Gratitude journal
three good things

May 22, 2019

Polite policemen and drivers

I dropped Clang at York Station on her way to Rome. In the confusion of getting her heavy suitcase onto the train and saying goodbye her small grip got left on the platform. The doors had closed and I was waiting for the train to leave when two policemen walked past at a fast pace to where we had been standing and looked at a bag on the floor. At the same time C realised she didn’t have her bag with her. I put two and two together and ran to the end of the platform to claim the bag. and apologise to the policemen, who were very understanding, didn’t arrest me and very professionally advised me to be a bit more careful when travelling.

Also very grateful to the drivers who let me in at junctions when driving back home. I find Yorkshire drivers are generally considerate. This happened two or three times getting out of York, so not to be sniffed at.

Grateful also for another influential individual who called me to offer support to Ampleforth via the Ampleforth Society, and to provide some kind advice and comments.

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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