Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - Today's Words of Inspiration and Great Giveaways!

Blizzard 2010

The blizzard of snow that blanketed the NorthEast has definitely forced everything to slow to a crawl. There were tons of accidents on the highways, and lots of slips and falls on slippery streets too. While it didn't seem like there was much to pull inspiration from these past few days, last night changed my mind. I heard the sounds of very shrilly laughter, and looked out my window to find some of the children in the building had gone outside to play in the snow. There were snow angels being made, snowmen being built, and the uber childhood snow essential, the snowball fight. There were some intrepid adults joining in the childlike frenzy of fun; and it was a great reminder of making lemonade out of lemons. It was fun watching the children play.

At random times during the day I'd peak out the window and also see delivery men bringing packages or delivering food and thought to myself I felt very grateful to be able to do what I do from home and not have had to be out in that mess! This is the city that never sleeps, and on days like this you still see cars on the road, and people hurrying to and from work. Do we ever slow down? Did you slow down this week? Were you able to work from home? Did you have to brave the storm? For those that were able to stay home, what did you with the extra time at home?

Whether or not the weather slowed you down this week or caused hassles and inconveniences, be grateful that at the end of the day you had the warmth of home and your bed to curl into. Be grateful to have made it home safely, many drivers lost control of their vehicles, or were hit and badly hurt. Be grateful if you don't have the flu, be grateful if you don't have a cold. 

Despite a week that seemingly may have been devoid of much inspiration, there was still very much to be grateful for, I hope you experienced the same!

Use 'Today's Words of Inspiration' as a breathing meditation to still your mind, quiet your thoughts and bring in positive energy. As you inhale bring in only positive energy by saying in your mind, I breathe in positive energy (or you can say creative energy if that is what you wish to create more of) and as you exhale, Affirm out loud today 'I am grateful for the comforts of home!'

Spend some time each day enjoying focused breathing AND soul guided meditative visualization, in doing so, you can bring about amazing, profound and powerful changes in your life.

Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by universal forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul. Do this at least twice today and see how by taking a moment away from the hectic pace and breathing in positive energy and affirming what you wish to create, your thinking will become different.

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.

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NOTE: Readers have asked us to make entering the contests and giveaways, faster and easier. Your wish is our command! We have moved our 'Today's Butterfly - Featured Site(s) of the day, which is where we host our giveaways, to the upper right hand side of the page. It will be located here from now on to make entering the giveaways faster and easier. Keep the suggestions coming, remember we also have a NING group with real time chat, you can give us your comments and suggestions in REAL time, how cool is that?

NOTE 2: Twitter followers: please remember you must also follow Ascending Butterfly using Google friends connect on the upper right hand side of the page for your entries to be processed. And remember if your profile does not have an email and you don't leave your email in your entry, we will not accept your entry. Make sure your entry or your profile have your email address!

Just a helpful Reminder: How to Follow Using Google Friends Connect:

Please look to the upper right hand side, where the follower pictures are. (Note the number of followers before you start this process)

1) press the follow button - the google pop up wizard will open, this is not an ad and your pop up blocker will not block it

2) tick the option that reads 'follow this blog publicly' once that button is selected, hit follow again - it should now read 'you are now following'

3) if the follower count went up you know you did it succesfully, if your profile has a picture, that picture will be the first one on the left side. If your profile doesn't have one, it should still be searchable on the members list. (Remember, following a blog, does NOT subscribe you to receive emails, you have to subscribe separately to do that, you will not receive emails for following)

Are you getting the dreaded 'Your Entry Can't Be Processed' message when leaving an entry or comment? Before hitting enter, highlight your comment and COPY it. If you get that message after hitting enter and your comment is still there, just ignore the message and hit enter again, then you will get a screen with a captcha code, enter the captcha code, then submit and VOILA. If after you hit the submit button the first time, you get the dreaded message and the comment 'disappeared' no worries, that's why I asked you to copy it in the first step. Paste it back in and submit again. This has worked for me when comment boxes have glitched on me, and I hope it helps you too!

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