When I started this Grateful series at the at the beginning of 2012, I had no idea of how it would work or what shape it would take. In that first post, Grateful 52, I wrote: I can’t help but wonder what our world would be like if more people took the time to give thanks – to themselves and to others. Thanks for the little things that make life worth living. Thanks for the people in our lives who keep us sane. And thanks for karma – who will, at the end of the day, make sure that all wrongs are righted. Six years later, I’m still grateful. This regular practice of gratitude enriches my life and marks the closure of my week.

2018 Grateful 20 | Pears

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I've always thought the word 'bounty' to be a peculiarly Protestant…

2018 Grateful 21

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Sometime last year I booked tickets to see Ed Sheeran play in…

2018 Grateful 22

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When your bestie's birthday is a couple of days before yours,…

2018 Grateful 23 | The annual Village Day

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It was a no-bark, three-shirts-a-day weekend. The village dogs…

2018 Grateful 24 | A baby came to mass

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A strange thing happened this morning. After a night laden with…
Wedding in the Algarve

2018 Grateful 25

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I've been to a fair few Irish weddings in my time and there's…

2018 Grateful 26

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It's bloody hot. And instead of cooling down, it's getting hotter…
Festetics Palace Hungary

2018 Grateful 27

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I have a newfound respect for homemakers, those who don't venture…

2018 Grateful 28

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So, if I were a kid, watching Billy Elliott might make me gay?…