Day 87: Today’s Gratitude

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Today I was grateful that it was a beautiful and sunny day, with no wind.

Today I was thankful to be able to spend a bit of outside time with my next door neighbor.

Today I was thankful that my new blender came today so I could finish grinding the soap pieces I needed to add to the rest of my mixture to make me about a year’s worth of dry laundry detergent — I’m set. BTW — new blenders REALLY have razor sharp blades.. I found out through experience today.

Today I am thankful that the construction being done in front of my house was completed, with new sidewalk cement laid, and grass seed put where the workers tore up the boulevard grass. Though, the really white new cement makes the others look kind of dingy. I have a new power washer, so I will see what I can do about that.

Today I am thankful that everyone in my family; kids and grandkids, are alive and well, and are all still alive on this planet’s uncertain future. I am thankful that it appears my friends and other loved ones are ok, too, as I have not had any bad news. Some might be complaining but then I know they are still alive.

Today I am thankful that I got my production room (no, not film) more in compliance with the rules and regulations I have to follow to create my skincare and bath products. As I know that they are going to different websites to find out who is doing what, they will happily show up at your door to make sure you have everything you need to do to make it the right way. This ensures cleanliness and safety to your consumers. Proper labeling, and no harmful ingredients for external uses (unless you have an allergy to something in it, of course). This ensures no one is selling you ‘snake oil’. I’ll have to look up where that term came from — thankful for Google!

Today I am grateful for myself for making my bed. That might sound trivial, and no one really sees whether I have, or not, but whenever I walk into the room, I see my beautiful bedspread with its East Indian design, plants on the headboard next to a full slide window, and it looks peaceful and pretty. The plants are doing well for living all winter on a covered radiator. And, I say to myself — which encourages me to do this everyday , “Every successful person makes their own bed.” This has a double meaning. One is that when you ‘dress for success’ you probably carry yourself with that confidence and certainty about your life. Two, whether you are successful, or not, (you decide what that means to you), you made your own bed and you must lie in it. It may help you to make good choices about your life and your business.

Today I am thankful that I got back on my course in learning. I was feeling overwhelmed about it all but tapped into a module that helped get my mindset back on track. I feel empowered again to keep moving forward with steps that I worked out, and with a plan to not try and implement all the ideas running through my head, all at once. So, I chose one, what feels like the easiest one, and started mapping out the steps to keep me moving forward with it to completion. I even set a date for finishing the plan of action. I am thankful for those who are in this group, and for the others who are in a different group with me that will help me launch.

I am grateful for all of you. I have no real idea who is looking at my writings, if anyone is reading them, or if they have any feedback for me — constructive, of course. I know that this has been a blog, a teaching forum, and rant, and history lesson, and other things. I am grateful there are so many things to talk about. I don’t have to be the expert in many of them, and I am clearly not, nor do I need to have every day planned out what I will write about. Sometimes I do make a list, and sometimes I don’t.

I am grateful that I took on this 365 day writing challenge — look I am already on day 87, only 278 to go should I want to stop. I try to write something meaningful and bring value to the table. I am human and have emotions and thoughts about things, as I see the world, and they may not match whoever reads these, but that’s ok because not everyone matches me, either. We all get to think. “I think; therefore, I am.”

I am grateful that I can go to bed now, and when I go up there and see it’s made, I will think of all the successful ways my brain worked today to achieve the next few steps of my goals. There are always solutions, and I don’t need to have them all, right now. They will show up as I need, and ask.

I am forever grateful for my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, whose love for me never ends. Even when I don’t feel loved by others, or have self love, I can always come back to that I am loved, no matter what my faults are, no matter how stupid I may have acted today, or yesterday, or ten years ago, or how I may have abused my body and mind. I know that I am loved completely for who I am. I was created out of Pure Love, and no one can take that away.

Name five things you are grateful/thankful for today. To say them out loud to someone raises the vibrations of us all. If anger and hatred can create all the bad things in the world that are happening, then love, thankfulness and gratitude can do the same and create all the good things and bring happiness to us, as well. Make this a habit. I challenge you to do this for 20 days in a row. Then it will become habit.

Take care and have a blessed day today.




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