30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Nature

TODAY’s prompt is nature and all I can think is ‘oh god, it’s so against nature that I’m flying at thousands of feet above the sea and this probably won’t end well’. I’m not a great flyer as you may have guessed. I’m all for the views, the clouds, the arriving in another country part,…

30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Memories

I WAS really struggling with the prompt for memories yesterday. I’m not someone who likes to dwell on the past too much, maybe because I have a few regrets, probably because I like to think I could have done things differently. Hindsight is 20/20, I know. But while the past might be something that’s difficult…

A Single Sock

SHE found it at the back of cupboard buried underneath an old jumper and some old tights with a hole in them. It’s bright pink colour shone brightly underneath grey wool, and she released a sigh as she pried the single sock free from its dark grasp. She’d been looking for this sock for months…

30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Words

STICKS and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. Today’s prompt in the 30-Day Gratitude Challenge is words. And much like Albus Dumbledore once said, “words are in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic”. Our words are important because they give us a voice. No matter who you…

30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Happiness

TODAY’S prompt is happiness. I’ve been thinking a lot about my own happiness lately, and about what makes me feel well and truly happy. My family, my friends, my boyfriend, it seems like an easy answer. But it’s true that they are the ones that make me happy. I like taking stock of little things….

Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost

THE subway rumbled with intent. It had a direction and a purpose, something that she lacked. She sighed, gaze lifting briefly from the phone in her hands to the teen sitting across from her, books spread across his lap. Studying at the last moment no doubt. His eyes were bleary, hands raising every now and…

Quantify

I imagine how the sunshine Looks on your face The ease at which you reach for a can Or two or three with the boys How it feels to be away from all the noise Of this city Perhaps a smile as you slip Into a summer daze Worry and stress fades As freckles begin…

30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Colour

THERE’S no such thing as too much colour sometimes and so for today’s 30-Day Gratitude Challenge prompt, I’m embracing the brightest things in life. My mum bought me this jumper after a hellish week (bless her heart), and it’s brought me all kinds of positive vibes this week. This is a jumper that says ‘hello,…

30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Love

“LOVE, love me do, You know I love you, I’ll always be true, So please, love me do, Whoa, love me do.” Love Me Do – The Beatles If you haven’t already guessed love is the prompt for Day Three of this 30-Day Gratitude Challenge, and I’ve kicking the idea back and forth all day….

Tattoo

He scratched his arm lazily. His class was dragging by slowly, and he could already see the students losing interest in what he was trying to say. Gazes were shifting towards the clocks, chairs were swinging, and a few phones were already peering out from underneath tables. The students still hadn’t realised he could see…