Day 85-87

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8


And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground. Luke 22:44


Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull. Here they crucified him… John 19:17,18


…Jesus said, It is finished. With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. John 19:30


This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. 1 John 3:16



Day 75-84

It’s been another full week or so. And I’m grateful for the Grateful 365 project. 

Having to intentionally home in on what there is to be thankful for is not easy on the ‘ordinary’ days and I guess that’s the point. It is definitely helping me ‘stay in the moment’.


Day 74 – new life from old

While wandering the garden this morning, I spotted the loveliest yellowy-orange fungi growing out of an old tree stump. And I was reminded, as we draw near to Easter, of the miracle of new life coming out of old; of vibrant life from death. 

And I am so very, very grateful for the new life that Easter brings to all who simply look and see. 


Day 73 – words of wisdom

I’m currently reading Counter Culture by David Platt. It’s fantastic. It’s one of those books that I want to underline or highlight every sentence of. And I am saying “Listen to this…” to my husband so much that he won’t need to read the book for himself once I’ve finished it 🙂 

Grateful for Godly people who share their divine wisdom. 


Day 72 – productivity 

Today was a rare Saturday where we were both home so, of course, that meant an extensive list of household jobs was written. 

I love the feeling at the end of a big Saturday when you’ve managed to cross nearly everything off. And you are so, so tired but it’s that satisfied kind of tired that comes from physical work and accomplishment. 

I’m so grateful for a day like today when we get to enjoy each other’s company, working alongside one another towards a common goal. 

Oh and I’m grateful for finally having green grass to mow! 


Day 64-71 

Here’s seven days worth of gratefulness. From stunning scenery to broken washing machines to completely kaput computers to walking buddies, it’s been an up and down week! 

Ps there’s one day missing for privacy reasons. 



Day 63 – life changing organisations

Today, after receiving an update on one of our Destiny Rescue sponsor children, I am grateful for many things. 

  • That there are organisations like Destiny Rescue changing the worlds of so many children.
  • That we were privileged to meet these beautiful children/young women. 
  • That there will always be a heart connection, no matter the distance or amount of years gone by. 
  • That we receive updates like today and can see their growth and joy. 

Grateful 🙂 

Ps. Now that Uni has started, I probably won’t always have the time each day to put up a blog post with my grateful photo. I’ll do some catch up ones when I get time though and try not to get too behind 🙂 

Day 62 – music 

Before anyone gets carried away, I don’t play the piano. The only thing I play that music comes out of is my iPod 🙂 

But I love music. I almost literally have music playing ALL the time. I can’t cook without it, work without it, write without it, play table tennis without it, drive without it (you get the idea). 

I love it. I love nearly every style (not fussed on screamer bands for example) and have no shame in singing and dancing enthusiastically no matter where I am or who’s around. 

I’m so grateful for those who make music. They are truly giving something incredible and I don’t know what I’d do without their gifts.