Category Archives: Gratitude

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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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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Don’t Panic; Feel Grateful

Just re-learned a great lesson from a client. I say RE-learned because it is definitely something I already know, yet I don’t always remember. The lesson is that we need to appreciate things we already have; like our heart beating or our air conditioning working or, as my client is now experiencing, the software which runs his entire company functioning.
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The Best Things in Life Really ARE Free!

A week or so before Mother’s Day, I sent my three children the following email:

GOOD Morning Children!
In case you are wondering what to get your Mombo for Mothers’ Day, a Love List from each of you would make me VERY happy. For various reasons, all of you have limited funds this year, and I would feel really great about you NOT spending any of it on me :-P . Continue reading

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A Sign from my Mom~on Mother’s Day!

Anyone who has lost their Mom misses them just a little extra on Mother’s Day. Since that was the case for me, I spent part of the morning looking at old pictures, cards she’d sent and even more time wondering where the HECK she went when she died 27 years ago. Continue reading

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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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What’s Your Sign?

This is one of those You-don’t-need-to-read-it-but-I-need-to-write-it posts. Today, I want/NEED to write about what happens when someone dies; more specifically, about the “signs” we receive after they’re gone.

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What You Appreciate Appreciates

This was the beautiful scene I enjoyed on Friday

This was the beautiful scene I enjoyed on Friday

That’s a quote from the book E2 by Pam Grout. This week my master mind partners and I are doing the last experiment, which is called “The Fish & Loaves Principle.”  The hypothesis is that
if I change my outlook and make a concerted effort to look for goodness, beauty and abundance, it will show up in spades”. Continue reading

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Ask (or… just write it down) and It Is Given

We all know the phrase “Ask and it is given,” but this is a case of “Write it down and it is given.” I LOVE this story and I hope you will too! Continue reading

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I NEED To Write This Blog Post

Mark Sanborn, best-selling author of The Fred Factor, said something that resonated with me when I heard him speak last year.  He said “Don’t write a blog post because they need to read it; write a blog post because you need to write it.”
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