Falling Forward: A Girl & Her Lists

Grace in Small Things

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  • Jigsaw puzzles
  • Eating lunch in the sunshine
  • Tape measures
  • Fluffy fresh towels
  • Making plans to see your favourite people

What’s on your list this week? :) Let me know if you’ve written a Grace in Small Things post, I love to read them :)

Grace in Small Things

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  • Book recommendations from friends
  • Haircuts
  • Feeling motivated
  • Moomins
  • Seedlings appearing

What’s on your list this week? :) Link me to your posts in the comments, I love to have a nose!

Grace in Small Things

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  • Cracking your knuckles
  • Bookmarks
  • Sports bras
  • Heart shaped stickers
  • Flip-flops

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Grace in Small Things

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  • Pens that write in different colours
  • Flat pack furniture
  • Learning new skills
  • Old photo albums
  • Gentle comedy

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Life List: Find Grace in 500 Small Things

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I’ve had this goal on my list for a few years now. I’ve been writing Grace in Small Things posts since October 2009 (gosh!) and I honestly think it’s been so good for me to practice gratitude on a regular basis. I hit 500 a while ago, but as I looked through the list I realised I had a fair few duplicates (the perils of writing them weekly I suppose) so I cleaned out the dupes and waited to hit 500 originals before ticking it off.

At a quick glance it looks like the things that make me happiest are the weather, ways to regulate my temperature, food and laughing. Which sounds completely and utterly perfect to me.

Some of my favourites:

  • Empty streets, in the early morning sun
  • Receiving surprise post
  • Crunching on new snow
  • The warmth of putting on a jumper when the air is chilly
  • Dipping your feet in the sea

Signs In The Sand

  • Chips soaked in vinegar
  • Putting on a pair of brand new socks
  • Snuggling in a duvet on a cold day
  • The sound of rain on the balcony

Droplets

  • Soft, salty, perfectly ripe blue cheese
  • Working through the fear
  • Falling into bed when you’re exhausted
  • The feeling of relief after you put down something heavy
  • Shoes covered in glitter

Sharp

  • Running your wrists under the cold tap
  • Staying up late to read a good book
  • Enjoying something you thought you wouldn’t
  • The reassuring sound of the Minolta shutter
  • Swimming in the sunshine

Snorkelling

  • Hair long enough to put in a ponytail
  • Holding hands
  • Running your fingers through wet hair
  • Tape dispensers
  • Any song with a harp in it

  • Offensively neon jumpers
  • Finally reading books that have been on the ‘to read’ list for years
  • Indoor picnics
  • A really good pair of tweezers
  • The first autumn chill

Autumn

  • Learning new words
  • Amazing water pressure
  • Cats who purr when you pet them
  • Working from the hammock

33/365: Somewhere Over The Rainbow

  • Opening a brand new jar of something
  • Laughing with my mum
  • Quiet moments of peace
  • Adding more hot water to a bath
  • Salt and lemon on everything

32/365: Grit Your Teeth

I can wholeheartedly say that starting this practice was one of the best things I’ve ever done. I’m not going to stop, of course, but I’m going to stop counting them.

Let me know if you write a Grace in Small Things list, I love to read them! :)

Grace in Small Things

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  • Super soft socks
  • Salt
  • Alliteration
  • Finishing a difficult book
  • Rediscovering old photos

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Grace in Small Things

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  • Whatsapp
  • Being able to apologise with grace
  • Pretty henna patterns
  • Chips for lunch
  • Finding a bookclub pick in a charity shop

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Grace in Small Things

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  • The satisfaction of running down a pen
  • Sunshine, always
  • Finishing a crossword book
  • New card games
  • Silly team hashtags

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Grace in Small Things

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  • Practising another language
  • Pizza flavoured crisps
  • Re-telling old stories to new people
  • Time for introspection
  • Fresh tangerines

See the whole list here

Grace in Small Things

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  • Pretty tiles
  • Foreign cats
  • Doing yoga on the beach
  • The sound of the sea
  • Flexing up your toes

See the whole list here