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What Are You Grateful RIGHT NOW?


As I write this, I am sitting on my patio on a sunny, 80 degree afternoon while sipping a glass of wine, and listening to the birds sing and chirp merrily.  It is blissful and I am grateful.

There are so many things to be grateful for every moment of every day that we can often take some of life’s simple pleasures for granted.  But, if we take a few short moments each day to stop and reflect on what we have to be thankful for in that moment, we can begin to see how truly fortunate we are, even if that particular instant is not one of our best or happiest.  Finding things to express gratitude for, even the smallest things, opens us up to receive many more circumstances, events, and individuals for which to be grateful.  It is a not so vicious cycle…

When I wake up in the morning, I set a reminder on my phone for a random time of day that will focus my attention on being grateful then and there!  When I do this, without exception, my day gets better, I feel happier, inspired, relaxed, and work becomes easier and more enjoyable.  

It is a great way to give yourself a non-caffeinated pick me up!

Try it!  You will be amazed at your results!

So without further ado, here is what I am grateful for right now:

  1. I am grateful for sunny days.
  2. I am grateful that my ears allow me to hear the birds singing.
  3. I am grateful for my glass of wine.
  4. I am grateful for my faithful dog, Jake.
  5. I am grateful it is warm outside.
  6. I am grateful for the beautiful flowers blooming in my yard.
  7. I am grateful I live in a quiet, peaceful, and friendly neighborhood.
  8. I am grateful to the Universe for the creative inspiration to write this post.
  9. I am grateful I awoke to this amazing day.
  10. I am grateful to YOU for reading this blog!

Until next time, have a happy, healthy, grateful day!!!



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Stop Complaining

What have you been complaining about lately?  Your health, your finances, your job, your family, the election?

When we complain, we invest our energy and focus on what is wrong.  Have you ever noticed that the more you complain about something the worse it seems to get?  Your lazy kids get lazier, the snail’s pace traffic gets slower, and that cold you have only gets more miserable the more you talk about it.    The reason is, the more attention you give the negatives the more negatives you can find to give attention to.  You draw it to you.  Unfortunately, the more things we create to complain about the more frustrated and unhappy we become and, thanks to the Law of Attraction,  the more unhappy we become the more situations we encounter to make us unhappy and give us something to complain about.  It becomes a vicious cycle.

Luckily, the is a way to break the cycle.  Finding ways to reframe the situation and identify the positives interrupts the pattern of negative attention and draws us into a more empowering and uplifting state of mind.  Yes, the traffic may be crawling along but it gives you extra time to listen to that audiobook you’ve been enjoying.  Maybe your kids are lazy, but at least they are healthy.  Refocusing your attention to the positive relieves stress and anxiety as well as increases feelings of satisfaction and joy.

A game I like to play when I find myself complaining about something is, to make a list of 5-10 things I “LOVE” about that thing.  This may seem like a tall order, especially if you are particularly irritated by a situation, but the Law of Attraction has your back here.  The more you focus on what you love the more things you can come up with to love.  It may take a few days to build a list, but if it makes you happier and more relaxed, isn’t it worth a few days?

I love my car, but she is getting older and having a few “healthy problems” of late and so I find myself complaining about her (yes, my car is a “her”).  Here is a list of things I LOVE about my sweet little Prius:

  1. I love my car because she is fuel efficient.
  2. I love my car because she is reliable.
  3. I love my car because all of the equipment I need for work fits in her perfectly.
  4. I love my car because she is comfortable to drive on long trips.
  5. I love my car because my dog can get in and out of her easily.


Now it’s your turn.  As you are speak with friends and family or to yourself, take notice of how often you are complaining and what it is your are complaining about, then when you have a moment sit down and write your “love list”.

Try it out, have fun, and as always leave your comments below!

Until next time, have a happy healthy day!






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Playing with Your Goals

In previous posts, I have encouraged you to take action toward your goals, ( Are You Doing Everything You Can to Achieve Your Goals?Take Action)  But sometimes, it can be difficult to figure out what action to take.

To help you conquer this barrier and take the action you need to achieve your goal, I have developed this little game.

What you need:

  • 20-30 blank index cards
  • Colored markers or pens
  • Your list of Achievements for 2016-2017

How to play:

  • On the blank side of an index card, write down 1 of the goals from your list.
  • On the lined side, write out 4-5 actions you can take to achieve that goal.
    • Actions can include: 3-4 minutes spent visualizing the goal as already achieved, making a phone call, purchasing a web address, doing internet research associated with your goal, finding a class, joining a social club, or going to the gym.  Think of as many actions as you can, big and small.  Use an extra card if necessary.
  • Repeat this process for each of your goals.
  • Every morning when you wake up, shuffle the cards, and select one.
  • Read the goal out loud, then pick 1 of the actions to perform that day.
  • Before the end of the day, TAKE that ACTION!

The Rules:

  • Create actions that will motivate and challenge you to achieve your goal.
  • Don’t take the easy way out each time you select a goal.  For example, visualizing the goal as achieved is an effective and worthy action, but that alone will not be enough to propel you to your goal.
  • Whichever action you choose that day, YOU MUST TAKE IT!


This game is a lot of fun and can truly keep you on track toward reaching your goals.  Have fun and enjoy playing.  Making the journey to your goal exciting and entertaining is the best way to ensure you make it all of the way.

Give it a try and leave your feedback and results in the comment section below.