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8 Affirmations to express your gratitude in life

It’s my birthday today!

Currently I’m in London celebrating yet another year of life. Living my best life; exploring, eating and enjoying a drink or two. Tho, no lager for me. I ain’t about that life. But you best believe that I’m super excited to be here, even if it isn’t a bounty vacay like I wanted in the first place. I’m still grateful to be here.

Especially today.

Whenever I reach my birthday, a particular feeling of gratitude overcomes me. Because tbh, I tend to take days for granted. I tend to forget that every day is a gift and that it’s not guaranteed. Getting to experience another birthday is not a sure thing. There are so many people who don’t get to see my age.

Yet, here I am and in London. Ticking off another place I wanted to visit off my bucket list. Feeling ever so blessed. Which is why I want to share my  8 affirmations of gratitude with you.


Gratitude makes sense of our past,
brings peace for today,
and creates a vision for tomorrow.
– Melody Beattie


1.  I am glad to see another day.
2. I am very grateful to be where I am in my life.
3. I am thankful to have gotten this far.
4. I am grateful for my now and excited for where I’m going.
5. I am appreciative for the strength that was given to me to make it till today.
6. All that has happened was for a reason and I’m thankful for the experiences.
7. I am thankful for the guidance and support along the way.
8. I am happy for getting another chance at making my dreams come true.

Which of these affirmations resonate with you most?

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Hi! Welcome to my blog. I’m Joëlle, more commonly known as Joey and I am the woman behind ALFa. I was born and partially raised in Holland and partially in Curacao. The best way to describe me is as a young woman on a journey of becoming the best version of myself. Craving to inspire and connect with those who, like me, working on turning their dreams into reality. Humor, passion and inspiration are the keys in my life.

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