What are you grateful for?

Hey Rose,

I’ve been thinking a lot about gratitude lately.

One thing I’ve started doing after reading gratitude-ziglarMartin Seligman’s new book Flourish is keeping a little gratitude book by my bed. Every night I write three things in the book that happened during the day that I’m grateful for. You’ll be pleased to know that the morning you made me scrambled eggs in bed got a mention 🙂

But it’s interesting how just doing this small thing (I’ve been doing it about a week or so now) has shifted my thinking. I find myself evaluating things during the day – will this go in my gratitude book? It helps you to zero in on the good stuff rather than the crappy stuff…

Last night I went to a session at the local primary school about instilling gratitude in your kids. I could be wrong but I think you guys are mostly pretty grateful for having a loving home and such cool parents 😉 We discussed ideas like talking over dinner about things that had happened during the day that we were thankful for – we, of course, got a tick for that one…

So here, in no particular order, are the things I’m grateful for:

  • Having two beautiful daughters


    Pip the super Borador!

  • Having a loving husband
  • Living in such a beautiful part of the world
  • Having such lovely friends
  • Having such an awesome (and funny) dog
  • Achieving my life-long dream of being a published author

What’s on your list?

Love you, Mum xoxo

PS. Grateful that you’ll be on holidays soon and we can have some quality hang-out time 🙂


About Heather Gallagher

Heather lives in Ocean Grove with her beautiful family and a dog called Pip. She has a passion for quirky stories. Her first book, Ferret on the Loose, was published in 2013 and was recently listed on the Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge. The book was inspired by a girl and her ferret, who Heather interviewed while working as a freelance journalist for The Sunday Age. Her column, Yak Attack, ran in the Kids View section for more than a year and allowed Heather to profile people she thought would be of interest to kids. In 2014, she released her first picture book Happy Pants – Why is mummy so sad? This is NOT a story about ferret racing. Rather, it is a heartfelt story about a boy grappling with his Mum’s post-natal depression. Heather’s stories for children have appeared in black dog books Short & Scary anthology and Explore and Challenge magazines. Heather has experience in public speaking – both for children and adults. While, promoting Happy Pants she spoke to groups of counsellors, nurses, parents and at library events. She has presented writing workshops to primary-aged children. Last year, she was a presenter at the Sacred Edge festival and the Christian Writers’ Conference.
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