Gratitude

Today I’m grateful for… Witnessing the direct, courageous way in which painful issues can be directly addressed and held with clarity, accountability and empathy, and feeling inspired to continue to learn and push through my own fears to nurture more of this skill within myself. Seeing how many of the new ways of thinking and … More Gratitude

Addis

One week ago, I was sitting in a café in OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, my taste buds puzzling over the sour sweetness of over-strong lemonade as I waited for my second flight of the day, set to whisk me across the continent to Ethiopia. I had few clear expectations of the week to … More Addis

Gratitude

Today I’m grateful for… Tapping into new pools of knowledge that broaden my perspective. Solitary, reflective walks through unknown streets filled with unfamiliar scents and sounds. Sitting with discomfort, and enjoying the relief that awaits on the other side. Soothing away my loneliness in a hotel room far from home by surrounding myself with the … More Gratitude

Gratitude

Today I’m grateful for… Continuing to be caught up in small beauties, every day. Remembering how opening up, even the parts of myself that feel they should be hidden, most often leads to deeper connection, support and insight. The clarity of black and white. Pushing through exhaustion into new waves of energy and optimism. Delighting … More Gratitude

Gratitude

Today I’m grateful for… A wonderful weekend celebrating the 40th birthday of my fantastic big sister, thankful for being part of making her feel thoroughly spoilt whilst enjoying delicious food, excellent company and new experiences. The way in which the #MeToo campaign has sparked so many important conversations around the world, from the healing that … More Gratitude

Gratitude

Today I’m grateful for… The peaceful containment of flight, with uninterrupted reflective space to appreciate perspective and connect in with myself. Surprise gifts from my gorgeous husband. A chance to connect with colleagues and explore new ways forward that respond more effectively to the directly political nature of our work. Early morning runs exploring beautiful … More Gratitude

Daily Gratitude

Today I’m grateful for…. Flying homewards through the tips of the clouds, enjoying the erratic dips and rises as we manoeuvre through turbulence. The joy of have so many opportunities to meet interesting new souls, and having the chance to see the world – however briefly – from so many different perspectives. The satisfaction of … More Daily Gratitude