At the beginning of the year, we often look forward and set our intentions based on how we would like our year to look.  This year I am doing things a little differently.  This year I am looking backwards.

Last year I started practising gratitude and I noticed a big shift in my energy.  Gratitude has been shown to be the true source of happiness. So I have decided to take that forward into 2018 but start by looking back at 2017 and acknowledging 30 wonderful things that have happened.

I was inspired by Austin Kleon who wrote a blog last January ‘100 Things that Made My Year’.  He won’t mind me taking his blog idea as he is the author of a wonderful book “Steal Like an Artist” which is definitely worth a read.

30 Wonderful things of 2017

Discovering the word “woolgathering” –  daydreaming, the gathering of thoughts and dreams as one might collect fallen tufts of wool
Meeting up with old friends
Finding brilliant people to work with – to help you overcome your stumbling blocks
Inheriting the entire Australian Flower Essences range
Being alone in the woods
Longer days
Daffodils and tulips
14th Wedding anniversary and a Japanese meal
Skiing in France






Visiting Iceland
Friends training in therapies who need guinea pigs to practise on
Glamping with friends
Long warm days
School’s out for summer
Swimming in the Med
Exploring the Peak District
Seeing Mo Farah and Usain Bolt’s last ever race at the World Athletics Championships
Seeing your first born start his new adventure

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New kitten Alfie
A weekend away to get the last of the summer sun
Majestic sunrises
Baking birthday cake with Levi
Wine tasting with friends
My sister and family arrive from Australia
Christmas shopping in London with my sister
Snow flakes
Meals out with Friends
Cousins at Christmas

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Thanks for reading,
Chelsea x