03 May 365 GRATEFULS
My 365 grateful journey back in 2009/10 has changed my life forever. Firstly it disciplined me to have my camera with me all the time, teaching me more about photography and what I love to shoot…
More importantly it taught me to look for the beauty everyday, embrace moments, and to find something to be grateful for, especially on those days when it’s the last thing you want to do. It showed me that an image doesn’t have to be perfect, or what my perception of “perfect” was, if the photo means something to me, that if there’s a memory waiting to be stored, that’s enough.
It taught me to be happier, or at least find happy moments. The 12 months of my 365 were tough in lots of way – a huge financial pressure for us as a family, work struggles for us both and life as a parent of two young boys, can be wonderful and tough at times… the constant fighting of young boys, “rough & tumble” gets you down. I switched something in my brain to be more thankful and thoughtful… and not to dwell on the bad stuff or rubbish things happening. I feel much lighter now and being able to channel creativity everyday was a blessing.
I discovered Hailey’s work shortly after I’d finished my 365 project, not knowing she had started the 365 gratefuls movement. I shared my project with her and we’ve stayed in touch online ever since.
Last year, Hailey asked if I would contribute some of my images to her book celebrating her 365 grateful… and the book is here! With 5 of my images in it… very grateful indeed!
It’s a beautiful collection of Hailey’s polaroids and from other photographers all around the world, each sharing their grateful moments. It’s totally inspiring and uplifting… a cute little book full of so much goodness.
I’d love to share this little book around… so I’m giving one copy of this beautiful book away… so just tell me what you are grateful for lately by leaving a comment and I’ll pick a random winner next Friday 10th May so you’ve got a whole week to find your gratefuls…
I’ll send it anywhere in the world… everyone is welcome to enter!