365 Grateful – A Photography Project that Could Change Your Life

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In the last few days I had the privilege to meet Toni Powell – one of the creators of the 365 Grateful project.

I hope to feature more on the project in the coming months but wanted to share the above short video to introduce the concept because its something that is changing lives around the world – through photography – and is something that I know for a fact many dPS readers and members would get a lot out of both in terms of their photography but also (and more importantly) in terms of life.

Check them out at 365 Grateful and Like them on Facebook here.

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

  • Talina

    This is so wonderful, thank you for sharing!

  • I am Gratefull to make a project 365.

    http://1year365fotos.blogspot.com/

  • I am Gratefull, it was not us 🙁

    my deepest condolences for the victims and its families

  • ScottC

    Gratefulness is something most (if not all) of us are lacking. A great project, it goes far beyond the appreciation of photography alone.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lendog64/5605686359/

  • MrJones

    I’m sold!
    starting my own project right now.. this couldn’t have come in a better time 🙂
    thank you!

  • Cool! 3D photography!!! Tweed365 is now unofficially Tweed365Grateful, thank you.

  • What a great photography project idea…

  • paul

    great idea! nice timing too; just posted my first one of hopefully 365 more.

    thank you for posting and sharing this!

  • loving the idea…

  • Dawn

    Love the idea… makes one stop and think…… camera is ready 🙂

  • its_me_kaddee

    wow! gorgeous poject idea! really, really inspiring!!

  • I really really love this idea. I think I need to start one immediately 🙂

  • I loe this idea, and because it feels so right, I started a new blog! “Perpetual Gratitude: A Daily Photo Diary” at http://perpetualgratitude.wordpress.com. This blog is brand spanking new, and I plan to updated it daily with photos and comment of all the things that I am grateful for. THANK YOU 365 Gratitude Project!

  • Excellent post, and very timely indeed! I’ve found myself needing to slow down and find what make it all worthwhile and gratitude was the word that kept coming to mind. I have a 365 project and this may just be added to it!

  • Sandy Young

    What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing it, Darren! I signed up on their website, and I’m changing my 365 Project that I was already doing this year into a 365 Gratitude Photography Project! Thanks again!

  • In 2008 I started a similar project with my 365 blog. http://clammy365.blogspot.com It is amazing to see even the littlest things that I am grateful for. And it is a project that I am still doing (except this is the first year that I haven’t been able to post everyday =( . But still, with every post I add what I am grateful for for that day. I am glad to see so many people wanting to try this out. I love doing it! =)

  • This is a great project. I’m thinking of doing it, but would include it in my 365Project that I did last year and have continued to update on occasion this year. Thinking….

  • Trep Ford

    Far too much of our lives is spent wishing we were somewhere else, with someone else, doing something else with other stuff. And while there’s nothing wrong with looking forward to “even better” … THE best way to get to “even better” … is to really enjoy NOW. Let your self relax and really enjoy everything you can about every NOW there is. And you’ll find that things get even better … with amazing ease. This is a great project. A real exercise in truly living and not just daydreaming or complaining our lives away. Thanks for sharing this.

  • ahubbs

    I am gonna start this project today. I always saw people doing this but I didn’t know the meaning behind it, and now that I do I feel like I have to do this. I am really excited to get started!!!

  • stuart

    Powerful. Thanks for this. I really enjoyed it and the weekly newsletters.

  • vader dot

    She needs to remove the words “amazing,” “exciting,” and “beautiful” from her vocabulary in favor of words that convey actual meaning. Otherwise I like the concept.

  • What a great idea! I’m inspired to begin my own 365 year and next year look forward to reviewing the past year’s photos … will be a real upper!

  • Danielle

    This was and AWESOME idea. I started my project on the 13th of this month and am loving it. Thanks for sharing.

  • Amber

    I started mine back in February of this year and I’m currently on day 103. I love this project so much. Some days it is harder than others but I can’t tell you how much I enjoy it and how much it inspires me and others that look at it. http://www.malulani365.blogspot.com

  • Erica C

    What a fantastic Idea!! I just picked up a book by the author of this blog, and she has a very similar focus on gratitude:
    http://www.aholyexperience.com/

  • joseharder

    its great! i love it.. it inspired me to continue what i had in mind but i don’t know how to use my camera thats why im trying my best to learn shooting moments, life, love, greatness, creation and etc.. thanks for this inspiration.. i love it.. keep it up.. 😀

  • Yaj

    Waoh! Love this idea! It’s more like a photo journal. I guess I might start mine pretty soon.. ;o]

  • Hi Darren, Mum told me how wonderful it was to meet with you! Thanks for putting this here!! We are thrilled to have been featured and look forward to chatting more. Warmest!

  • Jenndls

    Great article. Doing my own 365project ever since 🙂

Some Older Comments

  • Jenndls June 20, 2011 03:51 am

    Great article. Doing my own 365project ever since :)

  • hailey June 18, 2011 10:32 pm

    Hi Darren, Mum told me how wonderful it was to meet with you! Thanks for putting this here!! We are thrilled to have been featured and look forward to chatting more. Warmest!

