Day 12

Today I had waves of emotions, joy, love, pride, irritation, annoyed, laughing, anger, and crying. With all that said, I am grateful for this day and all the blessings that came my way. This picture is part of my laughing and joy of the day, Orion and Sirius, my daughter’s sugar gliders. They are six months old and love playing and jumping on me like a tree.

Also here is my moment of pride. My stepson and daughter shoveling the neighbors sidewalk and driveway and me stalking their progress upstairs.

Let’s jump into reasons why I am grateful. Just a reminder I say my list out loud and with my mind at the same time while laughing and staying in a state of joy for everything I am grateful for. I know I am repetitive, but I always feel I’m sending out my energy to everyone/thing I write/type down. When I’m saying my thank you’s I vision the person I just explained why I am grateful for and try to look at them as I say thank you. Just letting you know what I do. You can do you.

I am so blessed and happy for being a mom because of how I get to love, help, and be there for my kids, and for all the laughs I get to have, even if it’s about farts. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

With all my heart, thank you for Jon because of his love for me and our family, for being an outstanding dad, and for always supporting me and my highest good. Also, thanks for putting my kick wheel together! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am truly grateful for my parents and Jon’s parents because of all the continual love and support, for all the memories old and new, and for all the great laughs. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am very thankful for all the trees because of their marvelous stillness and for cleaning our air, water, and soil. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am truly grateful for seeing beaches because of the vastness of the ocean or lake and for reminding me to go with the flow and rest when needed to. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am incredibly grateful for our home because it keeps my family safe and warm and for letting friends and family gather, I love hosting. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am so lucky and fortunate to be able to write, draw, create because it brings me joy and lets me share that joy with others. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am happy and blessed for Jon’s dream job because he loves working with his best friends, Bobby, Cole, and Noah, and for the abundance of joy and money it brings his way. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am incredibly thankful for our abundance of money because it allows us to pay our bills and much much more and lets my family take vacations together. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am grateful and blessed for our boat because I love swimming, feeling the wind in my hair, and watching my family fish or tube while I get to write or illustrate. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

With all my heart, thank you Universe for guiding me, for always having my back, for joyful surprises, for unexpected money, and for all the love you give to everyone in the whole world. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am so grateful for this day because of my family’s health and for the laughter that filled up my house and car, and for my kids listening to me, and helping me clean today. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Have a magical day!

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Day Eleven

Today my hands are not working, I’ve been croqueting myself a scarf and that apparently makes it so I can’t control my handwriting. But with all that said, I am grateful that my hands are still working, I wrote out what I am grateful for, I can type this out, and that they’ll be greater tomorrow.

I hope you find some magic in your day, I did a couple times. Talking to my best friend realizing certain things that came my way. Also, catching myself a couple of times being in a state of disappointment from being “the enforcer” at my house. It’s wearing, but I am grateful to be shaping these teens, to have time with them, and to help them get their homework done.

Goodnight! or Good morning!

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Day Ten

Husband surprised me with a bouquet of flowers yesterday. To me in this picture, they look like a dragon head. it was a nice joyful surprise.

I am truly grateful for the love I get to receive, give, and witness each day because it makes me want to be a better human on this earth. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am very blessed for being hired today because of how I’ll be able to help others and be around animals all the time. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

With all my heart, thank you for Jon because of how he loves me fully and for being a fantastic partner and father. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

