Monday, November 30, 2015

Gratitude-Day 30

These 30 days of gratitude have been an excellent adventure.  I have so much to be grateful for.  I have really paid more attention to the gifts of my life.  The more I have been grateful for what I have and the life I am enjoying, the more I realize how much I do have. 

These days of counting my blessings and seeing all the gifts of life; it has really helped me feel better about me, about everything and everybody.  I am living more from a place of well being and that is what Healing is all about. When I look back and see where I was at the start of the year, I see how far I have come.  All is Well.
Let my journey of Healing and Wellness continue.  

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Gratitude-Day 29

I am grateful for me.  I have enjoyed this journey called Life.  I hope and pray for more days.  I am thankful each morning when I get up, that I can get up and start a new day.  I didn't always pay attention to this fabulous journey.  Since the accident on March 2, 2012 I appreciate more.  These days of focused attention on Gratitude on all that there is to be grateful has helped me be more appreciative.


I am Grateful for Me.  I Love and Approve of Myself.  This is my path to Healing, Health, and Wellness.

"There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude." -Ralph Blum

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Gratitude-Day 28

I shared a great Thanksgiving dinner with my family.  I am grateful for the time I got to spend with my family.  The fabulous dinner we shared and the time we got to spent together.  I realize how Blessed I truly am.  Home, family, comfort and joy.  

Always a Blessing.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Gratitude-Day 27

Some of the most wonderful things in this world are available, free of charge, if we just take a moment.  Yesterday was Thanksgiving and we enjoyed pretty mild weather, which I really enjoyed.   Wednesday we had a full moon.  Beautiful to behold, and still beautiful last night.  With the mild weather I sat outside and enjoyed the wonder and magic of fabulous evening and night sky.

I am oh so grateful for my eyesight.  To behold such a sight.  So many things we view and cast our gaze upon and take it for granted.  I am really grateful for this Gratitude Journey, it has helped open my eyes to the fabulous life I get to live.  I will take more time throughout my days and pause and look around and notice, everything.  Thank you, Thank you, Thank You.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Gratitude-Day 26

THANKSGIVING DAY.   A day of giving thanks.  My family.  It was one of the those days as a child that we really looked forward to.  Lots of food and fun.  Watched parade in morning, played outside, out of school for a few days, Life was good.  Life is still good. 

Today I continue to count my blessings.  Happy Thanksgiving!
To all my family and dear friends that I am honored and blessed to have in my life. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Gratitude-Day 25

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving.  Excitement is in the air.  You can feel the up welling in the positive vibes everywhere. Extra days off from work.  Family and friends getting ready to gather to enjoy the Holiday and the traditional feast.  Blessing abound.

There are so many ways to say THANK YOU.  I will spend my next couple of days with family and friends and some time on my own, and I will keep my blessings in mind.  So much to be grateful and thankful for.

"When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears."
-Anthony Robbins

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Gratitude-Day 24

Some days are just a little more challenging than others.  I am grateful to be alive. 





Since today I am feeling a bit challenged.  I am going to bluff it. 

LOOK HAPPY
LOOK GRATUITOUS
Don't take myself so seriously, cause others don't.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Gratitude-Day 23

It is a very chilly morning and I am so very thankful for my home and central heat.  Brrr.  Life would be so different if I would have to get up and chop wood and stoke the fireplace.  I am lucky to have all the amenities of urban living.  Thank you.  I have so many more choices than so many others and I take them for granted most days; this Gratitude Journey has made me aware of how fortunate I am.

Opportunities.  When one door closes, another opens.  Choices.  I look forward to the new day, grateful that I am alive and get to continue on this fabulous journey of Life.  Some days are a challenge and I want to return back through the door that just closed, where the known is safe or feels that way. That was yesterday, I already did that.  I am grateful for the new day.

Affirmation from my Hay House Daily Affirmations Calendar.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Gratitude-Day22

There are so many people, places, and things to be grateful for.  This gratitude journey through the month of November, honoring myself and the traditional Thanksgiving Holiday as been so very rewarding.  My attitude has definitely lifted and I am more appreciative.   I am very grateful for family. I love my family.  They are the basis of who I am.  Family has been with me throughout my journey. 

When a family member is hurting it is natural for us to hurt along with them.  My words of encouragement will go unheard.  I know a journey through pain is something most of us make.  Today I will say lots of prayers for a beloved family member.  To be alive and have the opportunity of all human experiences is a gift.  The good with the not so good.  Thank you for my family.  I very blessed to have their love.
And I realize now that when in the midst of darkness and despair to count my Blessings is the way back towards light.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Gratitude-Day 21

This just about sums it all up.  I did this yesterday.  I just started saying I was grateful for this, and that, and then some more.  Start with just one thing and let it build momentum from there.  I am grateful that I can walk and then I  start thinking of all the places I have walked and different things my legs allow me to do. Going places, standing on tippy toes, getting up and getting dressed, take my shower by myself....the list can and does go on and on.

