Saturday, 23 December 2017

Gratitude journal

Creating an advent calendar using bits and pieces collected from my 100 days projects provided a catalyst to spark the imagination for my gratitude journal leading up to Christmas. I wasn't sure what I was going to say each day, but let the composition speak to me and guide my thinking about what I was grateful for. There is so much. This is what I shared on Instagram over the 25 days.

Grateful for the light after dark
and the rain that ends the drought 
for the abundance of choice 
and the spring that chases winter out

Grateful for the rhythm of daily life 
for the connections that bring us together
for the fruits of our labours 
and the fortitude we have for the hardships that we weather 

Grateful for the place that is home
and for the fragrance of the rose
for the wonder of language 
and for the music that life grows 

Grateful for the sound of birdsong at the break of day
and the respite to be found in a cup of tea
for the richness of life and the wisdom of age
for experience to know when to let it be 

Grateful for writers and their wild imaginations
and the beauty of tumbling waves that rush to the shore 
for the thoughtfulness of friends 
and for enough, not needing more 

Grateful for the forests and those who protect them 
for the routines of the everyday 
for the proponents of peace who soldier on 
and for the abundance of love that has come my way 

Especially grateful. For today. It's Christmas. 
It's my Birthday.

Hope you have a peaceful Christmas with the people that you love and that the new year brings you many good things - Claudia x

25 days of gratitude is also on Steller Stories