I'm grateful for love. I'm grateful for the love I hold in my heart, not only for those around me and in my life but for myself. Love really feels like coming home; coming home to Spirit and its loving embrace. When I am scared or sad or angry, I know I have left home. But home is never far, no matter how it may seem. Love is always right there, willing and ready to embrace me again. I'm so grateful for this embrace. I'm grateful to know that when I am sad or afraid I simply need to reroute my thoughts to the love and comfort of Spirit, family, and friends and I am well again. I'm grateful to be there for my friends and family when they are in need but I recognize that only they can choose to come home to love. I'm grateful when they choose love. I'm grateful when I choose love. I'm grateful that my true home is always right here in my heart. How do you remind yourself to come back to love when you are struggling? Do you know that Love and Spirit are always here for you? Today, choose love. Come home. We've been waiting for you. And you deserve nothing less that LOVE.
I'm grateful to wake to the sound of birds chirping outside my window. I'm grateful for their cheerful morning presence. I'm grateful that even when the sun is not up yet, the birds call out for a cheerful awakening. I'm grateful for not only their call but for the inspiration of their flight. I'm grateful that when I am happy and in the moment, my own heart can soar just like these beautiful creatures. I'm grateful for their grace and courage. I'm grateful to know everything is a reflection and that even when I am being hard on myself and struggling to see it in me, my ability to see it in other people and things reminds me it's there in me. We live in a beautiful world filled with miracles. Each one of us is a beautiful miracle in our own way. What reminds you of your beauty and perfection if you are struggling to see it? What inspires you to find the beauty in your world? May you fly with a happy heart today, knowing your own beauty is perfect. Namasté
I'm grateful to have had several great days of insights. It has been a powerful journey and I'm grateful for the things I recognized about myself and my world. Today I am grateful to wake feeling silly! After several days of seriousness it's nice to feel the laughter building in my throat. I'm grateful to have today off work to play and be silly. I'm grateful that the storms have passed outside so that I might spend some time in the fresh air today. I'm grateful that my boyfriend has today off work as well so that I will have a silliness partner. I'm grateful that he remembers how to play and that we can have fun together. I'm grateful for all the blessings in my life that allow me to release my worries and just celebrate this day, this moment, this memory in the making. No matter where you are today and what you need to get done, how can you add laughter and silliness to your day? How can you give joy to this moment? What are you grateful for today? Happy Monday, everyone. May today be full of blessings and laughter.
I'm grateful this morning to sleep in and start the morning in meditation. I'm grateful for the dreams of nakedness last night that showed me my fear of vulnerability in different situations. I think we've all had those dreams of being naked somewhere public but this dream was new for me as I went through a series of tasks with my only alternative choice being a towel to hold up, leaving one arm occupied. I woke in tears of frustration and judgement and as I laid there interpreting the dream and my tears, I recognized two distinct choices. I can go through my day giving only half of myself and only accomplishing some of what I am capable of but maintain a certain level of protection for who I am or I can be exposed and fully myself, standing in my truth no matter what and free myself to tackle all the tasks that require me to be fully exposed. I'm grateful for this dream and for my strong emotional reaction to it that invited me to take more time in my interpretation of it. I'm grateful for the ways it showed me both the things I love about myself and the aspects I struggle with sometimes. I'm grateful that in my sadness I was able to return back to my core truths, this picture that began it all. I am strong. I am beautiful. I am whole. I am safe. I am enough. I'm also grateful for the lavender oil I keep on hand that's soothing smell calms and clears my mind for better thinking. I'm grateful to be surrounded by love. Will I shed the towel and fully live my life in the naked vulnerability of being myself? The truth is, I already work at that each day. This challenge is nothing new. Don't we all make the choice each day, in each situation to either speak our truth or stay in a towel? As with everything, despite how the dream appeared, this world provides shades of grey. I'm grateful to speak my truths in a loving way so that those whom are ready may hear. I'm grateful to be me. I'm grateful to see the world and interpret it through my understanding and truths. I'm grateful for this level of vulnerability. And I'm grateful for more and more people being willing to speak their truth in love. What truth will you speak today? When do you let your own towel fall and embrace your own naked truth? May you all have a beautiful day filled with loving support for your truths.
