Monday, November 23, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009 - Today's Words of Inspiration and FIVE giveaways!

The Gratitude Countdown!

Let's create abundance in our lives this week. The countdown to Thanksgiving should begin with well....THANKS!

Years ago, Sarah Ban Breathnach's book 'Simple Abundance' changed the way I actively chose to express gratitude. Gratitude for the blessings that were already present in my life and gratitude for new blessings that came my way. I loved the idea of a gratitude journal and decided I would join the 'Simple Abundance' path and express my gratitude for all the good I experienced in a day. I went into this experiment a bit nervous. I thought what if I have nothing to say that day? What then?

The amazing thing is that in 10 years, there has NEVER been a day where there wasn't something to be grateful for! I learned not to try to write when I was very stressed out because it would defeat the purpose. I try to write at the end of the night when my mind is more relaxed. On stress filled days you may find you have to think a bit harder, but I'm sure you will also find that there is always something to be grateful for.

Why don't we have a 'Gratitude Countdown' here on Ascending Butterfly? Each day counting down the days to Thanksgiving we will list something we are grateful for! I'll go first. Over the weekend we worked on a Kitchen Renovation in 'casa de butterfly' which included getting rid of things that no longer served a purpose, painting, decorating and major cleaning, I'm grateful this finally got done, and am very much enjoying the new and improved look in the kitchen! What are YOU grateful for today?

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 will make it a point to express my gratitude today.'

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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Make this your best day ever, Bless and Be Blessed!

Don't forget to enter the 5 great giveaways on the upper right hand side of the page! The holiday push is going to be fast and fierce on Ascending Butterfly, we will be offering multiple giveaways all throughout the season! It's just our way of saying Thank You! for choosing to spend part of your day with Ascending Butterfly. We are really happy you landed HERE!

REMEMBER: The Piece of the Puzzle Affirmative Jewelry giveaway ends TODAY, so HURRY enter HERE

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1 comment:

  1. I am Grateful for today because I have something to live for other than myself. I am grateful for today because I am not the same selfish person I was a year ago. Today I can let others take the spotlight and be truly happy for them without jealousy or fear of where they may lead me. Today I am thankful for being able to also say no when something doesn't feel right, without fear of insecurity of scrutiny. Today I am whole and complete, just for today and I know that tomorrow I will be just as safe and secure that I am right now in this moment. I know that divinity is in me and around me and that when it feels like I am alone it is because I have walked away from God, not that (s)he has left me. Today I am grateful for numerous things.