Gratitude at Work – Day 2

I am so grateful for this little, compact heater that someone in the office has let me borrow. It is a cold, rainy day today and my office gets quite cold. The amount of heat this little thing puts out is astounding and, oh so, appreciated! On top of the heat, it also creates quite a nice white noise barrier that allows me to get though my work with the smallest amount of distractions.

I love the fact that I have whizzed through the year end book keeping that needed to be done. I know our accountant will be sending through his “to-do” list shortly and I am so grateful to be just about all up to date. What a great feeling. Nothing like the doom, that looms, when you KNOW you will have tons of stuff to do in order to catch up.

In addition to the wonderful white noise of the heater, I have also been enjoying listening to my mellow New Age Pandora station. I love Pandora. I love that I can create the station with the exact type of music that I like listening to.

OH, look at that! In the midst of my gratitude post, the sun decided to make an appearance 😀 It has been cold, grey, windy and rainy today (much like the British weather I remember!) so seeing the brightness of the sun is just the icing on the cake!

Until tomorrow!

[This is entry 2 of 365 of Operation Gratitude]

Operation Gratitude

Lyman over at LymanReed.com has recently started posting something he is grateful for everyday. Knowing what I do about how focus can make all the difference in my experience, I’ve decided to borrow his idea. It was sort of funny because I talked myself into it and out of it on several times before I decided to QUIT BEING WISH WASHY AND JUST DO IT ALREADY! 😀 So here I am, making it public that I am going to (try to) post something that I am grateful for each and every day for 365 days.

In addition to it helping me focus on my life is a more positive way, there appear to be even more benefits of keeping a gratitude journal from WebMd.com:

“Maintain a gratitude journal. Emmons’ research showed that people who keep gratitude journals on a weekly basis exercise more regularly, report fewer physical symptoms, feel better about their lives as a whole, and maintain greater optimism about the future.”

I could definitely use those bonuses 🙂

So for today, I am grateful for this the really cool gift my husband gave me for Christmas (see picture above). I wanted to start blogging on a more regular basis and this was a great way for me to focus into an entry. All I have to do is reach in and pull out one of the pebbles and then write about the topic of the pebble. I really think it will help me to focus more positively on my life. Some of the words include:

  • Joy
  • Heal
  • Harmony
  • Blessings
  • Wisdom
  • Peace
  • Gratitude

I was so grateful that my hubby put such thought into the gifts that he got me 😀 They were all very much ME.

Until tomorrow!

[This is entry 1 of 365 of Operation Gratitude]

Phrases to Ease Your Way – Abraham-Hicks Quote

Guest – Right, okay. So if you could help me with some, a few phrases that I can use throughout the day that would help me get where I want to go. Now specifically…

Abraham

I’m good at what I do.

Anything I want comes into place.

The Universe yields to me when I ask.

Well Being abounds.

Well Being is my birthright.

I am worthy.

I’m figuring it out as I go, I’m good at that.

I don’t have to know everything that’s gonna happen, I know enough.

I like it where I stand. This is fun.

This is being fun.

This is getting funner.

I’m more and more in control of my own vibration.

My vibration is my point of attraction.

The laws of the Universe are responding to me.

I can easily set my tone.

I’m getting better at it everyday.

There is no risk involved.

I can wade through contrast and give birth to desires without yielding my Well Being.

I never get far from Well Being.

I’ve already discovered how to hold myself within range.

Now I’m in the process of fine turning.

I’m a really good fine tuner.

All of this is for fun anyway.

I can’t get it wrong.

I never get it done.

It’s all about enjoying the powerful NOW. I really love what I do.

I love that there are others interacting with me.

It’s so much fun to interact together.

I like it that we all get to choose differently.

I like it that we are not the same.

I like it that in many ways we are all the same.

It is so exhilarating to realize that this is all here for our expansion and for our pleasure.

The expansion is inevitable.

The pleasure is our choice.

Guest: Okay, that’s…

Abraham: I’m a worthy being.

Guest: Okay, thank you. (applause)

From the workshop in Chicago, IL on 5/25/02

Sent to the AbeQuotes mailing list.

This quote is from the works of Abraham-Hicks.

Wonderful Present – All About Soul

In my other blog, which I have long since closed down due to my frequent negative focus, I had very frequently lamented how hard it was to keep my alignment amidst the contrast of my day to day life. To give a very short synopsis of the contrast, Hubby has chronic severe depression which appeared in full force about 5 years ago.

Life is providing me many opportunities to practice where I am choosing to focus and, I must say, I am doing pretty damn good the vast majority of the time. Yes, there are times when I get out of my feel good place, but I recognize that is not where I want to be, and do something about it.

Hubby always has music playing in his head. I don’t understand it, but if I ask him what’s playing, he always has an answer. Typically is something topical to the time of year, something he has recently heard, or something related to a memory.

Yesterday, he was fervently searching for something on his computer and then started playing a song, which he made a point of saying was just for me. Out of the blue. Billy Joel usually isn’t part of his typical listening so I was a bit surprised as it wasn’t somethig that either of us had been listening to.

What a wonderful gift it was for me. Sometimes, I wonder if I make a difference. I feel like I can’t make a difference in his suffering, at all. The words of this song told me that how I focus does make a difference to him, even if I doubt it at times.

She waits for me at night
She waits for me in silence
She gives me all her tenderness
and takes away my pain

And so far she hasn’t run
though I swear she’s had her moments
She still believes in miracles
while others cry in vain

It’s all about soul
It’s all about faith and a deeper devotion
It’s all about soul
‘Cause under the love is a stronger emotion
She’s got to be strong
‘Cause so many things getting out of control
Should drive her away, so why does she stay?
It’s all about soul

She turns to me sometimes
and she asks me what I’m dreaming
And I realize I must have gone a million miles away
And I ask her how she knew to reach out for me at that moment
And she smiles because it’s understood there are no words to say

It’s all about soul
It’s all about knowing what someone is feeling
The woman’s got soul
The power of love and the power of healing
This life isn’t fair
It’s gonna get dark, it’s gonna get cold
You’ve got to get tough, but that ain’t enough
It’s all about soul

It meant so much to be acknowledged like this. It definitely was from the heart as he came over sniffling after the song ended. He felt and meant what the song was saying. My staying aligned makes a difference to all of us. Definitely something I am going to focus on even more in the coming year. 🙂