By Gratitude Girl Vanessa Lowry “Life is a series of choices. Choose to be happy. Choose to live your dream. Choose to live in the present moment. Choose to love with all your heart.” ~Bevin Lynch “Gratitude is the antidote to a shitty day.” ~Wendy Watkins I’ve been reminded this week that I have the … More Choose a Different Story
(by Gratitude Girl, Vanessa Lowry) I love the internet… I started off with a Bible verse from the book of Matthew to talk about our New Year’s Eve Gratitude Party and then went to the “GratiDude’s Dance” and then Dr. Emoto. (FYI, this is how my mind works all the time. Hence, why I LOVE … More Gratitude Party… Dec 31, 2009, 11am – 2pm!
This is the last day of your 30 day gratitude experience. It is our hope that you have had many astonishing moments as you have devoted 5 minutes a day, or more, to your gratitude practice. We invite you to take today’s meditation time to reflect on the past days’ exercises and outcomes. Which exercise … More Reflection
Write down every step you can imagine that it takes for the food that you eat today to arrive in your home to nourish you. Count the number of individuals (from farm, to store, to table) who are employed and/or touch your life to make this occur. Pause for a moment before you dine and … More A Truly Satisfying Meal
Spend a few minutes being grateful for the people who are on call to keep you and your neighborhood safe. Buy or make a thank you card, then ask your neighbors, office mates or family to join you in signing it. Mail the card to your local fire or police chief to let these behind-the-scene … More Keeping Us Safe
Today is for gratitude. All day. Your meditation today centers around teaching yourself to be grateful for everything. Today, celebrate everything that happens. For the shower that has no hot water. For the complaining child. For the errant spouse. For the rush hour traffic jam. We don’t know the end result of anything. When we … More Gratitude
Today, we share our great good fortune with our social networks. Post a gratitude blast on Facebook, Twitter or any other social media. Or post your gratitude thought on all of them. Compose a sentence or two that reflects your growing gratitude for the life you have, the people you know, or the good someone … More Social Networks
Write a note to one of your teachers. It can be a teacher from years ago when you were a child, a teacher in your Sunday School class, your fitness instructor, your child or a friend who helped you learn a life lesson. Send a note today to say thank you! What teacher will you … More Thank a Teacher
At the end of the day, make a list of 15 (or more) things that went right in your day, no matter how big or small. There are hundreds! A small thing might be “My alarm clock sounded just as I had planned”, or “The waiter got my order just right”, or “There was plenty … More A Great Day!
Money represents how we have spent hours, days, and years of our lives. How often do you write a check or sign a credit card slip unconsciously or worse yet, grudgingly? Today, write “with gratitude” on every check that you write and on every credit card slip that you sign. Reflect on the times you … More Check Yourself