gratitude

What's Good???

Good Morning!!! Tuesday Gratitude Practice is here!!! How will you take what you are grateful for through the rest of your day? This isn't just about writing it down and sending it back… put it out there! Let the world feel your appreciation! Let's make a difference.

This only takes a few moments to do but gives to you for much, much longer. So put down whatever you are doing and take a couple of minutes for yourself. Every Tuesday morning I am going to ask you to write down 5 things that you are grateful for and email them to me (keep for yourself as well). What are you feeling gratitude around? Here are mine for this week:

Readings by David Zarza www.davidzarza.com Resting When Needed. Intimacy. My Gifts. My Ridiculous Cat and Dog.

There are no right or wrong answers. It is about what you are grateful for. It is proven that doing this once a week for three months (actually just 9 weeks) makes you happier, healthier, exercise more and less sensitive to perceived slights. You will sweat the small stuff less and focus on what really matters.

So… what are you waiting for???

Food for thought:

Most people believe in mistakes. I am not most people. I believe that everything is as it was destined to be. Yes, destined. There is the fact that I believe destiny is infinite possibility, all of which are either more of what you want or less of what you want. When you receive less of what you want as a result of a decision you made you consider it a mistake. When you get more of what you want out of a decision you call it "the right choice." I get it, most folks would consider not getting what you want a mistake, as if what you wanted was destined, or supposed to happen. Sometimes the things we want the least are exactly the things we need for parts of our world that don't exist yet. There are a lot of inventions that have come about due to mistakes; some examples are the slinky, penicillin, chocolate chip cookies, potato chips, the pacemaker, silly putty, post-it notes, x-rays, just to name several. Maybe mistakes have taken a bad rap, maybe what is supposed to happen is what actually happens, not what we want to happen.

What if everything was as it should be? What if there was NOTHING wrong? What if you couldn't make a mistake? Well, you can't unless you want to. You have to make a decision about whether something is a mistake or not. Whatever the outcome of your decisions, actions, etc. is all happening for your souls benefit. Most often we don't think on the level of what our soul would want (and honestly most don't think about their being levels of themselves), let alone make sure we see our "errors" as possible necessities for growth. Look back on your life and find five "mistakes." What came, or is still coming from those experiences. When you accept that decisions don't always mean you are going to be happy with the result, and that is less about you getting what you want and more about you allowing in what you need, you are less likely to make mistakes.

I, personally, don't make mistakes. All the peaks and valleys in my life have been so key to who I am today. My life wouldn't be mine without every single detail that I have lived… and I LOVE my life. I give appreciation to the challenges and the joys, the successes and the woes. Life is colorful and unpredictable. When you are faced with something that you would rather not be faced with, that you want to run and hide from, that you might begin to feel shame around or judge, stop. Stop and shift your perspective. Ask yourself what you would do with this moment if it had been what you wanted? Ask yourself what you need to glean from this experience as it stands? When you can fully open yourself and allow fluidity where there was rigidity, joy and happiness become your baseline.

Mistakes are for those who don't accept the true beauty of life. Let the worn out idea of things being wrong go and begin to see all that is right in the world and your life.

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xo a

What's Good???

Good Morning!!! Tuesday Gratitude Practice is here!!! How will you take what you are grateful for through the rest of your day? This isn't just about writing it down and sending it back… put it out there! Let the world feel your appreciation! Let's make a difference.

This only takes a few moments to do but gives to you for much, much longer. So put down whatever you are doing and take a couple of minutes for yourself. Every Tuesday morning I am going to ask you to write down 5 things that you are grateful for and email them to me (keep for yourself as well). What are you feeling gratitude around? Here are mine for this week:

Cool Temperatures at Night. My Pets. Time. My Life. Muscles. Coach Aina Body Camp - http://coachaina.com/body-camp/

There are no right or wrong answers. It is about what you are grateful for. It is proven that doing this once a week for three months (actually just 9 weeks) makes you happier, healthier, exercise more and less sensitive to perceived slights. You will sweat the small stuff less and focus on what really matters.

