365 Gratefuls

365 gratefuls


A few days ago my friend had posted an article of Facebook called “365 Gratefuls”.  With a title like this I was easily drawn to wanting to read the article and within minutes had bought a copy of the book online and was eagerly awaiting it to arrive.


Haley is a Brisbane mum that found that she was feeling down from the ho hum of life and tells the story of seeing a nun counsellor for some help with her depression.  It leads into the nun suggesting as we may have heard from Oprah many years ago about a “Grateful Journal” Anyways as it turns out Haley was a photographer and found that as part of her daily “Gratefuls” it would include a photo as well as a blurb about her photo.  She then decided to make this a daily challenge then her book was born.  She described how as she got further and further into her project that she was finding it harder to just post 1 article a day.

The article instantly resonated with me and my roller coaster of emotions of having CRPS and a very limited lifestyle.  I thought this was something that could very much help me in my everyday struggles with depression.  I am not ashamed to say depression and that I have it, it’s just that most days I don’t give in to it or I manage to keep myself (somehow I have no idea) away from those thoughts.  By no means does this mean that I am not depressed because each night when I take myself off to bed either at 7.30pm or 1am  the last thought that runs through my mind is “Phew, that’s another one down” and I realise that this really isn’t the way other people think.

So it is Day 7 of my 365 Gratefuls project and 6 out of 7 of these days I have been bedridden with severe pain and unable to get out of a nightshirt let alone put on shorts or track pants.  It is a tricky time to start this process when you are feeling so rotten but I am starting simply with….a good book to read when you are feeling like hell…..and the smell of a beautifully scented candle to try and distract myself.

The way I see it, is this can only bring good into my life.








3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Stacey
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 21:59:42

    Awesome honey….xxx


  2. Colleen Johnston
    Nov 01, 2013 @ 19:00:59

    I am grateful that you continue to blog!


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