Day 12 – Thursday Oct. 31, 2013

Mystery:  I am Thankful for Mystery!!!

Do I know what is going to happen today?  Do I know if all of my plans are going to occur the way they are in my mind?  The answer is “No; I really don’t know what is going to happen today.”  It can be very frightening or exciting to experience the mystery of every new day.

Today I acknowledge that the universe is in charge of my life, and I can trust the world to bless me in ways that are beyond my expectation.  I am thankful for unexpected good.  I am thankful for the mysteries of life.  I am thankful that I don’t need to know what is going to happen next.

Daily Gratitude list
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Day 11 – Wednesday Oct. 30, 2013

Character:  I am Thankful for Character!!!

Today I stand for what I believe.  Because I value my reputation, I refrain from gossiping about another’s.  Because I value my own possessions, I refrain from taking even a paper clip that does not belong to me.  Because I believe in Honesty, I speak with loving honesty towards others.  Because I enjoy the help of others, I’m the first to offer my assistance.

Character is being able to consistently stand for what I believe.  When I can stand for my beliefs in the little situations of my life, it becomes easier to stand for the difficult ones.  Today I give thanks that I am building a life of character through every action I take.

Daily Gratitude list
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Day 10 – Tuesday Oct. 29, 2013

Nature: I am Thankful for Nature!!!

Nature can be a powerful reminder of the activity of God.  In the movement of the sky, the changing of the seasons, or in the beauty of a sunset, I can see God at work.  Even when nature seems dormant, there is still activity going on to prepare for the new life that will come in the spring.

Today I will spend some time in nature.  T may go for a walk and see movement of nature all around me, and take time to truly appreciate the power of nature.  Today I will stop to recognize that the same Spirit of God that moves through nature moves through me.

Daily Gratitude list
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Day 9 – Monday Oct. 28, 2013

People: I am Thankful for people!!!

What would our world be like without people?  It is hard to imagine living without the people I love and on whom I depend.  What would it be like not to have the people who entertain, inspire, educate and even annoy me from time to time?

Today I simply say, “Thank you life, for everyone.”  Today I thank the world for strangers, co-workers, loved ones, people on whom I depend, and even people who annoy me.  As I give thanks, I realize that each person is truly a blessing.

Daily Gratitude list
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Day 8 – Sunday Oct. 27, 2013

Forgiveness:  I am thankful for the power to forgive!!!

Today I celebrate the power to forgive.  Today everyone is forgiven for everything they have ever done.  Through the power of thankful living, I realize how incredibly blessed  I am, so I want to give a gift to the world.  My gift is that everyone is forgiven.  No matter what they have done, I forgive them.  As I give the gift of forgiveness, I am set free.

Forgiveness also applies to me.  I am forgiven for everything thing that I have done that has harmed another.  I am forgiven for every little thing and every big thing.  Today, I celebrate forgiveness and I am set free.

Daily Gratitude list
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Day 7 – Saturday Oct. 26, 2013

Circulation: I am Thankful for circulation!!!

A simple technique for bringing more abundance into my life is getting rid of those things i no longer use or are of no real value to me.  By cleaning out my closet, I create a vacuum which draws into my life the things I desire.

If I had a bucket that was full of stale water, I would have to make room somehow before I could add fresh water.  This same concept os true in my life.

Today I make room for things by clearing away what I no longer value.

I will make an inventory of the mental, emotional and physical “leftovers” that I no longer need, and make space for the good.

Daily Gratitude list
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Day 6 – Friday Oct. 25, 2013

Inspiration: I am Thankful for my gift of Inspiration!!!

I am willing to be inspired.  Whether it is through listening to music, a walk in nature, or simply being quiet, I allow the Universe to inspire me with greater possibilities for my life.

I am willing to give this life a blank canvas to create a masterpiece for me and refrain from having to always know how my life should look and work out.  As I am open to it i constantly receive guidance, direction and inspiration from the world around me and the quiet mind that I work to have.  As I open my heart and soul, I know that wonderful ideas will fill my mind with new opportunities and directions.

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Day 5 – Thursday Oct. 24, 2013

Clarity: A spiritual teacher once taught that, for the enlightened mind, there are only three words: “Yes,” “No” and “Ah.”

Today I let my words be simple and clear. If I mean no, I say, “No,” not “Maybe” or “We’ll see” … “No!” If I mean yes, I clearly say, “Yes.”

With “Yes” and “No;” I open the door to the experience of “Ah” in my life.

I am thankful for the power of clarity in everything I say.

Daily Gratitude list
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Day 4 – Wednesday Oct. 23, 2013

Vision: As I move about the world today, I ask myself, “what is the highest vision that I have for my life and my world?” What can I do to bring that vision into reality?  I will look for the small, simple things that one person can do — things that may not seem dramatic but, in truth, are needed and are what give our world “heart” … For example, introducing myself to a neighbor, smiling or picking up litter on the side walk.

Today I choose to do at least five things that will establish my vision of the world. I give that and affirm, “I am a positive influence on the world about me.”

Daily Gratitude list
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Day 3 – Tuesday Oct. 22, 2013

Letting go: I remember when I have held on to something so tightly that it made my hands hurt. Our bodies are amazing.  They can only hold something hot for a very short time before we let go.

Sometimes we choose to hold on to painful things for months and years, even though we have the biology to let go at any point.

Today I give thanks for the ability to let go. I do not need to hold on to the pain of the past. I give all the pain to God and I am set free!!!

Daily Gratitude list
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