Gratitude for Speaking

Today as I reflect on all of the wonderful things I have in my life to appreciate, my mind wanders to a friend. You see this friend of mine has had her ups and downs in life. She is a cancer survivor and has had her share of health problems. A year ago we found out her original cancer had spread to her brain and lung. She tries to remain positive about life, but I know it’s difficult. It appears that her health is beginning to decline. This friend was one of the smartest people I’d ever met, not to mention the fact that she was healthy and active, even after cancer! Now, she has difficulty walking and speaking clearly. Sadly, it seems the doctors are pushing her off on to other doctors, with no real reason of what’s going on. Yes, it is frustrating. I realize that we cannot live in the past, but I would like to have some of those good days back!

While I am watching all of this happen, I am grateful today, for something most of us take for granted… I am grateful that I have the ability to speak and speak clearly.

Gratitude for Peace

I have been studying gratitude, the law of attraction, energy work and such for quite a while now. I have created vision boards – and I have received almost everything I have posted on those boards.

However, now I am focusing more on gratitude. Not because I feel the need to be a “nicer” person, or that I hope I can receive more material things into my life. No. I am focusing on gratitude because it brings me inner peace.

In a chaotic crazed world, I find that focusing on gratitude slows my breathing, shifts my focus and provides a much needed feeling of inner peace and quiet.

Peace and quiet are all too often nonexistent in today’s world. We are constantly looking at our phones, our tablets, reading emails, and all the time, we are losing ourselves to a world of technology. The feeling of being able to have anyone get in touch with us at any time was once exciting for myself. Now, I just look forward to quiet time. Time when no one can get a hold of me. During that time, I think about how blessed I am. This adds more peace and contentment to that time. This is a time when I can relax.

Today I am focusing my gratitude on the trained and loving vets and vet techs. I quiet my mind and remember just how lucky I am to have a certain fur ball in my life. He is the most loving soul I have ever met. He knows what true love and peace is! All it takes for him to offer his unconditional love is a belly rub! Of course, you must learn to do it the right way!

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 for 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 for 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 for 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.