Saturday, October 13, 2012

Blogtoberfest Day #13: Savour your Saturday

Each Saturday, I play along with 52 weeks of grateful, hosted by my marvellous friend Maxabella. I consider this my weekly gratitude practice and love the way it entices me to keep my eyes open all week for clues as to what really makes me come alive. 

All Blogtoberfest12 participants are warmly invited to join in and link up!

This week, I have been grateful for:

1. Great reads! I have a zillion books on the go at the moment, but the main three are: Gretchen Rubin's Happier at Home; Pamela Slim's Escape from Cubicle Nation; and Brené Brown's Daring Greatly. Savouring every morsel of these terrific books (though looking forward to diving into a novel when these are done...!).

2. This beautiful interview with songstress Clare Bowditch on happiness.

3. Realising that I have been waiting for validation and permission to put a plan into action... when, really, the only person who can authorise me is me. Scary and exciting and liberating all at once!

4. My little 'un having a sleep over at my parents' place, to her (and their) delight. The added bonus of a date night with good food and great conversation, and time to myself to catch up and plan (and play!) the next morning.

5. Fairy lights! Giving our hearth a warm, festive, slightly magical glow.

6. My creative coach Fiona has, with her husband, edited and published an anthology of "small stones". So beautiful, it will make you weep! And it will actually be available free during Mindful Writing Day on 1 November (how delicious does that sound?)!

7. This heavenly small film on glassblowing in Brooklyn via the ever-inspiring Brainpicker.

8. Vitamins and happy herbs, courtesy of my wonderful Naturopath. Feeling good.

9. Reading about the INFJ profile and seeing myself, completely. And finding myself in good company (hello, Oprah!).

10. Discovering a group of Australian teenage girls who are blogging with such courage and creativity. Reading their words and savouring their art journals gives me such hope for the future of this country, and the world. (I would love to link to them here, so you could all witness their magnificence, but I don't have their permission and would not wish to violate their privacy. But just wanted you to know that it's happening out there, and it is so beautiful. Sigh.)

What are you grateful for this week?


  1. You always have such interesting posts. Thank you.

  2. I love the 52 Weeks of Grateful project :) I just posted mine yesterday hope it's ok to link here so you can see what I'm grateful for this week

  3. that's a huge (and fab) list - you don't seem to be struggling with grateful at all like I sometimes do

  4. That is one inspiring list and a reminder to myself after a truly challenging week, that it's important to sit back and refelct on what we are grateful for...thanks again for a great post...

  5. Thanks for sharing your gratitude. :) Makes me think of things I'm grateful for. :)

  6. Beautiful Kat. I'm so grateful every day for the simplest things, like paddling on the edge of the ocean today. Simple is good ;)

  7. I love your gratefuls! Especially #3! So empowering xx

  8. Hi Kat
    Thank you for your reply on my blog
    I must say I'm always aware of how grateful I am for the big things (where we live, health etc) - its sometimes noticing/remembering the little things (and not wanting it to be all braggy sometimes!)