Woohoo – My Gratitude Journal is Published…
I could never have imagined the feedback I have received the past few days on my first solo publication. For many years now, gratitude has been close to my heart for many, many reasons.
As a child, I remember my parents reminding me to say thank you when I received something.
As a young person, I remember my grandma reminding me to continue to say thank you to the people who show support towards me along my adventure of life (I also came to realise I am grateful for the people who did not, but that is another story).
Then as a young tennis player, I remember when Barry Masters the then CEO of Tennis NSW said thank you to me for writing to him and sharing my gratitude towards him for the support he gave me as a country tennis player.
Fast forward a few years, when I was a student doing my Masters and working in a National Mental Health and Wellbeing initiative and was reading the research behind gratitude and how it can support mental health and wellbeing.
So, I started to focus and cultivate it again deliberately in my life and with many clients in Habits for Wellbeing.Now I am pleased to share one of the habits that has helped me be here today – gratitude.
Gratitude really has been a gift to me and you just never know, it may also be a gift to you.
Thanks mum for your support over the past few days of editing – you are a gem and I am so lucky to have you as my mum.
To the clients who have walked this adventure with me over the many years, thank you for the courage you have shown. I never thought the 365 Days of Gratitude and 100 Days of Gratitude experiences would transform in to this journal and my first solo publication.