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Struggle Ends When Gratitude Begins

struggle2Love this gratitude quote from Neale Donald Walsch and had a first-hand illustration of it this week.

“The struggle ends when
the gratitude begins”

I think we know this intellectually, yet when in the midst of the struggle, we often forget.
Here’s what happened…

I had been having internet issues for a few days and it finally quit on Sunday. No internet at all, which is somewhat… let’s just say difficult. Something I heavily rely on (and too often take for granted) quit on me and I was not happy.

As soon as I felt myself getting annoyed, I remembered that quote and basically told myself to “Knock it off!” This was just an inconvenience that needed my attention; certainly nothing to get my tail feathers ruffled! Sure, it altered my plans, but in the grand scheme of life, it was a mole hill, not a mountain.

I called my internet provider, expecting them to help me sort it out, and they did. Steve couldn’t have been more helpful and the technology allowed him to diagnose the problem over the phone. As I suspected, it was the wireless router. Nothing $100 at Best Buy couldn’t fix!

While I didn’t want to spend $100 just to get back to where I had been a few days before, I was happy it wasn’t $200. And I was grateful I could afford to buy it. And I was appreciative of Steve’s expert assistance. But wait…there’s more!

Steve told me that just within the past two weeks, they began offering free wireless routers to all their customers. I would just need to go to their store (just 15 minutes away!) and pick one up.

The struggle was about to end and it didn’t cost me a dime, let alone $100. And it got me thinking about the role my gratitude played in scoring the free router. Of course I can’t “prove” anything, but I believe it really influenced how well it all turned out.

Would love to hear your thoughts on this.
Do you think catching ourselves (mentally) before our feathers get too terribly ruffled impacts the outcome?
Do you think it’s just coincidence and nothing to get all excited about?
Do you think the struggle ends when the gratitude begins?

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How a Magician’s Scarf Kept Me Motivated; a Metaphor from E-Squared

scarfWhile putting the finishing touches on my newest coaching program, I gained some great insight from a metaphor in the book E-Squared, by Pam Grout. (I LOVE when that happens!) Grout says… Continue reading

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It’s Always/Never a Good Time

alwaysneverAs I put the finishing touches on my next master mind program and choose the day/time/start date, in my mind it feels like it is always-never a good time to promote something new. When you think about it, there’s always some reason why this day or that month or this time would not be desirable. Continue reading

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What Didn’t Go Wrong?

fallThis morning, as I walked down the stairs to make the coffee and start my day, I nearly fell. I caught myself and no harm was done, except for an abrupt WAKE UP from the Universe. GOOOOOOOD Morning!!!
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Are you in the Habit of Being Happy?

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RN’s, Pharmacists, Psychologists and Nurse Educators can receive Continuing Medical Education credits for attending a seminar on The Habits of Happy People :-)

There is something validating, even empowering about having the medical community acknowledge the health benefits of positive thinking and being happy. The brochure on the left outlines the advantages to our overall well-being related to developing habits which make us HAPPY!

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If You Don’t Want It, Don’t Say It!

I recently listened to a really great seminar on Prosperity and the teacher said something which I thought was simply brilliant.

“If you don’t want it, don’t say it.”

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A Tale of Two Clients

We’ve all probably heard the saying “When the student is ready, the teacher appears.”  How about “When the teacher is ready, the student appears”?  Or more accurately, “When the teacher is ready, the student teaches.”   Continue reading

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What Are You Thinking?

I’m currently working with several people who are enjoying “The Strangest Secret,” by Earl Nightingale.  Yesterday, I read a few quotes from the book and asked a client to choose one that resonates with him.  He chose the following, by Ralph Waldo Emerson…

“A man is what he thinks about all day long” Continue reading

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If You Don’t Like Salmon, Don’t Order Salmon

YUK. I hate salmon!

Imagine reading the menu in a fabulous restaurant.  There are so many delicious things to choose from.  You can have steak or chicken or lobster or pasta or the big salad or perhaps… salmon.   Continue reading

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Is Your Help Really Helpful?

In preparation for the final week of my Vortex Meditation Workshop, I was re-reading the Chapter on relationships and the following quote reminded me of how important my thinking is when I want to help someone.  Abraham says: Continue reading

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