My birthday…10 things I am grateful for

Just a few weeks ago, we were simply chilling as a family at home expect my younger brother. Suddenly, I don’t know what happened, but my mom recalled something that happened in the past and then we all got caught up in the conversation and it was so reviving to see how much life has changed for good to be precise and where we are now. Then she added something: “My daughters always be grateful for the life you have because this is a blessing”, my dad on the other end of the table respectfully agreed. After the conversation, I tried to navigate and understand the message that she was putting across and it made me realise how blessed I am to have a good family that we can sit around and talk on the current issues and good things, then I smiled. That being said, this incited me to write something about it and I thought today will be perfect for it.

It’s been exactly twenty-three years (17th January) since a beautiful lady was born. I can’t believe how much time has flown by, but I am grateful for the new year, new chances to make my life great. For this occasion, I thought I would write a personal post on 10 most important things I am grateful for. Having a grateful mindset towards everything is not only good for your health but also important for your heart, so begin each new day with a grateful heart, then remember to smile. But before we dive into the post, I really had a great time celebrating it with friends which made me realise how blessed I am. Although my family wasn’t around, my friends made sure I had a great birthday celebration.

Below is a list of the things I am most grateful for:

I am grateful for my family

I don’t know where I would be now without the love, the support, the guidance of my family. I owe my family everything. I am thankful for my parents (Dad & Mom thank you I know you are reading this) for their unconditional love, for shaping me into the woman I am today. I am thankful for my siblings for their continuous support and presence in my life. I am thankful for my aunties for all their valuable advice and love. Finally, I am thankful for my sweet little cousins for bringing joy and bliss in the family.


I am grateful for my health

I am so thankful for my health (mental and physical). I am no special case or do not have anything better than the rest but there are so many beautiful souls who were born at the same time as me but are not In a good state of being at the moment, sending sunshine their way.

I am grateful for my friends

Friends are flowers in the garden of life and having them around makes life more beautiful and worth living. I am so thankful for the friends and people in my life for their continuous support, love and encouragement to be better. I think every person needs to have people who are there for him/her because these are the same people who will come to your rescue just in case and you never know when they might intervene in your life which brings me to say again do not take your friends for granted. They do not have to be many but friends are always good to have and be around with. To all my friends, thank you for being awesome.


I am grateful for the lessons learnt

Lessons are part of the journey in our lives and they are the ones that make us who we are (as the saying goes by what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger). I tend to believe there is always a reason some things happen and accept them as they seem to be. On that note, I am really grateful for the lessons learnt which shaped me into the individual I am today looking forward to more growth.

I am grateful for the growth

We all grow in a certain way or another and I am thankful to where I am today. I am definitely in a better place (spiritually, socially, mentally, intellectually, financially a bit) as I was when I turned 22 and I am looking forward to more growth this year.

I am grateful for the things I have

I have learnt to appreciate what I have now in my life by not desiring what I can’t afford. Sometimes the comparison is the thief of joy and it is not worth it because everyone’s journey is different. I am so grateful for what I have, the life I was granted with and for everything else because I know someone somewhere is hoping for what I have. Practice Gratitude.

I am grateful for the education and knowledge I have acquired

Over the years I have acquired knowledge and grew intellectually, and I am sure I am in a better place than someone who did not go to school or who did not get the chance to go to schools that I went to. I am so grateful for that and hoping to acquire more knowledge as I become wiser and older. This is being the same reason that brought me to create my blog where I share most of the things with you guys.

I am grateful for having access to basic necessities

Sometimes we get up and do our everyday routine but forget to be thankful for the small basic needs that we have. Not everyone in this planet has a shelter or food to put on their table but you and I are blessed to be having that. I am so grateful for having access to nice food and shelter.

I am grateful for the gift of life

Life is beautiful and I am grateful for the gift of life. I am so thankful that I get to wake up every day in a good state of being and being able to accomplish so many things. I am grateful to be spending my life with the people I love. Live your life to the fullest and remember to be grateful for it because no one is you and remember to smile.

I am grateful for my GOD

Last but not least, I am thankful for having an unfailing GOD. I am grateful for his essence in my life and his continuous blessings. I am thankful for God because all that I have featured above is a direct result of his love. Thank you, GOD.

“A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles”

(Quote of the week)


This was a personal post that I enjoyed writing and I hope you enjoy reading it too and got something out of it.

I would love to know what are the things you are grateful for. Kindly let’s discuss in the comment section.

Sending sunshine your way



27 thoughts on “My birthday…10 things I am grateful for

  1. Dorine🌹

    Awwwwwww😱Maybe I,ve never tell you that but “I,m very Proud of you✨😊”It,s really good to be grateful for “GOOD THINGS” but It,s very Important to be grateful for “EVERYTHING”and me…I,m Grateful for EVERYTHING That has happened in my Life just because GOOD THINGS become our Memories and BAD THINGS become our Lessons.Thank you for Sharing Babe😍❤🙏

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    1. carnyschronicles

      Aww thank you so much lovely😊 when you are grateful for what you have, more good things come your way. I am grateful for you 🌹


  2. Inamahoro Clarette

    I m very grateful of having known you since you were born and having had a look on the way you grew up and develop yourself into an intelligent and kind woman. Very proud of you Carrelle. Wishing you to go further because I know it will always be for good reasons I know whom I m talking about.

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    1. carnyschronicles

      Awww Maman Loulou, thank you so much for the kind words and encouragement😊 I always look up to you and I want to be just like you. So grateful for you🌹❣


  3. KARENZO Marie-Rose

    Carrelle, it’s very good to be grateful. Recognition opens up new horizons of life. We, too, are gratefuf for what you are in our life. We promise you to always do our best to support you.
    Aunt Rose

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  4. Lis guigui

    Awwww that’s so sweet😍😍😍😍😍!!!First of all, I’m very grateful for you lovely sister😊 and for the things, good or bad, we shared and continue sharing!!! I thnk u for guiding me,having my back in everything and especially for yr love❤!!! U’re such a blessing😊

    Keep it up💪

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    1. carnyschronicles

      Everytime i think about it, i just smile hahaha life is amazing😀😀 Aww thank you lovely, so thankful for you as well🌹❤🌹


  5. Miss Blogs-A-Bit

    This was a beautiful post and it’s always humbling to sit back and take stock of what we have in our lives and around us. Like you, my family and friends are so so important to me and I am always grateful for having them in my life. I also agree that we should be grateful for the basic things we have im our lives such as shelter and access to clean water. Not everybody is so fortunate to have this. Have a lovely day!

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    1. carnyschronicles

      I agree family and friends are what makes us who we are today and it’s always a blessing to have them around. Thank you taking your time to read😊


  6. Olivier Mwamimwiza

    Woauhh very cool..i am happy you can take time to be grateful. Someone said that “successful people are grateful people”, i do believe that the better is coming,so,let’s be grateful each day and for every moment of our life. let me finish by telling you that i am grateful to have you as a friend(you are a flower in my garden).

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    1. carnyschronicles

      It was delicious I can assure you haha. Exactly, life is a continuous learning process.
      Thank you Chloe for your continuous support😊❣


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