As a busy mom of 3, facing the daily challenges common to humans, I wanted a way to flourish and live my best life regardless of whether schedules were tight, resources were scarce or muscles were aching. I started this blog to document my quest and the answers I was finding along the way.
I love an easy walk any day and I have been blessed with stunning views around my work and home so I started sharing the ‘Inspirations in a Pic’ posts when I captured photos that ‘spoke’ to me. I also had these other pictures that I loved but they didn’t really offer any messages apart from the fact that they were my favorite things, things that brought a smile on my face each time I saw them.
I started reading the book
One Thousand Gifts
by Ann Voskamp where she talks about taking this dare to document 1000 things she loved and the way her life was transformed by turning her focus on these daily gifts.
I didn’t need anyone to convince me. Those other pictures were my daily gifts, things I loved, some that could even be seen as weird to be added to such a list (like road signs for example), but that’s the point – we’re all unique in that way. So I’ve started jotting these daily gifts down in my journal and I hope to be sharing the ‘share-able’ gifts on this blog.
- A welcome shade on a sunny day’s walk
- Breathing deep Frangipani fragrance
- Gorgeous Christmas Decorations on a hedge
- Pretty Mailboxes
- Ornamental Palm Trees
- All Road Signs
- The freedom offered by an Adult Swing in the Park
- Red Postboxes
- The invitation of an empty Park Bench
These always bring a smile to my face, they did today and I’m thankful.