If you’ve been an Everyday Gratituder this year, you’ll know there’s a space at the back to look back over 2016. It’s time to flip through those pages and pick out some gems!
But it’s been a bit of a strange year, hasn’t it? Lots of ups and downs on the world stage, so many celebrity deaths, lots of doom and gloom. People are crying, “I can’t wait for 2016 to be over!” or “Please, no more, 2016!” or “Just got to hang in there a few more days…” whenever another bit of bad news is announced.
But what will happen on January 1 2017? Will the world suddenly be healed? Will people stop dying? Will we all start from scratch again and do it right this time? Well…no. We all know deep down that life will continue on the way it always does. We have very little control over all those big things happening Out There that affect us so deeply.
But we do have control over one thing: what kind of lens we look at the world through. And I choose the lens of gratitude.
What will you remember about 2016? Flip through your diary again and see some of the things that gave you joy. You might have diligently filled out every page, or you may have more sporadic entries throughout the year. But if you’ve used your diary at all, rather than the disasters of 2016, you’ll re-encounter the things you were grateful for this year.
Maybe you’ll stumble across something wonderful that happened that you completely forgot about, and it’ll make you smile all over again. There may have been big upheavals in your life, but did you find any glimmers of gold amidst the struggle? It can be quite a calming process to carve out some time, to reflect and to gather up all those lovely moments on one page, especially if it’s been a whirlwind end to a turbulent year.
If you’d like to share your year of gratitude, I’d love to see! Take a pic and upload it on the Everyday Gratitude Facebook page. I’ll be putting mine up there soon.
So what will you choose to focus on in 2017? Will it be the bad stuff? Or will you choose to look for the flashes of colour and the little pockets of joy that can be found all around you?
Of course it’s that time of year when we start thinking about presents for our family and friends. Some people get organised earlier than others…I’m kind of a last minute gal myself (I don’t have that many people to buy for, so it’s not a logistics exercise for me).
Now the Everyday Gratitude Diary makes a fantastic, thoughtful gift for just about anyone – family, friends, school teachers, work colleagues. Pair it up with some special pens or coloured pencils and bam! Gift done! With giving in mind, if you order two or more copies, you’ll get 5% off the total (before shipping).
I send out orders as soon as I can, but coming from Tasmania they take a little bit longer than usual to get around the country. So if you’re ordering for Christmas, do it ASAP!
Or, if you’re in Sydney, don’t forget you can order online and choose free pick up at the Mad For Markers store in Rockdale.
Hello my dear friends
Feeling a bit crummy today but then I realised that with all the busyness of the past week I haven’t actually had the time to photograph the new diary, which arrived a few days ago. That put more of a spring in my step, so I grabbed my camera and thought it was time I gave you all a look-see at this beautiful object. It might be a little bit of sunshine in your day too!
All the pre-orders have shipped now, and a thousand apologies that it might take a few more days for your order to arrive; one thing I forgot to factor in about moving to Tasmania is that it takes just a bit longer for things to get to you all on the mainland. 🙂
On that note: if you would like to order copies for Christmas presents, make sure you get in sooner rather than later so your parcel reaches you on time. AND if you order two or more copies you’ll automatically get a 5% discount!
So without further ado, behold – the 2017 Everyday Gratitude Diary! Hooray! Get yours now!