Reasons to Be Happy

By Gratitude Girl Vanessa I was the featured speaker for a Kiwanis group a few weeks ago and was delighted with one element of their weekly program. They let members announce their “Reasons to Be Happy” in exchange for a dollar donation to their club operating fund. What a cool idea! Just another way to … More Reasons to Be Happy

Self Love

From Gratitude Girl Robin “Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. I have been turning this quote over and over in my mind since MLK Day. Thought is vibration that we transmit whether we physically or verbally express it. Think about it……..when you … More Self Love

Reflection

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

Focus

Focus on someone for whom up until now; you have not been that grateful. For your 5 minutes today, breathe deeply, close your eyes, center yourself and send gratitude to one person who you have resented in the past. This is not an exercise in rehashing the past or justifying your actions or even thinking … More Focus

Gratitude

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

A Great Day!

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!