Would you like to know my goal in writing this Gratitude Journal? It’s to live like this description from Rhonda Byrne in her book The Power:
When you fall in love with life, every limitation disappears. You break the limits on money, health, happiness and joy. When you fall in love with life you have no resistance and whatever you love appears in your life almost instantaneously. Your presence will be felt when you walk into a room. Opportunities will pour into your life and your slightest touch will dissolve negativity. You will feel better than you thought it was possible to feel. You will be filled with unlimited energy, excitement and an unquenchable zest for life. You will feel as light as a feather, like you’re floating on air, and everything you love will fall at your feet. Fall in love with life, unleash the power with in you, and you will become unlimited and invincible.
Doesn’t that sound like heaven? Who wouldn’t want to live that way?
MY THANK YOU LIST FOR TODAY
1. Did you know that Albert Einstein had a habit of saying ‘thank you’ at least 100 times every day? That is inspiring and if it’s good enough for this amazing genius, it’s good enough for me.
2. I’m so thankful for my Knockout roses. They’s so spectacular and they’ve been blooming for months, yet here they are covered with beautiful dark pink blossoms again. I know it’s near the end of their season so I want to enjoy them while I can. Unlike other roses, they’re so easy and mostly maintenance-free. A bit of fertilizer and they’re good to go. I’ve had other roses and they were members of the Ailment-A-Week club: black spot, fungus, aphids. No, thanks. My only regret with my Knockout roses is that they have no scent.
3. I so grateful for the silver link bracelet I wear every day. It belonged to my mom and she’s gone now, so it’s special because it reminds me of her, and of course, it’s beautiful. I think so, anyway. It feels very comfortable on my wrist.
4. My neighborhood is very quiet and I appreciate that so much. I don’t care for noise and there is almost none around my house. The only racket is the sound of lawn mowers and saws and, occasionally, a high school boy zooming his car through the neighborhood.
5. I am so rich in books! As an ardent bibliophile, I greatly value books and they are everywhere in my life. My house is full of them, I actively use the library, I share with other folks – especially my daughter – and I buy new ones all the time. We certainly live in an information-rich age which is great for someone like me.
6. I so appreciate the Internet. Yes, the Net has its dark side but the benefits far outweigh the negatives, to me. That we canfind out about a historical figure at 2AM or locate a recipe for stuffed French toast as we stand in the kitchen, contemplating a Saturday morning breakfast, is a luxury unknown by all the generations who came before us.
7. I am so grateful to those who design apps for Android. For instance, every day I play a gin rummy game on my Nexus tablet. Most of the apps and games I download are almost immediately deleted but there are a few treasures and this is one of them. Imagine being able to program a computer to play a card game. It’s astonishing.
8. I just drank a green smoothie with fresh spinach, 1/2 a banana, almond milk, stevia, cocoa powder, peanut butter powder and frozen blueberries. It’s like drinking a healthy chocolate shake. Yum, yum.
9. I am very grateful for enzymes. I take them before every meal and they definitely help my digestion. A very smart man named Dr. Edward Howell researched and documented the power of enzymes. At one point, my son-in-law was critically ill with pancreas problems. When he got out of the hospital he was horribly sick almost every time he ate anything, no matter how small the amount of food. The hospital said there were ‘no restrictions’ on his diet and had no suggestions to offer for his constant illness. I suggested that he try enzymes and only later discovered that he thought my advice was nuts. But finally, in desperation, he listened. From that moment on, he’s never had any digestive problems – unless he slacks off on his enzymes. But they’re cheap and easily available so why wouldn’t he take them?
10. I also take a probiotic capsule every morning. Between the enzymes and probiotics I NEVER have any stomach or digestive problems. So simple and easy to do.
Do you, too, want to fall in love with life? If you do, then grab a pen or your computer and start writing your own Gratitude Journal.