I am so blessed and grateful for my kids because of how they excite me and for their crazy imaginations. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am so lucky and fortunate for the Universe, because the Universe has my back, for guiding me to achieve my dreams, and for all the joyful surprises you send my way. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am incredibly grateful for the trees because of their stillness, healing powers, and for cleaning our soil, water, and air. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Thank you for the love and light that surrounds all of my family and friends because of all the love they share our with others and for remembering to be present. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am blessed and so happy for Scrappy, Orion, and Sirius because of how funny and loving they are and for doing well potty training today and always for scrappy. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am delighted and grateful for the snow because of how it brings quiet, stillness, and wonder into everyone’s eyes, and thank you for letting my kids play with you today. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am grateful and blessed for Jon’s dream job because he works with his best friends Bobby, Cole, and Noah, for how proud he is of his work day after day, and for the abundance of joy and money it brings into his life. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am so lucky and fortunate for our abundance of money because it pays for all of our bills, lets us be generous to others, and for showing up unexpectedly. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am deeply grateful for our home because it keeps my family safe and warm and it lets me have people over. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am blessed for this day because of helping my kids with school, learning about their great great grandfathers and grandmothers, for playing in the snow, for nourishing my family with a warm meal, for enforcing hygiene and setting up my husband for success, for being flexible and in the flow, for our neighbor coming by and saying thanks for shoveling his driveway and sidewalk, for talking to someone new and getting a great part-time job so I still have time with my family and time to illustrate and write, and for Orion and Sirius doing well with potty training today, for Scrappy utilizing the treat window multiple times, for seeing Cole and Noah at lunch today, for being able to see the Pleiades clearly tonight, thank you for watching an episode of Ozarks tonight with my husband, for seeing the moon at 4am this morning, for the kisses my husband gave me, and for talking with my best friend Arielle, my cousin Tracy, and my mom today, and for the present I had, even though my temper was tested a bunch this afternoon by my two teenagers. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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Day Nine

I am incredibly blessed for this day because of the love I got to witness, give, and receive and for the beautiful flowers my husband surprised me with. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

With all my heart, thank you for Jon because of his grand love for me and our children and for being thoughtful and kind. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am beyond blessed to be a mom to Aurora, Aidan, Noah, and Cole because of how they make me proud and for how they get along with one another. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am truly grateful for my parents and Jon’s parents, Mary Jane, Tom, Mark, and Tammy because of how loving they all are to my family and for always being there for us, happy to see us. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am crazy grateful for Scrappy because of his warm cuddles and natural happy attitude. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am so lucky and fortunate for our home because it keeps my family safe and warm and for all the character it has. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am blessed and grateful for Jon’s dream job because he gets to work with his best friends, Bobby, Cole, and Noah, and because it brings him an abundance of joy and money. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am completely grateful to the Universe for guiding me, always having my back, and for all the joyful surprises. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am truly grateful for being able to write and illustrate because creating stories, making characters come to life gives me great joy and I am grateful to be able to share that joy with others. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am so happy and blessed for our abundance of money because it pays for our bills, and must more, and lets my family take vacation together with our boat. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am so deeply blessed for our trees because of their grand beauty and stillness, and for cleaning our air, water, and soil. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Have a great night everyone and a fantastic morning!

Day Eight

I have to say how incredibly blessed I am for this moment because I get to creative and be in a state of joy. I hope joy is brought up to you today or that you create it yourself. (Random acts of joy: dancing, singing, excerising, touches plants with the intent to share love, or jumping around.)

I hope a sunbeam warms your cheek today, even if through a window.

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Day 6

I am truly grateful for my life because of all the love I get to give, witness, and receive. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

With all my heart, thank you for Jon because of how he makes me laugh and smile and for being a great father by being present in our kids lives. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am blessed for Aurora because of her great big smile, for trying new things, and for being able to talk to me about anything. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am grateful for Aidan because of his large heart, for helping out around the house, and for making me smile. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am very thankful for Noah because of his big heart, for looking out for others, and for being a good brother. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am incredibly grateful for Cole because of how he’s thoughtful and kind, and for being a great big brother. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

With all my heart, thank you for my parents because of their laughter and lightheartedness they shared with me and for enjoying life to the fullest. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am blessed and happy for Mary Jane and Tom because of their love and light they give my family and all their loved ones and for all the memories old and new shared. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am truly grateful for Mark and Tammy because of the fun we have in the sun together and for all the competitive games we play together. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am incredibly grateful for my friends and family because of how they communicate with me with different perspectives and for reminding me how to be in joy like a kid. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am so lucky and fortunate for our home because it keeps my family safe and warm and lets my family gather more frequently. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am so blessed and happy for Jon’s dream job because he gets to work with his best friends, Bobby, Cole, and Noah, because of the abundance of joy and money it brings Jon, and for working for a company that brings Jon pride too. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am truly happy and grateful to be able to write and illustrate because it brings me joy and let’s me spread that joy to others. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am very thankful for our abundance of money because it pays for our bills and much more and let’s us plan for the future with ease. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am blessed and truly grateful for the universe for guiding me, always having my back, and for all the joyful surprises it sends my way. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

