“I’m inspired by women who are actively looking for change.”
Angela Simson - The Gratitude Project Foundery
Angela’s welcoming smile and warm personality are the trademark characteristics that make the founder of The Gratitude Project such as joy to be around. Angela brings positivity and light anywhere she goes and we’re all about spreading her self-love message. Angela brings positivity and light anywhere she goes and we’re all about spreading her self-love message.
Why did you start The Gratitude Project?
There were many things that motivated me to create The Gratitude Project – in particular, my own personal experiences of choosing gratitude over discomfort and fear, and the profound impact this had on my health and happiness. One key memory I have was when my daughter Bo was only a few months old. I was driving to see the chiropractor because she had some problems with her neck. She was in the back of the car screaming (she hated the car!) and I could feel my stress levels rising. I kept pulling the car over and getting out to try and soothe her, but nothing helped. I felt frustrated as anything and all I wanted to do was cry. In that moment, it felt like too much (plus, as a new Mum I was seriously sleep deprived!) But I had this moment as I was getting her out of the car where I realised that some people would give anything to be in my situation. I had a beautiful baby girl and I was in the car taking her to see a healthcare practitioner that I could easily afford. Who on earth was I not to feel so incredibly blessed in that moment? So I made a decision there and then to stop choosing to focus on the discomfort and start focusing solely on gratitude. It changed everything for me. I became more present and happier within a week and over the long run, I started to see big changes in my health, relationships and life. I realised that this was something that needed to be shared and taught because it was so transformational!