Second week into the Gratitude Challenge and I am struggling. This week has been a little trying for me with the heat, it was said to have reached maximum of 42 degrees C (107 F) on Thursday, and also feeling a little lost this week. I had a mild anxiety attack while driving in the car on Thursday but I manage to talk myself out of it.
Last week, I talked about why we need to always try to be grateful and I had to remind myself of that a couple of times this week.
This week's challenge is to talk about how grateful you are of your spouse or significant other. I have mixed feelings about this. I am also not sure how open do I want to be about this as I have been through a lot with my spouse or significant other in 2015 but without giving away too much, I have had my heart broken into pieces.
We are working through it at the moment. It is a steep climb to the top but I know we are putting in a lot of effort into trying to make it work. So I guess I am grateful that he is trying to take the initiative to make things work.
M is a great father. He dotes on the Lil' Tiger. I know he would do anything, he can, for his little girl. Their relationship is one of great love. When he is not around, the Lil' Tiger would constantly ask me when is daddy going to come home? Or where is daddy? He hardly ever gets angry at his little girl and I am grateful for that.
AS A HUSBAND
When I first met M, he was quick and he was funny. When we got married, we talked about our wants and our needs as a couple. We were both aligned even though our personalities are the complete polar opposites. Somehow somewhere amongst all the running around trying to run a household and working, we both have forgotten our core values, our wants and needs as a couple.
Moving forward, we have both agreed to work on our relationship and I am grateful for that. I do get text and emails from him telling me how much he loves me and how proud he is of me and my training at the moment. I always get cuddles from him now and from time to time he will try to hold my hand. All of which he never use to do and for that I am grateful.
HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK
- Thankful that my little family is safe from the bush fires that is happening South of Perth.
- Once again, AIR CONDITIONING.
- Able to talk myself down from the mild anxiety attack that I had on Thursday.
- The Lil' Tiger helping me prep dinner most nights.