365 GRATEFUL - THE DOCUMENTARY
What happens when ordinary people unlock the remarkable powers of gratitude? In 2008, Brisbane based Hailey Bartholomew started the 365 Grateful Project where she took one polaroid photo a day of something for which she felt grateful.
The effect, she says, was truly life-changing: “Seeing and celebrating the good in my life affected not only the way I felt spiritually and physically, but it improved my relationships with others, too. It was not long before it was hard to only take a single photo each day. The more I noticed and took photos, the more I began to notice the good and great moments in my life and wanted to capture them.”
What’s more, ever since Hailey put her project on Flickr, hundreds of people began to do their own 365 grateful projects (or similarly inspired ones). Soon the project went viral and individuals, schools, magazines and radio stations started talking about it. To this date, the 365 Grateful Project continues to impact people around the world.
In fact, the reactions have been so amazing that it is now being worked into a documentary in which Bartholomew’s inspiring personal journey along with several interviews of comedians, authors, musicians and leaders in various fields to examine the power of gratitude on various areas of life, from marriage through to the brain.
To get some behind the scene insights, follow along the journey through the 365 Grateful blog as Hailey and her mother Toni approach with humour the ups and downs of making a film about gratitude as a mother/daughter team.
Be Inspired And…
- Support the documentary through a donation and see the message of gratitude spread
- Get the word out about the movie by blogging, twittering or facebooking about 365 Grateful! Check here for a synopsis of the documentary
- Take a camera, write a journal or make a drawing to express your gratitude on a daily basis and share it with others.