So… what are you waiting for???

Food for thought:

Imagine that you only know one trillionth of the things that could be known… and most of what could be known conflicts with what you know. Imagine that you, your government, your clergy, your fellow-man is as clueless as a fly trying to get out of your house. Imagine that the universe doesn't center around any hypothesis we humans come up with. Imagine that you really don't know. If you do this, if you open up the truth of the matter, which is, we are always proven to be incorrect in regards to our theories on everything if enough time goes by, then you can start to truly take things in, learn, experience, and wonder. We get super caught up in believing that science isn't based on an arbitrary understanding of experience. We get super distracted by the idea that one way of knowing is better than another… that feelings are less real than a science experiment.

We imagine that it is impossible to travel at the speed of light because things would become too large as they picked up speed, according to Einstein's theory of relativity. We may need to find worm holes or warp speeds in order to make interstellar travel possible. What if traveling over large distances isn't done in the way that we think at the moment. It is akin to a cave man thinking that to talk to someone far away we would need to be able to speak really, really loud. How would a caveman think of a phone or text or email? We are these cavemen and it would serve us well to recognize that we are absolutely clueless… about most everything.

When you can look at your life and recognize that you really don't know anything, you are less judgmental, you are less concerned with having to know, and you are able to learn at a rate and about things that you would otherwise brush off as impossible (as if you would know what was or wasn't possible… when most people don't even know how a computer works, bees fly, or why we exist). Our egos, our need to be right and to control gets in our way much the same way our ego does when things are going well for us. We are small and new and revolve around something else. It isn't the other way around… we aren't the sun, though we reflect it and shine ourselves. We aren't the earth, though we are a part of it and call it home. We are a part of something big, way bigger than we can, at this moment, comprehend. It isn't for us to know exactly yet why and how… I believe we learn and come across all that we are supposed to when we are supposed to. Until then I believe we will keep exploring our world; both the small outer world we share and the infinite inner one as well.

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xo

a

What's Good???

Good Morning!!! Tuesday Gratitude Practice is here!!! How will you take what you are grateful for through the rest of your day? This isn't just about writing it down and sending it back… put it out there! Let the world feel your appreciation! Let's make a difference.

This only takes a few moments to do but gives to you for much, much longer. So put down whatever you are doing and take a couple of minutes for yourself. Every Tuesday morning I am going to ask you to write down 5 things that you are grateful for and email them to me (keep for yourself as well). What are you feeling gratitude around? Here are mine for this week:

Rearranging furniture. Dreams. My closet. Visits from friends. Woo. Coach Aina Body Camp - http://coachaina.com/body-camp/

There are no right or wrong answers. It is about what you are grateful for. It is proven that doing this once a week for three months (actually just 9 weeks) makes you happier, healthier, exercise more and less sensitive to perceived slights. You will sweat the small stuff less and focus on what really matters.

So… what are you waiting for???

Food for thought:

When you get tired of the drama it will end. When you decide you don't need the craziness in order to learn how, when, where, what and why you will be able to side-step the seemingly ridiculous that has been a part of your life up to that point. For most it takes the big stuff to pay attention to the small stuff. Someone has to die in order for us to appreciate those that are alive. Someone has to get sick in order for health to be at the forefront. Someone has to leave us for us to begin to understand how we leave ourselves. Someone has to feel love before they feel loved. We wait until a lightening bolt hits us to allow our hearts to beat. When we recognize the miracle, the amazing magic that is every moment we won't need the big stuff to remind us of what we already know.

You can actually walk around every day and recognize the greatness that exists. You can purposefully live your life and make choices that reflect that purpose. You can acknowledge what each moment in your life brings to you by changing your default to wonder, awe and reverence. When you walk under, around, and inside of those feelings you begin to see what you could not without fireworks going off in some way. When you default to love you can, in a detached non-dramatic way, see the why, learn the lesson and walk on by. You don't need to be hit over the head to recognize the lessons in every breath of life.

