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Day 20 and 21 of 365 Days of Gratitude

Day 20 and 21 of 365 Days of Gratitude

The wonderful thing about this gratitude challenge is how easy it is. Maybe it’s because, there are good things going on in my life. Perhaps the challenge itself brings out positivity.

Friendship quotes

Day 20 I am grateful for:

A visit from a friendly Blue Tongue Lizard, because if I hadn’t of taken him out of the linen closet Mahli (our dog) would have found him.

Blue Tongue Lizard Australia ZooWe regularly have Blue Tongues in our house and I’m not sure why. We have a dog so you’d think that would deter them. I guess the cat across the road would be more of a problem than our dog. Blue Tongues burrow or hide under leaves of a night in the wild so maybe the closet felt safe (ah, not with a 20kg dog outside the door). They usually hiss when threatened but when I picked him up at his back legs his head swung around at me but he wasn’t aggressive.

Day 21 I am grateful for:

Wonderful friendships that have lasted more than three decades, because it’s one of my best friend’s birthday today. Happy Birthday Angie.

We went to school together and our friendship grew after we left school. We’ve shared so much like:

  • A big circle of friends
  • A party house at Kirra with other fun-time girls
  • Our first overseas trip (Bali when we were 18)
  • The same style car – VW Beetles
  • A quirky sense of humour
  • Work ethic
  • Values
  • Caring about our environment and health
  • and much more to come

I’m also grateful for all my other long friendships, reconnections, new friendships – all the people who fill my life with support, kindness, compassion, camaraderie, motivation, encouragement and love. Thank you.




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Day 19 of 365 Days of Gratitude

Day 19 of 365 Days of Gratitude

Today my gratitude started when I opened my laptop and needed inspiration to write. I have so many ideas in my head that it’s difficult to find the perfect one.

Stars in the sky (courtesy of Graphic Stock)I began looking through my clip art and photographs for inspiration and found one from my Graphic Stock collection. The starfish and the colours got me thinking about nature. Nature can give us, not only gratitude, but inspire us also.

So with that little snippet of inspiration I came up with these writing prompts for the day.

Writing prompts:

  • Three starfish wash up but one is in fact an antique gold relic.
  • The starfish are a scene from a children’s story about conservation.
  • The stars are a backdrop for an outback romance.
  • A woman wishes on a shooting star and she gets that wish (does she regret it?).
  • A boat has sunk with a family onboard. How will they safely get ashore?
  • A tropical romance involving two television stars (pun intended).

Day 19 I am grateful for:

The stars in the sky and the starfish in the water, because when I look up or down, nature has something to show me.

Even if you don’t write, writing prompts are a way to see the world differently. One small picture can give you so many ideas. These ideas could help your business, family life, health and happiness. You don’t need to start writing a novel just read them and imagine the possibilities.

Look at the picture above and what prompts can you come up with? Perhaps it will be something you’re grateful for today.