A film by Hailey Bartholomew. More at 365 Grateful.

In 2008, going through a dark patch, Hailey Bartholomew found comfort in a simple practice. Every day she took a photo of something she was grateful for. The practice yielded transformative results and led to the creation of 365grateful.com. Thousands would be inspired by it -- among them a young mother named Amy Gill. Thanks to Hailey's story, Amy would turn to gratefulness at a time of heartbreak in her own life. This film captures her beautiful spirit and story.


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  • Patricia deLaney

    Thank you for sharing your story....deeply moving and empowering of us all....Releasing "Healing energy" "life giving energy" into the community...As we share these stories Imagine the 'transforming energy' released into the community...flowing out ...helping transform our wounded world....Healing our Planet.

  • Claire Willis

    What a beautiful video about loss, grief and gratitude. I love how open and transparent you area about this incredible loss. Grief and gratitude are close cousins and your story is soo poignant. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  • Maryann

    I try to be grateful for all that comes into my life daily. Some days it's not so easy--I learn and grow with every day & experience. I've started paying it forward and that makes a difference in my life & how I feel. Every day is a gift that why we call it "the present".

  • Mariaaaaaa

    As a mother who also lost a child seeing your beautiful story helps inspire me to greater levels! THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR HEART! It means a lot! It matters! It raises all of us! THANK YOU! <3

  • Carolanne

    So beautiful! As a parent who has also lost a child, I found Hailey's story to be incredibly inspiring and healing. Thank you for the light you bring to the world.

  • Laura

    Beautifully done! What a great reminder that life is precious and there is always something to be grateful for. Thank you for sharing your story. xo

  • Alyson

    A reminder that I have so many blessings! Thank you Amy Gill for sharing your beautiful journey to living with a grateful heart!

  • Gwen Liddle

    Thanks, Amy (and your family) for such a wonderful sharing - this "pay-it-forward" giving is such a deeply moving inspiration, beautifully made and presented. It touched my heart and in my core, I feel inspired to do what I can to pass this on. Bless you!

  • Angela Piluris

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. Inner peace is a choice and today I start my own gratitude journal. Love to all from Gela

  • mary

    Grace prevails and love lives on.

  • Betty

    Thank you so much for this lovely film. I've have suffered tht death of two children, and finding a positive way to cope with the grief is not easy to do. Being grateful for what you do have is so healing. Thank you Amy for sharing your story

  • Tiffany

    Thank you! Beautiful story. Much love and gratitude.

  • Lonnie

    I loved this ... Beautifully done. Amy took tradegy and made something good out of it. Although sad, she moved toward happiness and gratitude one day at a time!

  • Adriana

    Oh my God! Everything! What a touching and beautiful story. How we take for granted what we have in our lives and do not sit down and appreciate the little things which are the most significant. Thank you Hailey and Amy. For your strength and comfort in knowing that we live such a beautiful life and that we all come into each others lives to teach something to one another. Thank you for sharing your story! God bless you!

  • Lyn Sims

    i watched this at a pivotal time in my life. I can choose happiness for every day that I'm given, or I can choose to be sad that my breathing is horrible, and that I have a chronic case of CLL. Thank you so much!

  • Kristin Pedemonti

    what a beautiful heart felt sharing. I love how much she shared from her complete depth. Thank you for sharing your story. And thank you to Hailey for inspiring you. Here's to all of us finding the smallest things for which to be grateful. Each day brings healing. Love and hugs to you.

  • Prajna

    I so appreciated Amy's open hearted sharing of her journey to gratefulness. Thank you, Karma Tube, for bringing this reminder to us of what it means to be truly alive.

  • laurel

    My only child died when she was almost 2 years old. I get it. Your film was beautiful and inspirational. Thank you

  • carol

    The fact that she moved forward, even though she hurts so badly. The story makes me smile and I have not done that for awhile.. I need to take my joy back.. thank you

  • Carol

    I tend to be one who is thrilled by spiritual ideas rather than precious personal moments. Amy's acceptance and treasuring of her brief experience with her tiny daughter reminds me to be with what is close to my own heart.

  • Loretta

    How we always have a choice...(but why must we endure the insipid music; isn't it enough to just hear her story?)

  • Mike

    A special soul was shared with you, even if for just a short time. That soul will be with you always. Daily gratitude reminds us of our soul and the souls around us.

  • Andy

    thank you Hailey and Amy for coming up with this beautiful idea and sharing it with all of us. I was really touched. You show by example that we can make a conscious choice to be grateful and positive; even when we are in the midst of personal trauma!

  • Georgina

    Special video ! Thankyou Hailey for sharing. It comes down to that one moment and the choices we make at that moment that defines what we want to be.

  • Claire

    Thank you Hailey. This is very lovely and shows how focusing on the positive things in life can be so transformative. The Grateful photo album is such a good idea - so much love and happiness to look back on when life isn't going so well.

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  • Visit 365grateful.com to learn more about the history behind the project and browse through Hailey's gallery of 'grateful photos'.
  • Watch the inspiring music video Grateful: A Love Song To The World.
  • Take a moment at the end of each day to reflect on three things that you're grateful for. Write them down and share them with a family member or a friend.

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