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I am sitting here in a quiet house enjoying a beautiful night and thinking about my friends and family.  And as I sit here, I look around at my house being thankful for so much.  I realize that when I slip out of the thought of being thankful and grateful life no longer flows as smoothly as when I remember to be grateful for everything that comes my way.  As I strive to be more open and to communicate and include more people in my life I have to remember to be grateful for all that I am adding to my life.  Sometimes, I am just grateful for someone’s creativity for the fact that they are giving me their best.  I remember reading one time that couples in a relationship often love each other yet they tend to fight because they don’t understand how the other one loves them — communication is important for every relationship.  As I learn to communicate more effectively I can see stronger bonds form between me and others because I am able to give them what they need and often in the way that they need it or at least they understand the “how” or the way in which I love them.

I watch my son as he learns how to show love in new ways and I smile.  He is a master of hugging already and is learning to kiss now which is always really cute.  Sometimes he grabs people a little abruptly and I just remind them that, that is how he is showing them love – that is all he knows – love is all he knows at this point and that is amazing.

Be in the flow of life – live in-spir(it)ed!  Love somebody today and be grateful for the way they love you.

Today I am grateful for this life that I have created, for my friends, my family, for buying myself a stroller so that I can exercise with my son, for being disciplined and practicing daily, for learning and for this great journey.

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There are many places we go when we are looking for wisdom, but sometimes the most important lessons are right in front of us, either in front of us right now or we have already experienced them.  Honor the wisdom that lives in each and every one of us.  Sit and consider what you have learned or meditate and just allow.

Today I am so grateful for listening to myself, being able to slow myself down enough so that I can hear myself. I am grateful for spending time with my hands covered in dirt and soil and then cleaning up afterwards!  It’s all beautiful.

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“A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.” Earl Nightingale

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Today I just wanted to give thanks for all that is in my life.

I thank my husband for his sense of humor – he has a great way of helping me realize when I am being too Virgo.  His way of doing it helps me laugh at myself and love myself and let go – it’s amazing.

My friends who help me also realize not everything has to be soo conventional all the time — sometimes we just have to go for it whichever direction the wind moves us.

I am grateful for the serene home and lifestyle I have given myself.  Waking up to waves in the morning is an amazing gift to myself.

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For a while, I spent most of my time in meditation and quiet consideration, it helped me immensely.  I was able to clear myself of the unwanted old habits, the old thoughts, and the old memories and then I learned to re-create my story and understand my life from a different perspective.  Now, today, I attempt to put into practice more and more what I have learned about myself and as I continue striving to be the best me possible, learning more and more each day as I interact with people, new faces and old faces.

They say practice makes perfect, well perfection always seems further away but loving myself and others more seems closer all the time.  I am grateful for my friends that push me more and more to be more gentle with myself and them, even though at times I still struggle with this.  We each have our journey and for me there is a need to practice allowing and less judging.  I find it supremely difficult at times to allow others to go off on their own, their own way.  I once had to learn that I couldn’t buy other people their happiness and no matter how much I want to help them I can only show them by my own example.   I thought I had thoroughly learned this lesson and apparently I have yet to learn more from it.  At one time, I actually paid for one of my friends to continue with her own learning at school, she gave up even though I took the financial burden from her she still felt overwhelmed.  I realized that we have to really want something in order to pursue it, and the moment someone allows “I can’t …” into their vocabulary then they won’t.

I guess while I am practicing you are too.  If I make what I think is a mistake it should be OK as long as I learn something from it.  If I didn’t get the lesson the first time – it will come back for me to experience and learn again.

Practice, practice, practice.  Practice giving of yourself.  Practice loving. Practice being.  Hone your own self and make yourself into the best you possible so you can be an example.  Everyone else is perfect in their own way.  There used to be this song I heard…. Everyone is Beautiful in their own way….The world’s gonna find a way.

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I think that if we all take the time to write down the many things we should be grateful for, we would realize that there is nothing to complain about.

It’s a beautiful February day here, sure it’s cold and a little rain drizzle is coming down and we woke up with some snow on the ground and that’s gone now.  It’s beautiful, the sky is gray and the sun is hiding somewhere….. Beautiful?  Yes, sure it is….  I am so thankful for a February that leaves a little snow here and there and then just goes away by the end of the day.  It is actually warm enough I can walk around in a sweater and my hat instead of a bulky coat.  So I am thankful for a beautiful gray day and it makes it easier for me to sit inside and do some work.

So today I am grateful for so many things….

A fantastic friend in my husband, he is so great to talk with and work on things with and he is so helpful with our son.  I am truly blessed to have them both in my life.

I am grateful for having more than enough resources, money and time to take care of my needs.

I am grateful for knowing how to find my way around the internet … doing so is really helping me create an income source.  I have been putting energy towards this goal today helping me continue to move forward.

A great place to live — winter and summer and throughout the entire year.

Being healthy, I am taking extra care lately to remain healthy and making sure to practice either suryanamaskar in the morning or other poses in the evening.  Again moving forward with more goals.

I am glad to be posting this — reminding myself that I have put more energy towards my goals again today.  It’s exciting to really be paying attention to how I am moving closer and closer every day to reaching my goals.  Conscious creation is cool……

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