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

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

Learning to Love Those Who Hurt Us

faith But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which spitefully use you, and persecute you.

~Mathew 5:44

This is one of the hardest things to do. I have personally struggled with this one recently.

It is hard to imagine that someone would deliberately hurt me – actually lie to others to do the harm. I felt deeply hurt. My mind when to the “why did they do this?” Why Why Why?? I didn’t harm them. Eventually, my mind focused on the person themselves. How does he live his life? He is angry, sad, mean, and truly hates his life because of the decisions he’s made along the way. So when I go to this space, I realized it really wasn’t about me. He was about him.

I stopped my car and pulled into a parking lot so I could give my energy and focus to handling my hurt. I began to give up meditation and prayers to him. I asked to let this hurt go. I asked for forgiveness if I had ever hurt him or said something wrong to him. I asked to forgive him for hurting me, and lying to others. I asked that I receive inner peace about him and the situation. I asked that he forgive himself and feel love and peace.

When I left the parking lot – I released the negative and felt the positive love come over me. I am not saying it was easy. But what I want to impress upon you is people will hurt you it’s up to you what you do with that hurt. I chose to focus and take it head on so I didn’t waste anymore energy on it. It might take longer for those hurting on an intimate level and for difference reasons. But stay the course. Stay on track everyday – maybe every morning and in the evening set aside time to meditate and pray for that person. It will be the best solution for you. It will empower you and one day…… the hurt will be gone…..

Love and RELEASE,

De