Today I’m grateful for… The health and lives of my two unique and deeply loved boys. Listening to, watching and thinking about stories of mothers and couples who have lost children violently or through illness or injury, who could not conceive the children they longed for, who did not feel able to birth or raise … More Gratitude: Life, Love and Friendship
Today I’m grateful for… Tears. Heartfelt, lifelong connections, across all barriers of time and distance. Witnessing unselfish, spontaneous generosity. Feeling beautiful again through someone else’s eyes. The nostalgia I feel when each new adventure comes to an end, and new friends well made must be hugged goodbye, my world expanded just a little further and … More Gratitude: London Rain
Written 27th September 2019. It feels so impossible to grasp the capacity we may have in our lifetimes to impact the world positively and uniquely, and to keep conscious of our choices, our contributions, and the moments of happiness that remain endlessly within our grasp when we shift our expectations and perspectives. I know I … More Contrasts
This week I’ve been grateful for…. Connecting into incredibly positive energy from the most unexpected quarters on the far side of Africa. Feeling the love of so many people across the globe who knew, loved and were touched in some way by my amazing mother, and feel the absence of her presence in the world … More Gratitude from Ethiopia
This week I’m grateful for… My youngest son’s pride and excitement at his first choir performance, with a sparkle in his eye and pure joy on his face. Diving back into Harville Hendrix and Helen Lakelly Hunt’s Getting the Love you Want, finding myself once again fascinated and inspired by their insights into what makes us … More Gratitude: sunset, songs and a dandelion
Today I’m grateful for… The late afternoon sunshine warming my skin. Enjoying reflective time in my own company, alone but far from lonely. Finding that a simple, wordless but heartfelt hug reconnected me to a dear friend I thought I may have lost, and reminded us both that beyond our disagreements and differences lies love … More Gratitude: sunshine & the connecting power of hugs
Today I’m grateful for… Never failing to be moved by the rising of the new day. Falling asleep to the sounds of the ocean. Losing myself in a novel, which used to be a daily occurrence but these days feels like a luxurious indulgence. Feeling loved. The laughing joy of happy children. Kindness.