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
By Gratitude Girl Vanessa I’m moving, being still, listening, feeling and observing my journey of Play, Peace and Prosperity in this new year. With the end of 2009 expanding in gratitude with Robin, Carolyn and all the folks who have joined us in “30 Days of Gratitude”, I also have been playing with other aspects … More Breathing a Grateful OM
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
(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!
I wanted to let you know how the Gratitude event has helped me…. As you know, I have been participating in the Gratitude event and really trying to remove things from my life that are negative so I can use positive energy to help me attain personal goals.. ( i.e. weight loss and better health … More From a participant in “30 Days of Gratitude”
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
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
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
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!