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Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

CAP­TUR­ING sil­ver lin­ings can change lives.

That’s the mes­sage Monto’s Melissa Dowling is spread­ing with her new on­line art course, Grat­i­tude through the Lens.

Par­tic­i­pants in the course take pho­tos of some­thing they are grate­ful for ev­ery day, post it on­line and talk about their choice of pic­ture with the rest of the class.

“It’s a re­ally pow­er­ful idea, be­cause once you con­stantly start look­ing for the things you are grate­ful for you be­come a more pos­i­tive per­son,” she said.

The art teacher and mum said it was after tak­ing a few hard knocks from life her­self that she re­alised the power of grat­i­tude.

“My son was born with a dis­abil­ity and that turns your whole world up­side down,” she said.

“I didn’t have time for art after I be­came a mother but I started post­ing pic­tures of things I was grate­ful for on Face­book. It kept me pos­i­tive and gave me some­thing cre­ative to do.”

Visit www.wild­cre­ative­, and click on “Gen­uine You” to see more.


POS­I­TIVE OUT­LOOK: Monto artist Melissa Dowling has started an on­line work­shop teach­ing the power of grat­i­tude through pho­tog­ra­phy.

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