Gratitude journal page

Do not take anything for granted — not one smile or one person or one rainbow or one breath, or one night in your cozy bed. - Terri Guillemets

I often wish we had Thanksgiving here in Australia, it seems like such a lovely practice to have with your family and friends. I think we really are the lucky country, still, no matter what we grumble and moan about and we have so much to be grateful for.

We have so much freedom and beauty here. Where we live, the kangaroos play, feed, and rest, at our back fence and the koalas climb the trees. At present we have a couple of nesting crows who are visiting our house. They fly in to our back deck, and take the marbles that I have on the top of one of my pot plants and fly off again. I'd love to be able to see their nest, I imagine it looks beautiful with all the colours mixed in with the bits of branches.

I'm grateful for so many of the everyday things around our home, the gardens, the animals and the cup of coffee shared at our garden table. What about you... what are some of the things that you notice everyday that you are grateful for? I recently did a gratitude journal page even though I wasn't feeling all that grateful at the time, just practicing gratitude had me back in a grateful spirit again... I guess that is the beauty of gratitude.

First flower of the season