Monday, November 30, 2015

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

We are on a spiritual treasure hunt. How many blessings can you find in your life today?

Saturday, November 28, 2015

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Whether your glass is half full or half empty, give thanks that you have a half a glass.

Friday, November 27, 2015

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Focus on your abundance and you see how blessed you are, focus on your lack and you don't see or acknowledge your blessings.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

SONG OF THE WEEK

Today and all days I give thanks for my personal relationship with my Higher Power who transforms me and my life like water flowing over a rock. May this week's song of the week speak to you as well.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Today we give thanks for each of you who in any way, shape, or form is a part of the Inspiritual community. May we remember to practice gratitude every day of the year

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Gratitude of A Warrior



A few weeks ago, at our Living the Five Agreements group we were talking about gratitude from a Toltec Perspective. We read a paragraph from Sheri Rosenthal’s book The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Toltec Wisdom. One of the points she made was that from a Toltec perspective Warriors do not see experiences as good or bad, but instead as learning experiences. Her writing reminded me of a piece of wisdom my Bubby shared with me that I was to seek the blessing in all situations and circumstances. There is a lesson in every moment of life she would tell me. See the lesson. Who knew that my Bubby, who had never heard of Toltec wisdom, knew that this is what she was teaching me.
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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

What if we realized we have the power to make every day Thanksgiving? To find the joy in the routine? To find the blessings in the every day. We do. So what's stopping you.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Monday, November 23, 2015

NATURE'S REMINDERS



What in nature reminds you to give thanks or are you grateful for?

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Give thank in all circumstances and for all things thta fly into and through our lives, as we would not be who we are without them.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

When we can say thank you for all experiences, then we know we have forgiven all

Saturday, November 21, 2015

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

As you open a door today remember to give thanks for what is in front of you, what is behind you, and what is coming in with you.

Friday, November 20, 2015

IT’S MORE THAN JUST A BOX



Today I want to give thanks for the box from my brother and his wife. I have been sitting there staring at this box for about a week now, wanting to open it, but really just wanting to sit and be with my feelings about receiving this box.  See the reality is that I really do not care what is in the box; it is just that I have the box. It is that he stopped and sent me a gift. It is that he took the time to think about me and let me know I was in his thoughts. I honestly could not care about what is inside the box, I am just enjoying sitting here looking at the box.
Here I am 59 years old and my brother is 57 ½ and he and I are exchanging gifts for the first time ever. I don’t ever remember getting a gift from him as a child and I know I never got one as an adult
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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

What if in each encounter with some one we see today we say thank You!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

SONG OF THE WEEK

"So thank you for being behind me (You are just so amazing.)"  may this week's Song of the Week remind us to give thanks for all the people who stand behind and beside us. http://inspiritual.biz/inspiritual-song-of-the-week1/

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Fill your heart with gratitude and give thanks

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

MAKING THE UNCONSCIOUS CONSCIOUS



I am not quite sure who said the last thing to discover water would be a fish is, but whoever it was, thank you. Sometimes we are like the fish, it is not until you take us out of our fish bowl that we become conscious of all the blessings in our life. Thich Nhat Hanh in his book Peace Is Every Breath, tells the story about how he remembered to be grateful for the water when the plumbing broke down. Sometimes I forget to give thanks for the electricity, until we have a power outage. I forget to give thanks for my dishwasher until it stops working. I had forgotten what a gift it is to go to the bathroom until I woke up one morning and was unable to urinate. How many things happen in our daily lives that we forget to give thanks for or do not even think of as blessings until we are suddenly and unexpectedly deprived of them
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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Gratitude begets gratitude begets gratitude. Are you begetting gratitude?

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Don't be jealous! Rather celebrate with those for what they have and let others celebrate with you.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Sunday, November 15, 2015

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Can you imagine living your life in an utter state of gratitude?  What is stopping you?

