As I mentioned on my Village Voices post, I've had a rough week. It is nothing too major, but it still makes me sad to think about it too much. Needless to say - life ain't all roses all the time.
The power of gratitude is enough to lift me, though. I don't mean that to sound like I'm some OTT Anthony Robbins type (aka the modern cult leader). I guess sometimes I do - constantly banging on about the way gratitude can change your life . Hell, even I'm sick of the word 'grateful' a lot of the time.
But listen up. It works.
This week, I'm grateful for...
278. Beautiful images - we went into 'instagram' on Grateful today. Lovelies from all over have been snapping something they are grateful for today and tagging it with #52weeksofgrateful. Just looking at those pictures has really, truly lifted my spirits.
279. Chatter - Can older people really actually chatter? Surely that run-off-at-the-mouth, babbling, chatter-chat-chat that children do is what chatter is really all about. I love it (just not in the car!!!)
280. Reminders - some people are so good at the 'gentle reminder'. A reminder is so needed sometimes. I'm reminding myself to eat well this week. It's gotta be better than chastising myself for not!
Come join in the Instagram fun at Kidspot Village Voices this week.
And read my depressing woe-is-me post! Woot!
Do pictures lift you up too?
[Image by the magical Marie Flore]