I have wanted to post up my last few 365. GRATEFUL photos for so long! If you don’t know about this project please check out the series on my flickr account here.

I took a Polaroid every day of something I was grateful for.

Not only was it a fun photographic exercise, more importantly it has taught me to be grateful! To live more in the moment and to delight in what I have, rather then always wanting.  To see how clearly delightful my family are. To enjoy and remember the wonderful things my husband does for me. To see how powerful and amazing it is to view life from a more grateful and positive angle.


NOT only this! I have had emails and messages and amazing conversations with people who have been inspired by me.

It is humbling and so so surprising.

I am grateful, I am so so grateful for all those who have shared a little about their own journey with being grateful. Thanks so much for your kind comments and emails and letters that have continued to inspire me and others.

IF you would like to download the 6 page NOTEBOOK article here is a PDF to download – 365 GRATEFUL article from Notebook magazine

Meanwhile here is the last few polaroids that end this project.


I get asked a lot if I am continuing the project.

Yes I will!

However due to the expense of polaroid I have had to use a more digital design of late. I do miss the precious vintagy feel of the polaroid film, it feels more special and memoryish. I am grateful I managed to fund a years worth of film! Will post up some shots from my new series one day soon.

Warmest and best yours gratefully


  • Nicole

    What a lovely inspiring project! Thank you!! I have been needing to do something creative and I have always found that practicing gratitude is such an amazing process. I am thinking I will try my own version of this… Thank you for sharing and blessing us with your insights.

  • Rachel

    I love this project. You’re photos are always so pretty and inspiring. I’m glad you’ve decided to continue this even without the polaroid aspect… it’s the purpose behind the project (and the heart) that truly matters. The rest is gravy :)

  • amy b

    I’m confused. 10/4/09 hasn’t happened yet? you must me talking April 4th….. this is great, the way you have gone about it. I got to day 41 on the self portrait 365 last year. I got sick of looking at myself. :) This is way better.

  • http://www.heatherstarrphotography.com heather starr

    what a fabulous project!!!!!!! well done! (amyb–yes they write the date different in australia, day/month/year)

  • http://www.lilyblue.com leah

    amazing. you are so special. wish i could see it in person :) x0

  • http://gardenmama.typepad.com gardenmama

    What a beautiful project!!
    This is the exact reason I started my blog in the first place! To ‘be here now’ ‘in this moment’ ever present being grateful for all this earth has to offer us and to meditate on these bright spots of life! Thank you for sharing your lovely photos and your sentiments it is refreshing to see something like this!

  • http://twoandsix.typepad.com/twoandsix/ michelle

    I’m so grateful for you and this perfect project….
    the gift and inspiration you have given others is beyond words…
    thankyou for your beauty and images x

  • http://www.juliadphotography.com Julia

    Stumbled across this at your sister’s website (who I got from a friend who posted her birthing video). You may be going digital, but you could always use http://www.poladr

  • http://www.unapologeticallymundane.com plumpdumpling

    I found you through Georgia’s 365 Project and have to say how much I love that you can write directly on your paper like that. I’ve been working on scrapbooks for a couple of years but have such a hard time putting my pen to the paper, worried that I’ll make a mistake and ruin the page. But my hand and the mistakes it makes are what give the books personality! Even without the beautiful photos, I’m inspired by that.

  • http://www.mamagolo.com Patrub√°ny Csilla

    Just wanted to say, what a wonderful idea u had with this project. I came across your project (from Transylvania) via your sisters gorgeous 365project, her birth story, marvelous kiddos and my friend’s baby wearing blog.Thank u for sharing it and giving other people the idea to rethink their days, their moments, their encounters through this lens. In a time when everybody is complaining it is really energizing to take this twist. Certainly a breath of fresh air, serene and life-friendly. Because really, only life is important.