July 27th, 2012
Putting the Attitude In Gratitude. TGIF.
Last year, about a month ago, I put all of my things in storage. I left my studio behind.
And decided to get in an RV and explore. The country. Myself. Something new. Something different.
And what I found was that life was so amazingly serendipitous. And beautiful. Skies were bluer than I imagined. Clouds were puffier. And amazing people were absolutely everywhere.
I didn’t realize it at the time, but I was on a quest. The destination? My best life. The best version of myself that I could be, at that point in time. And each thing I learned gave me more information as to what that looks like…to me. Here I am, a year later, and ready for another quest. Of a slightly different nature. Road…a bit unknown. Vehicle…to be determined. Destination…love. flow. surrender. And exploring what those mean, to me.
This week was really tough for me. And in these moments, gratitude is the last thing on my mind. And that’s the perfect time for it.
It’s Friday ya’ll…time for some gratitude. When you don’t know what to do, when all else fails, and especially when you don’t want to…try gratitude…it’s Friday. TGIF.
I’m grateful for:
My family, and weddings that bring us all together. A sweet old lady at the airport. GEB. Conversations that are filled with love and understanding. Honesty. Truth. Being surprised. Deep caring. Tears. The very fine line between being excited and being scared. Feeling supported. Seeing another onion layer. My clients. Putting it out there and watching opportunities show up. Hard situations that make me question my true thoughts and feelings. Taking a stand. Humility. A good book. My coach. My bestie. Words of encouragement from strangers. All my punny friends. Writing crosswords. A warm bed. Love.
I don’t have any pictures from this week, because unfortunately, they would have all been about me crying, but I DO have a little video I made from my travels from last year. A collection of things I learned and things I saw. Enjoy!
What about you? What are you grateful for, in this very moment? Leave a comment and share your gratitude list, so I can gush over how wonderful it is.
Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can’t Lose.
P.s. We put the attitude in gratitude. Btw.
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Great post – as always!! I sooo needed this one today. :)
Hey Cheryl…I’m so glad you saw it then! Nothing better than a well timed message. Hope you’re having a great weekend.
Tonight I’m grateful for :
Mimi Kirk’s fabulous recipees
My fabulous coach ;)
Fresh salads from the garden
Winky face back to you lady. I’m grateful for my fabulous clients (winky) and for your upcoming trip. WEEEEEEEE!!!!!
Sister, I was right there with you this week, and am so glad you’ve brought it full circle to the GRATITUDE. Saying those 2 words (thank you!) really does make all the difference in the world…so let me just say:
To my amazing clients who always show up willing to look at their stuff with love and re-shape their lives in each and every moment
To my fears for reminding me what is really important to me – and for kicking my butt to get back into the game
To my teachers and mentors for showing up fully and authentically in the world and showing me it’s safe to do the same
To YOU for creating a space for gratitude to flow freely – especially when it’s not easy
Hey Sabrina…my gosh girl, it must have absolutely been an energetic thing. This week was rough for so many of us it seems. Thank YOU so much and sharing all of this, even when it wasn’t that easy. I love what you said about being grateful for your fears. So often I find that our fear is our teacher. Our barometer for the things we should be doing or looking at. Thank you for the reminder. So grateful to have you here, week after week. Thanks for being a part of my world!
Grateful for seeing you in person, yesterday!
I’m thankful for the ups & downs, twists & turns, breakdowns that lead to breakthroughs, and every other thing this yin-yang life includes. Here’s to feeling it ALL — instead of selectively numbing.
Thankful you concluded with that yummy quote from my new favorite addiction! Clear Eyes. Full Hearts. Can’t Lose! Amen — xoxo
I am too lady. I just love being around you and am so glad we’ve taken our friendship beyond the interwebs. I also couldn’t agree more with your awesome gratitude list! Accepting ALL parts of ourselves and our lives. Loving every bit of it.
And Friday Night LIghts OMG!!!! RIght?! I named my dog after Eric! His official name on his records is Coach Taylor. Hahhaha.
Beautiful video and I especially love the piccies with your pooch! What a gorgeous looking dog!! X
Hey Sarah…thanks so much! He really is a goofy guy. Lovable one. And cuddly as all get out. :) Thanks for reading and thanks for writing in. XO
Ok Sally. Some weeks the tears flow like wellsprings, hearts ache like with unfathomed depth but we make it:
I am thankful for good news and new friends. For words of encouragement and moments of forward steps. I am thankful for wonderful kids. I am thankful for freedom, not just to be free of the past, but the possibilities of the future.
Yes, absolutely. We’re tough. We’re resilient. Thank you for sharing your wonderful list. I especially like the last sentence. Freedom. Possibility. Lovely.