Canada celebrates Thanksgiving in October, but when you hold an "attitude of gratitude" it's easy to give thanks any time of year. And yet, it's not always easy maintaining an attitude of gratitude, especially during these COVID times. There's a lot of information out there on why and how to keep an attitude of gratitude. One tool that works well for me is daily journaling.
I remember just one other month since the COVID-19 pandemic started that it's been so essential to get out and play, for our physical and emotional wellbeing. So it's a lucky coincidence that October is a great time to get out and play in the Bow Valley and surrounding Canadian Rocky Mountains. It's possible to enjoy summer, fall or winter activities, depending on the day - or sometimes all on the same day!
It shouldn't surprise long-time readers that Mother Nature plays a key role in our world. As do family and friends. September was a great month for hiking, biking, kayaking, board games and family dinners.
It's no accident that our home base is close to the Canadian Rocky Mountains, where adventure opportunities abound! Outcome, however, doesn't automatically arise from opportunity. That's why it helps to develop an adventure mindset.
What is happiness? Is being happy a stand-alone goal? A by-product of crafting a purposeful life with a strong social network? An impossible dream? This Photo Blogging Challenge post dives into some of the habits and practices I use to tune into happiness.