Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Reasons to be cheerful (and grateful)

A year ago, Brisbane photographer and mother-of-two Hailey Bartholomew began a project which would change her life.

On each of the past 365 days, she has taken a Polaroid picture of something she was grateful for. From the simple to the sublime, she has snapped colourful umbrellas in the rain, a friend's wedding, a surprise gift, a beautiful leaf or flower, the list goes on and on.

Hailey's gallery of photographs now forms an inspiring collection which she has catalogued into a leather-bound album for her daughters.

Hailey was recently featured in an article in Notebook magazine here in Australia (http://www.notebookmagazine.com/) where she describes how her project began after she was counselled by a nun to reflect on the good in each day.

As the year progressed, she became more and more aware of the beautiful moments and situations in each day – ones that she would normally miss. Pausing to look for the positive has now become a habit which she plans to continue.

To see Hailey’s photographs, go to her website http://www.youcantbeserious.com.au/ and click on Flickr Galleries. You can also read more about the 365 Days of Grateful project on her blog http://www.youcantbeserious.com.au/blog/.

Inspired by Hailey, my daughter and I have decided to have a go at our own Grateful Project. It was Emily’s birthday earlier this week and, because one of her gifts was a camera, we’ve decided now is the perfect time to begin.

I’ll let you know how we go!
Deborah

10 comments:

hailey said...

Great to hear you were inspired!
cheers hailey

catherine jayne said...

Wow what a fabulous idea! Can't wait to hear about your journey with your daughter!
~cj
xoxox

catherine jayne said...

Wow what a fabulous idea! Can't wait to hear about your journey with your daughter!
~cj
xoxox

Susan J Sohn said...

What a fabulous idea! I think I will do this with my daughter as well. She is 10 and we have recently moved countries, missing friends and familiar sights and sounds can be hard. I think this is a perfect way to remind us all of the greatness that surrounds us each and everyday.
What a WISE nun, mother and daughter.
Susan

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