Today I will keep myself aware of all the blessings this life offers me.  I am grateful for everything.

Just looked outside and Oh my, what a beautiful sunrise.  Thank you.  It is going to be a great day!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Gratitude-Day 20

It's Friday thank goodness. I am self employed so I don't work a standard work week, but most people do and so they seem happier on Fridays, since they get a few days away from the grind.  I am grateful that I have work to do.  Self employment in sales comes with down days with nothing much to do and string too many of those together and it gets a bit scary sometimes.  I really appreciate my clients and customers and that I have work to do. 

As I was waking up this morning, and very grateful that I did wake up this morning; my mind flitted between ants and bees.  The only correlation is the constant work that they do.  I just love how the mind comes up with these images or thoughts and I think 'where did that come from?' Anyway, worker bees and ants...work, work, work.  So Hi Ho Hi Ho its off to work I go.  Thankfully.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Gratitude-Day 19

"The miracle of gratitude is that it shifts your perception to such an extent that it changes the world you see." - Dr. Robert Holden


Saw this posted on Facebook the other day.  Simple.  Something I will remind myself of everyday.

I woke up.
I have clothes to wear.
I have running water.
I have food to eat.
Life is good.
I am thankful.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Gratitude-Day 18

Gratitude shifts your focus from what your life may lack to all the abundance that is present.  I have noticed in these last couple of weeks that giving thanks makes me happier.  I have expressed gratitude and thankfulness throughout my life, but this daily focus has sharpened my awareness of all the goodness that surrounds me. 

"Note to self...BOOMERANG EFFECT"  Allan Rufus


What we send out does return to us.  Gratitude sends out waves of appreciation.  When I am thankful for what is present in my life, more shows up.  I am aware of the world around me. 
Yesterday during a conversation chatting about this and that I also said "I am so blessed."  These 30 days of Gratitude is really a exploration into my awareness of Life.  Thanks LIFE.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Gratitude-Day 17

I am Grateful for this day.  In light of recent events in the World, I will live from this day.  Today, right now is all we have, tomorrow is not yet promised and yesterday is behind me.  Simple yet profound.  Lots of spiritual teachings tell us this all the time.  Right now in this moment is all there is. To live from this moment. Not to worry about yesterday or have concerns for tomorrow.  Today.

This is my favorite card from the decks that I have.  The artwork speaks to me.  As the saying goes, a picture is worth a 1000 words.  Everything's Okay. 
"For each new morning with its Light. For rest and shelter of the night. For health and food, for love and friends. For everything thy goodness sends."
 -Ralph Waldo Emerson


This card is from Doreen Virtue's MAGICAL MESSAGES from the fairies, Oracle Cards.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Gratitude-Day 16

I am grateful to be alive.  Recent events with the bombings in Paris has given me pause to be grateful be alive. I pray for those that have been hurt and I pray for those doing the hurting.  The absence of  love creates fear.  I know that prayer contributed to my healing.  I am grateful to be alive and I pray for peace.





Let there be Peace on Earth and let it begin with me. 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Gratitude-Day15

What a wonderful day.  Sunday, a day to relax, rest, and do some reading.  The Sun is bright and shiny this morning and promising a glorious day.

I am grateful to be alive.  There are so many things around me to be grateful for.   Today for the Sun that is shining.  Blessed Be.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Gratitude-Day14

What a lovely day.  So grateful to be alive.  The Sun is shining on this cold November Day.  I am up and moving.  Have some work to do today and then stop out and see my sister and her family; that is a good thing.  Holidays are approaching so have been enjoying the changing scenery outdoors and in the stores. Life is good.

Yesterday I went to the grocery store. As I was walking in a Mother with 5 children were also just getting in the store.  She had placed the 2 youngest in the cart and the other 3 tagging along.  It was a big outing.  The children were all abuzz with things desired in the store and this that and the other.  I thought of my sisters and brothers, 7 of us, and I was thinking this might have been a picture of my Mother with some of us going to the store many years ago.  It was a really good thought.  Grateful for my Parents and my Sisters and Brothers.  Time has passed and I still love you all. 

Friday, November 13, 2015

Gratitude-Day 13

3 years ago today on a Tuesday morning I returned back to the University of Louisville Hospital and had the recommended spinal fusion surgery that would stabilize my shifting neck vertebrae that had been broken and damaged during my tornado incident in March 2012. My healing work continues and I am continually grateful for those that helped me and supported me during my recovery.