So, if you are tired of the drama, if you want to live a seemingly unexciting (in the scandalous way) life, stop inviting drama in. Pay attention to your truth, what is happening for you. Notice how you create your world by having perspective. Stop eating like shit, stop thinking like shit, stop living with shit you haven't addressed. Quit trying to hide behind old stories (you call them beliefs). Stop trying to seem like something you aren't and stop blaming. Ultimately, you must stop judging. When you judge something as bad or a thing you would never do the universe likes to prove you wrong, cue drama. When you see the connectedness of all things all things become yours to learn from and to love.

seychelle

xo

a

What's Good???

Good Morning!!! Tuesday Gratitude Practice is here!!!  How will you take what you are grateful for through the rest of your day?  This isn't just about writing it down and sending it back…  put it out there!  Let the world feel your appreciation!  Let's make a difference.    

This only  takes a few moments to do but gives to you for much, much longer.  So put down whatever you are doing and take a couple of minutes for yourself.  Every Tuesday morning I am going to ask you to write down 5 things that you are grateful for and email them to me (keep for yourself as well).  What are you feeling gratitude around?  Here are mine for this week:

Cool Breezes on Hot Days.

My Space.  

Woo With Amy.

Push-Ups at 2am.

Finding Lost Things.

Coach Aina Body Camp - http://coachaina.com/body-camp/ 

There are no right or wrong answers.  It is about what you are grateful for.   It is proven that doing this once a week for three months (actually just 9 weeks) makes you happier, healthier, exercise more and less sensitive to perceived slights.  You will sweat the small stuff less and focus on what really matters.

So… what are you waiting for???

Food for thought:

We take things way too seriously in my opinion.  We get so bent out of shape about the smallest things.  We stress and worry and stress and worry some more.  We think that things are supposed to be smooth and without hiccups when what we don't understand is that our definition of smooth and without hiccups is just an opinion, not a fact.  We have decided what it means for something to "go on without a problem."  Though there has never been a problem that was universally a problem.  Problems are perspectives not facts.

How would your life change if you recognized that your issues are perspectives?  Take for example relationship woes, who hasn't had those?  What if you saw the areas of difficulty as benefits.  What better environment to work on bettering yourself than with someone who wants to be with you?  When you see struggle as a partner to growth you can appreciate the times you didn't understand or know something as gifts.  If you were a teacher you wouldn't give calculus to a 6-year-old who didn't show the signs of being a math prodigy, correct?  Well, the universe isn't going to bring to you areas of development if you weren't ready to receive, make sense of and use them to move forward.

When you recognize that you are on the path you were meant to be, hiccups and all, you can let go of stressing and worrying about the way things are playing out.  You can begin to look at your life as perfectly designed for you to be all that you can be.  The work is in you taking each opportunity for what it is.  The best part is the universe never gives up on you; you will have more opportunities to figure your sh*t out, believe me.  I can't say the same for relationships, some of those will end if you choose to put off growing and developing in a timely manner (timely as defined by your partner).  So, instead of wasting time, because that is what lamentation, worry, stress, fear is, take what you need to get you to your becoming as it is handed to you every single day.

Remember, the force is always with you because you are the force.

xo

a

What's Good???

Good Morning!!! Tuesday Gratitude Practice is here!!!  How will you take what you are grateful for through the rest of your day?  This isn't just about writing it down and sending it back…  put it out there!  Let the world feel your appreciation!  Let's make a difference.    

This only  takes a few moments to do but gives to you for much, much longer.  So put down whatever you are doing and take a couple of minutes for yourself.  Every Tuesday morning I am going to ask you to write down 5 things that you are grateful for and email them to me (keep for yourself as well).  What are you feeling gratitude around?  Here are mine for this week:

Having Many Talents.

Being Ready.  

Home.

Social Media.

Early Mornings.

Coach Aina Body Camp - http://coachaina.com/body-camp/ 

There are no right or wrong answers.  It is about what you are grateful for.   It is proven that doing this once a week for three months (actually just 9 weeks) makes you happier, healthier, exercise more and less sensitive to perceived slights.  You will sweat the small stuff less and focus on what really matters.

