessly, both when it comes to blogging and other areas of life. Every day when I wake up, I feel grateful for him. He’s kind, caring and just generally wonderful. As far as my choices in men go, I haven’t done very well in the past, but I know I’ve finally got it right this time.

2. My family

There’s more of us than there used to be, but in this instance, I’m referring to my immediate family. My mum, dad, brother and sister are four of the most incredible people I know. There’s a saying which is “home isn’t a place, it’s a person” and in my case, it’s four people. I never feel more comfortable or safe than when I’m around these guys. They know exactly how to make me laugh, love me unconditionally and are always there to cheer me on.

3. Juno

My ridiculously cute bundle of fur. One of the main reasons I’m grateful for Juno is that she’s my little companion. Since starting on my journey to become a full time blogger, I spend a lot of time at home, alone, while Neal is at work. Having my pretty kitty as company feels really nice! Now I’ve moved my desk next to the window, she loves sitting on the window sill while I type away and it’s blissful. There’s more about her (along with cute pictures) here.

4. The blogging community

Although I wrote about the ugly side of blogging last week, it doesn’t take away from the overall feeling of love I have for my fellow bloggers. I’m grateful for the people blogging has helped me to connect with. I also have a lot of respect for other members of this community. Everyone works really hard on their own blogs and it’s inspiring to see.

5. My counsellor

Having a counsellor enabled me to dig up parts of my past, face them and let them go. I’m grateful for her patience, understanding and compassion. Speaking to her has been key to my mental health improving in the ways it has.

5 things I'm feeling grateful for

What are you feeling grateful for today?


  1. 1st August 2018 / 11:07 am

    I love this! It’s so nice to step back and take stock of all the good things you’ve got going on, especially when the world can feel like a dark place. I love reading your tweets about Neal, he sounds like a stellar guy and you’ve really done good with him! Have a lovely day sunshine

    Cordelia || cordeliamoor.com

    • ruthinrevolt
      1st August 2018 / 11:09 am

      Yeah, it’s definitely important to do once in a while! 🙂 He’s the best and I’m very lucky!

      Thanks, gorgeous!

  2. 1st August 2018 / 11:11 am

    This is amazing Ruth. Always good to see the positive around ou. And that’s coming from someone who is negative. Keep going strong.

    • ruthinrevolt
      1st August 2018 / 11:13 am

      Thanks Jay! 🙂

  3. 1st August 2018 / 11:56 am

    Happy 1st of August, Ruth. Those are amazing things to be thankful for, for sure. You have done well with Neal, as I come to read thru your posts. It’s always great to finally found someone you are in love with and adores you just the same. You are doing so well with your blog too. So, here’s to more success on all your endeavors.

    • ruthinrevolt
      1st August 2018 / 6:06 pm

      Thank you so much! 😊 I’m incredibly lucky to have Neal, that is without a doubt.

  4. 1st August 2018 / 12:05 pm

    I LOVE gratitude lists! They help me stay positive even during difficult times! Thank you for sharing yours!

    • ruthinrevolt
      1st August 2018 / 6:05 pm

      My pleasure. Thank you for reading it!

  5. 1st August 2018 / 12:16 pm

    Such a lovely and positive post Ruth! It’s always nice to reflect on the things we are grateful for. Cats are such brilliant company, I’m home alone most of the time too and it’s always nice to have a furry friend to chat too (crazy cat lady, I know he he 😂). Ooh seeing your family and staying in a lodge with hot tub sounds wonderful, that’s such an exciting thing to look forward too! Have an awesome August lovely! 💖 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • ruthinrevolt
      1st August 2018 / 6:04 pm

      I talk to Juno, too, it’s okay! 😊 Thanks, Bexa. Hope August is wonderful to you, too!

  6. 1st August 2018 / 5:09 pm

    In the hurley burly of life we often do forget to count our blessings. Mine are the same as yours in many respects – my soulmate, my family, my friends….I am also grateful that I have my health, am reasonably fit for my age, my home. I am fortunate to have had a good career and to be now enjoying travelling in retirement. So much to be grateful for! I’ll try not to complain when technology hates me or when a van smashes our wing mirror on the motorhome and does not stop or when the washing machine floods, because in the grand scheme of things, these do not matter. A good day to take stock methinks.

    • ruthinrevolt
      1st August 2018 / 6:03 pm

      So very true. ❤️

  7. 1st August 2018 / 7:09 pm

    I simply love this! I have so much going on right now that I think I may steal this blog idea and write what I’m grateful for too, soon. Thank you for being a positive light in the blogging community.

    • ruthinrevolt
      1st August 2018 / 11:52 pm

      You should! I loved writing it, and it’s a really great way to put things back in perspective. 🙂

  8. 1st August 2018 / 8:33 pm

    It’s so good to think about all the good things going on in your life and to be thankful for them. It can put everything into perspective ☺️

    • ruthinrevolt
      1st August 2018 / 11:52 pm

      Absolutely, I couldn’t agree more!

  9. 2nd August 2018 / 5:58 pm

    Love this post! I think it’s so important to stop and take time to really appreciate the little things. I have a series on my blog called Small Happy Moments which allows me to do this too! I’ve found that it can really help when I’m struggling with my mental health.

    Hope you have a great time with your family when they visit! I do miss Aberdeen a bit even though I didn’t think I would when I moved away.

    • ruthinrevolt
      3rd August 2018 / 10:08 am

      Aww, your series sounds amazing! I’ll need to go and take a look. 🙂 Thank you for commenting, lovely!

  10. 3rd August 2018 / 1:13 am

    Ruth, I’ve been meaning to write to you to thank you for being a ray of sunshine on Twitter. It’s so nice to see your enthusiastic support for other bloggers. Your blog is helpful and interesting. I read this post on gratitude at a time when needed to be reminded of the power of perspective. Thanks for sharing!

    • ruthinrevolt
      3rd August 2018 / 10:09 am

      That is very kind of you, Cindy, thank you so much.

  11. 3rd August 2018 / 8:49 am

    Aww I’m so happy for you and Neal! Also the fact that you have such nice dog and a family 🙂 have fun at the lodge, great post :*

    • ruthinrevolt
      3rd August 2018 / 10:11 am

      Juno is a cat 🙂 But thank you all the same!

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