Grateful for this morning’s wonderful and ideal running weather: cool, a little drizzle, no ice and, most importantly, no wind.
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.
It has been a surprise and a joy to reconnect with long lost friends – twice – in the last few days.
The wreckage of the table after the last guest has left. Reinforcing friendships and sharing views is so much more important than simply breaking bread together.
The ‘wicked world syndrome’ is where we see so much suffering and evil around us that we begin to believe, wrongly, that happiness is not possible.
Very grateful to have Gepettos open again, and to see it full on a Friday evening.
Great food and coffee at the Old Yard in Nunnington – just need to get their dish washer sorted.
Its the faces in Millie McCallum’s animal paintings that I really love…
Ending the year with gratitude for our wonderful Yorkshire landscape and great walking company
Grateful to have rediscovered the excellent German group Propaganda from the ’80s. Still timeless, great music.
This evening’s beautiful sunset, and it promise of sunshine to come.
Feeling humbled that my Gratitude Journal reflections made such a difference to someone else.
Today is the Winter Solstice, and a time to be grateful as the nights now grow shorter and the days get longer.
I am grateful for the lesson I learnt during my run this morning, which was in essence all about being counter-intuitive.
Have you ever noticed how easily cats make themselves at home, finding the sun and the warmth, just lounging around and suffering (or eating)?
Don’t you get so irritated with walls and crash barriers that leap out at you in the dark to damage your car? With gratitude to those who resolve these incidents with generosity and compassion.
In early 2019, Clang and I watched the BBC’s The Victorian House of Arts and Crafts. I am very grateful to the BBC for producing this excellent programme, which caused quite an upheaval in our lives and precipitated unexpected consequences.
C and I are both very grateful to friends in our village who asked Lush & Lang to provide the flower arrangements for their son’s wedding.
A short trip to Edinburgh threw up much to be grateful for. Our train was on time! Yeah. Our hotel was excellent! It only rained a little bit. We found lots of old friends.