As it's Valentine's Day, there's love in the air for all sorts of things.
One of the main aspects of Positive Psychology is to feel gratitude about life, and people are encouraged to write gratitude diaries to reflect on what's in their life that's good.
Things can be large or small, and you'd be surprised at the things you notice once you start. When did you last notice the colour of a brooding sky before a storm; when did you feel the freedom of the wind in your hair; when did you hear children laughing?
So, I thought I'd go large and write my top ten of things I love about life at the moment. Here it is;
1 I now love Sundays as I get to go to work for myself on a Monday
2 I love the flexibility and variety of my work
3 I’m surrounded by amazing friends and the older I get, the more I collect
4 Despite Archi’s challenges, I love having dogs and don’t ever want to be without them
5 I’m fulfilling my childhood dream of owning and competing my own horse
6 I’m really enjoying writing at the moment; mainly blog posts, so if anyone’s interested, I’ll send links
7 As I get older, I love the wisdom it brings. There are more wrinkles too, but that just makes me look wiser!
8 Seeing my clients (horsey and non horsey) develop their own thing and go onto flourish in their own way
9 I’m becoming more creative about life
10 I have a great purpose to my life
So, share the pieces that fit together to help you love about your life right now - large or small, few or many. Don't be shy and don't feel silly. I guarantee that whatever you write, someone reading will say 'yep, I love that too!'