So today was a bit of a weird day. Just one of those flat, unmotivated, alone kind of days where I couldn’t get into anything and just wanted to hide in a corner. It took me until 3pm to remember that I knew how to shake the grey mood that was descending, but it can be hard to take your own advice, can’t it?

I pulled on my sneakers and ventured out for a walk, determined to think about what I was grateful for in the day.

Four things I am grateful for as a result:

  • Annabel Crabb and Leigh Sales’s funny podcast, Chat 10 Looks 3 (I kind of just want to hang out with them and eat cake)
  • The most excellent fat white cockatoo who alighted on a pole just ahead of me, his crest all up like a punk mohawk
  • The local florist, where I stopped and had a chat and bought myself some pretty flowers (above)
  • Getting home and immediately writing a blog post on gratitude and sending it off to the Huffington Post for their series on gratitude (no idea whether they’ll accept it – if they don’t, I’ll post it here, so nothing’s wasted!)

See, all I needed to do was get outside, get the blood moving, and refocus on the good things.

What are you grateful for today?