I have to confess - I didn't come up with this one all on my own. One of the inspirational women in my life came up with it and I just felt the truth of it straight away.
I am so very grateful for my own personal journey. My journey through two pregnancies and births that taught me so much. The journey took me to some dark places, but without the journey I know that my life would be less than it is now. I have my beautiful, cheeky children but I also have myself. In a way that I never did before.
"You cannot step twice into the same river" - Heraclitus. Everything moves, everything journeys. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
And I am forever grateful for the journey's that I have walked with other women. Whether it be my doula clients - who each taught me new things about birth, about women, about life and about myself. And the journey's of my online "family" - all the women in the VBAC group that I run who have shared their journey's with me and with others.
Journey's are an important part of life. they show that life isn't static. That just because this part of the journey is rough doesn't mean that the next part won't be totally awesome. We move and life moves and everything around us moves. Nothing is ever the same and the journey can take you to some wonderful places.
Thank you for sharing my journey and for allowing me to share yours. x
What is the gratitude challenge? I set myself this challenge as a way of maintaining some mindfulness and gratitude, but also to help me take time each and every day to focus on my writing.
I would welcome anyone else who wants to join the challenge. The rules are simple: Start at a and work your way through to z. You must do one each day, include a photo and they must be at least 2 paragraphs - after all the idea is to work on your writing not just your gratefulness.