Today I’m feeling grateful.
I’m grateful to be alive.
I may want to lose some weight, eat more healthily and exercise more often, but I’m well.
I have a lovely husband and an amazing curious daughter.
I still have both my parents, and my sister and niece are nearby.
I have friends locally and all over the world, both close friends and passing acquaintances.
I’m part of a voluntary organisation that does so much good in the world including in local communities.
I’ve travelled all over the world with many many memories and still get to travel a bit.
I enjoy capturing moments with photos and words.
I love listening to music.
I like exploring new places – walking, wandering, smelling, seeing, listening, touching things.
I have food, shelter, clean water.
I have work that pays me money, I can do the work from home, and I can choose what work I say yes to.
I’ve worked with lots of brilliant people and teams over the years, some of who have influenced my thinking and my life immeasurably. And I have lovely memories of many of the projects and events that connected us all.
I’m free to make choices.
But above all I’m here. Living those moments – the amazing highs, the horrible lows, trudging through the mundane stuff and making little every day observations.
The sea – one of my favourites things, even though I don’t get to see it very often.