Tag Archives: gratitude

Gratitude makes us joyful

If you’re reading this in the US, you spent yesterday celebrating Thanksgiving. If that’s the case, I hope you had a very happy  – and grateful – Thanksgiving. Whilst some other countries celebrate Thanksgiving, we don’t here in the UK. … Continue reading

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Do you want to be recognised?

Picture the scene. It’s the end of a very long day. You have worked your butt off to get the task in hand finished and not only is it finished, it’s brilliant! It’s all they asked for and more. It’s … Continue reading

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Self-sufficiency and gratitude – are they mutually exclusive?

‘Self-sufficiency kills gratitude’ said a coaching client – let’s call him John – to me the other day. ‘That’s quite a statement – can you tell me some more about that?’ I asked. John replied: ‘All my life, I’ve felt … Continue reading

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A letter to my mum

Dear Mum I passed a milestone this week – a fairly unusual one that I’m glad to say most people never pass. I am now older than you ever were. As you can imagine, that’s a pretty strange feeling. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Thoughts on thanks

I bought this card earlier this year … ..and I have that picture of it on my phone to remind me that gratitude is a good way to start the day. Then I read this quote – “Silent gratitude isn’t … Continue reading

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Attitude, awareness and authenticity: keys to a grateful life?

Here in the UK, we don’t have a national holiday to be thankful. We do of course have lots of things to be thankful for – and what those things are is probably a matter of personal perspective. However, as … Continue reading

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Being grateful in the first world

I’m not American – you’d probably noticed that already – but I really like the idea of Thanksgiving. More accurately, it’s not the holiday per se I’m particularly keen on, it’s the act of thanksgiving. I’m sure you’ve heard of … Continue reading

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