egoIf you have too much EGO….how can you have happiness? As a matter of fact, if you have too much EGO I think it will be hard to have gratitude,faith,love,forgiveness, or much of anything which will cause an abundance of happiness in your life! What you will have is a lot of YOU.

I once heard Wayne Dyer say EGO=Edging God Out! I agree! I believe the further we get from God the less capable we are in experiencing Gratitude,Forgiveness,Encouragement,Faith,and Love. When we are full of EGO we are empty of GOD. God=love….love is powerful.  So I guess people with huge EGO’s are powerless…..without God.

May you be filled with more God (creator,source…) and less EGO; so that you too can experience the transformational powers of Gratitude,Forgiveness,Encouragement,Faith,and Love.



Note: I wrote this article last summer! I think it was a good one and definitely worth a repeat! Hope you enjoy!


Sometimes the lessons we need to learn in life have to be painful- it is like we will not get it through our thick heads (MY THICK HEAD) unless it causes some sort of pain, anger, frustration! Recognizing that we are in the midst of a lesson sure makes it a lot easier to get through! Of course on the flip side of that is- if we do not recognize it as a lesson, well that makes the pain all the worse!!

In the past I have had a hard time with validation from loved ones; friends and family alike. And I know a lot of you out there experience this same type of problem. It took me years to let it all go and realize I do not need validation from anyone but God. And for you who are non-believers, you still only need validation for YOU by YOU…right? At least this is the way I see it- because unless we see it this way we are always going to be expecting things we will not necessarily get!

Not all of us are fortunate enough to be surrounded by people who actually can get out of their own little bubble long enough to truly encourage, support, or even notice what is happening in our lives. AND WE CAN’T LET THAT DEFINE US! Because IF WE DO then WE are defined by frustration, anger, sadness, feeling devalued, feelings of “not being enough”…..all of that! That  type of stinkin thinking will get us nowhere in life!
Our feelings may be justified, but we need to let it go anyway! It is not serving US and it certainly will not allow us to serve anyone else!
So let it go my dears! Let it go!
It is funny….my theme words for 2015 (vision board) are Courage and Faith….seems it should have had a theme phrase… I seem to be saying “let it go” a lot this year!!

2015 the year of “letting it ALL go!” That which does not serve ME, or HIM, will not serve others! And that is my goal! To serve others……


encouragementEncouragement is such a massive thing! It can make such a big difference in our life. Can you imagine how things would be if people spent half as much time encouraging others as they do in tearing them down? I know, right?? Wow, what a nice thought!

So good Sunday morning to you! If you would like to have more encouragement in your life, and encourage me along the way, then can you consider following my blog, or follow me on Twitter, you can “like” my page on Facebook, you can even get a little more encouragement by joining my private group on Facebook! I have so many ways to connect with others! My soul purpose is to encourage and help others to have their best life! I’ll be blessed (indeed) if I can help fill your gratitude cup even a little each day! Oh and I almost forgot my newsletter!! You can now sign up for the Newsletter by text! It is easy! Text GRATITUDEPROJECT to 22828  No space in Gratitudeproject  the only text you will get back is confirming you signed up! and I do not spam! I only send out a monthly newsletter and sometimes not even that! I promise to keep it to a minimum!

Rest assured this will be very encouraging to me! Trust me when I say, validation in knowing I may be helping others, even in some small way, is helping me to fulfill my purpose.

So come on, like my page 🙂  This will also allow you to get updates on my book! If interested of course! ❤

Find me on Facebook by searching  The Gratitude Diva-The Gratitude Project  **even easier you can just click the box to your right that asks you to “like” the page!  🙂
Twitter- @AGratitudeDiva  or again, there is a link to the right that you can click, scroll up 🙂

If you want to join the private group on Facebook search The Gratitude Challenge with The Gratitude Diva 🙂 And ask to join<—— you do not have to do anything! It is a challenge because I challenge you to practice gratitude every day and not have a major shift in your life! 🙂

Thank you so much for your support and encouragement!! It means the world to me.