Sunday, September 11, 2011

Weekly Moment of Gratitude + 9/11 Peace Intention Experiment and MORE!

This week, I am grateful for

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - As some of you might remember, I had been offered a job in the Towers that year, but didn't accept it. It was a great job, great benefits and a great team, but somehow I immediately turned it down. I can only assume it was God's protection. On 09/11 I was working in a Hospital that wasn't that close to Ground Zero, yet we received casualties. The phone lines were shut down and we couldn't reach out to our families, nor them to us, and body bag after body bag kept arriving. It was literally like living in a movie, or a nightmare, it was surreal. The transit system shut down and I was lucky enough to be in one of the last cars allowed on the highway that day. We were a full house in the car and it broke my heart to pass so many people trying get home on foot. Most people were walking from pure instinct, their faces and eyes were just glazed with shock and a sadness so profound it was heart breaking. It seems surreal that it's actually 10 years later because I can remember it like it was yesterday. I'm grateful for many things on this day: not taking that job, making it home that day, and watching heros first hand, EMT's, Fire Fighters, NYPD, the Doctors and Nurses at the hospital where I worked, and just being here to tell the tale.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - This week my emails were filled with all kinds of pitches and stories, but only one really stood out, The 9/11 Peace Intention Experiment

About The Experiment:

Tens of thousands of Arabs and Americans are joining together for the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terror attack on New York’s Twin Towers for a remarkable experiment: to discover whether their collective intention can bring greater peace to an area of conflict.

The 9/11 Peace Intention Experiment will take place in a 20-minute period every day for eight days. As such it will replicate McTaggart’s 2008 Peace Intention Experiment, carried out on Sri Lanka, which showed a 74 per cent reduction of violence after the experiment and a demonstrable effect when studied through statistical time analysis.

This blog is all about the power of intention, if we all focus our intention on Peace, just imagine how powerful that could be!

The experiment fills me with gratitude that the human spirit is so resilient, determined and strong, and that despite the pain there are still people out there trying to bring hope to a hopeless act.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Another email I received this week regarding 09/11 that stood out was from our dear friends at The Sak.

Commemorate the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 by helping The Sak Give Back!   

100% of the proceeds from the Betty Sue Collection benefits The Brooke Jackman Foundation, which honors Brooke's memory, a fallen hero of 9/11.  Shop the Betty Sue collection at

To learn more visit

I love that Ascending Butterfly gets the opportunity to work with brands that give back. Put your buying power to work and support corporations with a conscience wherever possible.

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What are you grateful for today? I'd love for you to write in and share what you are grateful for this week. The more you say it, the more you speak it, and the more you live in gratitude, the more you will find reasons to be grateful for, and the more reasons that the universe will send you to be grateful for. So join me on this journey of gratitude and inspiration. And you can post here daily (even though my list will be posted weekly).

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.

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Active Giveaway

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Step into Fall With Earthies Talera Shoes - Review and Giveaway! Ends 09/18 - Win the Talera Shoe in your choice of color (based on in stock availability!)

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For those of you who are interested in keeping a gratitude journal this year, here is my recommendation and where to purchase it:

Make this Your Best Day ever, Bless and Be Blessed!

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FTC Disclosure: Journal Recommendation uses an Amazon Affiliate Link. I was not compensated to post about The 9/11 Peace Intention Experiment nor the sale with The Sak, I thought they were both important causes to share!

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