The Inspiration

The inspiration behind Smile at the Sky originally came from the owner of a jewellery business called Buttonsy. She posted a photo in January 2014 of a pile of small bits of pretty paper, all folded up. As it turned out, this was the contents of her Jar of Joy, which she had been filling all through 2013. The key idea is that each day, you pick out something particularly joyful and write it on a scrap of paper, then fold it up and put it inside the Jar of Joy. Then, when you get to the start of the following year, you look through all of the bits of paper and see what great things happened to you (some of which you’ve probably forgotten about)!

Long-time followers will know, my blogging track record isn’t brilliant. I am hopelessly forgetful, life repeatedly intervenes and it’ll be eons between posts.

However, as of January 1st 2016 I am hoping to turn Smile at the Sky into my own 365 Grateful blog. In combination with the concept of ‘a year in pictures’ (which I have managed to do before) I am looking to pictorially document my year in terms of what I’m grateful for. I am a firm believer in expressing gratitude, both to people but also just as a way of stepping back and reflecting on all that is good in my life. When we have bad days, or bad things happen to us, it’s so easy to be bogged down by the negatives. Through Smile at the Sky, I hope to focus only on the good. If you’re reading this and would like to share what you’re grateful for today – go ahead! Sharing is caring…

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