Gratitude

Today I’m grateful for… Gifting myself the mental space to write again. Celebrating fifteen wonderful years of marriage, with excitement in my heart as I look forward to many more to come. Traveling towards a new continent, wrapped in the excited anticipation of the unknown ahead, with new connections to forge and good friends to … More Gratitude

Gratitude

Today I’m grateful for… Waking from exhausted slumber to see the sun rising golden on the horizon. The crisp, inviting blank pages of a new notebook, reminding me of the all the still-unimaginable new experiences and thoughts ahead that will populate its pages. The soothing comfort and companionship of familiar songs in my pocket, and … More Gratitude

Gratitude

Today I’m grateful for… Dusting off my trail running shoes after ten months in the cupboard, and finding myself completely captivated by the beauty and joy of being out in the forest, with birdsong and the sound of my own footfalls for company. Excited anticipation. Getting lost in deep, contemplative conversation for hours, which always … More Gratitude

Gratitude

Today I’m grateful for… The rich palette of Autumn. Re-committing to the daily practice of Mindfulness, and appreciating the sense of spaciousness this has opened up. Allowing myself space to cry and give room to sorrow. Remembering that there is always time to make different, healthier decisions. Deciding, when something didn’t work out as I’d … More Gratitude

Gratitude

Today I’m grateful for… The earthy, rich, evocative scent of mushrooms. A few hours break from the frenetic pace of getting things done for the pleasure of thinking, learning, engaging and listening. Enjoying my body’s increasing strength, and the joy of movement. Being able to ask for the support I need, rather than pushing myself … More Gratitude

Gratitude

Today I’m grateful for… Stretching and strengthening stiff muscles before dawn, breathing into the tightness and putting all my focus on relaxing into the movements, and the stillness. Pausing to enjoy the tumultuous, richly-scented delights of my happiest rosebush, which was a thoughtful and much-loved gift. The soothing warmth of lemon, honey and ginger tea. … More Gratitude

Gratitude

Today I’m grateful for… Camaraderie and support, which sometimes take us further than we can manage alone. Watching the sunrise from the road, sharing the moment with hundreds of other runners who are awake to the joy of just being alive, in that moment. Remembering to give someone the benefit of the doubt, and ask … More Gratitude