Gratitude Challenge – Days 17 & 18

What knowledge are you grateful for?

My recent awakening to leading an organic and cruelty free life is what I am grateful for today.  It has inspired me to lead a happier and healthier lifestyle.  The knowledge of what is good for your body and what is bad is heady in its potency.

But looking past knowing what products to put on my skin and what food I should be eating, this knowledge is motivating me to be a better person.  Since I have started being mindful of the world around me, it has forced me to look inside myself and see what it is that has been making me unhappy.  Now I am taking steps to fix up what has been bringing me down.  And a simpler more organic life is exactly what I need.

It is going to be a long journey before I arrive at that simpler life, but I am just grateful to be on the path.



What piece of art are you grateful for?

The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh.

My mother and grandfather were both very artistic so from a young age I loved art.  All forms.  One of the first paintings I really noticed, when I was a teenager, was The Starry Night.  It is mesmerising .  The swirling patterns draw your eye all over the picture trying to follow them.  I find it hard to look away from.


When I went to Europe I was so excited to visit some of the most famous art galleries:  the Louvre, the Ufizi, the Sistine Chapel and the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam.  And in USA I have visited the J. Paul Getty Museum.  I have seen wonderous and amazing pieces of art.  Virgin of the Rocks by Leonardo da Vinci.  The Birth of Venus by Botticelli.  The Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo.  All the wonderful work by Van Gogh.  The Abduction of Europa by Rembrandt.

I am grateful to The Starry Night which made me appreciate beautiful paintings.


What are you grateful for today?

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4 thoughts on “Gratitude Challenge – Days 17 & 18

  1. I love Van Goghs starry night. It’s such a beautiful painting. I was happy to be at the Getty and see his Irises painting recently. He just captured things beautifully on canvas.

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