Growing In Gratitude Wherever We’re Planted {Video}

Hi there, in today’s video post I’m sharing two things:

  1. a bit on my quest to grow in gratitude daily
  2. an invitation to join the joy journey and hop on the thankfulness train starting right where you are

As I mentioned a few times here and on IG, this blog started in a tough season when seeds of ingratitude were sprouting in my mind. Compelled to discover more about Barbados – the island (through the eyes of a lifetime traveller and former tour guide) I wanted to grow more appreciative for where I was born, and am planted in this season.

You can live in a place that’s a noted travel destination that many save for a year just to visit for a week, and have no clue why people make a big fuss about swimming at the beach you barely notice while on your way to work each day.

But I wanna recognize pretty petals on hibiscus trees…and observe hummingbirds as they take turns landing on leaves…I wanna swim past turtles in the turquoise sea…visit parks, go to de spring and de observatory…watch as many soft sunrises and brilliant sunsets as I can, starting right where i am.

Yes, travelling can be (and often is) an adventure and it’s easy for us to romanticize about or plan on visiting here or there for this or that reason…still, let’s not miss the gifts placed all around us and lessons assigned to us wherever we are now.

Another writer, and blogger Janelle (who’s also a Life Coach) and I recently met over coffee and shared on how the choices we make in our minds affect the flow of our day and attitude toward others. By the way, she has a workshop series on Stress Management using Art that looks and sounds like it’s well worth checking out.

Growing Gratitude

In order to grow more gratitude in the garden of our minds, we’ve got to weed out negative thoughts and nurture a healthy internal environment starting with a good flush of living water.

Oh what an assignment…but I’m up for it. Where are you logging on from, and what’s one thing you look forward to each day?

Growing In Gratitude Wherever We’re Planted {Video} was first published on ‘Joy within’ blog


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Hi sweet sis, your life has a purpose way beyond your to-do list. Joyful Life On Purpose is meant to be a refreshing place to visit online sharing content steps for the creatively-inclined and refreshment reminders for everyday life. If you're called to reset the quality, pace and volume of your life for the better, there's lots of inspiration here. Join the journey for gentle notes with Indra, a writer, singer, and publishing entrepreneur from Barbados (now on a travel stint in the U.K.) As a teen, she almost gave up on life. Now as a woman saved by grace, she lives with purpose, writing, recording, enjoying nature walks and managing one of the leading Caribbean blogs. Subscribe for firsthand updates on new posts, music highlights, guest features and tropical recipes along the way.

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