|Scallop Shell DIY decoration & Cactus // Personal picture|
One of my new resolutions in September is to practice more gratitude, make myself aware of all these little things, big or small, that make my life good. One of the ways is through these "Forget Me Not" posts, gratitude in pictures - little things that made my week.
Apparently, our brains get used to the good things we have very quickly after we get them - new job, good health, new items, salary raise... And gratitude is then replaced with a sense of entitlement, or even causes for complaint. I have seen people around me who had everything they needed and more, yet had just as many causes for complaint as anyone else.
As I am healthy, employed, engaged, and surrounded with friends and family, I began to think I was becoming that person. That person who has everything but doesn't see it. Hence the resolution to actively be grateful and marvel at everything around me, new and ordinary.
This first "Forget Me Not" post is a bit long as it contains two weeks of little causes for gratitude. These posts may become a weekly affair, if I am to cultivate regular gratitude. But again, no commitment. September makes me start so many things, there is no telling how many of these new post ideas will make it through the end of the year.
|The Return of the Cat|
The Cat // After weeks of travel this summer, finally welcoming the cat back home
|1986 wine bottle|
|Le petit watermelon|
|La Ruche qui dit Oui|