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
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
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
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.
Today I’m grateful for… Being welcomed with enormous smiles, piles of delicious food and the warmest of greetings into the small, simple home of an Indonesian family in West Java for two nights, and feeling connected in our shared humanity despite our inability to communicate with words and our vastly different lives and contexts. Building … More Gratitude from Indonesia