I am posting this picture again because it always reminds me of all the healing work that has surrounded me, then and now.  Thank you to my sister Lydia and her husband Jeff, that took me in and protected me and gave me the encouragement to get back on my feet.  They are both Healers in their Love and Support.  The list of names and supporters is endless and I am so Thankful for all the prayers, love, and help that I received. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

This card is from Doreen Virtue's Magical Messages from the Fairies Oracle Cards.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Gratitude-Day 12

Choices.  Thank goodness for choices.  The choices I make are sometimes not the best thing for me, but they are my decision.  I take for granted that I do get to decide yes or no, left or right, this way or that; there are many in the world that do not.  I am oh so grateful that my choices are my own. I have never been one that could tolerate being told what to do; it always went against the grain. There are times though that I should have listen to a voice of reason. Oh Well, that's my Life.

I had a consultation with a Astrologer the other day.  Instead of a forecast I asked to look at My Birth Chart.  A birth chart is a picture of the placement of the planets in the heavens at the exact time of our birth.  It is a road map, a blueprint, the yellow brick road for the life ahead of us.  The birth chart gives us hints, suggestions and a map of sorts.  Of course at 58 it is a little late to be asking for some advice about the life I am living, but the old saying goes, "better late than never."I am grateful that I choose.
These cards are from Sonia Choquette's Oracle Cards, THE ANSWER IS SIMPLE.



Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Gratitude-Day 11

November 11th is a National Day of Observance for Veterans of the United States of America.

With Respect Honor and Gratitude, Thank You to All Who Serve.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Gratitude-Day 10

This morning and yesterday morning just before I woke up, still in that in between place, I saw a cup.  Nothing particular about the cup.  Just sitting there.  Nothing appeared to be in the cup.  Didn't feel any negative connotation about the cup.  Cups symbolically could be a well house of emotion, intuition, feelings. Nope, still nothing.  Gratitude is where my thoughts have been focused on; is my cup empty?  Nope, that's not it.

I saw a quote on a marquee two days ago, "What if you woke up today with only the things you were for grateful yesterday." I looked it up on internet to see who quoted this and found a second similar quote.  "What if you woke up today with only the things you thanked God for yesterday." Today every time I think of something that I am grateful, in the cup it goes. Sunshine, food, library books, hawks on the wing, found pennies.  I am sure by days end, My Cup Will Be Overflowing.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Gratitude-Day 9

Feeling sluggish this morning.  These are the kind of mornings that can throw you off track, and exactly the time to refocus and not drift.  I am grateful that I am up and moving this morning.  I got myself out of bed and up and dressed, this in itself is a huge blessing.  In a bit when I am done with this post, I will go have a bowl of cereal. Something I normally just take for granted, but the fact that I have food in my house, I have a house with a refrigerator that keeps the milk from spoiling, and I have the means/money to pay for house, refrigerator, cereal, milk are all things to be very grateful for.

Louise L Hay is one my teachers.  I was introduced to her writings some years back.  I have been getting her Affirmations desktop calendar for a number of years and this happened to be the quote for the day. This is exactly the affirmation I need to repeat to myself throughout the day.  "Every day brings me more and more to be grateful for.  Thank you, Life!"

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Gratitude-Day 8

Second week of this month long journey of gratitude.  Really paying attention to what blessings I have. I just thought of the saying, "What You Focus On Expands."  Gratitude helps me focus on the abundance in my life, and away from the mindset of lack.  The more I acknowledge the blessings and abundance in my life the more aware I am of... everything. 

I started painting rocks awhile back.  I saw a book on them at library years ago and thought why not give it a try.  I didn't do much about it until recently.  I am not really artistic, can't hardly paint a stick person; this I can do and I enjoy.  Painting calms my mind, which is sort of a meditation.  I give them out to people or just leave them in different places around town.  Painting, gratitude, love, joy, peace, forgive, smile, and more also brings those emotions to front and center and so I think more of Love, Joy, Peace, Smiling, Forgiving, and Gratitude,  The "What You Focus On Expands" is more apparent in my Life.  Thanks to the Great Mother Earth for rocks and oh so much more. 

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Gratitude-Day 7

Waking up late this morning.  A luxury that is wonderful.  It is a little chilly this Saturday morning and I am grateful that I have a home and a comfortable bed to sleep in. I woke up thinking about my Healing Angel.  She came and was helping me do some energy work during the night.  The day before I was hurt I drew the card below.  Thursday March 1, 2012 - Healing Healed Healer.  I found my journal with my note on the card months later after returning home from recovery.

Months after I was hurt I spent time with a Energy Healer that felt the presence of a Angel that came through in a deep purple color ray.  I had still not found that note and when I did I was in awe.  She came through just prior to my accident and was with me through it all, then and now. My journey from the trauma continues and I am so grateful for the healing energy that surrounds me, now and then.  I/We are never alone, our Angles, Guides, and Guardians are always with us.  Thank Goodness.

