I had a funny series of interactions yesterday... all relatable back to gratitude. Imagine the scenario where I thank someone for complimenting me and they thank me for inspiring them, then ai thank them for allowing me to inspire3 them, and the back an forth complements just kept going... it was a gratitude tennis match, … Continue reading Day 18 – What Does Gratitude Feel Like To You?
Maybe it isn't only about gratitude... Maybe it is about acceptance too. I don't even know what I want to ask right now. I woke thanking the sun for shining through my window and that positive vibe remains around me. I wrote my morning journal and found that my ever-growing and changing list of To … Continue reading Day 17 – What Does Gratitude Feel Like To You?
A great big thank you to an inspiring blogger colleague of ours here on WordPress: Maylynno. Over the years I have come to trust her feedback and deeply appreciate how she lovingly manages to challenges me to think deeper. She graciously and eloquently shared her answer to my question as follows... "I really appreciate the … Continue reading Day 16 – What Does Gratitude Feel Like To You?
Um, what next? Reciprocation and/or Paying Forward? The answer, according to this article published by The Community Roundtable is community. If the event that stimulates gratitude is either external or internal, we can show our gratitude by giving something back or sharing the joy forward. Both of these nurture community. Well, at least with those … Continue reading Day 15 – What Does Gratitude Feel Like To You?
While cooking up a storm with my lovely wife yesterday, we were listening to Abraham Hicks on Youtube... the topic was FEAR. How it was a good sign that we were out of alignment with our true selves. That resonated so true that feelings of relief and joy came over me. Then Abraham said daydreaming … Continue reading Day 14 – What Does Gratitude Feel Like To You?
Am I allowed to feel ungrateful? I asked myself this question and surprised myself with the answer. The answer is "YES". The funny thing is that once I acknowledged this, I started feeling grateful for the answer. I was feeling a little small, insignificant, and ungrateful that more people weren't answering my call to action … Continue reading Day 12 – What Does Gratitude Feel Like To You?
Thank you to Eliza for sharing what being grateful means to her: "Appreciation. Love. Light. That is what my gratitude challenge is for.Love, light and glitter" The concept of LOVE comes up a lot in the quest for happiness and gratitude. I believe it is more of a feeling than concept. Warm, chills, calm, excitement, … Continue reading Day 11 – What Does Gratitude Feel Like To You?
A cozy and deep night sleep; waking up with the sun shinning through the window; a kiss and 'Happy Birthday from my beautiful wife; some birthday wishes from friends and family; and a loving phone call from my amazing daughter... I feel warm and fuzzy inside. I feel strong and able to conquer the day... … Continue reading Day 10 – What Does Gratitude Feel Like To You?
I wish you all health and wellness. I wish you all peace and happiness. I wish you all exploration, discovery, play, and creativity. If you will allow me to make a birthday wish for me... I wish that everyone finds, or creates a positive message; something that tells a story of good news, of courage, … Continue reading Today Is My Birthday & This Is My Wish For You
It's been about three weeks since I touched this painting. Partially because I haven't had as much time to focus on it, and partially due to not being sure what more to add. I still wanted to make the skin more muted and grey, but just couldn't visualize it. Sawsan has been looking at it … Continue reading Sawsan’s Elephant – She says it’s done!