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
This week I’m grateful for… Waking to the splendour of dawn, and the delights of an early morning swim to greet the day. Sleeping peacefully to the rhythm of the ocean. Excited anticipation of the many planned adventures and travels in the year ahead. Catching up with a very dear friend, using the convenience of … More Gratitude
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