Gratitude, especially when I feel like crap!

I’m so grateful for you tonight!

  • I’m grateful for each of you. When I’m spending most of my time indoors, when my health has me glued to the couch with my laptop, being connected to you through the interwebs fills my heart with joy, gives me peace, makes it possible for me to stay connected to what it is I’m supposed to be doing in this now moment and the next. Bless you!
  • I’m grateful for feeling well enough to get to two great rock n roll movies this week. Springsteen and I and 20 Feet from Stardom. Find them and see them if you can. In the first, so much joy seeing Bruce and Paul McCartney singing together. In the second, any time I can listen to Darlene Love and Merry Clayton is completely enriching and joy-making.
  • wordcamptshirtI’m grateful for my day at WordCamp San Francisco. I got to volunteer. I met a lot of lovely people. It was fun! Plus I got a terrific tshirt. The design you see here, nice and long (nice mini-dress length) and of course I modified the neck and sleeves.
  • I’m grateful for beginning work with a new client, a healer who wants to update her brand and website so she attracts her ideal client to her practice.
  • I’m grateful for the trust my clients put in me and for how honored I feel to be working with them.
  • I’m grateful for fresh eggs from the hens here. Looking forward to dinner.
  • gheeI’m grateful for making ghee last night. From pastured butter, so beautiful!
  • I’m grateful for taking on the 7-minute workout. Today was day eight. Even though it’s very very difficult, I love it!
  • I’m grateful for the Selfies project I started recently. I’m trying to take a self-portrait each day, or every other day, and post them to my Facebook and Instagram feeds. It’s kind of miraculous, it’s making it much easier for me to enjoy looking at my own face! What a great idea. You can see the pix on Facebook here. Keep checking, I’ll be adding more.

I’d love to know what you’re grateful for today, gorgeous! Please chime in in the comments below.


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  1. Sue, this is a great post! I love that you are grateful even when you feel like crap! It is so easy to dwell in the yuck and perpetuate that stinking feeling. Good for you, we can always find something to be grateful for…and that helps us feel better!

    • Deanna, I keep finding new layers of transparency. Thanks for holding my vulnerability so tenderly!

      Love and light,

  2. Fresh eggs are the best! Today I’m grateful for people who are loving & buying my art and for a local bookshop owner who asked if she could take some of my art on consignment & show it in her shop. 🙂 Cheers!

  3. Thanks for this post. I’m going to play:

    I’m grateful for

    1) That I was able to pay off most of my credit card debts this past weekend

    2) I’m coming out with an exciting new free webinar called “Rebel Marketing for Women Who Won’t Be Silent” tomorrow where I get to be my rebel self and hang out with other rebel women from across the world.

    3) My husband who is my rock

    4) My doggies who give me unconditional love every day

    5) My home which we recently remodeled and which uplifts me with it’s beauty every day

    6) My abilities and ideas which attract clients from around the world

    7) My clients who entrust me with the branding of their soul purpose.

    8) Those who are seeking me right now who when they find me will feel relief of having finally found the one who could get them and help them attract their tribe.

    9) the warm sunny weather of summer

    10) The calming song of birds outdoors


    THANKS for this opportunity to dwell in gratitude.


    • Julia, congratulations on paying down debt, that’s huge! And the Rebel Marketing course sounds awesome!

      Love and blessings,

  4. Hi Sue,

    I love all your gratitude infused posts! I am grateful for your unique energy and providing this vibrant space. The astrology posts also resonate strongly with me as an astro-tarot reader of over 16 years! 

    What are your thoughts on the amazing double grand trine & grand sextile we just had? Cosmic portal or what?!


    Fiona xo

  5. This is a wonderful healing community you’ve birthed by example!

    I am grateful for my breath, in out still very easy at 54… Glad to have 24 legs to care for and be adored by….4 male dogs- 2 female cats. My thumbs are green… We rescue trees, plants, via hauling jobs & craigs list (free only)…over 100 potted; to foil army of gophers.

    So glad to be able to assist others to enjoy the life that they are living. 

    Ty All too:) Leslie

    • Leslie, welcome!

      You made me smile, and double-take. 24 legs!

      Thanks for living your powerful mission and passion.

      Love and blessings,

    • Ana, exactly! Without tools like my gratitude practice, my mind is an extremely unsafe place to be.

      Love and magic,

  6. Thank you for a wonderful and inspiring post.

    Gratitude is a powerful way to really see things as they are, and appreciate all that we are and have.

    I am grateful for meeting you today, and for connecting with you now.

    Ana xx

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