An attitude of gratitude

This time last year I contemplated 2014 as my first year without legs and I couldn’t see how I would make it through.

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Now I look back on the past twelve months and I can hardly believe everything I have achieved.

None of it would have been possible without the support and encouragement of my family, my friends (new and old), the kind and generous medical professionals at Groote Schuur Hospital, my volleyball team, my trainer Marco, the SADAG team, and my colleagues at Clickatell, Touch Digital and Estalea.

When I reviewed my 2014 New Year’s resolutions, the wonderful Lynn Moss gave me the great tip of focusing on one word for a resolution, to make it more meaningful and achievable. So over the next year I have just one resolution, centred on the word “gratitude”:

Take more time to stop and appreciate all that I have and all that I am.

Realising how fortunate we are does not solve everything, but knowing that our blessings outweigh our lack certainly makes a good start.

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