So… what are you waiting for???

Food for thought:

Take your time.  Breathe.  Let your feelings come to the surface?  What are they?  How often do you check in with yourself?  How often do you just let things be what they are.  We are so busy racing around, doing this, doing that; in this meeting, and that event.  When do you allow time to pass while checking in with yourself and allowing feelings to move through you…?  Better yet, how often do you sit with an idea, an intention and block everything else out and let only what you will in?

What are you running away from?  What keeps you from spending time with you, thinking, feeling, getting down to what is happening under the surface and deeper.  If you never stop to find out how will you move through it, beyond it?  How will you find peace if you aren't willing to look at what is disrupting it inside of you?  Spend consistent time with yourself letting the thoughts come and observing them, not judging them and acknowledging them.  You are the first person in your life you are in relationship with.  Your feelings matter for you.  Your ideas, thoughts, desires and inclinations are important to you.  When you aren't aware of what any of those are it is difficult to truly meet your own needs, let alone have anyone else try to really support you.

You don't need to sit in that place of observation forever.  At some point during your mandatory "you" time you can put your energy into what you want to become, what you want to bring into your life.  Cutting out all of the extraneous chatter and bringing in only what you want to hear, see… what serves you and your highest good.  The practice of focusing your mind and relaxing your mind allows you to do both at will.  We are absolutely lazy when it comes to our thoughts and mental ability.  It is time to shape up mentally in the same way we shape up physically… by practicing everyday.  Anything you want to change, anything you want to create takes energy, takes you seeing it into existence.  Do the work and the work will be done.

xo

a

What's Good???

Good Morning!!! Tuesday Gratitude Practice is here!!!  How will you take what you are grateful for through the rest of your day?  This isn't just about writing it down and sending it back…  put it out there!  Let the world feel your appreciation!  Let's make a difference.    

 This only  takes a few moments to do but gives to you for much, much longer.  So put down whatever you are doing and take a couple of minutes for yourself.  Every Tuesday morning I am going to ask you to write down 5 things that you are grateful for and email them to me (keep for yourself as well).  What are you feeling gratitude around?  Here are mine for this week:

Setting Goals.

Getting Older.

Late Night Work Outs.

Dreams.

Every Day.  

There are no right or wrong answers.  It is about what you are grateful for.   It is proven that doing this once a week for three months (actually just 9 weeks) makes you happier, healthier, exercise more and less sensitive to perceived slights.  You will sweat the small stuff less and focus on what really matters.

So… what are you waiting for???

Food for thought:

I was recently told that I wasn't being fair for expecting someone to be unrelenting when it came to doing their work.  By "their work" I mean taking the utmost care of themselves in every way each and every day.  Well, I am not here to be fair.  Cancer isn't fair, MS isn't fair, AIDS isn't fair, mental illness isn't fair, nervous breakdowns aren't fair so how in the hell am I supposed to be fair when I am working to move people to a place where they can let go of concern around experiencing those not fair things?  When you are asking for help how does fair play a role?  When you are on the verge of falling into a deep dark chasm, how does fair play into helping you out of it when it was you who put yourself there?  At the point where you are falling, you need to be caught by any means necessary.  

I am not here to be fair.  I am here to make things happen.  If you want to get beyond where you have been then you will deal with the fact that doing something different will be challenging.  You will need to recognize that you haven't been the best at taking care of yourself in the past and you need some guidance around it.  Let your ego in on this fact so it can chill the hell out.  If your ego was of sound mind and body you wouldn't be in the situation you are in now.  It is what it is… and it isn't bad or good.  Embrace where you are so you can get moving if you desire to.  

If you have been hurting yourself for 25, 35, 50 years you have some work to do and it isn't going to be a 6 week boot camp or a 10 day juice fast, or 30 days of meditating that will do it.  You have to work, daily, on many levels.  You have to do work when no one is around, when you don't want to do it, when you are sick, tired, on vacation, with friends, or at work.  You will have to do work the rest of your life.  You will need to change your life if you would like your life to change.  

