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5 Things I’m Grateful For

Hello everyone,

I hope you’re doing well. I haven’t been blogging since the beginning of May and I really missed the blogging community as well as my readers. May was all about exams and school work, thus I couldn’t find time to blog or engage with other bloggers. But I’m back and cannot wait to write blog posts.

In today’s post, I’ll mention 5 things I’m grateful for. I think being grateful for things we have is really important for our self-care. In today’s world, everyone is so busy with their lives and they can’t realise how lucky they are. Thankfully I managed to understand how lucky I’m by observing people and my life.  Now let’s get on to the topic!


1. MY FAMILY

Of course, the first thing I’m really grateful is my family. My family consists of my mom, my dad and my sister. We’re so close to each other which I find really cool because most of my friends can’t tell important things to their parents. With the lack of communication in families, distrust might occur. I always share my secrets and thoughts with my family members, therefore we’re like best friends. In my opinion, having friends is really important for social life but having a good relationship with family is much more important than that. Because I believe that the family will be always on your side. You should spend more time with your family because you can’t take these times back.

2. THE BLOGGING COMMUNITY

I started blogging nearly 1 year ago! I can’t believe how time flies so fast. During this one year journey, I saw how supportive and friendly the blogging community is. I have lots of blogger friends from all around the world, which I find amazing. Everyone helps each other by telling the truth so we can improve ourselves by recommendations and comments. I might write a blog post about the things I learned during my first year of blogging; so if you’re interested comment down below!

3. MY CITY: ISTANBUL

I live in Istanbul/Turkey. I always loved Istanbul because it’s a very important city by its unique culture, architecture, nature and cuisine. I’m proud of being a Turkish girl and really grateful to live in Istanbul. Istanbul connects two continents: Europe and Asia, which I find really interesting. If you want a detailed blog post about my city let me know in the comments section!

4. BEING ABLE TO EXERCISE

Sports was always a major thing in my life since I was 4. I started with gymnastics than I played volleyball for 5 years and now I’m doing pilates and yoga. I love how doing exercise makes me feel much positive and happier. Being able to do sports or exercise is such a good thing but I believe most of us don’t even realise how lucky we are. If you’re too lazy to exercise just remember that there are lots of people who CANNOT do physical activities due to their disabilities.

5. BOOKS

I love reading books; it may sound like a cliche but reading different kinds of books is changing my perspective on life.  Fiction or non-fiction, self-care, nutrition books are my favourites genres. Spending my time by reading books is one of the best ways to improve myself.  If you have any book suggestions to read during summer vacation let me know by commenting down below.


That’s all for today’s post. I’ll be back soon with another post about food. Stay tuned my lovely readers.

Much love,

16 Comments

  • Kate

    I also love reading, and there’s nothing I like more than going to the library and finding a new book to read. Mostly chick-lit! 😀

  • Ayşegül Kavadar

    You’re absolutely right, it’s so nice to have things to be grateful for. Creating awareness is very important and you’re doing it perfectly. Love you blog!🍀

    • Sima Aykin

      Thank you for reading my post Miriam. Let me know when you publish your blog post about the things you’re grateful for. It’s so cool that your family lived in my city for two years. Istanbul is a very special city to live in.
      Much love,
      Sima x

  • Mrs.Anonymous

    This post is such a great reminder of things we have to be grateful for! I couldn’t agree more about the blogging community! I just started blogging about 3 weeks ago or so and everyone is so sweet! Thanks for your post! I just found your blog and I love it! 💕

    • Sima Aykin

      Thank you so much for your nice comment. Good luck with your blogging journey. I’m always here to help.
      I checked your blog and your content is pretty awesome.
      Much love,
      Sima x

  • Faye

    I started blogging almost a year ago as well! It’s so nice to take time to reflect on the things that you’re grateful for 🙂 xx

  • Shelby

    Love just about every bit about this! Being grateful for the non-materialistic things in your life is so incredible! I also come from a close family and it is pretty amazing to be able to openly share my thoughts with them.

    • Sima Aykin

      Thank you so much Shelby! Your lovely comment made my day. It’s great to know that you also live in a close family; personally i think we’re so lucky in that way.
      Much love,
      Sima x

  • Lucy

    I share gratefulness for 4/5 things you’ve mentioned. I can’t say I’m grateful for Istanbul but hopefully one day I’ll get to visit and I will be! I find it so difficult to be happy with my hometown because it’s pretty shabby if I’m honest. But I think it’s really lovely that you love yours and I’d love to read more about it! The blogging community have been so kind since I joined and everyone seems so genuine and ready to help whenever you need it. I’m so glad I get to share this blogging journey with so many wonderful people. I went on for a bit there so I’ll stop myself now. Loved this post and such a great reminder to remember what you’re grateful for!
    Luce xo

    • Sima Aykin

      You are so cute Luce! I can’t wait to read your blog posts because after I read your comment I realized that you’re just like me. Thanks a lot for this kind comment.
      I hope you’ll visit Istanbul one day. I also followed you on Twitter and Instagram. Can’t wait to hear more from you!
      Much love,
      Sima x

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