30 Day Gratitude Challenge Post #25

Today I’m just thankful for the 5 minutes of rest I had at the end of the day.  4 days of stress and that 5 minutes was the most important thing of my day and that I am very thankful of.

30 Day Gratitude Challenge Post #20

Today I’m grateful for my moment of grace.  It didn’t feel like it at the time, but I was able to pull myself up by the bootstraps and walk back with my head held high and no one was the wiser for my little fall from grace.

30 Day Gratitude Challenge Post #19

Today is simple.  Today I’m grateful for senses.  They are more keen and guiding me more accurately than ever before.  Thank you…

30 Day Challenge Post #4

Music.  Something that I have to have in my life and something that has always spoken to me.  Now I can’t sing a tune to save my life, but I sure do belt out a mean tune in the shower or rock it like a rock star in the car.  Music makes me feel like I’m never alone as there is always a song that expresses exactly what I’m feeling at any given moment in my life.  It’s my feel good delight that I never want to live without.  Today I’m grateful to have music that moves my soul.

30 Day Challenge Post #3

Almost every time there is pain it usually isn’t a good thing, but today I had a pain that was inflicked on me for the 3rd time in 7 days.  Of course the pain hurt, both my person and my pride, but today I accepted the pain as a good thing in life.  Without pain there is no life…and today I choose to live.  Thank you my Sunnyboy… For today you reminded me to live even when in pain.  I’m thankful for my life ~ good, bad, or indifferent.

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And yes my birdie thought I needed more holes in my ears, but I beg to differ on this issue.

The 30 Day Challenge

October 31st, 2012 was the first Halloween where I didn’t decorate my home, crave a pumpkin, or even pass out candy.  It’s not the first time this year where I didn’t do what I’ve loved to do my entire life.  What I did was go to a Finance Education Workshop and had the pleasure to listen to a great speaker named Katie O’Brien.  Now there wasn’t any one thing that was discussed in the workshop that I would say inspired me, but what I did get was a great vibe to renew my spirit.

My Spirit?  I’ve lost mine somewhere along the way.  And as I was listening to the speaker I kept thinking about my attitude and how negative I’ve been or have become.  I truly believe that what you think is what you draw into your life.  Negative breeds Negative and Positive breeds Positive.

Now I won’t get into the nitty gritty of my life but I do know that it’s a journey and for me I’ve taken the backseat in my own life.  Because of that, my spirit has been snuffed out a bit, the light has been dimmed, and I started to think about this and how stuck I’ve felt in my life.  For me it’s not as easy as shifting gears and moving in a new direction.  It’s harder because I’ve made a choice that is having the effect on someone else, but in my heart I know it’s the right thing to do.  Still doesn’t make it any easier.  I’m battling myself, them, and having to deal with choice and also the added guilt of my own thoughts and of those that I’m hurting.

With that said, I’ve had to figure out a way to keep myself motivated and to continue to find some positive outlets… and I haven’t, I’ve been dwelling.  So I decided one small step was all I needed.  Didn’t matter what, but I needed to do this like my life depended on it.

So, my goal for November is to do a 30 day Gratitude Challenge.  Life is a journey and you learn by the peaks and valleys in your life.  Some people call them highs and lows, but I like the peak/valley sound of it as I think life is like that.  You sometimes feel like you are on top of the world and then something happens and you fall back down.  So how can I keep some even momentum going – for me it was with gratitude.  I needed to remind myself every day that there was something to be grateful for and write about it.   So today I start my challenge.  I challenge you to start something yourself and take the journey with me.

November 1st, 2012 – Today I am grateful that I’ve found a spark of hope and to move out of the dark and into the light.

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