GIFT DAY 096: 30-day gratitude challenge: day 20

6 Apr

Day 20 over here  (and the weekend, whooo hoooo!). . . of the 30-Day Gratitude Challenge.

What are you grateful for today?

I’ve been studying giving and gratitude and abundance this year. It’s part of my promise.

Already I’ve seen much change in my life — like cosmic or karmic change, your choice. The biggest aha reminder has been the importance of good health.

Health is wealth, as my friend Andrea Beaman wrote about in her book by the same name.

Here’s the funny, ironic, might-as-well-be-plastered-on-my-back-like-a-“kick-me”-sign for the world to see:  I already knew that. Health is wealth.

My recent medical journey is sending me straight back to the drawing board of abundance, or should I say, the kitchen table. Maybe it’s even more accurate to say the stove top.

You know what they say… the more you avoid something the more it keeps showing up in your life. And always bigger and more in your face each time it has to return.

Thus, my love affair with food and my reliance on others to cook it for me has reared its ugly head. Again.

(Does anyone else find this hysterically ironic?)

If you’ve been with me for a while now, you know that I have tried everything on the raw, vegan, whole, clean, sugar-free, coffee-free, green wagon. Then I got off that ride.

Now I am back on. 

Is someone or something trying to teach me a lesson?  Maybe. Regardless, I just want to scream: OKAY, I GET IT ALREADY!!!

The fact is, Andrea’s right: Health Is Wealth.

I’ll be over here pondering the irony of the universe while I wait for my test results to turn up. I will also be relying on what I know is one of the greatest powers of the universe: GRATITUDE.

So today I am grateful for:
1) The weekend and time to read on the couch
2) Plans with friends to play Canasta (and I never remember how to play Canasta)
3) Health is wealth
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What are you grateful for?
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Now, could somebody pass the almonds? No… how about a green smoothie?
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More tomorrow.
Lovemore (fearless),
Jamie

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BONUS!
I just finished reading the NY TImes article Is Giving the Secret to Getting Ahead?

The article states: “The greatest untapped source of motivation.. is a sense of service to others; focusing on the contribution of our work to other peoples’ lives has the potential to make us more productive than thinking about helping ourselves.
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Skeptical? You might prefer the humorous video instead.
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{Turn the gratitude up! Share what you’re grateful for in the comments section below.}
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Want to make a promise of your own?
Head on over to The Promise Daily and sign right up!

2 Responses to “GIFT DAY 096: 30-day gratitude challenge: day 20”

  1. Diane Neal Emmons April 6, 2013 at 10:15 PM #

    I have to admit i am grateful for chocolate and sugar. My idea of a balanced diet.
    In abundance! You make everyone happy, so please get healthy! (Wealthy is good too, the 4-lettter word is rich, as we are rich for knowing you).

  2. Cara April 6, 2013 at 11:27 PM #

    *thankful that in a vast world, our struggles and lessons overlap, and we are not alone
    *thankful for a husband that doesn’t give up
    *thankful for the gift of laughter

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