Today I am Grateful…….

For hair ties……

it is sticky outside!  Nuff said!

Have a good day!

Love,Christine<———-currently in sunny, humid, Florida!

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Gratitude Journal

If you are a regular here at Our Souls Purpose you know that we believe in Gratitude Journals! With that in mind, I thought that maybe it would be nice if ( I have not checked with Deanna yet…. OOPS)  we use the blog as a gratitude journal of sorts. Maybe we can pop in here a couple of times a week and leave a post about what we are grateful for on any random day!

I’m going out on a limb here and assuming that Deanna will LOVE the idea and so I will post what I am grateful for today!

OK…so today I am grateful for….wait for it…..JackA** 3D.  Yes, you heard right! I know….I can’t believe I even watched it! Trust me I never thought I would! Here is the deal…….

It all started with my son and his fiancé coming over for a couple of days this weekend. While here my son offered me a “deal”.  To understand the significance of this deal you first need to know that my son dislikes, with a passion, having his picture taken!! He really dislikes it and will only submit to a picture if  A. it is a professional family photo that he has to be in  OR  B. it is the holidays and then he understands it has to happen.   So when he was over he turned on a TV show of outtakes from the latest JackA** movie, and we watched it. Well….my kids think I am hysterical while watching TV or more to the point my reactions are hysterical while I watch certain TV shows. Ok…so after watching this show he gets it into his head that we should watch the new movie and he will set a video camera up to document my reactions! He says if I let him do this then he will let me take pictures of him whenever and wherever I want  for the rest of his/my life!   Now I ask you how could I turn that down??!

So…you see, I am grateful for that AWFUL movie!!!  Because of it…I get pictures of my youngest at any time that I want! YAY!

So….more to the point I am grateful for children and getting to spend time with them!  Even if that means watching some crazy..oh my GOSH crazy movie!

As always- Peace and Love! Christine

Gratitude Rock

Have you ever heard of a Gratitude Rock?  I have a Gratitude Rock that I bought back in 2004. I got mine from a Christian book store, they had a bowl of them sitting near the register.  I decided to buy mine after a mission trip that I took to Mexico. While on the trip I learned about Gratitude,love,faith…etc…rocks.

In case you have not heard of them ….here is the scoop!

A Gratitude Rock ( and yes you can use them for other emotions such as love and faith, whatever emotion that you need to remind yourself to have more often) is a small, flat rock that will fit in the palm of your hand, small enough to allow your fingers to close around it. You carry it in your pocket. And when it is not in your pocket, at night when you go to bed, you should keep it somewhere near by, somewhere so that you can easily see it. In this way you will remind yourself to be grateful before bed and upon waking. If you keep a gratitude journal this will help you to remember to make an entry. Whatever your practice, this rock can help you to remember to practice your gratitude.  Because it is in your pocket during the day it will remind you to be grateful throughout the day.

If you carry this rock, eventually, you will spend your days having enough gratitude that you will have what Jerry and Esther Hicks would call a “Rampage of Appreciation!” Can you imagine what you would feel like day-to-day if you could bathe yourself in gratitude all day long? Well, if your hand falls upon this rock in the middle of the day ,at random times, that is exactly what will happen!

Also……this rock can be from your garden or a store or anywhere. It does not matter, it could even NOT be a rock! The point is it needs to be something small enough to fit in your pocket and close your fingers around !  And you need to take the time when you first get the object to attach gratitude to it. How do you do that? Take your object and sit quietly with it while thinking of gratitude. Take as long as you need, once you feel a deep down gratitude while holding the object then say something like ” Every time I touch this rock or see it, I will feel deep heart-felt gratitude” You need to repeat this process until every time you touch or see the rock you feel grateful! The feeling of gratitude is something that you can have at any time you want. Anytime! It is one of those things that is in your control!

My hope is if you do not already have a gratitude rock… you may go out and get one!

In Gratitude!

Christine