Daily gratitude: family connections, dreams and being homeward bound

Today I’m grateful for… The happy tiredness that comes at the end of an intense but highly constructive and productive workshop, as the relief of being able to finally relax and not needing to prepare for the next session washes through every cell in my body. The unique and beautiful painting I have been fortunate … More Daily gratitude: family connections, dreams and being homeward bound

Daily Gratitude

Phew, it’s been a very long time since I last posted, or did a gratitude list! However, I believe the best time for anything is the moment it feels right, and this is the moment 😃 Today I’m grateful for…. Always finding happiness and beauty in my garden. A midwinter celebration with happy children, wonderful … More Daily Gratitude

Grateful for the dawn

Today I’m grateful for… Waking with more energy than I’ve had in weeks, to greet the dawn with a smile. A fresh morning walk with two happy dogs and three curious cats. Pushing through frustration and anxiety, and getting something difficult resolved. Remembering Viktor Frankl’s words on what he learnt during the Holocaust: “Between stimulus … More Grateful for the dawn

Off Balance

There are moments in life that we cannot predict, when the ground appears to shift under us. It’s so subtle we think it imagined, yet somehow we are no longer looking from quite the same perspective, and can’t quite shake off the lingering sense of being off balance. Today feels exactly so. My thoughts are … More Off Balance

Gratitude: Mandalas

Today I’m grateful for…. The beauty of being ALIVE and feeling increasingly back in my own skin. The joy of colouring in beautiful Mandala prints with whatever gorgeous colours take my fancy. Delicious bran muffins with citrus peel served fresh out the oven, melting with butter. A fun Zumba session that got my pulse racing. … More Gratitude: Mandalas

Daily Gratitude: facing demons and breathing in hope

Today I’m grateful for… The delicate, magical beauty of fairy lights. Family board games, and my youngest son’s absolute delight and pride at winning our first round of Cluedo. Finding an inspiring new guide to help move me forward by being willing to walk me through the darkness of my past, and realising yet again … More Daily Gratitude: facing demons and breathing in hope

Gratitude: Abidjan Adventures

Today I’m grateful for… Rich time immersing myself in the colours, scents and unique flavours of Abidjan. Finally having the chance to fulfil my long-held wish to explore the colourful, muddy, sensory overload of a crowded local market, tasting indigenous flavours and shopping for local materials with friendly greetings of “Bonjour!” down every over-flowing pathway. … More Gratitude: Abidjan Adventures