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

Gratitude: London Rain

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

Gratitude: sunshine & the connecting power of hugs

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

Gratitude: ocean dawn

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.

Gratitude: trail running in the forest, cinnamon and candlelight

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: trail running in the forest, cinnamon and candlelight