Why I'm Grateful

What else do you do when you’re sitting on a delayed train for the best part of four hours… update your blog that you’ve abandoned for the last couple of months while life was happening!


I have recently found out that a friend of a friend has given birth a few weeks ago to a beautiful baby who happens to have Down’s Syndrome. On hearing the news it has made me reflect on the last 6 months and all of the things I am grateful for since Ava’s arrival.

Eleanor, a blonde lady holding her newborn baby, Ava who has Down syndrome

I’m sure there are many more things that I will think of but my minor OCD will not let me have an odd number for now and certainly not 13 so when I get my thinking cap on there may be another list added.

Please do one thing after reading this, consider an event that has been difficult for you, has been an inconvenience or just something you weren’t expecting in the last 12 months and write down at least 10 things you are grateful for as a result of it happening, possibly even try and get to 13!