DaYS 42-48 of 100 DaYS oF GRaTiTUdE
|Created by my friend Carol Omer|
On January 15, 2016, I challenged myself to
write about being grateful over 100 days. These past few days has been about noticing the small things and really appreciating what I have in my life. I am eternally grateful for the many blessings I have daily.
I am grateful to have a friend who is a Registered Massage Therapist, and even more grateful that she will come to my house to give me a massage. Feeling grateful and fully relaxed. Thank you Karen you're the very best.
Did you know your body has memory, and my body, remembers Karen and relaxes as soon as she lays her hands on me.
I look up at Karen after my massage from the massage table too woozy to sit up. Lol She is radiant and full of positive energy.
I am grateful for this challenge because it helps me focus on my attitude towards feeling gratitude.
One thing I took for granted was being able to sleep well. As soon as I close my eyes I fall quickly to sleep and sleep like a baby throughout the night. Many people with sleep apnea don't experience that. What helps me is meditation. Learn to quiet your mind by paying attention to your breath. Practice it everyday and if you can do 20 minutes twice a day, you’ll find you too will sleep like a baby.
Then in a small saucepan I put in 2 cups of cashew milk with an ounce of the concentrated turmeric and ginger. Slowly bring to boil. Heating it takes away the bitterness of the turmeric and ginger. You can add honey to taste. Enjoy.
Turmeric is great for fighting colds but it is also helps combat depression. Check online for its many benefits. You can drink the concentrated turmeric in a shot glass but I prefer to sip it slowly as golden milk.
I found that noticing the simple things in my life will always make me smile. I enjoy looking at my world
For example, my brother Rossi called me at 2 am the other morning! But how could I be angry with him for wanting to talk to me? He said he would pay attention to the time difference next time. lol
I just settled nice and comfy ready to read and noticed my ipad was almost dead. So I picked up a "real book", which was a nice experience reading and not having to worrying that my book was going to die. lol
It is the simple things that deserve appreciation and gratitude. Stop and notice your surroundings, you’ll be surprise at what you’ll see.
I am forever grateful for the women in my life. My five sisters and all my women friends enrich my life. Each and everyone has given me something unique, a teaching, a smile, encouragement, and even a shared joke. Even when we disagree, I still feel their respect and friendship. I honour and support the women in my life with loving kindness as we walk together on this journey.
Happy International Women's Day!
Just when I think I might run out of gratitude, I get a free cup of tea. Have you noticed that when you get something for free, or when someone cooks for you, it tastes so amazing? If you can pay it forward today, do it, make someone's day!
Always see the positive around you and smile because you're an amazing person living an amazing life no matter your circumstances.
It is one month since my mom passed away. It is difficult to accept she is gone forever because she was such a big force in my life. I am grateful to have a mom who was so dedicated to her children, grandchildren, and great grand children.
I am also grateful for her teachings and her strength.
If you’re fortunate enough to still have your mom with you, remember she is only human. If you take one advice from me, it is to love your mom unconditionally. It does not matter how crazy she makes you. Don’t expect her to change but I guarantee your relationship will change if you see her as the one person who will always love you unconditionally. She is not perfect but neither are you.
Call your mom and tell her you love her. Don't get into any heavy conversation. Just say you love her.