It’s easy to take things for granted. And it’s hard to feel positive when you’re having a bad day. But it’s worth the effort! There’s so much we have to be grateful for, and the more time you spend thinking about this, the happier you’ll be as a result. Life is hard enough, right?
This product talk is brought to you by Nuffnang and Circa Home.
It’s been rocky, this little life of mine, but I’ve spent the past few years focusing heavily on changing my mindset. Happiness is a choice – and when you start considering all the things you have to be grateful for, it’s hard not to be happy!
I’m grateful for my wonderful, kind family. My kooky, loyal friends. My patient, caring, ridiculous fiancé. Our cosy, tiny apartment. My wonderful, colourful city. My sometimes-dodgy but overall healthy health. Feeling safe and secure. The people I’ve met and the lessons I’ve learned. My gorgeous, supportive bridesmaids. Laughter with friends. Hell, laughter with strangers! My strength of character. Kindness. A full bookshelf. Bed socks. Colleagues that feel like family. A small, hilarious bunny who made himself part of our family. This blog and the wonderful community I’ve discovered because of it. Wine and cheese, together if possible. And mostly, I’m grateful for the struggles that have helped me find my strength.
Writing it down is cathartic, and it’s really helpful to have it in front of you. Thanks to Circa Home, I have their gorgeous “I am grateful for…” poster available for download HERE.
// How can you be grateful everyday?
The best way to incorporate gratitude into your daily routine is to to engage your senses with subtle reminders. And beloved Australian brand Circa Home have just the answer with their limited edition Honeyflower & Sandalwood collection, creating an inviting fragrance backdrop that reminds us of all that we are grateful for. The scent is intoxicating in its warmth. It wraps you up, making you feel cosy and comfortable, like a warm hug from mum. The sandalwood gives it a heady, oriental fragrance, cooled by the addition of cucumber and sweetened with honeyflower and vanilla. It’s fairly subtle when burning, making it perfect for my little apartment, where some scents can be too overpowering for the space.
I really love the inclusion of sandalwood in this collection, which can help you achieve clarity and calmness. It’s perfect for when you’re trying to meditate or study, any time you need to be still and focused.
The candle has been handmade in Australia using natural soy wax, high quality fragrant oils and lead-free cotton wicks. The glass jar and packaging are 100% recyclable, so I’ll definitely be reusing this once it’s finished. Perfect for a daily reminder to practice gratitude! And the lid acts as a cute stand for the candle when it’s burning. My only issue is that it didn’t burn all the way to the edge on my first burn – and I left it for almost 2 hours! – so I’m worried I might get some funnelling the more I burn it. If you have any tips, please leave them in the comments!!
// Win with Circa Home!
Circa Home are giving you the chance to win a limited edition gratitude gift pack just in time for Mother’s Day, featuring two sets of all four items from the Honeyflower & Sandalwood collection. Simply tell them what you’re grateful for for your chance to win the following:
2 x Honeyflower & Sandalwood Classic Candles
2 x Honeyflower & Sandalwood Fragrance Diffusers
2 x Honeyflower & Sandalwood Scented Soy Melts
2 x Limited Edition Gratitude Electric Wax Warmers
So, what are you grateful for?