Saturday, December 24, 2011

30 Days Of Gratitude Day 12

Okay.... so I picked the 30 busiest days of the year to do my 30 days of gratitude and I have fallen behind on writing it down.... I am still feeling a great deal of gratitude... today I am grateful for family, mostly for my 4 year old grandson that we just put to bed with a Christmas bedtime story after putting out cookies and milk for Santa.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

30 Days Of Gratitude Day 6

Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping-stone to greatness.
~ Oprah Winfrey

I don't like roller coasters and as a Taurus, I really like to have my feet planted firm on the ground... however.... life sometimes takes us on little roller coaster rides.... Today I am grateful for the journey of my life and the choices I have made because without those choices I would not have learned what I know today. And what I know today is that we have nothing to fear but fear itself.

Monday, December 5, 2011

30 Days Of Gratitude Day 4

Today I am grateful for the days that I experience little or no pain.

I think I may have pushed myself a little too hard at the gym yesterday. I woke up this morning, it was cold, rainy, my shoulders, arms and neck hurt. I went back to bed and was thinking about the days months and weeks that used to go by when I worked a the newspaper and not a day went by that I didn't experience that pain. These days, if I wake up feeling that way, I take a hot bath, go back to bed and wait for it to pass and it does. So .... I am thankful that I no longer have that job that was toxic not only to my health but to my soul.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

30 Days Of Gratitude Day 5

I am grateful to have the strength to build courage in the face of adversity!

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” - Marianne Williamson.

30 Days Of Gratitude Day 3

Carrie, Christian and Andrew

Day 3 and I thought this would be easy, however, I woke up this morning feeling less than excited about spending Sunday morning alone, drinking coffee. I have to eat before I go to the gym. Yuke!  Food in the morning, alone.... bummer. It's Sunday, it's cold dark and rainy. Not a problem if you have someone to stay in bed and cuddle with. I used to look forward to Sundays. I have been rethinking my life lately and these days my priorities have changed. My day revolves around my art and I plan my studio time around the sunshine.... and there isn't any. So let me see... there was nobody to wake up with AND no sunshine. WTF? Okay... no sun... now what? 

WaaaLaaaa.... within seconds of deciding I was not even going there in my mind, I got a video text message from Christian, Carrie and Andrew. There is nothing like watching a 4 year old crawl in and out of a life size box that has been converted to a fort to make my day!

So what am I grateful for on this dreary December day? The light of my life. My children and grandchildren. I hear it said often and I will have to agree that my children are my biggest blessing and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't feel grateful for them!
Total Gratitude
that Adriane and Christian
picked me to be their MOM!
Chris, Dylan and Adriane on Dylan's 15th Birthday

Sarah, Dylan and Adriane on Dylan's 15th Birthday

Friday, December 2, 2011

30 Days of Gratitude Day 2

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs;
ask yourself what makes you come alive.
And then go and do that.
Because what the world needs
is people who have come alive.”
~ Howard Thurman

30 Days Of Gratitude Day 7

I value compassion, courage and honesty
I am grateful for those in my life that display 

30 Days of Gratitude Day 8

I am grateful for
friends and family
that make me feel empowered.

30 Days Of Gratitude Day 9

I am grateful to know that I am enough

30 Days of Gratitude - Day 1

I saw a post on my niece's facebook page late last night - 30 Days of Gratitude - Inspired by someone I don't know. However, one of my big lessons of this past year is that we all need a TEAM. And sometimes some of your best team members are people you don't know.

T - Together
E - Everyone
A - Achieves
M - More

I am starting my 30 day of GRATITUDE today and it will end on Dec 31. Yay!

Today I am grateful for all the people on blogs and facebook that spread the love!