Day 39 – Wednesday Nov. 27, 2013

I am Thankful for Healing!

I dedicate this day as a healing day.  I am open and willing to be healed in any and all aspects of my life.  I am open to be healed physically: every cell and organ in my body.  I am open to be healed emotionally: to restore my heart.  I am open to be healed mentally: to transform all destructive, negative or unforgiving thoughts to ones of peace, positivity, love and forgiveness.

Today I am healed in ways that I can’t imagine.  Thank you life for the healing of this day!!!

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Day 38 – Tuesday Nov. 26, 2013

I am Thankful for Beauty

Beauty is before me.  beauty is behind me.  Beauty is above me.  Beauty is below me.  I walk in Beauty.  -Apache Prayer

Today I look for the beauty that is all around me, and I give thanks.  When I am willing to see beauty, I can see it anywhere.  There is beauty in nature, architecture, technology, and in the faces of everyone I see.

Thank you life for the beauty of today!!!

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Day 37 – Monday Nov. 25, 2013

Reflecting on Gratitude

As I reflect on the past 37 days, I am grateful to have CYLF and the 40 day gratitude challenge. Over the last month we have had to keep our mind and heart on things we are grateful for, and my life is better for it.

I wrote the rough draft of this post on a piece of paper that had “love lives here” in the upper left hand corner. No matter the circumstances of my life and the things going on around me, I hope and strive to always have love living in my heart.

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Day 36 – Sunday Nov. 24, 2013

The Gratitude Grind

Today was a day of going nonstop and being very busy. As I reflect on my day it was full of really great things. I was able to be of service to my family, I was able to help a friend do some shopping, I had a great conversation with another friend, I got some stuff done at work, and I ended my day with 15 other people that are near and dear to my heart. When I get home, and I am exhausted it is easy for me to not be thankful for such a full day, but as I write this my heart and soul are shouting “THANK YOU LIFE!”

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Day 35 – Saturday Nov. 23, 2013

Sweaty Gratitude!

Last night I had the chance to participate in a sweat lodge. It was not my first time, but it ended up being a good reminder of how important it is for me to be pushed and challenged. When something comes to me easy I usually do not appreciate it. Last night I was able to receive some knowledge, and prayers through a ceremony that was physically tough.

I woke up this morning and was grateful for the peace and calm that I felt through out the day. What things in your life have you had to work for, and today you are thankful for the challenge? Are you struggling today with something that you might be able to see the importance of going through tough times?

DO WORK!

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Day 34 – Friday Nov. 22, 2013

Gratitude for Education (Thank You to Chelsea for being a guest contributor here at CYLF)

Today I am grateful for education. For all the public schools that continue to educate our children regardless of their money situation. I am grateful for the education opportunities that are given so freely to Americans.

I work at an elementary school and have the privilege of teaching special needs children. I have also had the privilege of attending college for several years. I find both of these things an honor and a bright spot in my life.

Are there any teachers you are especially grateful for? Can you remember any schools that helped you become you?

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Day 33 – Thursday Nov. 21, 2013

Furry Gratitude

The last couple of days I have had some really good conversations about people’s pets. Today I am very thankful to have my dog in my life. He brings a lot of joy and happiness into my life. I try to harness those good feelings and carry them into my day. My pup has also taught me a thing or two about unconditional love.

Do you have pets in your life that you are grateful for? Did you have any pets in your past that were important to you?

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Day 32 – Wednesday Nov. 20, 2013

Gratitude at Work.

The last couple of days I have caught myself not being very rewarded by the work that I do for a living. I was talking to someone about work in general, and it dawned on me that I am very thankful for the jobs I have, and the flexibility in them. I also remembered that every action I take is a form of “work” in one way or another, even if I am working at avoiding work.

Today I am happy and joyous for my duties as an employee, a son, a friend, a writer, and a human being. I hope you can find some ways that life has opened the possibility of gratitude working in your life.

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Day 31 – Tuesday Nov. 19, 2013

Thankful for Laughter

Last night some friends stopped by who were going through some real life, hard stuff. As they were en route to my house I was trying to think of ways to help and make things better. Luckily I did not think of anything. Instead of me trying to “fix” the situation we sat around the kitchen table and laughed about a ton of different things. It was amazing, and made me truly grateful for the medicine of laughter.

What makes you laugh? Challenge yourself to make someone else laugh. Today I am going to commit myself to making others laugh. Thank You Life!

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Day 30 – Monday Nov. 18, 2013

I am Thankful that Today is Enough!!!

Whatever good I can do this day, I allow it to be enough.  Whatever Love I can share this day, I allow it to be enough.  What ever work I can do this day, I allow it to be enough.

Sometimes in my life, I feel that I should do more.  I think about where I want to go and what I want to accomplish, and I can feel that I’m not doing enough.

Today I do what I can do and I call it good.   Today is just one step of a long journey.   Each step is built on the steps that have gone before. I realize that today’s step is enough, and I declare it good!!!!

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