Day 22- Who am I thankful for in my life?

Day 22- Who am I thankful for in my life?

It can be reasonably easy to think what am I thankful for in life … but today’s question asks who am I thankful for

Taking time to think about those – nearest and dearest to us

but then what about others – those we don’t often see but without whom life would be more difficult or less colourful

why not take time to thank them or write them a little note to thank them to express what they mean to you?

Day 21 – What am I looking forward to after lockdown?

Day 21 – What am I looking forward to after lockdown?

As the lockdown continues it can seem like it will continue for longer and longer … but it will pass.

I do find at some points wondering what it will be like – but remembering the things we’re looking forward to important.

For me it will be thing like getting together with friends and family, walking along the beach, having in person worship services again. The things that we might have taken for granted before.

What is it for you ?

Day 20 – in what areas am I hopeful today?

Day 20 – in what areas am I hopeful today?

As a usually positive person I’m really hopeful in most circumstances – This hopefulness doesn’t come from a rose-tinted or naive view of the world but rather from a deep reassurance of faith that things will work out in the end.

Yes there are really difficult situations going on behind closed doors at present.

Taking a moment what are you hopeful for today?

Where does that hope spring from?

A few things to journal … hopefully!

Day 19 – What Bible passage am I reading today?

Day 19 – What Bible passage am I reading today?

Within the pages of scripture, we have many different genre’s of writing and ancient wisdom on living which is very much applicable for us today. When we take time to stop and read we see that there may just be something we need to hear for us today.

There are many resources to help us:

here are a few I’ve found helpful over the years

Daily Prayer – – a service from the Church of Ireland

Lectio365 – an App for android and ios devices

Word Live from Scripture Union –

Day 18 – What creative thing could I do today?

Day 18 – What creative thing could I do today?

Below is the content of an article from – What creative thing will you do today

Why is Creativity Important What Does It Contribute?

Creativity engages the mind.

  • Creativity frees the mind in a way that enables a person to absorb knowledge more easily. It makes processing learning more efficient
  • Creativity enables alternative ways of thinking.
  • It unblocks old patterns or habits of thinking. It allows for non-linear thinking.
  • Creativity enables empathy.
  • Creativity connects us to ourselves.
  • It opens our hearts and doors to our mind. It brings us to hidden parts of ourselves. It allows recognition of uniqueness and identity. It can help draw out what is already there within – hidden talents and inner capacities can emerge. It connects us with our passions.
  • Creative participation nurtures a sense of togetherness.
  • It brings people together and can nurture skills in teamwork and cooperation.
  • Creativity challenges.
  • Creativity can connect reflection with action.
  • Creativity builds intercultural connections.
  • It connects us to different cultures and sub-cultures.
  • Creativity nurtures confidence.
  • Creativity builds confidence. When they are confident, young people are less easily influenced by others
  • Creativity instills curiosity.
  • It encourages questions.
  • Creative expression gives a voice.
  • It can help capture ideas, thoughts and visions about the world. People can
    • advocate for themselves and for others.
  • Creativity is participatory and interactive.
  • When engaging with creativity, people are not passively listening/absorbing, but are exploring, discovering and communicating. It can support people to be more active and present as members of society.
  • Creativity stimulates and motivates.
  • Creativity brings us beyond words.
  • It allows exploration and communication beyond the limitation of words.
  • Creativity is fun and joyful and surprising.
  • Creativity keeps the mind active.
  • Creativity engages different learning styles.
  • Creative methods enable engagement through a variety of learning styles. Everyone learns and engages differently.
  • Creativity allows us to view and solve problems more openly and with innovation.
  • Creativity opens the mind.
  • A society that has lost touch with its creative side is an imprisoned society, in that generations of people may be closed minded. It broadens our perspectives and can help us overcome prejudices.
  • Creativity inspires collective thinking.
  • Creativity nurtures ideas.
  • Creativity supports resilience.
Day 17 – What are you excited about today?

Day 17 – What are you excited about today?

This to me is one of my daily questions … what are you excited about

Maybe its ordinary everyday tasks, maybe its the once a week things or maybe its the thing that is a once in a blue moon type of thing

maybe is reading a book, doing a course, meeting somebody online for a chat … whatever it may be … have those things are important.

Maybe at the moment it’s nothing in particular

At the start of a new week what would you be excited about completing / accomplishing by the end of the day, by friday, next week