We are the grateful
We are the grateFul
Unhappiness is a growing problem in our world today and it’s easy to take our lives for granted.
By showing gratitude and giving to ourselves and others, we can feel happier and healthier.
One of The Grateful founders Jess, was travelling in Africa and South America in 2016 and in Malawi, she visited a very basic clinic in the middle of nowhere where she saw people on their death beds surrounded by dark grey/brown mud-concrete walls. All she could think was how easy it would be to put up a colourful picture and give their mind a distraction with something positive for them to look at.
So she decided that next time she travelled, she would take a bag full of colourful prints and have them ready. But she also wanted to do something now. She then thought about the places in Newcastle where she could do something similar and realised that she’d been guilty of complaining about how sterile and lifeless hospitals can feel.
Why not take responsibility and do something about it?
But sticking to the premise of looking after yourself, Jess was aware starting a business on your own can be a lonely road. One her best-friends from Sydney (now also living the dream in Newy) Gem, wanted to do something a bit more creative like start a coffee and flower shop, so Jess reached out to Gem and said "How about we unite and in addition to The Grateful Boutique, you can make beautiful blooms for people to buy for themselves, someone they love and pay-forward another bouquet to someone in need." Well it was a big "hells yes!" from Gem.
The two best friends came together and started a happiness project.
Fast track to now and they've opened the Grateful Boutique where the amazing Amee (who just eats up everything The Grateful is) has joined them and solidified the awesome threesome.
Our mission is to ultimately create a happier society through giving and connection
- The Grateful