An Experiment in Gratitude

Have you ever wondered what you can do to bring more happiness into your life? Try this: express your gratitude.  Over the past year and a half, I have been trying to tell those around me how much they mean to me, and how grateful I am to have them in my life.  I’m sure you can agree that to be on the receiving end of an expression of gratitude also feels pretty good.  Here’s an inspirational video that shows how expressing your gratitude to someone important in your life can make you a little bit (a lot) happier.

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Pinterest

I know I’m not alone when I say that I have a slight addiction to Pinterest. While my obsession with pinning comes & goes, I truly love how easy it is to find inspiration. So many beautiful images! It is also a great way to file away ideas for the future, eg. designing & decorating my future dream house, fun holiday ideas, travel and fashion inspiration, and other random DIY projects.  Here are a few gorgeous photos I’ve pinned lately to my Decorating Ideas board.  If you’re interested in seeing more, follow me here!

Make Love | Motioneer

My super-talented brother put together this great micro-documentary series called MAKE LOVE.  It’s all about independent artists who make a living doing what they love.  In this first episode, we meet the ladies of The Saloon salon in Toronto, Ontario.  Inspiring!  Find out more at Motioneer.ca.

Words | Lisa Congdon

Well, I’m all moved into my new house.  Still loads of unpacking to do, but I’ve been taking the afternoon to relax and basically do nothing.  I had help from some amazing friends and family today, and I’m grateful to have them in my life.  Even with all this support (both near and far), I find there are moments where I need to look inside myself for strength.  One of the ways I do this is to focus on sources of wisdom and creative inspiration.  I’m inspired not only by the words themselves, but by the artists who convey the message in a beautiful way.  The talented Lisa Congdon creates lovely interpretations of words that resonate with me. Below are some of my favourites, but you can find more on her blog.