I'm so grateful to wake with the same feelings of love and joy that I went to sleep feeling. If you missed my blog last night, Perfect Day, I invite you to check it out. I'm so grateful for yesterday's perfect day and the knowledge that today can be just as perfect. I'm grateful to feel joy and love in my heart. I'm grateful to know that divine guidance will guide me exactly where I need to be and that it is all ok. I'm grateful to see my struggle sometimes in letting go for what it is and lay those fears and worries to rest. I'm grateful for Brené Brown's inspiring work on vulnerability and the way she shares it with the world. I'm grateful for Deepak Chopra's beautiful meditations and mantras that speak to me heart. I'm grateful for women like Oprah and Ellen that are on television making a difference in the world and showing the generosity of love. I'm grateful for the joy I feel when I notice all of these people's beautiful gifts being shared authentically with the world. I'm grateful to acknowledge my own passion and gifts and share myself authentically with the world. I'm grateful for the joy in my heart when I am being open and authentic. Joy always starts within. People in our lives can make us laugh, provide us happiness but lasting joy comes from the heart; comes from within to be shared with those we love. I'm grateful to feel this joy. I'm grateful for the foundation of gratitude. I'm grateful for this community and all the wonderful people in my life. When do you feel your inner joy? What are you grateful for today? Who inspires you to be the person you are in your heart? Today, I hope true joy finds its way to shine through your heart. I hope you find the courage to share your true self with the world because we would love to meet you.
Usually I only post one gratitude blog a day, in the morning to start my day, even though I find gratitude throughout the day and write a gratitude in my journal each night before bed. Tonight I wanted to share my gratitude for a "perfect" day. I'm grateful for my own definition of perfection. I'm grateful to have had an amazing day. I'm grateful that in having no clients lined up today it allowed me to be present with my current situation both financially and emotionally. I'm grateful that in being home I was able to take a call for a wonderful opportunity to speak to an amazing non-profit group about what I do. I'm grateful for the mix of excitement and nervousness that I felt when I thought of speaking in front of this group. I'm grateful for this opportunity and how my day was lined up to receive this gift. I'm grateful for the struggle I was having with terminology, website, and other "to do" tasks today because it allowed we to take another wonderful opportunity that I don't get often. It allowed me to step back and take a break in the form of a motorcycle ride and lunch with my dad. I'm so grateful for father-daughter time. I'm even more grateful for it as I get older. I'm grateful to get along with my dad and to have a loving, fun relationship with him. I'm grateful for all the respect I have for him and the type of man he is and the kind of woman he raised me to be. I'm grateful to not overlook this opportunity because of my mind's struggle. I'm grateful for the ride on the motorcycle which always helps me feel so present. I'm grateful to feel the wind on my skin and feel like I am flying. I'm grateful to smile and laugh and enjoy such a beautiful day. I am grateful for the sun to be shining. I'm grateful that my boyfriend got out of work later than planned and we "missed" our plans for the evening because it allowed us the opportunity to just be together and grill out, walk the dogs, play on the 4-wheeler, have a campfire and eat s'mores. Yes, I'm grateful for the change in plans that made the evening even more perfect. I honestly can not think of a more joyous way to have spent the day. I'm grateful for the free feeling I get as I ride the 4-wheeler and that mixed emotion of excitement and moments of tension as it bounds over rocks and around trees. I'm grateful to watch the sunset as the dogs enjoy a stroll. I'm grateful to eat s'mores with no judgment, just enjoyment of the special treat. And I'm grateful that, in my amazing boyfriend being late, I got to spend some time outside in conversation with my mom, swinging together. I'm grateful for our conversations as she has always been one of my best friends and closest confidantes. I'm grateful for the simple joy of swinging. I'm grateful for all the love I experienced today. I'm grateful to allow it into my heart and into my life. I'm so grateful for the curveballs that life throws to us sometimes because with all the things that went "wrong" today; I couldn't have planned a more perfect, more "right" way to have spent it. What are you grateful for tonight? How can you focus on what's right with your day instead of what didn't go the way you planned? Can you find the beauty in how it turned out? Goodnight, everyone. May your dreams be filled with love and your slumber be restful.
