Today I am grateful to go with the flow. I have no expectations for the day other than to hang out with my other family and enjoy. I'm grateful for whatever the day may bring! I'm grateful for a good nights rest. I'm grateful for a sweet, excited puppy that is so full of joy and kisses. And I'm grateful for zucchini bread for breakfast! Mmmmm! What expectations and plans do you have for the day? How will you renew yourself this holiday weekend?
I'm so grateful to be filled with GLEE!!! I'm so grateful for the Flint Hills in their rolling beauty! I'm grateful for the magic and awe of sunrise! I'm grateful for the sound of cows mooing nearby! I'm so grateful to be experiencing 3 of my favorite things! I'm grateful to be so filled with JOY in this moment! I'm so in LOVE with this life! What inspires so much joy in you that it bursts out?
(I made this post at 7:30 am this morning but my app seems to be having trouble) I'm also so grateful before the sun came up for the way Orion reached for the moon! And I'm grateful for smooth sailing on the road! Everyone have a fantastic holiday weekend!
I'm grateful to wake early and get on the road! I'm excited to spend sunrise in the Flint Hills surrounded in beauty! I love the Flint Hills anyway and am so grateful to be able to spend such an awe inspiring time there! I'm grateful for a flexible job and for an awesome family that make it easy for me to travel! I'm grateful to have a friend out of town for a quick trip destination! I'm grateful for the time I will spend in the car today, soaking in music and beautiful scenery! What is your favorite thing about tra
I'm grateful for nature! I'm grateful to walk in the woods, to sink my toes in the grass, and to let the wind gently tickle my skin. I'm grateful for the way things become clearer when I am in nature and how it reminds me that I already KNOW the truth deep inside. The conflict I experience is when I try to fight that knowing and try to justify or twist it so that I do not have to change. But I am always grateful after I have given in and accepted the changes and see that it was for the best. And so I am releasing my grieving with a deep breathe, some nature hugs, and a laugh! I'm grateful to step towards this new change in love not fear. And I'm grateful for the Green Man in this picture whispering a reminder to BREATHE! Hope you all are having a beautiful day! I hope whatever struggles you face you will take time to listen and breathe and know. I am not the master by any means but as a student of this life it is one lesson that I have to re-remind myself of often! When was the last time you were in nature? When was the last time you stopped everything to just breathe?
I'm grateful to wake quietly today. I'm grateful for the love of my dogs. I'm grateful to have someone to say "Have a good day" to in the morning. I'm grateful for friends that will tell you how they see it even when it is not something you want to hear. I'm grateful for friends that will cry with you, sit with you, or give you space to figure it out on your own. I'm grateful for the many levels of connections and the purpose that each one serves in my life. Today I am grieving and what I am grieving I am not yet grateful for, but I am grateful for the people in my life and I'm grateful to know that all will work out as it is meant to. Thank you for joining me today! I hope that you can find gratitude no matter what you are facing today. It only takes a couple minutes...What are you grateful for?
As I sat here this morning thinking of what I was grateful for and reflecting on my dreams and morning meditation I saw something interesting. There was a bug on the inside of the window with nearly clear wings. I could see through his wings, and the glass to the tree outside, almost making it appear as if the big was resting on the tree. It was magical to be able to know the reality while seeing something else. I'm grateful for this bug and its inspiration. I'm grateful for what it represents. Think of all the times we can see our goals but feel there is an invisible force blocking us from them. What if we were able to step back and see ourselves already there? Isn't that a key part of positive thinking? We visualize what we want as if we have already received it, as if there is no other option than it to happen and so create that air of confidence around it. As I look ahead at all I want to get done before this week is over, I release the stress of how it will be and just know that what needs done will get done. I'm grateful for this release. I'm grateful to let go of unnecessary stress. I'm grateful for this beautiful morning! And again, I'm grateful for a little bug that inspired such a big gratitude! What are you grateful for today? What things inspire you?
