Gratitude journal
three good things

Jun 16, 2019

Ampleforth, Lourdes and Father’s Day

Grateful to be able to get to Ampleforth Abbey this morning, in spite of a full blown cold and tired from a week in Lourdes. Good to be able to touch base with people, some of whom I had only said farewell to in Lourdes on Friday.

Grateful to Fr Richard for an inspiring homily on suffering, so pertinent to my recent and forthcoming weeks in Lourdes.

Grateful and thankful for Diana, Emma, Philip and Nik’s work on putting together an informative Lourdes training session this afternoon, and for all their work in the background organising a safe and spiritual pilgrimage in July.

Last, and certainly by no means least, very grateful to Clang and Alex for unexpectedly (because I had entirely forgotten the day) scooping me off to Gepettos in Helmsley for dinner this evening to celebrate Father’s Day. It was a really enjoyable and surprising evening. Thank you, both.

A Gratitude Journal is just a simple way of
recording and appreciating the good things in life.

Research shows that keeping a gratitude journal leads to
higher levels of alertness, happiness and positive emotions as well as
a stronger immune system, lower blood pressure and better sleep.

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