With all my heart, thank you for the trees because of their grand beauty and for cleaning our air, soil, and water. thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am deeply blessed for Scrappy because of his big heart and for always being there for me. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Have a great night everyone and I hope you’re able to see the moon.

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Day Five

I had an overall good and fulfilling day, grateful for the beautiful moon and stars. I toe out my list tonight because I was enjoying using my handwriting. I hope everyone has a joyful surprise today that lets you laugh happily.

Have a great morning! Enjoy this once in a lifetime day!

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Day Four

I am grateful to be able to write and illustrate because they bring me joy and let me share that joy with others. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am truly blessed for my parents because of their continual love for me and my family and for making me laugh throughout my whole life. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am very thankful for the beautiful chilly day I had because I saw glitter drift through a nice breeze and let the cold, rose my cheeks and remind me to be present. Also thank you for the birds foot prints in the wintery dusting. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

With all my heart, thank you for Jon because of how incredibly handsome his is, for how amazing his love he gives is, and for working hard for his family day after day. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am truly grateful for Aurora because of how thoughtful she is and for her big hugs. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am very blessed for Aidan because of how he keeps me on my toes and for reminding me to stay grounded when anger shows up. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am so happy and blessed for Noah because of how he looks out for others and for having such a warming loud laugh. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am incredibly grateful for Cole because of how he has a different perspective than everyone and how helpful and kind he is. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am deeply blessed for Mary Jane and Tom because of how they look out for my husband and our family and for helping mold, shape Jon into who he is today. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am so lucky and grateful for Mark and Tammy because of their remodeling wisdom and for their outlook on life. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am truly blessed and grateful for scrappy because of the warm cuddles he gives and for being the best dog in the whole world, and for being my sidekick, Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am truly blessed for our home because it keeps everyone safe and warm and because of all the charm and love filled in our home. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am so happy and grateful for Jon’s dream job because he gets to work with his best friends, Bobby, Cole, and Noah, it brings him an abundance of joy and money, and for loving what he’s doing daily. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

With all my heart, thank you Universe for your guidance because I love living my life; being able to give, witness, and receive love; and for all the joyful surprises that come my way. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am deeply blessed for my friends and family because they let me shine my light on them and they shine theirs back on me, because of all the different perspectives and laughs everyone has, and for letting me love them hard and letting me receive it back. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am truly blessed for our abundance of money because it pays for my bills, new clothes, and lets me be generous to others. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

With all the cells in my body, thank you for the trees because of their phenomenal beauty and for cleaning our air, water, and soil. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am so thankful and blessed for today because I learned how to center and ground myself more and for being able to create and be in a state of joy. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Have a good night and let the moon shine upon your soul. 🙂

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Day Three

Today I wrote my gratitude list this morning after I finished all my weekly errands.

I wrote it out, then grounded myself by reading my list out loud and in my head while being in awareness of joy and gratitude. The sun danced with the clouds as I did my little ritual.

I’d like to leave tonight with a random quote (meaning just opened the book and picked one.) from The Greatest Secret by Rhonda Byrne. Found on page 82 ” Most people believe that negative situations come from outside of them; they believe that it’s either people, circumstances, or events in the world that have caused negative situations in their life. But nothing is inherently good or bad, as Shakespeare told us: ‘There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.'”

I have to be honest, this page keeps opening for me when I do this practice of asking the universe for guidance. Mostly I believe is because I’ve been in my head a little too much as of late. But I am at the stage where I can recognize it and stop it before I let it rule my awareness.

I am blessed for a full day of laughter, love, light, silliness, and even being the discipliner. lol Thank you for this day, thank you, thank you, thank you.

Have a great night!