Waking UP with Gratitude

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”~ Marcel Proust

As I was driving yesterday to get out, let my hair blow with all the windows down and the sunroof open, I listened to the CD – “The Secret”.  I kept replaying the part about waking up grateful for today, and thinking about all the things we are grateful for.  I know I do this on a subconscious level, but I decided to do it first and foremost before setting my two feet on the floor this morning. Lying in bed, I took a deep breath and let it out. I did this several times. This got my mind focused and centered in gratefulness. I said out loud ” I am so happy and grateful for today. Thank you for blessing me with……”  I listed what I’m thankful for. I didn’t make the list long, but my major points. (smile)

I feel so happy that I started my day out this way. Sometimes I write in my journal what I’m grateful for, but this was different. This brought me to FEEL it. Give it a try!  You will be happy you did.

Love and Light,

Deanna

Every Experience Allows Growth

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Every experience that we go through allows us to grow.  We can either learn and grow in a good way or a bad way. If you don’t learn the lesson and stay bitter or angry, then you can rest assured you will go through it again.  That is simply one of life’s rules. Pay attention the first time.

I chose to look at the good and bad of what happens, but I will definitely take what’s good about the experience and run with that. There is always good in something bad! Right? So look for the good…

Love and Light,

Deanna

Be A Blessing

blessing to others“You are good. But it is not enough just to be good. You must be good for something. You must contribute good to the world. The world must be a better place for your presence. And the good that is in you must be spread to others….” ― Gordon B. Hinckley

I don’t know about you but I wake up every morning happy and grateful for another day to BE A BLESSING to others. It’s not about me, or things, or getting what I want. I think of how I can help those in my life whether its business or personal.

I take time in the mornings to mediate and verbally say what I am grateful for. Meditation centers my soul and gives me a deep peace in a love space and I truly believe it makes a difference in starting my day. Some people journal, some people say a prayer or talk to God, some people exercise, others just rush out of bed to shower and get out the door just in time. I believe it makes a difference in how we START our day.

Take just 15 minutes every morning for YOU. Everyone can do 15 minutes!! Do what helps you to center yourself in love and gratitude. It will put a spring in your step, give you a positive attitude to begin your day, and it will no doubt make you wear a beautiful smile. When you begin your day in that way, don’t you think it will make a difference? Of course it will. How could it not?  With out you even knowing it – YOU will be a blessing to someone.

Be a Blessing – Begin your day with YOU first, then you can give to others!

Love and Giving,

Deanna

Give up your need for control

holding hands 1“By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond winning.” Lao Tzu

Be willing to give up your need to always control everything that happens to you and around you – situations, events, people, etc. Whether they are loved ones, coworkers, friends, or just strangers you meet on the street – just allow them to be. Allow everything and everyone to be just as they are and you will see how much better that will make you feel.

Allowing others to be who they are – is freeing you of the constant control, constant worry, and constantly making them feel “less than”.  People have their own way of doing things. Your way isn’t the only way to do it and their way isn’t wrong or right. Allow them to think in or out of their box. Working together as friends, coworkers, or partners in a relationship is really what matters. Making sure everything is done your way – doesn’t matter.

Open up to options, other ways, and allowing them to be themselves! Long lasting relationships – allow each person to be themselves!

Love and ALLOWING

Deanna