  • Yaj June 7, 2011 11:28 pm

    Waoh! Love this idea! It's more like a photo journal. I guess I might start mine pretty soon.. ;o]

  • joseharder June 2, 2011 10:32 pm

    its great! i love it.. it inspired me to continue what i had in mind but i don't know how to use my camera thats why im trying my best to learn shooting moments, life, love, greatness, creation and etc.. thanks for this inspiration.. i love it.. keep it up.. :D

  • Erica C May 18, 2011 02:26 pm

    What a fantastic Idea!! I just picked up a book by the author of this blog, and she has a very similar focus on gratitude:
    http://www.aholyexperience.com/

  • Amber May 17, 2011 02:08 am

    I started mine back in February of this year and I'm currently on day 103. I love this project so much. Some days it is harder than others but I can't tell you how much I enjoy it and how much it inspires me and others that look at it. www.malulani365.blogspot.com

  • Danielle May 17, 2011 12:31 am

    This was and AWESOME idea. I started my project on the 13th of this month and am loving it. Thanks for sharing.

  • Lois Puttbach May 15, 2011 10:32 am

    What a great idea! I'm inspired to begin my own 365 year and next year look forward to reviewing the past year's photos ... will be a real upper!

  • vader dot May 14, 2011 03:51 am

    She needs to remove the words "amazing," "exciting," and "beautiful" from her vocabulary in favor of words that convey actual meaning. Otherwise I like the concept.

  • stuart May 14, 2011 12:10 am

    Powerful. Thanks for this. I really enjoyed it and the weekly newsletters.

  • ahubbs May 13, 2011 10:16 pm

    I am gonna start this project today. I always saw people doing this but I didn't know the meaning behind it, and now that I do I feel like I have to do this. I am really excited to get started!!!

  • Trep Ford May 13, 2011 06:43 pm

    Far too much of our lives is spent wishing we were somewhere else, with someone else, doing something else with other stuff. And while there's nothing wrong with looking forward to "even better" ... THE best way to get to "even better" ... is to really enjoy NOW. Let your self relax and really enjoy everything you can about every NOW there is. And you'll find that things get even better ... with amazing ease. This is a great project. A real exercise in truly living and not just daydreaming or complaining our lives away. Thanks for sharing this.

  • Angie May 13, 2011 08:45 am

    This is a great project. I'm thinking of doing it, but would include it in my 365Project that I did last year and have continued to update on occasion this year. Thinking....

  • Carrie May 13, 2011 05:05 am

    In 2008 I started a similar project with my 365 blog. http://clammy365.blogspot.com It is amazing to see even the littlest things that I am grateful for. And it is a project that I am still doing (except this is the first year that I haven't been able to post everyday =( . But still, with every post I add what I am grateful for for that day. I am glad to see so many people wanting to try this out. I love doing it! =)

  • Sandy Young May 13, 2011 02:55 am

    What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing it, Darren! I signed up on their website, and I'm changing my 365 Project that I was already doing this year into a 365 Gratitude Photography Project! Thanks again!

  • Margaret May 13, 2011 02:12 am

    Excellent post, and very timely indeed! I've found myself needing to slow down and find what make it all worthwhile and gratitude was the word that kept coming to mind. I have a 365 project and this may just be added to it!

  • Cecelia May 13, 2011 01:51 am

    I loe this idea, and because it feels so right, I started a new blog! "Perpetual Gratitude: A Daily Photo Diary" at http://perpetualgratitude.wordpress.com. This blog is brand spanking new, and I plan to updated it daily with photos and comment of all the things that I am grateful for. THANK YOU 365 Gratitude Project!

  • Jennifer May 11, 2011 04:34 am

    I really really love this idea. I think I need to start one immediately :)

  • its_me_kaddee May 10, 2011 11:08 am

    wow! gorgeous poject idea! really, really inspiring!!

  • Dawn May 10, 2011 05:51 am

    Love the idea... makes one stop and think...... camera is ready :-)

  • bycostello May 9, 2011 06:02 pm

    loving the idea...

  • paul May 9, 2011 04:31 pm

    great idea! nice timing too; just posted my first one of hopefully 365 more.

    thank you for posting and sharing this!

  • ShootTokyo May 9, 2011 09:08 am

    What a great photography project idea...

  • Scott C May 9, 2011 05:59 am

    Cool! 3D photography!!! Tweed365 is now unofficially Tweed365Grateful, thank you.

  • MrJones May 9, 2011 02:58 am

    I'm sold!
    starting my own project right now.. this couldn't have come in a better time :)
    thank you!

  • ScottC May 9, 2011 02:51 am

    Gratefulness is something most (if not all) of us are lacking. A great project, it goes far beyond the appreciation of photography alone.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lendog64/5605686359/

  • Ruben May 9, 2011 02:14 am

    I am Gratefull, it was not us :-(

    my deepest condolences for the victims and its families

  • Ruben May 9, 2011 02:10 am

    I am Gratefull to make a project 365.

    http://1year365fotos.blogspot.com/

  • Talina May 9, 2011 02:06 am

    This is so wonderful, thank you for sharing!

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