Tut.com on Gratitude

I follow Tut.com, as I can always use a lift in my life. I found this wonderful article today, that I wanted to share with all of you. This article talks about why we should gratitude in our lives, why we need to make it a habit, not just another “chore” that we have to do. Life is wonderful… you just have to choose to find those wonderful things and enjoy them – with gratitude!!

Go forth and be happy!!!

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Gratitude – Day 4 – My Vision Board

This morning as I was meditating on my day and taking care of the furry ones, I passed my Vision Board. Today was no different than any other day. I pass my vision board several times a day. But what was different today? I stopped and pondered my visions. I gave each image specific attention. I asked myself what I wanted to create today and in the future. Did my vision board reflect what I truly want? Yes! It definitely does!

Many people use vision boards to attract physical items they want to have in this life. That’s great! I have some physical items on mine as well! But the items that are most important to me are the feelings that I want! I want complete peace in my heart, in my head and in my life. And yes, I can create complete peace. It all depends on how I choose to hand situations. I will remind you at this point – that yes, I am human! Which means that I will overreact to situations, I will be hurt, I will be upset, I will be angry and probably a million other feelings as well! But if I can center myself and remember that this life is only temporary, I can attain that internal peace.

Today… take a moment to just “be” in your life and feel the peace!

Gratitude Day 3 – Humidifiers

Ah, so day 3 of the gratitude has come! What am I grateful for today? I am beyond grateful for humidifiers!! Especially the warm ones! You are probably thinking to yourself “Ummm-K!” I know, it sounds a bit odd. But it’s true! I live in a dry climate. Add winter, snow and wind and your body is about as moist (because we all know someone who hates the word “moist”) as dirt. Not a pretty picture!

Having sinus issues, I am so grateful for having a little device that adds water to the air!! It makes my skin and my dry sinuses feel so much better!

So, today wasn’t the most exciting post! I told you in the beginning… I’m human!!! Maybe I’ll have more pizazz tomorrow!!!

See you on the flip side!!

 

Gratitude Day 2 – Chocolate!

One of the main points of me creating this blog site, is to be real. To show that I am human. As a human, there are times when I don’t feel particularly grateful. But I also know that it is those times when I need to be even more grateful and remind myself that I have plenty to be thankful for! Today is one of those days!

I started off the morning by eating 3/4 of a bag of Hershey’s Truffle Kisses. Have you ever had those? OMG they are GOOD!! You are probably wondering what happened to the other 1/4 of the bag. Well, I ate those last night. Don’t worry! I never leave a job half, or in this case, three-quarters done. Mind you, since the new year I am working with 3 other friends to lose weight. They are keeping me accountable and I am so glad!! Oh did I mention that I’m also a diabetic? Yeah… chocolate is not so good for breakfast. But I was also reminded that I may have really enjoyed way too much chocolate… but I did stop!! I didn’t allow that to sabotage my entire day!!

So for my first bit of gratitude… I am so thankful for chocolate!!!
Secondly, I am very grateful for friends that keep me on the right path and don’t allow me to fail myself!!

What is Gratitude?

We all know what gratitude is, right?
We have manners – we thank people for gifts, holding the door open, nice gestures, etc. But what is gratitude really about?
Does anyone know?
What is the feeling of gratitude? Does it have a feeling? Does it invoke feelings?
How does gratitude affect us in our every day life?
With so many unanswered questions, I set out on a quest to find the answers about what gratitude really is and how it really works in our lives.