Appreciating the Big Picture

I haven’t given this blog the attention it deserves since I started it. Yet I know the power of gratitude in life: what you appreciate, radiates in your life! So I decided to make a commitment to blog everyday this month both here and at my other blog, Journey of A Spirited Strider, as part of NaBloPoMo month.

I was listening to a recent Abraham-Hicks recording about the importance of our focus. Abe says that we often focus on what’s not going right and really take for granted what is right with our world. Abe goes on to say that there is so much wellness in the world, but we rarely take the time to appreciate the BIG picture.

So in that spirit, my first post for November is all about the big picture.

I am so grateful that the Sun came up today. I love its warmth and how its rays of light brighten up the world around me. I am so grateful for this planet Earth, that rotates and the orbit that it makes around the Sun. I love how we have both a day and a night. I love the seasons, too. It all works together so perfectly, even though we hardly take the time to notice it.

Oh, how I love the canvas that is our sky! I love the blue skies and the clouds that allow my imagination to work overtime in identifying what they’re drawing for me, while they may draw a different picture for the person who is next to me. I love the sky at night and the beautiful moon that seems to change shapes throughout the month, and how it glows. I love the moon next to those twinkling stars that speckle the space and create tons of wishes for people looking at them.

I love the Universe. I love that its infinite. I love how we don’t know much about it, too. I love the opportunity to dream about other worlds, to ponder, to inspire, to theorize, to grow, and to believe. I love how the Universe conjures up infinite ways for us to have an opinion about it. Yet no one really knows. And while we don’t really know, it all works so perfectly. I love that!

Thank you. You are perfect, even though we rarely take the time to notice it. So today I’m making this space to give credit to you! Here’s to the big picture!

I’m Grateful for Techniques Like These

People may think that you have to spend long periods of time in meditation in order to be peaceful, heal or to manifest your desires. Yet I have found small doses of “meditative techniques” work what feel like miracles in quieting the mind. Here is one that I recently discovered from Deepak Chopra. I love and appreciate techniques like this! I invite you to watch the video and test it out yourself. You’ll notice that there’s a lot of gratitude going on in the routine, too. 🙂

It’s always good to be grateful and to appreciate. “I am.”


Appreciating Friends, Avon and Opportunities

Friendship is such a beautiful thing. I am so grateful for my friends. I’ve had many over the years and look forward to more to come. One of my friends recently started selling Avon as a second job to increase her prosperity because working those two “traditional” jobs was exhausting! So now her second job is selling Avon, and she’s looking forward to the freedom of making her own hours.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Linda for her friendship, her kindness and to tell her how much I appreciate her. I’d also like to thank companies like Avon that give so many women opportunities to advance and succeed in business. I once was an Avon representative, selling products as an extra job to be able to increase my income for my family and I so appreciate the opportunities and all the people I met while selling their products.

While this not an advertisement for Avon, it is my way of paying it forward for Linda. Avon representatives have recently started online stores, and people can order online and have it delivered to their own homes. So I’d like to pay it forward to Linda by posting a link here to her site: Linda’s Page

I’m so grateful for opportunities like this that help others improve their financial, personal and career circumstances. Aren’t computers a wonderful thing that can connect people from all over the world and allow people to thrive when perhaps in their own communities there are not as many opportunities? Now that is something to appreciate!