So, what does fair have to do with a damn thing?  Life isn't fair and neither am I.  I am, however, really good at getting results, so suck it up and get it done.

xo

a

What's Good???

Good Morning!!! Tuesday Gratitude Practice is here!!!  How will you take what you are grateful for through the rest of your day?  This isn't just about writing it down and sending it back…  put it out there!  Let the world feel your appreciation!  Let's make a difference.    

This only  takes a few moments to do but gives to you for much, much longer.  So put down whatever you are doing and take a couple of minutes for yourself.  Every Tuesday morning I am going to ask you to write down 5 things that you are grateful for and email them to me (keep for yourself as well).  What are you feeling gratitude around?  Here are mine for this week:

Attention.

Love.

Juice Fasts.

LC and my other fly ass FlyWheel Riders.

Skype and other video calling software.  

There are no right or wrong answers.  It is about what you are grateful for.   It is proven that doing this once a week for three months (actually just 9 weeks) makes you happier, healthier, exercise more and less sensitive to perceived slights.  You will sweat the small stuff less and focus on what really matters.

So… what are you waiting for???

Food for thought:

Today is about appreciation.  What are you taking for granted?  Well, let's see.  When was the last time you were grateful for your eyes?  Your fingers?  Your computer screen and all of the people who made it possible for you to receive this message in the way that you are receiving it?  Do you appreciate the words as they are strung together and your ability to comprehend them.  Have you said thank you to the language gods and your parents and teachers that taught you how to use it?  Are you appreciating the chair you are sitting in or the floor you are standing on?  What about the clothes that are covering your body or the skin that keeps you all in?  What about your heart that keeps on beating and your smile that shows up here and there?  Are you grateful for the people who put the street lights up so we don't crash into one another on our travels?  What about the music that is made for us to dance, cycle and meditate to?  The farmers who grow our food, the drivers who deliver it to us or the cashiers that make sure the transactions go smoothly?  How about your friends and family for helping you be who you are today?  How about moments being all that there is?

One of the serious issues in the world is our lack of appreciation for the abundance of support we have.  We are always wanting more and rarely seeing that all of this is a gift.  We have the audacity to say that anyone anytime should do something for us when the truth is, us getting something from another, regardless of who it is, is a choice, a gift and an honor.  Our parents' decision to care for us, our lover's choice to be faithful, our friends decision to connect, these are not givens.  Yet, we feel like we are supposed to be treated a certain way due to the relationships we have with various people.  When you feel that something is a given, you miss the gifts in the giving.  Take time out each day to look around at what you are being gifted with on a regular basis.  Pay attention and give appreciation.  When you focus on those things they become amplified.  

Have fun seeing what is good in your world… don't forget to look in the mirror and start with you.

xo

a

What's Good???

Good Morning!!! Tuesday Gratitude Practice is here!!!  How will you take what you are grateful for through the rest of your day?  This isn't just about writing it down and sending it back…  put it out there!  Let the world feel your appreciation!  Let's make a difference.    

This only  takes a few moments to do but gives to you for much, much longer.  So put down whatever you are doing and take a couple of minutes for yourself.  Every Tuesday morning I am going to ask you to write down 5 things that you are grateful for and email them to me (keep for yourself as well).  What are you feeling gratitude around?  Here are mine for this week:

Coaching.

Being Ready.

Space.

Push-ups.

Sleeping in.  

There are no right or wrong answers.  It is about what you are grateful for.   It is proven that doing this once a week for three months (actually just 9 weeks) makes you happier, healthier, exercise more and less sensitive to perceived slights.  You will sweat the small stuff less and focus on what really matters.

So… what are you waiting for???

Food for thought:

Most of us don't want to work that hard.  Be honest.  You would like to know, to have, to see and to understand without putting in the unrelenting work that all of those things require.  I see a reason for all, I see that nothing is common.  I take everything as information and treat those things that stick out to me as being for me to see for a reason.  From this I gather the information from the world, from the universe.  I see patterns and I see the orchestra that we are a part of.  I feel peace because I see the order, the beauty in it all.

