I have been thoroughly enjoying the #100happydays project thus far, having reached day 23 without missing a post (thanks in part to a daily reminder from my phone, just in case!), and I’ve been getting on well with my 100 Happy Songs project too, in little bursts. Tonight, the playlist – which I have been working on in … More 100 Happy Songs
A few weeks ago I went on a delightful morning walk with my children, and during the course of the walk my youngest son careful chose two dandelion flowers for me, and wove them – clumsily and charmingly – into my hair. I smiled with one of those aching moments of love, gratitude and joy, … More Flowers In My Hair
I naturally don’t have time to take on anything new in my manic life, but when I finally got around to looking up what these #100happydays posts on facebook were all about, some of the first words on the website are: “You don’t have time for this, right? We live in times when super-busy schedules … More 100 Days of Visual Gratitude (better known as #100happydays)
Today I am grateful for… Birdsong. The clouds catching the first rays of the sun. Watching the Egyptian geese fly up the valley below, the white on their wings in beautiful contrast against the dark forest. Connection. The deliciously fresh sharpness of the morning air as I open the curtains. The raucous cries of the … More Gratitude #5
I’ve always loved the feel of raindrops on my skin, and when my hair is a crazy tangle of wind-danced anarchy, I feel my spirits soar. Driving back to the office this afternoon following a series of meetings in Durban, a storm (which never quite fulfilled its dramatic promise) was brewing: delightful cross-winds gusted through … More Putting Gender Back On My Agenda
This song makes me want to get up and dance around my office, and my heart is feeling happy today! I have a lovely friend coming over for dinner, my pain levels are greatly reduced today, my energy levels are higher, and hope is returning. Maybe I’ll even start writing again soon, although I have … More Love Generation
My wonderful friend Helena, who is far too far away in Canterbury, posted this charming video on facebook recently. It put a smile on my face, and had the same effect when I played it for a stressed colleague this morning, so I decided to spread the upbeat vibe a bit wider. Enjoy!