Today I’m grateful for… The peaceful containment of flight, with uninterrupted reflective space to appreciate perspective and connect in with myself. Surprise gifts from my gorgeous husband. A chance to connect with colleagues and explore new ways forward that respond more effectively to the directly political nature of our work. Early morning runs exploring beautiful … More Gratitude
Today I’m grateful for…. Flying homewards through the tips of the clouds, enjoying the erratic dips and rises as we manoeuvre through turbulence. The joy of have so many opportunities to meet interesting new souls, and having the chance to see the world – however briefly – from so many different perspectives. The satisfaction of … More Daily 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
I wrote the next ten additions to my happiness list on an aeroplane, flying to Ghana for a gathering of colleagues from across Africa with a shared vision for people-centred land governance: the International Land Coalition Africa‘s Annual Regional Forum and Assembly. I wrote in my journal that night, “Here I am again, miles above the … More Happiness 3: the Ghana edition
Exactly one month ago I was on an aeroplane on the way the Valencia, Spain, for the World Forum on Access to Land 2016. I was eager and excited about what lay ahead, not knowing that the weeks to come would bring enormous professional challenges. I recently stumbled across a gratitude list I wrote that … More Gratitude Remembered
New friends. Fresh perspectives.
This week I was grateful for… Losing myself in the music. Sunset from the sky. Welling up with tears at the beauty of the world. Flying into the darkness. Friends who provide the clearest and most helpful perspectives.