Tuesday, November 18, 2008


You will notice the button on the side bar about 30 days of gratitude. Signing up to do that didn't seem like much of a stretch....I have done Simple Abundance readings for awhile, and from that I started either listing in my journal, online, or to myself before I went to sleep 5 things each day that I am grateful for.

Such a simple thing to do.....but with such huge results. All of us have "stuff" in our lives...problems with work, family, illness, friends...you get the idea. It is so easy to get caught up in the drama of the everyday stuff...and replay it, replay it, replay it. In doing that, we greatly effect the way we look at our lives...and "the doom and gloom" can appear to be our normal everyday state. And it is contagious......highly, deadly contagious. If you have ever worked somewhere with a negative, gripey person, you know what I mean.....suddenly your bright and happy morning can hit the skids after just a few minutes with them.
Just as the negative stuff can have a profound effect......so can the positive. Regardless of what is going on in your life....there is always something positive. I remember Oprah saying on one of her shows that sometimes she checked for cute squirrels in the tree in the morning, because that may be what she had to be grateful for that day. (Smile).
Being grateful.....counting your gratitudes....well, that might not change those around you (well, it might...but not necessarily on an immediate basis), but it will change you. Maybe not the first day....the second or the third....but gradually it will begin to seep in that regardless what is going on around you....you are special, you are loved, you are a joy, you have your own unique gifts. And once you truly get that to your bones....and live it.....it is amazing how your life can begin to effect those around you.
So what are you grateful for today????
Want to share your list....just add it to the comments for this post... It is never to late to begin this habit....and what a great thing to share with your kids....maybe at the dinner table or at bedtime!
I am grateful to all of you that have entered our "give away". Whenever I work on something like this, I sometimes feel like the little kid that wonders if anyone will show up for their party!!! Well you have showed up, brought your friends, left such sweet comments....know that they mean alot!!!
Know that someone here in bloggy land thinks your "wonderful"......
Hugs to you all!!!


  1. This is so true Debbie! There are so many things in our everyday lives we should be grateful and thankful for. Heck, I'm grateful the good Lord above allows me to wake up every mornin'! :> )
    "I want to be known as a Christian that colors outside the lines... and sometimes runs with scissors." Hee-hee! I love it! I know exactly what you mean. :> )
    Thanks for stoppin' by my blog too!

  2. Great to hear from you!!!


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