Photo Credit – Friendship Wishes
One year ago today I walked into Mystical Bazaar in Sedona, AZ to get an Aura Photo but ended up meeting Giselle and getting a reading from her instead. Little did I know then what a life changing event that was going to be.
This is another terrific post that was on my Facebook page. It was passed on from another terrific site called zenpresence.com
1. Your human life is impermanent.
Self explanatory. No matter what your spiritual beliefs, this life has limits. Cherish every moment.
2. Life has whatever meaning you give it.
So many people, myself included, waste so many years searching for a pre-packaged purpose to be placed at their feet. Save yourself some time. Create a purpose from your values and beliefs. Creating a list of principles, values, and beliefs is a good place to start.
3. You can ( and do) make a difference.
Everything you do ( or don’t do ) makes a difference. No man is an island. All of your choices affect everyone else in your life in one manner or another. Are you adding value?
Gratitude is an emotion expressing appreciation for what one has—as opposed to, say, a consumer-oriented emphasis on what one wants or needs—and is currently receiving a great deal of attention as a facet of positive psychology. Gratitude is what gets poured into the glass to make it half full. Studies show that gratitude not only can be deliberately cultivated but can increase levels of well-being and happiness among those who do cultivate it. In addition, grateful thinking—and especially expression of it to others—is associated with increased levels of energy, optimism, and empathy. – Psychology Today
I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately, or more precisely feeling a lot of this lately. I’m not sure I really knew what gratitude truly meant until I started awakening to Spirit. I was certainly thankful for things but pure gratitude is another thing. It is more powerful and is a true feeling deep in my soul.
Sometime after my rebirth I began ending each day talking to Spirit, Mother Earth, and the Universe. I just share whatever is on my mind and I always state how grateful I am to have lived another glorious day. This wasn’t planned. It just sort of happened.
I feel so blessed at this time in my life. A few short months ago I was not looking at things in a grateful way but all that has changed now. I am so thankful that it is never too late to start over.
I had a wonderful Thanksgiving hanging out with my family at my parents house. We played pictionary, my team kicked butt and won all three rounds we played. There was lots of conversation and a ton of laughter.
We had an interesting but very tasty Turducken instead of the traditional Turkey. A Turducken is a de-boned turkey stuffed with a de-boned duck which is stuffed with a de-boned chicken. It was rather interesting. Ours also had cajun sausage stuffing in it as well. I liked the three birds but the stuffing wasn’t too great.
Of course we all ate too much but it was a truly wonderful evening. I am so thankful for my family.
I have so much to be thankful for that I couldn’t even begin to list them all. I will say how thankful I am for all the struggles in my life because they brought me to where I am now and gave me the strength to act and make changes in my life.
I hope that everyone takes a moment to send all their thanks out into the universe. You just never know what might come back to you.