Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Unlimitlessness Of Gratitude

Gratitude.  I'm coming to see that wonderful and powerful word is the key to making life wonderful and powerful.  Expressing and acknowledging what I am truly grateful for is quickly becoming a daily practice in my life.  Even on the days I get cranky or tense.  Looking around me and acknowledging something I'm grateful for, shifts my mood.  Clears my mind.

There really is so much in my life.  Some folks would look at my life and agree.  Others would  not, as I'm so unconventional and a bit quirky.  All that doesn't matter.  I have a lot in my life to be grateful for.   I haven't always been grateful.  There were times in the past that all I could see is what I didn't have in my life.  I was challenged to do a gratitude journal for a month.  With a "I don't have much" attitude, that journal was a impossible.  Yet I kept at it.  Everyday for a month.  Some where along the line, I came to the conclusion, that I had a lot in my life.  Abundance was everywhere I looked.  The problem I was having is that I thought abundance had to look a certain way.  Lots of money.  Lots of new things. Lots of lots of whatever.  Those are nice and yet abundance is way better than all that. I was actually limiting myself by thinking I knew everything and how I defined abundance and what I was grateful for.  Limiting beliefs and thoughts create frustration and they-well- limit us...paralize us, sometimes to the point of where all we can see in lack.  When all we can see is lack, we can't really see all the wonderful things in our lives to be grateful for...even if it is something as simple as pasta or running water or a kitty who purrs so loud you can hear her down the hall.  With that shift, life really opens us up to the possible.  Unlimited supply.

What are you grateful for?  Are you willing to express you gratitude?

Until next week...create to feel great!              

35 projects complete. 17 to go.

Project of the week...neckties!  For a friends daughter's wedding party.  There will be 8 in total.  Lovely green silk.


  1. You are absolutely right. Showing gratitude is truly important thing. I have just finish my studies. It was possible only because of my parents who donated me all this time. I’m really grateful that they supported me all this time. I guess I need to thank them .
    And besides: that green silk is truly lovely!

    (okrutnyb from swap-bot)

  2. As challenging as it can be sometimes, we do have to strive to remember the numerous blessings in our lives. When you focus all the time on what you don't have, you have no time to appreciate the amazing things in your life. This week, I am getting married to the love of my life. It's taken us eight years to get to this point, but we're finally tying the knot, and I am amazingly grateful for that.

    Alex Sparrow
    [thehousesparrow @ swapbot]