Attitude of #Gratitude: Day 16 of 21

Attitude of Gratitude: Day 16 of 21

Today, I am grateful for…

Actually having some semblance of a life, so much so that I’m late posting this. This evening we ventured to E17 to see a benefit concert, Side by Side with Refugees Fundraiser.

Although I knew I was going to see Barb Jungr, Mari Wilson And Tanita Tikaram in one single evening, I had no idea that I would also hear Sophie Ward and Ann Mitchell read, be blissfully entertained by Earl Okin, be mesmerised by Tally Koren, listen to a panel of inspiring frontline speakers, get free Pimm’s and Greek food, lose a raffle and observe the hustly-bustly city of London visiting Walthamstow, Bethnal Green, Stratford, Liverpool Street and to remember that other people actually leave their homes and actually do things. Mad, isn’t it?

Can I just state, for the record, that Ian Shaw is an altruistic, inspirational, musical genius.

I think that’s there’s at least three things in thankful for in all that rambling above, so I’ll make that do for today.

Oh my Lord, is that the time? I should’ve turned into a pumpkin by now (No smart arse comments)

Life is great when you’re grateful.


About neverblendin

David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. He has taught extensively within many socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education. He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (, personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates. He is a writer on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. David is currently promoting a youtube campaign"Give 'em Hope"and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and numerous others. His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer. View all posts by neverblendin

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