It all began back In 2008. I was feeling really down. I knew in my head I had it good but I really wasn’t enjoying life!
I started seeing a nun who did life-coaching and counseling. She told me the secret to happiness: according to her it was all about reflection and gratitude. She asked me to try it out each night and write something down about my day that I was grateful for.
It really amazed me how quickly I began to notice things that I otherwise would have missed. I remember sitting on my bed one night and realizing that the little moments I was thinking through were really special and if I had not taken the time to notice them they would be lost forever.
I decided to take the idea seriously and bought a beautiful album and enough Polaroid film to see me through a year long photographic project!
Taking one photo every day of something I was grateful for really re-programmed my brain. Seeing and celebrating the good in my life affected not only the way I felt spiritually and physically but it improved my relationships with others too. The idea has spread all over the world and it has been amazing to see how the practice of gratitude has helped people of all different walks of life.
My hope is that through this website you too will be inspired to discover more about the power of gratitude in your life!
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Inspiring films about celebrating life and learning a little gratitude
365 Gratefuls is a collection of photographs recounting Hailey’s transformation from depression to an unhindered appreciation of the world around her, combined with stories and images from many others from around the world who have encountered the effects of gratitude. This uplifting book will inspire you to look at the world with new eyes, emphasising gratitude over anxiety in everyday moments.
And the best thing is, you can buy it right here!
Hailey and Andrew Bartholomew live with their two daughters about two minutes walk from the beach in Australia. Along with the 365 Grateful project, they run www.iliketobeme.com which contains resources aimed at helping kids with their identity and self-esteem, and also a very busy film-making and photography business www.youcantbeserious.com.au
For our fun e-book with lots more ideas for you and your family download our free e-book right here!Download the E-book
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