I'm grateful to wake to sunshine from inspiring dreams. Sometimes I wake from these amazing dreams that were so vivid it was like watching a movie and I think how cool it would be to see it on the big screen. I'm grateful to get to play with these dreams. I'm grateful for the inspiration they give me and the roles of the loving characters in the dream. I'm grateful to be able to change certain things as the "story" plays on so that the dream can have a positive outcome. I'm grateful to my dogs for letting me sleep uninterrupted last night so I could watch till the end. I'm grateful to wake up feeling cheerful, rested, and ready to start the day. I'm grateful to know that just like in my dream, this day can be however I choose just by the small tweaks I make. Do you remember your dreams? Are your dreams the product of your day and stress or do they inspire you? I'm grateful for this community that allows me to share. I'm grateful for the ability to interpret my dreams and recognize that each character is me and each dream is a message for me. If you have a dream you want help interpreting, let me know. I love dreams and would love to help you understand yours. Have a beautiful day, everyone. May today be like a dream come true.
I'm grateful for nature. I'm grateful to get my hands dirty in the earth last night and get some yard work done. I'm grateful for the beautiful temperatures and sunshine. I'm grateful for the rain that moved in overnight to water the plants in the yard. I'm grateful for blossoms on the cherry tree and apple trees. I'm grateful for the promise of fruit. I'm so grateful for the rain nurturing these plants to continue the cycle of giving. The rain holds special importance to me both in its physical nourishment and in the symbolism it provides. Rain speaks, to me, as a cleansing and a letting go of what is no longer necessary. Rinsing the dirt from the leaves; washing the wounds from the heart. It symbolizes courage and facing my fears as the lightning crashes and within that ruckus I find comfort. Yet within all this cleansing and crashing it also provides an essential element of life; water and love. The cycle of giving and receiving is shown so well through the rain cycle. I'm grateful to live in a world full of symbolism. I'm grateful for all the loving messages I see in nature. I'm grateful for the rain blessing over the plants. What symbolism do you find in nature? How can you take example from nature and cleanse your mind of the "dirt" that has coated your thoughts? Today, to quote Frozen, "let it go". And have a beautiful day!
Last night I let stress overwhelm me. I got caught in all the questions and could not longer see the answers. I'm so grateful to recognize this imbalance and take the time to meditate. I'm grateful to trust that the answers are right in front of me if I slow down long enough to see them. I'm grateful for a patient boyfriend and friends that give me the space and understanding to talk it out but also to let it be and turn inward. I'm grateful to calm my heart and trust that all will work out just as it should. One of my favorite quotes , "What makes a river so restful is that it doesn't have any doubt~ it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn't want to go anywhere else." (Hal Boyle) is my personal reminder. When I trust God and the Universe to guide me, my fears are released. I'm grateful to wake feeling more relaxed. I'm grateful to trust. And in those moments when I'm out of balance; I'm grateful to breathe and picture the river. What do you do when you are stressed and the monkey chatter is taking over your thoughts? How do you return to your center and trust that it will work out? May the calm silence of your mind
Happy Earth Day! Today I am grateful for this beautiful, magical planet we live on! I'm grateful for the trees that provide shade and help clean the air as well as providing a post to climb and rest. I'm grateful for the flowers of Spring that are popping up courageously in the yard. I'm grateful for the soil that nourishes and provides solid ground for living. I'm grateful for the air I breathe and the clouds that dance by overhead. It can be easy to take all this for granted in the midst of my day to day schedule but when I pause and look around and really think about how majestic and amazing this world is, I am overwhelmed with gratitude. I'm grateful to do my part to keep it clean and I recognize that there is more I can be doing. When I worked with preschoolers we made a game, sort of like an Easter egg hunt, for them to find the trash and clean it up. By making it a game it was helpful and fun. What Earth Day "games" can you play today? How can you take it a step further than usual to clean up our beautiful planet? And can you take that extra step each day or each week for this entire year? Today I plan to walk the dogs at the park. I have decided one easy way that I can help our planet is that each time I walk the dogs I will pick up not just the trash that is on my way to the nearest trashcan but ALL the trash I see. After all, I am carrying mini trash bags around during these walks, right? I think I will also take the time to look into the soaps and detergents I use for my laundry and dishes and see exactly what I am adding to my environment and if I need to switch to a more Earth friendly product. I often view the labels making sure the ingredients are things I am comfortable using on myself, trying to remain as toxin/"chemical" free as possible but perhaps I take a closer look for my planet's sake too. These are a couple small things that I can do each day to show my love for our planet. I'm grateful to live here and I want to show my love and appreciation. What will
I believe the way to a better future starts with gratitude today.