Cotswold Water Park & Bibury

As I continue to work on my recovery I continue to see life with new eyes. Here are a few images which give just a glimmer of the serenity and joy I experienced…..

Gratitude List 23/06/2019

Gratitude List 23/06/2019

Today I am grateful for the lovely walk around the beautiful Walthamstow Wetlands.

Today I am grateful for the shots of blue and orange as a kingfisher darted across our viewpoint.

Today I am grateful for my colleagues at work. The teamwork and comradery is amazing.

Today I am grateful for the messages I receive on a daily basis from like minded fellows.

Today I am grateful I was able to surrender to God’s will tonight and listen to His guidance.

Today I am grateful I am not sleeping on the street. Over the last few hours, I’ve seen many who are.

Today I am grateful for the tube drivers who are up early and ready to take me home!

Today I am grateful for my bed. I am looking forward to climbing into it.

Today I am grateful that my girlfriend, my children and their love will be there when I wake up.

Today I am grateful to get on my knees and thank God for everything I have and for his continued guidance and strength.

Walthamstow Wetlands

Gratitude List 19/05/2019: Battle

Gratitude List 19/05/2019

Today I am grateful for a lovely day in Battle.

Today I am grateful I have a keener interest in history and how it shaped the lives we live today.

Today I am grateful for the beautiful weather. The forecast kept changing but we were lucky.

Today I am grateful for the beautiful landscape. So green and lush with life.

Today I am grateful for the sounds of nature around. We stood still and just listened – it was so serene.

Today I am grateful for all the workers and volunteers who keep these historical sites in perfect order.

Today I am grateful for learning something useful and not to be a mental loafer.

Today I am grateful for the exercise the walking has given me.

Today I am grateful for the photos which will give me fond memories.

Today I am grateful that William the Conqueror won otherwise I might have been called Gaderian or Guinevere.

Gratitude List 12/05/2019: Myddleton House again…

Gratitude List 12/05/2019

Today I am grateful for Myddleton House again…

Today I am grateful for the fragrance

Today I am grateful for colour

Today I am grateful for the pink

Today I am grateful for the vibrancy

Today I am grateful for the peace

Today I am grateful for the tranquility

Today I am grateful for the life

Today I am grateful for the exotic

Today I am grateful for the peculiar

Today I am grateful for the shared interest

Gratitude List 23/03/2019: Relationships

Gratitude List 23/03/2019

As I have progressed, quite naturally so have my relationships. There’s no denying it. Relationships that were tenuous have begun to repair. Relationships that were strong have flourished. Relationships that weren’t possible exist.

Today I am grateful I have a better relationship with my children.

Today I am grateful I have a better relationship with my girlfriend…. I mean my fiancĂ©e!

Today I am grateful I have a better relationship with my dad. And my mum too, God bless her soul.

Today I am grateful I have a better relationship with my siblings.

Today I am grateful I have a better relationship with the rest of my family.

Today I am grateful I have a better relationship with my fellows.

Today I am grateful I have a better relationship with God.

Today I am grateful I have a better relationship with the universe and with nature.

Today I am grateful I have a better relationship with my colleagues.

Today I am grateful I have a better relationship with my friends.

Today I am grateful I have a better relationship with my enemies.

Today I am grateful I have a better relationship with money.

Today I am grateful I have a better relationship with food (slowly) and alcohol.

Today I am grateful I have a better relationship with my sanity and serenity,

Today I am grateful I have a better relationship with my feelings, in particular love, forgiveness and happiness.

And most importantly…

Today I am grateful I have a better relationship with myself.

Relationships

Gratitude List 07/03/2019: Myddleton House and Gardens, Enfield

Gratitude List 07/03/2019

Myddleton House and Gardens, Enfield

Especially I won’t be afraid to enjoy what is beautiful (and amazing)

I love nature more and more. Not just it’s beauty but the miracle of life that flows through it. I had an unexpected day off yesterday and despite the weather, spent most of it walking around some beautiful stately gardens.

Today I am grateful for having three stately homes within 15 minutes of where I live. I’ve known of one for years but never heard of the other two.

Today I am grateful for my dad, who did know about them and suggested we paid a visit.

Today I am grateful my dad joined my girlfriend, her mum and I. It was great to share the experience with people who also have a passion for nature.

Today I am grateful for the beautiful colours, even at this time of year.

Today I am grateful for the staff who work on these gardens everyday to keep them well looked after.

Today I am grateful for the botanists who take the time to fill these gardens with the most stunning and most peculiar of plants and trees. I was amazed at times.

Today I am grateful for the beautiful birds in the gardens. The Wren, the Tits, the Parakeets and especially the ‘all singing’ Robin.

Today I am grateful for the evolution of species. As a result we have an incredible array of shapes, sizes and colours, each as miraculous as the other.

Today I am grateful for my sight, smell, and hearing which allows me to enjoy nature and all it has to offer.

Today I am grateful I have a mind which appreciates these things.

Today I am grateful I have been absolutely surrounded by life. Everything, including me had that in common.

Gratitude List 24/02/2019: Beauty

Gratitude List 24/02/2019

An absolutely beautiful (very) early spring day. Its hard not to be outside and enjoy the beauty.

Today I am grateful I can see the beautiful array of blooming flowers.

Today I am grateful to hear the birds singing amongst the silence.

Today I am grateful to feel the sun’s warmth.

Today I am grateful for the fresh air in my lungs.

Today I am grateful to experience everyone’s happiness.

Today I am grateful for the vast, perfectly blue sky.

Today I am grateful for my ability and freedom to go where I want.

Today I am grateful for the sun’s light and the colour it brings.

Today I am grateful I’m in a place where I can enjoy nature.