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
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
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
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
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