365 days of gratitude

May 5, 2015 – Gratitude
After watching a youtube video on cabinet beds, I saw on the suggested video list a Tedx talk on Gratitude. It was so odd to see it suggested after a video on furniture that I watched it. That, and I am interested in Gratitude…
Several videos later I had gathered the following information on Gratitude:
– Just writing / thinking about our gratitude is not enough: we have to feel it / bring up the energy of it.
– Sharing gratitude increases it. We can create a gratitude culture in our family and at work.
– Commitment to gratitude is also a key to bringing more into our lives.
One of the presenters, talked about a 365 days Facebook post about gratitude as a way to commit to gratitude. I really like the idea so here I am: I am committing to gratitude. Feel free to ignore my posts or to participate and share your gratitude stories with me along the way.
Happy Gratitude travels!

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Gratitude 364

Last July, I moved from a East facing room to a West facing room in Kitsilano. The West facing room, is smaller, warmer and in worst shape than the East facing room. But this is why I moved.
I am grateful to be able to admire those colors!

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Gratitude 363

I started exercising in the last week of December 2015. I had made a New Year resolution in January 2015 to move more to help my body stay healthy. Later in the year, I talked to a colleague of mine who recommended starting with only one day a week of exercising instead of attempting to start with 4 or 5 days a week. That really worked for me and it was still a few month until I finally got to start.
So now it has been 4 full months since I started and I am starting to feel results: more strength, more stamina, more fun while I exercise. How does it get any better than that?
I had read somewhere that people who make New Year’s resolutions are more likely to succeed at them than people who don’t. Because some resolutions get left behind but some don’t.
I am grateful for New Year’s resolutions!

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Gratitude 362

Today, I drove around the block to talk to the owner of this unusual dwelling:
John, he said his name was build a small home on the platform deck of a 1946  International Harvester KB-6 truck.
His home had huge Windows and a wood stove inside. I told him I was admiring his handy work and asked permission to take pictures for my gratitude post. So then we talk about gratitude and other stuff. It was awesome!
John told me that his tiny home was a recording studio. I only saw the front because the front door was opened and the stove and the kitchen were right there. There was a mixing thing that one would see in music studios. It was attached to the wall next to the kitchen…
I am grateful for the interaction!

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Gratitude 361

I waited until the last minute to do my taxes. I remember when you had to add up every thing manually. Tax preparing software makes it so easy and so much faster.
Eventhough I love adding numbers, I am grateful for tax preparation software.

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Gratitude 360

Today, when I arrived in the office there was a bouquet of orange flower! Since I was alone there, I moved it from its location to sit on my desk so that I could admire it through out the day!
I am grateful for orange bouquet of flowers.

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Gratitude 359

I read an awesome post from Blossom Benedict (sorry I couldn’t share it).
She talked about a special product that she had been purchasing for years, and enjoying for years when suddenly it was no longer available.
She found out that it used to be made by a family on a small scale. She realized that they had never known how much she enjoyed their product, how her life was improved by this product and how grateful she was for their work…
On that note I am grateful for Sunpic chipolte Mayo from Faxio Food and the recipe of banana pancakes!

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Gratitude 358

Yesterday, I was talking with Rolly and he said something that made me reply: “you’re my number one fan!”
And it dawned on me: I married my number 1 fan! How did I get so lucky?
My number one fan could be someone I am not interested in and my husband could have some other person in mind to be a fan of…
I am grateful for my number 1 fan and all my other fans!!!

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Gratitude 357

Yesterday, I went to Seattle for an evening class on healing the effect of abuse that is stuck in the body.
I felt such excitement at the idea of being able to drive to this far far away land (from my European perspective).
I went there and back in the span of 12 hours and each time I crossed the border the custom officer asked if it was my car. It’s a standard question but what was funny was the look on their face when they each followed the line of flowers along side my car…
I am grateful for allowing myself to go on outrageous adventures and for smooth travels.
I am grateful for the peace and nurturing I experienced from gifting and receiving the treatment we learned in class.

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Gratitude 356

I am grateful for the sight and the sound of a lady playing violin in the park.

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Gratitude 355

I had a great conversation with my dad today: we talked about an ancient native legend saying that God or the gods created human by first imagining (thinking) him/her. (If you know about this legend, PM me, I’d love to know more).
We also talk about how you “attract” what you are interested in: when you get a new car, you suddenly notice how that model seems to be everywhere… That’s what happens with gratitude: from putting my interest on it, it now shows up in my life more and more. How does it get any better than that?
I am grateful for a great conversation.

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