Saturday, November 14, 2015

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

In the midst of all that is going on in this world, may we be mindful to think of something for which we are grateful today and give thanks.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

SONG OF THE WEEK

This week's song of the week is just about saying thank you to the one who we cannot imagine not having in our life, whoever that is, however you hear it,

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Don't question the circumstances, just give thanks!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

FOOD GRATITUDE



While i was doing some research on the Paleo diet, I came across this article on food and gratitude. Since that is our focus this month, I thought I would share it. It is not about the Paleo diet, but really about our attitude towards food and how food is something for us to be grateful for in our lives.
Sure, it’s easy to focus on everything that’s wrong with the modern food system. The corn subsidies that make Coke and Doritos cheaper than tea and apples. The junk food industry that advertises sugar-coated sugar to our kids for breakfast. The research sponsored by food and beverage giants like Pepsi Co. All those things are serious problems. But keep it in perspective: we have plenty to be grateful for.
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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

When you look at all of creation - give thanks

Monday, November 9, 2015

GIVE IT TO THE KING



Every faith tradition has a teaching about how gratitude balances out greed. One of my favorites can be found in Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche’s book The Way of the Buddha. In it he writes, "At the time of Buddha Sakyamuni, a monk found himself in possession of a marvelous jewel that granted any wish — all the gold, silver, and precious stones you could ask for. The lucky owner thought: 'I am a monk and have no need of all these riches. Better to give this jewel to a poor person. But there are so many of them, why favor one over another? Buddha is omniscient. He will tell me whom to give it to.' So, going to Buddha, he explained his difficulty and asked him to designate a fitting recipient. Buddha Sakyamuni recommended that he give it to the king of that area, a very wealthy and powerful monarch. The monk made the offering, and the king accepted it, inquiring about the reason for the gift. The monk explained, 'I thought I should give this gem to a poor person, but not knowing whom to choose, I asked Buddha Sakyamuni. He advised me to bring it to you.' "
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GRATEFUL TO BE GRATEFUL



Thank you for the gift of memory. I remember years ago reading something in Sarah Ban Breathnach’s book Simple Abundance about how one should write down five things one is grateful for before going to bed each night. She talked about how as time passes and we fill our journal with blessings, we will experience an inner shift in our reality. I am generally so tired when I go to bed that I do not do this, but it is the first thing that I do in the morning and it is an awesome way for me to begin my morning. There is nothing like starting off the morning by thanking you for all you do for me and have done in my life. It just starts my morning off with the right mindset for the rest of the day.
The funny thing is that I have been writing in my gratitude journal for so long now that I could not remember how long it has been. So this morning I checked and found out I started on December 31, 2012. So it has almost been three years. I have kept them on and off before, but this time I have managed to keep it going for three years now. I have to agree with Sarah doing so has contributed to an inner shift in my reality. Not only do I begin my day by giving thanks, but I end my day by telling my wife at least one thing she did that day which made me feel loved or for which I am grateful.
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It’s Sharing Time! What Reminds You?

It’s Sharing Time! What Reminds You?  http://inspiritual.biz/spiritual-discussion/2015/11/9/what-reminds-you

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Do you want to be happy? Be grateful.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Saturday, November 7, 2015

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Giving thanks for one thing opens us up to giving thanks for all that led to that one thing even existing.

Friday, November 6, 2015

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Why not trade in envy for gratitude? What God has for you is for you. What God has for me is for me. No more hateration :)



Thursday, November 5, 2015

Song of the Week

this week's song of the week reminds us that giving thanks is a love song to the world - so remember everything is a gift http://inspiritual.biz/inspiritual-song-of-the-week1/

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

The Nigerian Hausa put it this way: Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

How many of us are living gratitude? Is this how to make it on earth as it is in Heaven?

Sunday, November 1, 2015

GRATITUDE IS __________



On November 1st, our Love and inspiration gathering had a powerful discussion about gratitude. We talked about how gratitude, when practiced, has the potential to be the tapestry of our lives. Everything we give thanks for leads to something else. For example, we talked about giving thanks for indoor plumbing, which led to us giving thanks for our showers, our toilets, our dishwashers, all the appliances that use water. This led to us giving thanks for those that have given to ensure water flows into our homes, which led to a discussion of how often we take things for granted. It is not until our water is shut off for some reason, albeit temporarily that we realize how grateful we are for having it and when it is restored, we are immensely grateful. How rarely do we think about all the people in this world who cannot just get up and get a glass of water? Those who do not have access to clean water? Those who have to walk for miles to even bring water to their families. It is when we stop and follow the thread that we begin to have a deeper understanding not only of what we are grateful for, but why we appreciate it as much as we do.
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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Just keep saying thank you. It's that simple,

It’s Sharing Time!! What would you put on your desk?

It’s Sharing Time!! What would you put on your desk? http://inspiritual.biz/spiritual-discussion/2015/11/1/what-would-you-put-on-your-des

One Spirit, Many Voices November 2015

The November issue of One Spirit, Many Voices is now available for download. Come and get your gratitude on! http://inspiritual.biz/newsletters/

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Experience the peace that comes with giving thanks in all circumstances