Kia u ki te pai, kia whai hua ai.
Hold on to what is good and good things will follow.
There is one thing we all have in common - we want to be happy.
Close your eyes for a few seconds. Now visualise and think about the best day of your life or a favourite person, place or moment. How does that feel?
Gratitude is as easy as that. It is simply taking a moment to reflct positively on the great things we already have in our lives. If you are grateful it is easier to be happy because you are thinking and acting from a positive position of having enough.
This journal is you opportunity to pause for a few minutes each day and invite some gratitude into your life.
It is an opportunity for all of us to celebrate our unique culture and our collective New Zealandness.
More than anything it is a chance for you to celebrate yourself and everything that goes into making up your life.
Bobby Mcferrin said it best, "Don't worry, be happy".
E hoa ma, ina te ora o te tangata. My friends, this is the essence of life.