For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1
Hello Fall !! Hello change!!
With every new season comes a chance to experience new beginnings. Perhaps some of us are considering a job or career change? Some may desire a new love or to rekindle a familiar one? Is there a long standing heartfelt friendship or family member in your life that could use some nurturing and forgiveness? Maybe it’s time to reboot your health?Continue reading →
I was cleaning out a closet in my back room and I came across something that I had purchased a while back and stored away. It was a beautiful antique jar. As I was sitting there admiring it’s design, I began to wonder what I would do with this lovely piece of art. Even though I knew it had at one time sat in someones kitchen filled with cookies, that is not what I envisioned for it. And then it dawned…a Gratitude Jar, of course!! I took a package of colorful index cards, cut them up and began to write all of what and whom I am grateful for in my life. Then I placed them in the gratitude jar and closed the lid. Now at any given time, I can reach in there, pick a gratitude card out and it will remind me to be more thankful for what ever is written on the little card. Also , at random, I add even more cards to the jar… always thinking of things I can be thankful for.
I especially appreciate having this little gem for many reasons. Other than the obvious, there are times when I may feel overwhelmed, scared or angry. It is in those times when the treasures of what this jar holds becomes invaluable to me. I personally feel that nothing will pull me out of being in the space of the darker energies in life faster than gratitude. Well, there is always raw vegan macaroni and cheese, tee hee. Seriously, all joking aside, being thankful makes me instantly begin to feel more trustful of the present moment. Which turns my attitude regarding the future just a bit more bright.
Practicing gratitude is like anything else in life. I recall the day I decided I wanted to become a really great artist. I could only draw stick people at the time. Yet I began to practice everyday. And before I knew it, I could actually draw and paint something I became proud of. And as time goes on, my creations become more seemingly effortless. Gratitude works this way as well. Keep practicing and one day you will wake up and know that it is your natural state of being. And when that magical moment happens, you will master one of the great secrets of the universe.
Do you have something like this sitting around your house collecting dust? If you do, I encourage you to turn it into a gratitude jar. It’s fun, and so empowering to have something that is ever there to remind us of how to be grateful for what we have and need in order to truly manifest more of the whispers of our hearts.
It can seem elusive… “no-where” at times, but that is just an illusion. At it’s best, it is pouring abundantly. Showing up at any given moment. Showing up at every given moment. Yes, It is everywhere and anywhere. What is it? It is Love. I have many photos to prove it and I am sharing them with you in today’s blog. I chose this day to share this with you because it is my dearest Aunty Sandy’s birthday. She gets the biggest kick from knowing that love shows up where ever I am. Sometimes love shows up intentionally for me, like when I am creating a heart shaped recipe or a work of art. However, for the most part, love just shows up, randomly , anywhere and everywhere. And it can be that way for you as well. It is not really magic. But the trick is too be in tune with that vibration of your heart. Remember that when we perceive life through love, miracles happen effortlessly. Happy Birthday Aunty. Wait- for- it… ah ha! There it is! xoxo
We recently received a most generous gift from my beautiful sistar Teri. A 6 foot avocado tree !! I am thrilled to have this wonder of nature on my property now. I have decided to name her a Ava Theresa. For those of you that think I am a little weird from naming my avocado tree, you may not think so if you knew what an incredible blessing it is to be in possession of one of the most healthiest anti aging fruit trees on the planet. Continue reading →