I have been made fun of about how I see a reason for all things.  This is usually by someone who is lost, confused and afraid.  They are not at a place where they see that one of the reasons they are in a holding pattern is because they haven't found their meaning, they haven't figured out that they matter and are here on purpose.  They don't understand that being born is the proof that they are deserving, have worth and are supported.  They live in fear and seeing the amount of work that it takes to live differently seems odd, silly, daunting in some ways.  Most cannot believe that you just have to understand that there is a reason for it all, every detail, in order to receive the love that is overflowing from all things, people and situations.  The hardest part of this truth is that we put ourselves in situations that hurt us on purpose because we don't feel worthy, we don't see purpose and we don't believe that each moment is divine.  The hardest part is owning how we have put ourselves where we are.

When you let go of what you have or have not done in the past you can open up to the now.  You cannot know what you did not know… but you can learn.  You can begin to do the unrelenting work of asking the universe for information, of seeing everything as a gift, of appreciating what you have right now.  You can do the work of owning your feelings, thinking about your thoughts and choosing your words.  You can change your life, which in turn changes the world, when you choose to work hard, tirelessly and with love on yourself, for yourself, with your Self.  You can stop making fun and start having fun.  

My reasons have led me here, to you, and I appreciate that most of all.  Sharing and loving you from where I am to where you are.

xo

a

What's Good???

Good Morning!!! Tuesday Gratitude Practice is here!!!  How will you take what you are grateful for through the rest of your day?  This isn't just about writing it down and sending it back…  put it out there!  Let the world feel your appreciation!  Let's make a difference.

heartsafloat

This only  takes a few moments to do but gives to you for much, much longer.  So put down whatever you are doing and take a couple of minutes for yourself.  Every Tuesday morning I am going to ask you to write down 5 things that you are grateful for and email them to me (keep for yourself as well).  What are you feeling gratitude around?  Here are mine for this week:

Breaker.

L.C.

Tavia Kachel.

Genelle Benker.

Keli Keach.  

There are no right or wrong answers.  It is about what you are grateful for.   It is proven that doing this once a week for three months (actually just 9 weeks) makes you happier, healthier, exercise more and less sensitive to perceived slights.  You will sweat the small stuff less and focus on what really matters.

So… what are you waiting for???

Food for thought:

Play.  Have fun.  Do something that is silly.  Make up a fun fantastical story.  Start a relay race with your co-workers. Try to see who can get through a checkout lane faster.  Play tag or hide and seek.  Roll down a hill.  Do some jumping jacks.  See how long you can hold your breath, cross your eyes or stand on one leg.  Try to move your ears or curl your tongue.  Stare at the stars.  Guess the number of steps to your favorite coffee shop or restaurant then walk there to see if you were right.  Make up a new name for yourself and your friends.  Eat some animal crackers.  Play hopscotch.  Sing your favorite song out loud.  Learn how to moonwalk.  Take time to check out that weird bug next time you see it.  Imagine more, there always is.  Love someone who you never thought you would.  Take time and laugh at nothing and everything.  See the yummy.  Cry and then laugh.  Play, live, love… be.

xo

a

What's Good???

Good Morning!!! Tuesday Gratitude Practice is here!!!  How will you take what you are grateful for through the rest of your day?  This isn't just about writing it down and sending it back…  put it out there!  Let the world feel your appreciation!  Let's make a difference.  

This only  takes a few moments to do but gives to you for much, much longer.  So put down whatever you are doing and take a couple of minutes for yourself.  Every Tuesday morning I am going to ask you to write down 5 things that you are grateful for and email them to me (keep for yourself as well).  What are you feeling gratitude around?  Here are mine for this week:

Tabitha, my favorite baby girl kitty.

Drugs that put my Tabbers out of misery quickly.

Breaker.

Carnwath.

Keach.  

There are no right or wrong answers.  It is about what you are grateful for.   It is proven that doing this once a week for three months (actually just 9 weeks) makes you happier, healthier, exercise more and less sensitive to perceived slights.  You will sweat the small stuff less and focus on what really matters.

