There are so many things in our lives that we can be grateful for and yet, in the hurly-burly of everyday life, we tend to forget what they are and focus instead on the negative, on what we don’t have, on opportunities that we have missed.
I came across the 365 Grateful Project begun by Hailey Bartholomew – a woman who had been experiencing depression. In 2008 she was advised by a nun to write down all that she was grateful for. When she started doing so, she realised all that she had missed seeing in her life. She then began taking a polaroid of one thing each day that made her happy. As the days passed, she realised that she was looking at life in a more positive way.
In an effort to focus on the positive in my life, I have decided to photograph and write about those things which make me grateful. I shall post my photos on Instagram (my username is collinekc) and tag all posts #gratitude, # MyGratitudeProject. I shall also post these photos on my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/collinesblog). In addition, each week I shall blog about what I am grateful for through writing and posting photos.
Do you wish to join me? I would love you to. My daughter has created a button especially for us. I shall use this button every Wednesday when I make my grateful post. Feel free to link your post with mine, any day of the week, and to share what has made you grateful during the past week.
Would you like to join me in sharing gratitude?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014