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365 gratitude project

Day 1 - I am so grateful for my family
This week I heard about the 365 Grateful project.

In early 2009, in an effort to fight depression, Hailey Bartholomew started a year long photographic project which involved taking one polaroid photo a day of something she felt grateful for. I thought this was such a fabulous idea I would do it as well.

I have used blipfoto as an online photo journal since October 2009. Blipfoto is a free online photo journal where you can post one photo per day. I have been a bit on and off recently as I was feeling that every day I went to the same place (work!) and I didn't always have anything interesting to photograph. However, the idea of documenting gratitude has reignited my energy and I really think it's brilliant. Spending time in gratitude is recommended by so many wise people whose work has influenced me including Robin Sharma and Anthony Robbins. I do believe thinking daily about what you are grateful for does affect your wellbeing and state of mind.

So, photo number one from day one is above. I was fortunate enough to have a birthday meal with my family. My Mum and Dad travelled up from Dorset to London as a surprise to join my brother, sister and myself. I am so lucky to have such a wonderful family.

You can follow my own 365 gratitude project here.

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