So… what are you waiting for???

Food for thought:

Losing someone you love is so f*cking annoying.  I remember when my nephew died I just couldn't believe it.  Then it was that I couldn't believe nothing could be done to reverse the situation.  Then it was just what the f*ck??!!  Losing Tabitha has been this frustrating thing for me.  I just had no desire for her to be gone.  I am simply not in the mood to lose my baby kitty.  Life isn't about waiting for your mood to be just so, however, and it isn't always what you would want to happen that happens.  Nope, sometimes you are literally just observing shit.

I am in a place where I don't yet know why she passed.  I don't know what the universe wants me to know about her leaving.  I know that it was her time, it was destined on some level for her to be gone now, but what am I to get out of it… well I think I may need to give it a few more days to settle and then maybe the reasons will begin to flood in.  

There is one thing, I believe, this has done for me.  I feel fearless on some levels, once again.  When Miles passed I remember feeling like the worst thing that could happen had happened, so what did I have to worry about ever again.  As time has passed the feeling of Miles' passing isn't as intense or raw and my feelings of fearlessness aren't as dramatic.  With Tabbers leaving I am feeling like all bullshit in my life (Imean all people who are full of it) need to get to steppin'.  Seriously.  I believe, at this very moment, Tabbers being gone makes me want, even more fervently, quality in my world.  She was the top of the top of animals.  Beautiful, smart, funny, loving, crazy as hell, sneaky, super quick, Whodini kitty (as one of my best friend's pointed out) and mine.  Her being gone makes me realize, even deeper than I live it, how important having quality in my world is.

You and I deserve the best, period.

xo

a

What's Good???

Good Morning!!! Tuesday Gratitude Practice is here!!!  How will you take what you are grateful for through the rest of your day?  This isn't just about writing it down and sending it back…  put it out there!  Let the world feel your appreciation!  Let's make a difference.  

This only  takes a few moments to do but gives to you for much, much longer.  So put down whatever you are doing and take a couple of minutes for yourself.  Every Tuesday morning I am going to ask you to write down 5 things that you are grateful for and email them to me (keep for yourself as well).  What are you feeling gratitude around?  Here are mine for this week:

Tabitha, my favorite baby girl kitty.

My iPhone 5, love that damn thing!

Saying What I Mean.

Eastlake Neighborhood.

My Body, It is amazing.  

There are no right or wrong answers.  It is about what you are grateful for.   It is proven that doing this once a week for three months (actually just 9 weeks) makes you happier, healthier, exercise more and less sensitive to perceived slights.  You will sweat the small stuff less and focus on what really matters.

So… what are you waiting for???

Food for thought:

I am, in actuality, a people pleaser… somewhat recovering.  I love to help others feel GREAT!  I have gone way out of my way to make sure someone was comfortable, felt heard, loved and appreciated.  I know that I have a gift to raise vibrations and I take it seriously.  I want to spread joy dammit!!!  :)

But sometimes, I have to talk about the difficult things and, over the years, I have become much better at it.  I don't mind confrontation, I just want it to be useful and productive.  However, I will confront a situation whether or not someone feels like it would be useful if I feel like it needs to happen.  I trust myself to know when I need to do something or not and believe that everything happens for a reason.  I don't mind someone having to deal with something they don't want to deal with, because I see that as a useful situation.  We rarely go towards what is most difficult.  We go towards what is known and comfortable and safe.  Growth happens when we are challenged so, though I sometimes would prefer to make someone smile, I shake things up.

I call myself the agitator.  I also know that it is a part of my process, my calling, my life to move things, people, situations to more, greater, better.  So, though I would love to coast sometimes, it isn't my lot in life to do so.  If you are reading this, in some way we are meant to connect and I am meant to move you towards something… towards yourself perhaps… sometimes it will be a gentle nudging, sometimes it will be a harsh kick in the ass.  It really depends on you, what you need, when you need it.

Let's get started.  :)

xo

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