Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Gratitude Quote - Seneca

"The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not." ~ Seneca

Friday, October 17, 2014

Gratitude Quote - Oprah Winfrey

"If you look at what you have in life, you'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, you'll never have enough." ~ Oprah Winfrey
Attitude is everything. It is our perspective on life that drives what we see and experience. The crazy thing is, we may be experiencing the same set of circumstances but filtering it out one way or the other. When we focus on the positive, we notice all things positive. When we focus on the things we lack, we are overly aware of what we perceive to be missing in our lives. In this, we have a choice.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Gratitude Quote - Rumi

"Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond." ~ Rumi

"But listen to me. For one moment quit being sad. Hear blessings dropping their blossoms around you." ~ Rumi

Monday, October 6, 2014

Gratitude Quote - Melody Beattie

"Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." ~ Melody Beattie
With gratitude, we can appreciate what has brought us to where we are right now. It allows us to see the gifts in our past experiences, even if they were more challenging than we would have liked. Gratitude helps us to focus on what we have before us, in the present moment, and let go of all else. And we can give thanks now for what we wish to create in the future and see it unfolding through a positive perspective on life.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Visual Gratitude - September 2014

Visual Gratitude Journal for the Month of September 2014

October has begun (Wow...can't believe it's already October!!) and here I am with another Visual Gratitude Journal to share. I love my growing collection of painted pages and the ability to look back on the visuals of the past 6 months of gratitude.

After a summer of travel, activities, events, and spending time out and about, September was filled with opportunities to get quiet, reconnect with my inner wisdom, and reflect on my thoughts, goals, growth, projects, and passions.

Among the many things I am grateful for in September, were the wonderful experiences of connecting to my:
  • inner joy
  • inner guidance
  • inner strength
  • inner wisdom
  • inner peace
  • and lots of personal insights.

I posted this on The Gratitude Facebook Page this past Friday.

There's so much to be thankful for!! Enjoy October!

All six months of the gratitude images can be found at: Visual Gratitude Journal.

Gratitude Quote - Robert Brault

"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things." ~ Robert Brault
Our awareness of the many small gifts of life, bless our days with more sustained happiness than the intermittent big events that touch our lives. Those large, and often memorable, highlights give us something to look back on but don't feed our soul each and every day. It's the little things, going unnoticed, that help create the foundation beneath us, the stepping stones of life. Watch for them. They are certainly there...and be thankful for their presence in your life.

Here's a quote from The Gratitude Habit:
"Happiness is not based on the occasional grand things that happen in your life. It comes from acknowledging the steady flow of moments to appreciate."
~Wendy Meg Siegel, The Gratitude Habit