Thursday, 6 October 2016

Thankful Thursday

Each Thursday I stop to take note of the good things in my life with the goal of developing gratitude no matter my circumstances. Some weeks are a challenge but I am never regretful about this practice. During this series on "Stepping up in leadership", I will include what I am thankful for in my leadership journey as well as the fun bits from my life that week.

  • I couldn't write a list of what I'm thankful for in my leadership journey without starting with my family- both the one I was born into and the one I have formed with my husband. Their support, discipline, teaching and encouragement have been vital. I would not be the person I am today without them. 
  • I was feeling reluctant to go on our latest camping trip after a busy season. I am so glad that my husband had planned it though as it was soul restoring. Being in the Australian bush is always wonderful and the company of another family with a daughter the same age as my girl was such a bonus. I didn't spend a huge amount of time writing while there (no electricity to recharge my computer and actually being present with my family) but the moments I did take were just what I needed. Here are some of the views I had while writing.
The beautiful Murchison River at our first campsite.

An upside down river at our next spot- it hasn't flowed above ground in 18 months
  • My precious little girl keeping me grounded, teaching me about joy and reminding me to be present in my days. 

  • The stunning country I have the joy of living in. 

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  1. I need to go to Australia. We went to New Zealand in 2010 and if we go back we will have to do Australia too.

    1. You definitely do! Let me know if you ever make it over here. We can have a writing meet up.