Sweetest friends – lovely to visit you this morning <3 I am grateful to see your names and lovely photo icons you have chosen 🙂
Ursula – sending much love and blessings ! So happy to hear the good news you received – and may this bounty continue for you <3
Anna – that seems like quite a day! I hope you find time for self-care and have a lovely visit with your son <3
EME – such a sweet post to read about nature, yoga, friends near and far (I too can relate) and I heart flow – following the rhythm of the day <3
Pilgrim – you are always so kind and graceful with sending love when times are hard – thank you <3
Juan – delighted to read about the adventures of you and your wife! So happy to hear you have such love and adoration in your life <3
Diane – you are so beautiful with your words of blessings and you have a special presence in my heart <3
Aine – lovely to hear about your schmoozer hubby (made me giggle this morning) and I am know the perfect job will come along for you! Patience is hard for me too. I am learning that now about myself working back in the pace of state behavioral health and I had an aha moment after a 10 hr work day where I kept going like a machine running on no fuel – I still had prove my worth running through my veins. Beautiful moment to catch and work on. I am so happy to hear you are attending to your own needs – you are full of love and light <3
Mary – I hope your eyes today see all the beauty and sweetness around you as well as within yourself – I see it Mary. I hope you feel love flowing abundantly in your life <3
Chad – I hope the graphic designs are bringing you much joy! I still think of them whenever I use TP – that one stayed with me for some reason, probably because I named my toiled 🙂 I hope you are doing well <3
If there is anyone I missed, I am thankful for you and your sharing such vulnerability, kindness, joy, and/or gratitude in this forum.
I think it was John that recommended the book You are the One by Kute Blackson. I just finished it, and I agree – what an amazing book to read and so full of inspiration! I am also doing a 365 one photo a day gratitude challenge on Instagram, inspired by a gentleman on here for a short bit of time who posted a link to a program about this and having a lot of fun with it. I continue to have mixed views about where I work. I love the social work aspect of being with the kiddos, but not the paperwork and state/federal requirements that come along as well as having productivity monetary standards draw down hanging over my head….. I do continue to hope for a bakery someday and this fills me with joy to think about. I have started emailing companies that are big into the environment about a line of products that focus on the impacts of climate change and planet destruction, which feels empowering to reach out even if I don't get a response. I even wrote the president – things just feel way too out of sorts and nonsensical. I remain hopeful and optimistic for our lovely planet and all living things. I am grateful for sweet Jack and Violet and our early mornings together. It is a cold morning with a layer of snow covering everything – I find snow such a magical sight! I am grateful to begin to get in touch with change – to not hang onto things, relationships, etc. This journey of Matt leaving is tenderly teaching me I am this journey and to love me first. Love me first, then love everyone else. And when I love me first and realize perhaps a relationship has changed, to send love and let go. I must say I am learning how truly odd it can be to be an adult on this adventure of 40 and why play is so important to hold hands with when getting older! I am grateful for the bounty of colors making their way into markets. Sweet peppers! Amazing in curry with curry leaves 🙂 I got a new hoop (well an old hoop but new hoop to me) from a sweet Joannie in town. I haven't named her yet, but she is much bigger than my old one and lots of fun to move around my body! I have had funny auntie times and full of gratitude to have my family live so close now! I continue to fight my first cold in a bit and looking forward to a day of facial mask, hot bath, cheesy movies, qigong, and some french fries 🙂 And watch some of these Human Postcards – what a gem to find this morning! Thank you for reading my words – I imagine this post is quite long and severely unorganized……
Big smiles and loving hugs to all of you <3 I wish you peace, I wish you love, I wish you play
Jack and Violet recently on our adventure to get steer manure. Expressions identify who is on board with this and who is not 🙂
And Debbie – if you check in, I hope you are doing well and finding such joy still in your poetry group and planning your big move to AZ!! I hope you will visit <3
And Cintia – such inspiration to read your compassionate posts and all the giving back work you do! I hope the loss of your aunt is becoming less painful and happy memories are bringing you love <3 I hope you are enjoying beautiful adventures!
