Spidey’s Serene Sunday #410 and #JusJoJan the 15th, 2023 – Gratitude

We’re doing an amalgamation of posts here today, with Spidey (with his newly spruced-up graphic!), and Linda’s #JusJoJan, together!

Welcome to the daily prompt! Today is your fifteenth prompt for Just Jot it January 2023, and it’s brought to you by Carol Aanne. Thank you, Carol Anne! Please be sure to visit Carol Anne’s blog to read her post and say hello. And follow her while you’re there, if you’re not already.


Your prompt for JusJoJan, January 15th 2023, is “Gratitude.” Use the word “gratitude” any way you’d like. Have fun writing!

“Even in the chaos of everyday life, moments of gratiutde remind us to hold on to the good things.”

Brit Morin

And you found a lovely quote to add to this duo post, Spidey, thank you!

It’s easy to fixate on everything we think we want and only exclaim our gratitude when those wishes come true, but it is important to realise that everything around us should elicit some form of thankfulness.

The clean(ish) air we breathe, the water we drink, the roof over our head, the food in our cupboards, the car we may drive, the clothes on our backs, and our health.

Sure, not everything we have may be perfect, but you know what, and I have said this many times before, enough is key.

Be grateful for having enough.

Because there are people out there who have less and can still show gratitude.

They are the people we should learn lessons from.

Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 406 – Festively Appreciated


“May you be proud of the work you do, the person you are tand the difference you make.”


The first Sunday of the holidays, and exactly a week to Christmas!

I won’t lie. I am relieved the holidays are here. It’s been a tough term from September up to now, peppered with huge ups and downs.

The children were ready for the break, my team were ready for the break, and I was definitely ready!

It’s a tougher time this year for many families with the cost of living crisis going on, and yet families still found it in their hearts to stretch to gifts for the staff looking after their children.

I was touched, and even more so this year, all things considered.

A card would suffice, over even a Merry Christmas at the door, but still, we left feeling spoilt.

And I am filled with gratitude. 🙏🏽

I have to give a special shout-out to my Secret Santa who gave me a beautiful plaque for my writing room too! It is already up, in pride of place!

Now we just need to prepare for the big day itself. I still have presents to buy and foodie bits to purchase. Christmas Day will be with the in-laws, then Pops and Mum are coming on Boxing Day for a few days, so I will cook a round two Christmas dinner for when they are here!

So, tell me, are you finished and prepared for Christmas, yet??


Wishing you a wonderfully peaceful Sunday, Peeps!

One Liner Wednesday – #1LinerWeds – Gratitude

On a day when it feels like nothing is going your way, always count your blessings; those little things count too.

Ritu 2019

For Linda’s #1LinerWeds Challenge

Sunshine Blogger Award

Flattered to have been thought of for the Sunshine Blogger’s award from Freddy at Parler D’Expresso. He messaged me to say

I nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award because I found your blog positive, inspiring and creative.

So lovely!

Please, do check out his blog post!

Source: Sunshine Blogger Award

One Lovely Blog Award

The Lovely Gary at Fiction Is Food nominated this here space for the One Lovely Blog award! Thank you Gary! #GaTu!

Fiction is Food


Rather like my book and story slush pile I have, during my 20 months blogging, gathered a similar stack of blogger recognition awards. Winters coming, and perhaps it’s time to clear the decks…

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