Gratitude is a practice
When you wake up
and it is pouring with rain in August
and instead of reaching for your phone you get up, feed the cat, cover up in waterproofs and step outside to walk the same block you have walked for years
when as you walk and the rain taps the hood of your coat, … Read more
The gift of gratitude
There is no greater gift than gratitude
for in the thanking of the world and the other
we find ourselves rewarded in the recognition of all that we have received,
all that we ignore and take for granted,
our heart beating,
our lungs expanding,
our hands peeling the potatoes,
our eyes seeing each other’s smiles,… Read more
I’ve written about gratitude before, just after youngest son had broken his arm.
Since then I’ve understood more and more the biology of gratitude, but also I’ve built up a bank of gratitude tools which I use.
John Milton (Poet) once said, “Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of … Read more
Friends, Strangers and Facebook
Last Saturday night the kids and I were at a friend’s birthday bonfire night party with a roaring fire, beautiful fireworks, lovely people and some delicious food. We got home about 930pm to find the house empty and dogs and partner missing.
When I checked my phone, I could see a stream of increasingly random … Read more
Transmitting or receiving?
So, after a long spell dealing with things down the bottom of Maslow (which still need attention)…the early mornings and longer nights do seem to be finally having an effect.
During the inspiration lull I’ve been noticing that my urge to succeed and achieve seems to have gone. I’ve been big on achievement in my … Read more
Happy Mid Winter and may you be wrapped up and content.
You’re not feeling content?
Then you’d be one of many at this time of year. ‘Father Christmas never brings what I ask for’ moaned my youngest (mainly because he asks Santa for i-pods, I-pads, DS’s, play stations – all of which Santa thinks he … Read more