Sunday 11-30-14 Thank You 52!

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

Happy Sunday!

I celebrated my fifty-second birthday this week as well as Thanksgiving.  As I did last year I decided to take the time this blog to write about all I am thankful for.  This Sunday morning I wrote down 52 things I was thankful for over the past year.  These things included all the people in my life.  Then something upsetting occurred, I lost the whole document!
The happy flow of the morning was gone – the flow being to blame for my not hitting the save button a few times over the hours I was writing. I went out to lunch with the family feeling low and like I just wanted to get back to re-typing the whole thing before moving on with my day.
As I drove to Mom’s place I considered that perhaps I was meant to let that list go.  I thought ‘that list can be between me and God’.  (Now hitting save button!)
So instead of typing up the list again of 52 things I am grateful for and focusing on the count and including everyone important to me I am going to ask my heart to just guide me in speaking thanks for what it is feeling today.
Today, I am thankful for my marriage.  I am thankful for my part in the patience, acceptance, and want of understanding that is now bearing fruit in the feelings I have of Love returning to my heart, the feeling of connection, and the sense of new life energy in our evolving relationship. Good-bye to indifference.
I am thankful for the strong connections I am building with my siblings.  I am thankful for the empathy I have for their struggles as I have also struggled in my own wanting to find Love and happiness.  I am thankful for the support I can provide to them to follow their own hearts and the aid in letting go of false beliefs and expectations that were placed on us in our youth.  Good-bye to competition and comparison to make myself feel worthy.
I am thankful for how well my sons are doing and proud to see their finding direction in their own lives.  Good-bye to fear, regret, self-doubt, and worry.
I am thankful for my job and the success I am having there.  This is the place that I see clearly see that being authentic, honest, and true to myself pays off as conflict is minimized and effort is reduced.  This allows me to know I don’t have to worry about work as I used to do, that I can manage whatever comes. This way my focus can be on the more meaningful things in my life – for this I am thankful.  Good-bye to ego wanting to impress, control, and compete, and my self-doubt.
I am thankful for my writing, for my blog that I have learned is for me.  It’s my tool to be reference material of where I have been and to witness how lessons build on each other.  I am grateful for the blog bearing witness to my experiences of guidance, how I can document each week the intuition I receive and how I am awarded further understanding for following the leads given.
I am grateful for my creative writing of my book as it brings me much joy to let the flow take me and realize the direction the story magically takes.
I am so thankful for my health.  I am thankful for my awareness of all my body tells me so that when there is a problem my mind can aid in the healing and my spirit can remain elevated.
I am thankful that I am becoming a whole being who can stay in alignment most days.  My mind has learned to release control of the ship and to follow the lead when my body or spirit are giving direction.
I am thankful for my open heart, for both the feelings of joy and pain that may move through the body to tell my mind that there is more happening then the information my five senses may be sending to my mind. I am thankful I am no longer shut down.
I am thankful for my own boldness to ask for understanding and then following the leads my guides bring to me.  I understand today that I am an extension of God (All That Is) that has manifested in the physical form to experience All That Is.  By the experience of good and bad I aid in the evolution of All That Is.  My choice of Love over fear returns my consciousness to the whole with a greater appreciation of Love after having experienced both light and dark. Gratitude for All That Is is the result.
I am thankful for my connection to Source, that is where I always want to be.
“I write about the power of trying, because I want to be okay with failing. I write about generosity because I battle selfishness. I write about joy because I know sorrow. I write about faith because I almost lost mine, and I know what it is to be broken and in need of redemption. I write about gratitude because I am thankful – for all of it.” ~ Kristin Armstrong

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