I am grateful for sweet auntie time with my almost 3 year old niece. From her jubilantly explaining to me as I pushed her to the park “you got this” as I haven’t taken her to this park yet and it was quite a bit a ways – she was my beacon of we are going the right way and I would respond “we got this.” Grateful for mud time and pond time after dinner and finding a heart rock. My niece nudges me to stay oh so present and to look at things with such airy, playful, and loving curiosity. I brought her over her first hula hoop and we practiced getting to know the hoop – the pride in her face and wonderment of this circular object filled my heart with delight. It was such fun when her parents came home and watching them try out my hoop and how good they are! and how much laughter contagiously filled the room 🙂 love my family oodles <3
I am grateful for the buds forming on trees and bushes, all my bulbs starting to make there way up – a gentle sign of spring is near. Grateful for beautiful sunny skies this morning and having an outdoor day to play in the dirt and soak up some sunny nourishment in my body – healing <3 Grateful for Jack and Violet feeling good this morning – love these bundles of sweetness <3
I am grateful to all of you. You are beautiful. I am sorry to hear of such pain many of you are experiencing and hoping this eases soon. I am going to go technology free for a bit with my gratitude and continue my practice in my little buddha journal 🙂 I will check in from time to time to visit and read your words and kind wishes you so generously extend to one another and updates of all your gratitude hugging you in your life. You are friends I shall always tenderly squeeze with a warm heart – you have been my gratitude cheerleaders, generously lighting candles for me, sending me love, words of encouragement, compassion, empathy, and light. You are love <3
Blessing of love, ease, joy, and peace. Big, loving bear hugs from Flagstaff, AZ to you <3
Dear gratefulness community –
Tomorrow I shall do my gratitude journaling along with my yoga practice technology free. Taking a small moment of time before bed to thank all of you for your tender notes and wishes for my sweet friend T. She is continuing to heal and sent me a photo of a beautiful white light on the window of her hospital room believing this was a sign and all is a right as it can be. She has an amazing spirit and such strength – but I hope she knows she can fall apart too. The falling apart, I am learning on my journey is one of the most painful, beautiful experiences I have been honored in my life. I am grateful for all of it. My love for our lovely planet is overflowing abundance – every nook and cranny, every speck of dirt, and every molecule of magic is spectacular. With love and blessings to all of you, your families, your pets, everything near and dear to you, your passions, your pain – it is all beauty – living, breathing, honoring of pasts or no mores. You are you and you are perfect. This is all for you – if in instances it feels too big or not enough – look within your heart, it is always there for you, unconditional love that will always love you. Place your hand on your heart and feel the well of abundance that peacefully, full of brightness resides within your own very being. With love for a most sweet day to you <3
I am grateful for a sweet dinner with my family last night, and my 3 year old niece taking me on a tour of their home, identifying my nephews room as the “coolest,” making forts and slides, and sharing take out Thai <3 and a most spectacular sunset on my drive home!
I am grateful for the word of the day today – thank you Gratefulness.org and Rachel:
The willingness to consider possibility requires a tolerance of uncertainty.
RACHEL NAOMI REMEN
Joyful love and hugs to all <3
I am grateful I get to wake up this morning and enjoy a lovely breakfast with my beautiful dogs and the ease in which to boil water, cook a slice of turmeric toast in cast iron, kale and fruit to blend together a smoothie, lights to provide illumination until the sun makes her way up, and heat to warm up my home as I begin my day.
I am grateful for the feeling of rubbing my hands together to make heat and then placing gently over my eyes upon waking. What a free and luxurious treat!
I am grateful for a sweet acupuncture session last night and feeling safe and comfortable. I am grateful for her gentle touch and the nourishing my body/mind experiences in her care.
I am grateful to Joannie, an Aerial Arts owner in town who has a background in social work and has gracefully opened her heart/doors for a girls summer camp. Inspired to continue to build these relationships to give at-risk-you safe places to promote confidence, friendships, trust, self-esteem, and having fun. Joannie also gave me a complimentary hula hoop with hearts all over it and shared how our roles are important during this time in our country. It felt really nice to think in this context as I was feeling like I wasn’t doing enough to help.
I am grateful my dear friend T is ok and sending her and her family lots of love. She delivered her baby last night, and it did not go as planned. Her baby did not make it. How short and precious this one life we have is. I am so happy she is alive and hoping her and her families hearts are finding peace and healing <3
Much love to all of you, and I hope your Wednesday is full of ease, laughter, joy, and play <3
A most perfect gratitude quote on the homepage today <3 Abundance is within, not external <3
I am grateful to get to wake up this morning and move my body and have breakfast with my beautiful, loving dogs. Grateful for this moment to have the ease of use of my hands to type and these hands that were courageous within my heart as I had a yearning to pull over the pet the horses. I love horses, but typically timid from past childhood experiences, so I usually will not pet them. It was magical to be given the honor by these gentle beauties to feel their bristly hair, their smooth noses, and feel their love in their eyes. Amazing – grateful for this experience and inspires me to act more on my courage and be brave when something is pulling within my soul.
