GratiTuesday 2/14

“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” —Mother Teresa

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” —Henri Matisse

Another day to celebrate love! Yesterday was International Self-Love Day and today is St. Valentine’s Day.

“Drag your thoughts away from your troubles… by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it” —Mark Twain

“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.” —Morrie Schwartz

And today I am a grateful woman.

  • I am grateful that I heard from my daughter as she moves through this big adventure. She texted me, saying “I am fine.”
  • I am grateful that the sun is shining and it looks like a beautiful day.
  • I am grateful that I finished the scarf I made for a friend and it’s now damp and blocked. Only thing left is to let it dry and weave in the ends. Oh and take a photo before I roll it up and tie it with a ribbon and give away.
  • I am grateful that my doctor called me back with what sounds like good advice for my ongoing digestive challenge.
  • I am grateful that an old and new again friend and I will get together for a walk soon.
  • I am grateful to be asked to share about this gratitude practice and what it means to me and others whom I’ve touched by my writings and who have taken up their own practice of gratitude. My friend, who will be writing about this, equates this gratitude practice with kindness. Now that’s powerful!
  • I am grateful for strength and ease in my body.
  • I am grateful for powerful intentions that guide my every thought, word and action.
  • I am grateful for being willing to type the words *I am grateful* before each one of these. Strengthens the practice. Thanks, David, for the suggestion!
  • I am grateful to acknowledge how important a part of my work this practice of gratitude is. It helps people elevate into their highest good, yo.
  • I am grateful to be a grateful woman. To be patient. Kind. Generous and loving.

Love and blessings, yo!


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  1. I have a roof over my head, I have food in my stomach and clothes on my back, I am grateful! I say this every night before I fall a sleep!Nomatter how unhappy I may be in other parts of my life, I am still grateful that my basic needs are met and I do realize that a lot of people have to do with a lot less for that I am grateful!

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