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Gratitude Day 4

Thank You! xoxo

This card will be private as it’s to my loving, supportive husband of 17 years…a man who has been my rock and who has endured more than any husband should have to in a lifetime.  His unfailing loving arms have held me as I’ve cried, have consoled me as I have endured so many surgeries and yucky treatments…and he has been there every step of the way.  I can never thank him enough for all that he has done for me.  I am so very grateful for his love and I adore and love him with all of my heart.

For you, dear readers, I want to reiterate how uplifting it feels to live in a grateful state of mind!  I am having a blast every morning and evening as I think about my day and to whom I can reach out with a card…below is a list that you can copy if you wish ~ it’s what I am using myself.  As I go over my blessings everyday, I’ve been getting a spark of inspiration as to who is next on my list.  I keep writing the names down of the people and then as I send them a card, I write down the date I sent it.

It’s not difficult to think of the people in your life who make your life sweeter ~ and as you go through your day, you’ll find that the millions of little things that are done to make your life better, add up to a happy day.  Why not give back some of that happiness?  Oprah’s LifeClass, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Louise Hay and many others have spoken of listing your blessings which is great…now let’s take it a step further and TELL those to whom you’re grateful!  Give them a card to remember you by ~ your heartfelt message written for them to always keep…or at least to acknowledge that you are happy that they’re in your life!

30 Day Gratitude Challenge

“Guaranteed to Change Your Life”

                                                                                            Card Sent

Day 1 Who Am I Grateful For? ________________________      /    /

Day 2 Who Am I Grateful For? ________________________      /    /

Day 3 Who Am I Grateful For? ________________________      /    /

Day 4 Who Am I Grateful For? ________________________      /    /

Day 5 Who Am I Grateful For? ________________________       /    /

Day 6 Who Am I Grateful For? ________________________      /    /

Day 7 Who Am I Grateful For? ________________________      /    /

Day 8 Who Am I Grateful For? ________________________      /    /

Day 9 Who Am I Grateful For? ________________________      /    /

Day 10 Who Am I Grateful For? ________________________    /    /

Day 11 Who Am I Grateful For? ________________________     /    /

Day 12 Who Am I Grateful For? ________________________     /    /

Day 13 Who Am I Grateful For? ________________________     /    /

Day 14 Who Am I Grateful For? ________________________    /    /

Day 15 Who Am I Grateful For? ________________________     /    /

Day 16 Who Am I Grateful For? ________________________     /    /

Day 17 Who Am I Grateful For? ________________________     /    /

Day 18 Who Am I Grateful For? ________________________     /    /

Day 19 Who Am I Grateful For? ________________________     /    /

Day 20 Who Am I Grateful For? ________________________     /    /

Day 21 Who Am I Grateful For? ________________________     /    /

Day 22 Who Am I Grateful For? ________________________     /    /

Day 23 Who Am I Grateful For? ________________________     /    /

Day 24 Who Am I Grateful For? ________________________     /    /

Day 25 Who Am I Grateful For? ________________________     /    /

Day 26 Who Am I Grateful For? ________________________     /    /

Day 27 Who Am I Grateful For? ________________________     /    /

Day 28 Who Am I Grateful For? ________________________     /    /

Day 29 Who Am I Grateful For? ________________________     /    /

Day 30 Who Am I Grateful For? ________________________     /    /

Memorial Day ~ True Heroism

“True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic.

It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost,

but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.” —Arthur Ashe

On this Memorial Day 2012,  I am reminded of all who have served our beautiful country, the Unites States of America…allowing us to LIVE in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.   Members of my family have served our country and I am proud to say that for I feel it is our duty to all participate in supporting our military in whatever way we choose ~ be it by serving in the forces, by volunteering to help, by commerce ~ even by prayer.

I have had the pleasure of meeting many military personnel in my life and hearing their stories.  What always brings tears to my eyes is the fact that they have faced fear and had the courage that many times we shy away from in our own lives.  I’ve heard it said many times, that they would repeat what they had done because of their amazing conviction, devotion and urge to protect our country and its inhabitants.

Just for a moment today I’d like to ask that you give a thankful thought to all of those who serve our beautiful country ~ be grateful for all that you have today ~ that as you go about your journey to your party, to the beach, to a friend’s house, to a picnic or perhaps to work ~ that you do it safely because of those who serve are watching out for you and me.

Happy Memorial Day!

xo

A Grateful Heart

A Grateful Heart Knows No Bounds

I have a grateful heart and I want to share it with you today because it’s Thankful Thursday. 🙂  I believe that when life happens to hand you a few speed bumps, you have a few choices in how you deal with the situations that arise ~ you can have a pity party and stay depressed, you can grow angry with the “WHY ME?” and stay that way, you can ignore it and keep on truckin’ or you can flow through it and deal with what comes as it comes along and come out in the end with a grateful heart.

Enjoying the Presents of Presence means staying in the moment and just ‘being’ grateful for what we have right now…no doubts, no pity, just a moment of calm in the sea of life!  When the speed bumps seem to come in waves like the ocean on a stormy day, I try to take a moment here and there to connect, to calm and to breathe.

In those moments, I ‘distract’ myself by thinking of who needs to hear from me today.  Honestly, I send at least a card a day…and the list above is supposedly the top 10 reasons to send a card.  But if you listen to the smaller moments in life, you can add a billion reasons to that list.

Recently, I sent a card to an assistant in a doctor’s office who not only did her job, but she went above and beyond the call of duty to help me…I just wanted her to know that I appreciated her help.  I sent a card to a friend who’s feeling down and has to have surgery, just to let her know I am thinking of her.  I sent a card to a woman whom I recently met simply because she was such a ray of sunshine!  I could go on and on!  The best part is hearing their happiness when they call to tell me that nestled among the junk mail and bills was a heartfelt, personalized card just for them!  That to me, is the priceless part of connecting!  It made both of our hearts sing ~ and who doesn’t want a happy tune in their day?

But the reason is that I have a grateful heart ~ I appreciate so many people who are kind, who smile and who care…and if you don’t have smile, I will give you mine.

Who are you grateful for?

Have you told them lately?

It’s Thankful Thursday…

Take a moment and know

I am thankful for you!

xo