I would like to start today by saying I am grateful for signs and symbolism that show up each day. I'm most grateful when the messages and symbols come to me in an easy, loving way. That has not been the case with one particular reoccurring message lately. Ticks. I'm not grateful for ticks but I am grateful for signs that can not be ignored. Clearly there is a message here that I am needing to receive. First being that I need to find a better natural bug repellant (haha). So today as I treat my over 100 tick bites (after having sustained 35-40 only a few weeks ago) I sit here to contemplate what the message is so that I can stop this from occurring again. A couple months ago snakes kept appearing to me which was a much easier symbol to interpret beings I have done a lot of snake totem work. Snakes represent both the masculine but also the balance of feminine with masculine within each of us. It represents the Kundalini energy/ power we hold.. They also remind us of the cyclic nature of everything. (I could go on and on.) And so today I contemplate ticks. Well, ticks find a host and then survive by sucking the blood until they are engorged. There is the clear message of discernment and watching relationships that take more than they give, perhaps even the feeling of being taken advantage. A good friend, Sheryl, (http://www.journeyofpossibilities.com) took that idea one step further suggesting parasitic relationships that needed removed with care (getting the whole head out) but also feeding myself with the right energy. As I have said so many times on here, everything is a reflection, right?! It appears I need to be watchful of my relationships, not just who drains me but also to who I am attached. I'm grateful to my friends and to this community for being a great sounding board for me as I navigate this world! I'm grateful for any ideas you may have to expand on this message because I sure what to get the message so this doesn't continue to happen! And I'm grateful for tea tree oil and apple cider vinegar to take the itch away! What messages have been popping up in your life?
I'm grateful today to upload the new chakra affirmation photos I have been working on! I love this picture in particular with the blue smoke! This photo is for Vishuddha, the Throat Chakra. I'm grateful for this affirmation because I do speak in love! I'm grateful to be speaking my truth and loving the life I live! I'm grateful for these excitements within my day! Which chakra pictures speak to you? Is there a color you are particularly drawn to? I'm grateful to share my excitement with you! Have a great day!
I'm grateful to wake early and take extra time for myself this morning. A reoccurring theme that keeps popping up in my life lately is forgiveness. I have always thought of myself as a very forgiving person but lately I have been noticing that I am much more forgiving outwardly than I am towards myself. I'm very grateful to notice this so I can reflect and practice forgiving myself. There are little judgements we tend to hold against ourselves that if our friend had done the same thing we would have forgiven instantly. Why do we not treat ourselves as our friend? Or maybe you do! If so, I'm so glad to hear it! I have come a long way in this department but I'm grateful for the reminder every now and then. It usually shows up in reflections of other people or in my dreams as it did last night. So today I wake to the sun, I release my judgements of things I did in the past because today is a new day, and I laugh to release the endorphins to uplift this new day! Was it as quick as that for me this morning? No, I spent a couple hours processing and honestly releasing these things but it doesn't always take that long. I wanted to mention that because if you are wanting to forgive or release something it is up to you how long it takes. Some people can honestly just lay it down and others need processing time to sort it out first. Neither is better or worse. So is there anything you would like to release today? Is there anything you are wanting to forgive yourself for? Have you showed yourself compassion today and told yourself how loved you are? How about an affirmation today: I am a perfect being. I do my best every day and forgive myself for any perceived flaws. We are all perfect beings doing the best that we know how. Today I am love surrounded by a loving world. Did you say it? Were there any parts you struggled with? Yesterday during a meditation I struggled with the phrase "I am not guilty." Today I was able to release, forgive, and say it from the heart. I am not guilty. We are all doing our best with what we know in that moment. Now how will we choose to move forward? It is Monday, the beginning of a new week, why not start is off with a little laughter or dancing? Have a beautiful day! I'm so grateful for this community to share with and would love to hear back from you!
I'm so grateful today to go to India Fest and experience a different culture, new foods, and new dances! I'm grateful to appreciate the gorgeous attire some of the women wore! I can't wait to learn more about some of the traditions. I'm grateful not only for these new experiences but also for new people I have been meeting! Happy birthday to one new friend! I'm grateful for the conversations we've been sharing! I'm also grateful for old friends and traditions. I'm grateful to have run in Head For The Cure today in memory of a wonderful woman and friend! I'm grateful to see our team continue to grow in support. (And I'm grateful to Sheridan's for the treat after the race!) Have a beautiful night, and before you go to bed... What are you grateful for?
I believe the way to a better future starts with gratitude today.