Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Day 15 Gratitude Month

Today is offering an entree: A combination of trust, integrity, support, friendship, rolled together in a flaky dough & baked in the sun.

Be grateful for those that share your sense of integrity. Show them your support in as many ways as you can. Allow the possibility for enemies to become friends. 

Yes, this sounds flaky. However, when you are in a state of gratitude, most often you are able to find something about them for which you can be grateful.

The more we look at the full offering, the whole person, we find we can experience the fullness life offers through grateful eyes.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Day 14 Gratitude Month

The gratitude meal includes soup, a warm and soothing blend of subtle spices and the nectar of noticing.

If you approached others today with sweet, subtly and savory comments, how would your day change? And how would you change their day?

Give it a try.

And, sip from the cup of Noticing nectar. Notice the kind things people say and do today all around you. Let them know you have noticed by smiling at them, winking- anything you can do to encourage them to continue being thoughtful. Being thoughtful of others is a great way to celebrate gratitude.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Day 13 Gratitude Month

The Gratitude Meal continues with an salad of  laughing lettuce, cheery  tomatoes, calming celery tossed with a sweet drizzle of delightful dreams.

Find things to laugh about today.

Spread cheer, especially to those who are starving for it.

Calm and celery seem to be opposites: Celery is full of crunch and crispiness while calm is quiet and serene. Yet, they exist together in a single moment.

Delightful dreams. Make sure to encourage dreams, to welcome the impossibilities of your own mind expand into what others may see as possible.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Day 12 Gratitude Month

The Meal of Gratitude is serving an appetizer of meaningful moments; micro moments of thoughtfulness to enrich your day.

For every moment of thoughtfulness you create today, imagine that thoughtful gesture or thought expanding hundred fold. As it is received and expressed again, it expand exponentially.

Your thoughtfulness affects others as well as yourself.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Day 11 Gratitude Month

 Begin a meal of gratitude-The drink for today is pleasant punch, full of enjoyment and cheer.

Imbibe life today. Celebrate every moment you can with a glass of pleasant punch. Let the fullness of your enjoyment and celebration become the experience of everyone you come in contact with today.

The worst that can happen is that you set yourself up to want more tomorrow by becoming full, by craving more joy and cheer and celebration.

The best is to discover....

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Day 10 Gratitude Month

 "Without gratitude you cannot long keep from dissatisfied thought regarding things as they are." ~Wallace Wattles

Practicing gratitude often keeps your thoughts in a place of what is possible, what is good.

Our minds tend to follow the path we set for ourselves. Many of us practice a speech expounding upon what is not right, what we are ungrateful for and what we don't yet have.

"Thoughts become things, Choose the good ones."
~ Mike Dooley

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Day 9 Gratitude Month

 Gratitude is a state of mind, not a circumstance of being.

When gratitude is a state of mind, you are grateful for what exists now and what is possible in a moment from now.

Gratitude as a state of being is to give thanks after something you desire has come into your life. Practicing gratitude only in those times when once you receive something, you say thank you, you are only realizing abundance after the fact.

Expand the scope of gratitude. It benefits all.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Day 8 Gratitude Month 

To attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have. `Ralph Marston

Focus on those things in and around you that you would deeply miss if they were no longer part of your life.
-your home
-dependable supply of utilities, including water, electricity, gas, oil, propane, wind energy
-a fairly safe food supply offering an abundance of choice
-your health as it is and as it can be
-relationships which nurture, support and acknowledge all involved
-income, supply, sustainability in some form

What will you add to this list?

Monday, September 7, 2015

Day 7 Gratitude Month Labor Day in The United States

It is a good practice to always be on the lookout for new reasons to be grateful. 

Give thanks to all laborers,service people,those behind the scenes. If you took a moment to ponder how many people are involved in getting the food you buy to your local grocer or who produce food sold at the local Farmer's Market, you may be amazed at how many people you have the opportunity to thank. 

It may not be a personal thank you, but expressing thanks in any way allows more gratitude into your life. You will cause ripples in the world-

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Day 6 Gratitude Month 

"As we express gratitude, never forget:highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." ~John F.Kennedy.

During this day (and into the future), keep this thought in your mind. Determine how you can and already are expressing gratitude. Something as simple as noticing someone's smile. There is also the obvious expression of thanks for those around you!

Please remember to thank yourself for being the best you can be today.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Day 5 Gratitude Month

 If the only prayer you said in your whole life was "thank you," that would suffice. ~Meister Eckhart 

Each day, make space to appreciate  yourself.
Appreciate the things you want to experience.
Appreciate things you want even more of in your life.

Once you have exhausted all opportunities to appreciate (wink!), express once more with these two words:


Friday, September 4, 2015

Day 4 Gratitude Month 

Normal Vincent Peale explains  gratitude is not about quiet or noise.It's about finding your rhythm, the harmony in your life.

Finding your own rhythm is as simple as stopping to notice your breathing. Feel the rhythm as you inhale and exhale. notice if the inhale is longer, shorter  or maybe deeper than your exhale.

Allow your body to dictate its own rhythm. It is unnecessary to assist.

What have you noticed? What happens as you finish inhaling before you exhale and then before you inhale?