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Ask for a Challenge and it WILL be given!

11 years ago my journey, this journey began! I had a desire to learn about gratitude and what it could do for my life. I had this deep feeling that I needed to learn about gratitude. I didn’t know why, other than the obvious, but it seemed a pretty urgent desire. So I complied.

Ya know how they say “be careful what you wish for?”  Well once I started my research I began to have a wish to share what I was learning with others, but I had a further need to be able to gain the confidence of others by “walking my talk”.

I wanted those people, the ones that may be helped by what I had learned, to be able to look at me and know I practice what I preach; I felt this was very important. As a matter of fact, one reason I wouldn’t write my book or push my “agenda” too hard, was because I wanted to prove I was worthy of talking about it; let alone teaching it or sharing it with others!

So guess what happened? Well here is where the “be careful what you wish for” comes into play!  Over the last 4 years or so I have  been given challenges in life that have, at times, been more than I thought I could handle. I mean, I knew I would eventually get on with life, but in the moment these challenges were life altering, shattering! And they kept on coming! No rest for the weary!

So what happened as I faced these challenges? I became more confident in my message, I learned that practicing gratitude has given me tools that I went to as soon as the challenge reared its ugly head! It amazed me and it showed me I am worthy and I am ready!

Wow! Walk my talk indeed!

My book became a reality and eventually awarded a publishing contract!

And I am grateful! I was challenged…I AM challenged constantly!! And I stay grateful!

I can see clearly now why I had that urgency to learn about gratitude. I needed gratitude in my life for the challenges that were to come. I also needed gratitude in my life so that I can share it with others. God knows me best…and HE knew I needed to take the path exactly the way I have. I have my special nuances, my special unique way of learning, HE knew and I am grateful that I listened!

Be grateful!

Meaningful Moments!

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Meaningful…..
Do you ever go through the day continuously looking around and feeling the deep, deep, feeling of being grateful and wanting to have a meaningful life? I’ve been doing this a lot in the last couple of years or so.

Meaningful….is a very meaningful word to me these days! 🙂
I find myself repeating the word as I watch a mother and her child, or any number of other things that cause me to be reflective. I just say the word; meaningful.…it applies to so many situations. When I say it, I am not just saying “oh that is such a meaningful moment” I am saying, to myself and to those I am watching, that we need to be more mindful about each moment…… realizing the meaningfulness in each moment. Precious moments!

I look out at the birds flying around the trees in my backyard and think…..”Ahhhh, this is a meaningful moment! A moment I will never have again! And it is GOOD!”
What word resonates with you?