Every morning I try to read or listen to something that helps my spirit to be uplifted and ultimately so that I have more peace of mind and peace in my body. I especially do this in times of fear or stress. It is my way of shifting my frequency from fear to love and to freedom.
Yesterday I started reading a very, very good book called “The Magic” by Rhonda Byrne. Rhonda also wrote the book, “The Secret”.
Anyhow, I am doing the daily gratitude list she suggests for 28 days. I am on day 2 and thought I would share today’s gratitude list here. I actually, without realizing it, did 13 instead of 10. Awesome. The more the better and I am confident that I will not run out of ideas. It really does get easier the more you do it.
Here is my list of 13 for today:
Note to Self: find the Blessing in everything aka Love that which arises and go forth in and with love
Day 2 Gratitude List
I am grateful
for my stainless steel serving spoon I found at the thrift store because it serves me well and helps me to nourish my family and my own body.
I am grateful for the birds that sing to and for me each day. I rejoice in their song and delight in the divine music they create.
I am grateful to have ears that hear to enJOY the birds and other sounds because they give me JOY
I am grateful for opportunities, sometimes called challenges, that allow me to reflect on what is truly important to me. It helps me clarifiy my life’s purpose and I get to know more of what I really want in my life.
I am grateful for gratitude because it shifts my frequency away from fear and into peace.
I am grateful for rocks because they are a JOY to look at and to hold. Today I appointed one of my favorite rocks to be my Gratitude Rock. It fits in my hand nicely. It is smooth and best of all it is irregular. I picked this one on purpose to remind myself that life is not always smooth but that I can find gratitude in life and even in every situation, no matter how dark or scary it seems. There is always a light. There is always something I can find to be grateful for. This gives me peace.
On a side note about the rock. I was thinking I should get a rock and make it my gratitude rock and then I opened my reading app to start reading The Magic book and the very page I turned to was exactly this exercise! I love signs and confirmations!
From the book:
“In the beginning of working with these practices, it takes concentrated days in a row to make gratitude a habit. Anything that reminds you to be grateful is helping you turn your life into gold with gratitude, and that’s exactly what this magical practice is about. Lee Brower presented the gratitude rock practice in The Secret film and book, when he told us the story of the father of a dying child who used a gratitude rock to be grateful for his son’s health, and his son made a miraculous recovery. Since then the gratitude rock has been a proven success with many people the world over, who have used it for money, healing, and happiness. First, find a rock or a stone. Choose a small size that fits in the palm of your hand and that you can close your fingers around. Choose a rock that is smooth, without sharp edges, not too weighty, and that feels really good in your hand when you hold it. You can find a Magic Rock from your garden if you have one, or from a riverbed, creek, ocean, or park. If you don’t have easy access to any of these places, then ask your neighbors, family, or friends. You may even have a precious rock or stone al- ready that you can use as your Magic Rock.”
Well I now have my very own Magic Rock and it rocks! Now back to my list:
I am grateful for this Note App on my phone because it makes my life easier and helps me to be more organized which brings more ease to my life.
I am grateful for my blog. It will give me JOY to post my 13 gratitude items there today.
I am grateful for the sunshine today and always. The sun warms my heart and makes me feel happy.
I am grateful for Rhonda Byrne’s book The Magic because this is where I am actively working on gratitude in my daily life.
I am grateful for my feet. They support my body and they take me on great adventures.
I am grateful for love in my heart. It gives me peace and reminds me that I am more than my body.
I am grateful for my thoughts and that I can use them to shift my very thinking and this gives me peace of mind when I need it.
And that is my list for today my friends. And do you know what else I am grateful for?
YOU! You my friends. Thank you for taking your time today to read my words. You have warmed my heart and added to my well of gratitude.
Oh yes and after doing our list, we must say the magic words 3 times! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!!
Blessings to all…