At times, I find myself in awe of how much joy there is to find and create within every day, and of how much of our lives we spend failing to notice this. When my attention is thus focused, I find myself unable to quite recall why I can’t live with this level of joyful … More Insomnia and Self-Care
Today I’m grateful for… Dreaming of new ways to approach long-standing challenges, and feeling brave enough to give them another try, even if I fail. Finding unexpected joys and delightful beauty springing up overnight. Being pro-active rather than reactive regarding my health, my body, and my well-being. Emerging long-term aspirations that excite and inspire me, … More Daily Gratitude
Today I am grateful for… Trusting my impulse to pick up ‘The Book of Joy’ on my way into the airport, inviting more introspection and joy into my life! Making the conscious choice to breathe and slow down rather than getting stressed about logistical travel challenges. Soaking in the view. Fresh carrot and ginger juice, … More Daily Gratitude
Picking up where I left off in my first list of things that make me happy, here are the next additions: The connecting messages, emails and phone calls I sometimes received from loved ones after writing blog posts. Birdsong – outside my window in the mornings, in the early morning dark when out running, or … More Happiness contd.
Inspired by a post called ‘Things that Make Me Happy’, I was amazed at how many things on her list resonated with me, and thought it would be fun to write my own list! So, since I am stuck in bed with a fractured ankle, and keeping my thoughts on positive things can only assist with … More Happiness
This week I am grateful for… The pure sensory delight of the gentle winter sunlight coaxing my skin to a satisfying glow whilst wrapped in the taste and scent of rich, smooth coffee, with the soothing sounds of Moby in the background. My youngest bouncing through onto my bed with his stuffed, knitted and stitched … More Gratitude
Today I am grateful for… Lovely friends embarking on new adventures. Being back on the mighty Umkomaas River yesterday, even though it was in a Canoe Polo boat not a river boat! In between fishing out swimming school children and abandoned boats and paddles at the inter-schools Slalom, there was plenty of time to play … More Daily Gratitude