Gratitude

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

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

Daily Gratitude

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

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

Happiness contd.

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.

Happiness

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

Gratitude

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

Daily 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

Gratitude

Today I am grateful for… Seeing the possibilities of joyful new ways of being with and loving the man I have already loved for nearly half my life, and knowing with utter certainty that there is no end to shared learning and growth if we continue to open ourselves to it. The uniqueness of each … More Gratitude