Lots of love for a beautiful Monday <3
I am grateful for being able to get up and move my body, which I will do momentarily as my body needs to stretch and redirect a bit of this pain and ground. Inspired for a bit of dancing this morning! I am grateful for this moment. To not have to be getting ready for work. To enjoy the quiet and move more at my slow, dilly dally pace 🙂
I am grateful for the kind people in my week, the shared laughter, the smiles, learning new skills, working on a petition for the Mexican Grey Wolf, a beautiful piece of artwork compliments of Rebecca Clark, healing meditation, dogs staring at me now – wagging their tails ready to greet the day!
With my new work schedule, I am not able to respond much or read others posts as I typically would spend an hour in the lounge when my schedule was managed by me 🙂 It is now about 15 minutes, so weekends are my time for catching up. So nice to read your posts and sending everyone much love and peace <3
Jack and Violet hijacking yoga practice this week 🙂
I am grateful for an alarm to help me wake up this morning, so I have time for morning yoga practice before an early work day.
I am grateful to spend time in the woods with my dogs last night and marvel at the amount of wildlife having dinnertime with family and friends – there was so much activity!
I am grateful for the intense pain in my solar plexus area in the middle of the night as I believe it indicates I need to spend some quiet time this weekend, holding and loving myself. Letting go of things that no longer serve me and exploring new ways to heal.
I am grateful for the hours of sleep I was able to enjoy and the rest it brought to my body. I am grateful I get to sleep and have a bed to sleep in.
I am grateful for the luxury of running hot water and to be able to enjoy a bath last night and the wisdom and inspiration of Tara Brach’s new podcast on trauma.
I am grateful I get to have food this morning with dogs and nourish our bodies and tantalize taste buds. Grateful to my Vitamix that cranks out smoothies like a sushi chef making sushi with one hand and eyes blindfolded.
I am grateful for the a TedX talk by the Life is Good guys and the inspiration of what they are doing to make a difference in our world with such small things that turn into such big things. Grateful for this phrase that stuck with me “I Get to” instead of saying “I have to” or other types of phrases – what a lovely way to look at things!
I hope you get to enjoy your day and find little or big things to marvel, feel curiosity, love, kindness, and joy; blessing <3
I am grateful for the enthusiastic dog greeting when I came home from work! I always feel excited to get to come home to my beautiful dogs – it is warm feeling to see they are excited too 🙂
I am grateful for the many in our world celebrating women yesterday <3
I am grateful for a sweet and tender yoga practice, which felt beautiful within my body and heart.
I am grateful for juicy peaches that make a sticky mess, whilst forgetting a napkin – feels like being a kid again 🙂
I am grateful for the kindness and generosity that is abundant in my life and to have a free rental car to use while Rosie is loved.
I am grateful for inspiration that is abound in my life in this moment and the curiosity of where it will lead me.
Namaste lovelies <3
So thoughtful of you sweet Ursula! So nice to see your post this morning! Lots of love <3
Thanks Chad! Ditto 🙂
Hope you are feeling better this morning sweet Debbie <3
Ursula, how fantastic! What type of dancing did you and your husband partake in?? lots of love <3
Anna, so sweet and thoughtful of you! Anna how are you?
Mary did your issue at school resolve? How are you?
Thank you for thinking of Jack! He is still lumpy but loves to get out and play – we go with it!
Hi sweet Debbie! Thank you for your kind words! My fibroid that was going to be removed via hysterectomy around the time that Matt walked out is back and has grown a lot and is causing quite a bit of pain and loss of sleep and also have PCOS. For awhile, the acupuncture was keeping symptoms quiet as I wasn’t ready for losing body parts, and still am not, but it is a reminder of the pain and devastation, which is not a bad thing just reminder of healing maintenance I need to focus on, letting go, and honoring my femaleness. Louisa Hayes defines a tumor fibroid as a blow to the female ego, deep betrayal. To focus on creating your own good in your life, will help release the pain and hopefully remove the fibroid. In positive news though, one of the smaller fibroids, Fred’s buddy, found a new home and is gone! How are you doing dear Debbie? So nice to hear from you and have you pop-in!! Lots of love <3
Oh thank you Malag! They’ve got me hooked in every nook and cranny of my heart! I hope your mom is finding ease, love, and nurturing. Sending lots of healing thoughts and love your way <3
This sounds amazing Anna! Thank you for sharing, and I am excited to give your recipe a whirl 🙂 Much love <3
Aine, I too feel this things of gratitude. Reminders when feeling crummy or in pain comes up for me of how much abundance I have in my life. Thank you for sharing your sweet gratitude reflection! Sending healing and love <3
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