Category Archives: Gratitude

GRATITUDE is Always the Answer

Pam Grout is the amazingly awesome author of #1 NY Times Bestseller E-Squared: Nine Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality, and yesterday I had the pleasure of speaking with her.

I told her about a young woman I met (who, interestingly, stumbled upon me because of a comment I left on Pam’s blog. Whaddaya know!) who is struggling with feeling depressed and worries that she will never feel better again. Lana, which is not her real name, said she’s “tried everything” and nothing seems to work. We had a good conversation and I gave her a few suggestions, which should help.

I asked Pam what she would suggest for someone who is really feeling STUCK (physically, emotionally, financially, creatively…) and she said, without question,


When we shift our focus away from what’s wrong and towards what’s right, our reality shifts, almost immediately. Our problems might not instantly disappear, (unless they do) but they do begin to improve, almost immediately.

Pam said “If you have a closet with a change of clothes and a refrigerator to keep your food cold, you’ve won the lottery! And the best way to create “riches” is to see and appreciate all the blessings you already have, like the sun coming up and your heart beating…”

She went on to say “Certain things do need our thought, so spend a certain percentage of time thinking about those things, but then spend an equal percentage of time thinking about the possibilities. We only continue to create the same-old-same-old because we continue to punctuate it in our mind; we continue to think about it constantly, when there is so much more that is possible.”

And there you have it~ Gratitude is the answer. It is always the solution to the problem. If in doubt, just ask Pam Grout. laughter In fact, her newest book, (with a kick-butt title, which I promised not to share) which is due out soon, is



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Memorial Day is for Remembering

Here in the U.S., it is Memorial Day; a national holiday which, to many, means a day off from work, a backyard barbecue and the beginning of Summer. But the reason for the holiday is to honor and remember American soldiers who lost their lives, protecting our freedom. Continue reading


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What Time is Happy Hour? RIGHT NOW!

Image 1This quote has been taped to the shelf on my desk for at least a year or two…maybe three! I sit at my desk every single day, yet I haven’t actually read this in quite some time. Continue reading


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What Kind of Genius Are You?

IMG_0959 A few months ago, I wrote about the fabulous gifts my kids gave me on Mother’s Day. Yesterday, I pulled one of the papers out of my “50 Days of Happy” jar and here is the quote it contained. Continue reading

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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” 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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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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