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
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… 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: autumn’s palette, sibling love, and the beauty of friendship
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
Today I’m grateful for… Tapping into new pools of knowledge that broaden my perspective. Solitary, reflective walks through unknown streets filled with unfamiliar scents and sounds. Sitting with discomfort, and enjoying the relief that awaits on the other side. Soothing away my loneliness in a hotel room far from home by surrounding myself with the … More Gratitude
As I strolled towards the boarding gate for the first of four flights taking me to Yaoundé, Cameroon, I felt a skip in my step I haven’t felt for some time. The excitement of traveling somewhere entirely new finally flooded through me, and I found myself unexpectedly grinning, joy bubbling up. My worries about visas, … More Cameroonian Dreaming