Card is from Doreen Virtues- MAGICAL MESSAGES from the fairies, Oracle Cards.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Gratitude-Day 6

It is raining this morning and with the rain cooler air will be moving in.  Change is good.  Warm weather the last few days has been a real treat in November.  I am happy with the rainy day and grateful for the rain.  We were in a bit of mild drought here but rain helps to moderate that and will moisten the earth so we can plant our gardens next spring. 
 
Rain is truly a blessing.  Clears the air, waters the great earth, and relaxes my soul.  In stillness I can sit and listen to the rain and it does calm me.  So calm is good.  Rain is good.  Life is good.


I grabbed this picture off the internet. Thank you for the quote from whomever wrote and posted it.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Gratitude-Day 5

I am so grateful for the assistance I receive along the way.  Family, Friends, Acquaintances.  Also, Angels, Guides, and Guardians.  Guides, Guardians, and Angels are always with me and for a lot of years I was not aware they were there.  I know now that assistance has always been there and I was not paying attention, I do now.
Sometimes when I look at the sky and I see rays of light streaming out from the clouds, I acknowledge the Divine presence all around.  Angels of Light.  Whispers in the wind.  A scent of something familiar to comfort me in the moment.  A hand gently supporting me when I need assistance. I am very grateful for the help, comfort, and assistance when given.  I acknowledge that Angels were with me on the side of the interstate on that day in 2012.  They assisted with rescue, healing, and still with me on my journey. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

Art work from Doreen Virtue's Magical Messages Card Deck.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Gratitude-Day 4

Yesterday was election day in the local area.  I am grateful it is over.  All the signs, commercials, and negativity...Whew. Yet where would our Country be with out the Democratic process?  Sure it can be a mess at time; I would still choose to live in the great USA then anywhere else. We do need to be kinder and more generous and that starts with ourselves. I turned off the tv and ignored most of the negativity.  It is a good reminder of what we send out we get back.

Appreciation is the the secret to life. I am truly grateful to live here in the United States of America.  We are a blessed nation.  I have my own home, electricity, running water, clothes, food, and so much more. When I think about one thing the list expands out to more of the same. For example: Home, a place to rest, shelter from the elements, security, warmth, where I work, where I play. Home is more than 4 walls, and appreciation helps me to realize how much I have.

This card is from the deck of WELL -BEING CARDS. The Teachings of Abraham, by Ester and Jerry Hicks.


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Gratitude-Day 3

Weather forecast is for sunshine and in the 70's today.  That is something to be grateful for.  Mid fall and we are basking in glorious weather.  Actually all weather is glorious - just depends on how you look at it. For today it's all sunshine.  Lighten up. Laugh more. Appreciate more.  All is Well.

This is a wonderful time be on this Earth. Every morning I try to start my day with gratitude.  Swinging my legs out of bed and sitting up I chant.  "Thank You, Thank You, Thank You."



This card is from the deck of WELL -BEING CARDS. The Teachings of Abraham, by Ester and Jerry Hicks.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Gratitude-Day 2

"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures." - Thornton Wilder.  It was the caption at the bottom of the picture yesterday.  I found that picture with that quote years ago in publication at a local health food store.  The picture and quote resonated with me, so I cut it out and framed it and still have it on a desk top in my home, and have chosen to post again today.
 Gratitude is fully expressed in this moment.  Being grateful and living in full appreciation of the moment.  Ahh, to live this everyday would be heaven on earth. If I could live from this moment my healing would be complete.  Yesterday as the sun was setting, the pinks, blues, orange, and other magnificent hues filled the sky and I took that moment to raise my hands and absorb the beauty that surrounded me.  Thankful for my eyes that can behold such wonder.
Today I will look for everything that I can be grateful for and acknowledge the blessings all around me.  That is my path to Health, Wellness, and Healing.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Gratitude

Day Light Savings Time begins today; a time of change.  With this also the first day of November, I thought it would be a good time to focus on changing some aspects of my life.  Health, Wellness, and my continual journey of Healing.  Since it is November and in just a few short weeks we will be observing Thanksgiving Day, I would like to spend these next few weeks working on my awareness of everything I have to be grateful for.  Gratitude.


My 5 Senses I am very grateful for.  Seeing the explosion of color in trees as they change in their fall glory.  Hearing the call of migrating birds overhead. Smelling the crispness of the fall air.  Tasting the bite of tangy apple fresh from the tree. Touching the hand of another.
Giving thanks makes us happy, makes me happy, and that in itself goes along way to improving Health, Wellness, and Healing.