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28 Days with a Grateful Heart ♥ Day 22

I am grateful for LOVELY PEOPLE.

Grateful for those who radiate goodness, who exude happiness, those who glow! It’s from the inside out that we shine. Lovely and kind people are awesome – we should all feature that about ourselves more often!!

Smile more!

I don’t even like cats and I think this is adorable!! See what smiling can do!!

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28 Days with a Grateful Heart ♥ Day 21

Grateful for people’s understanding.

We all make mistakes. Thank you to those who understand and even those who don’t – it gives me thicker skin.

 

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28 Days with a Grateful Heart ♥ Day 19

I’m grateful for sparkle!

A sparkly dress, a sparkly ring, sparkly shoes, a sparkly pen, even a single sparkly glove – sparkles shine, sparkles dazzle, sparkles are downright awesome.

Sometimes a girl just needs a bit of sparkle in her life.

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28 Days with a Grateful Heart ♥ Day 18

I’m grateful for being busy.

Momentum is good and if that’s a good thing, I should be doing freaking fabulous!! Life can get hectic, life can be overwhelming, and we all get stressed out but that’s the thing… We’ve all got our stuff and we all get stressed out!!

One of my favourite quotes, “a healthy mind has an easy breath” is what carries me through. Having nothing to do would be awful! It’s nice to feel needed, it’s amazing I’m working so much, it’s a gift that I can do it all. Love your busy times as much as your down time – and if you can’t, surely you will savor those quiet times that much more. The busyness makes everything that much sweeter.

I’m grateful for a full calendar and a full life.

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28 Days with a Grateful Heart ♥ Day 17

I am grateful for unexpected beauty.

The gorgeous thing about “unexpected beauty” is that you can find it anywhere! When I’m stressed, or upset, or tired, or just plain old cranky, I know it’s tough to lift yourself from these places but this is when we should all dig a little deeper and find that beauty. Shed those cranky eyes and find a fresh softness in your outlook.

The cracks on a side walk, worn material, the effect of the sun, an exchange between strangers, the laugh lines of a loved one, reoccurring colours and patterns, strange circumstances – these are all beautiful.

Soften your gaze and know that it’s beautiful to someone. Love that and find that. It takes strength and focus to constantly challenge yourself to see the beauty in unexpected places; come to expect it.

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28 Days with a Grateful Heart ♥ Day 16

I’m grateful for the yin and yang of life.

I struggle so much with my Gemini-infused ways that I often feel like I’m so wildly all over the place, that I’ll never get anywhere. Then… for a quiet moment, I realize life is wild and crazy but also precious, serene and peaceful but also agro, full of contradictions, filled with yin and yang. Suppose us Geminis have it more figured out than the rest of you??? I don’t know about that, but I do know that we are all outrageously fragmented and to learn to love all of us, to learn to embrace what is innately disconnected – that is human nature and that is where we are meant to be.

Yin and Yang – it’s there for us, so take it! Take all of it!!

 

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28 Days with a Grateful Heart ♥ Day 15

I’m grateful for frank conversations.

Do you ever wonder how often the truth is diluted; whether it be to spare feelings, get what one wants, embarrassment, to make things “easier”, or simply because it’s too difficult to communicate our true feelings, I think it would be safe to say the truth often becomes a distilled version of itself. On rare occasion do I find people to be frank. Funnily enough, we’re quick to think others are rude or unkind if they speak truths. Of course there are nicer ways than other to deliver messages but now we veer into semantics in trying to find some semblance of what truth really even means.

Perhaps due to its rarity, or simply because it’s often what you need to hear most, I appreciate frank conversations. I’m grateful for the people who bellow into my life and offer some frank, straight to the point, hit you where it hurts, truth. And it is more often than not, the people who bellow into my life above those who drift in!

Able to argue any side of an argument, finding a balance is often difficult for me, and what’s even more difficult is truly deciding where I stand. I want truth. I want frankness. I want love. I want kindness. There must be a way these can all magically work together in perfect alignment. There must!

Simply put, I think truthfulness comes from your heart and so long as you’re speaking in frank form and from a place of grace – you’re safe from those murky waters of distilled truths.

Thank you for your honesty.

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28 Days with a Grateful Heart ♥ Day 10

I am grateful for a good night’s sleep.

Don’t underestimate the power of a good night’s sleep. Seems for me, my head needs to be completely cleared from the everyday stresses, the perfect cup of herbal tea needs to be sipped, oh and the stars have to be in perfect alignment. Thank your lucky stars if sleep is a non issue for you.

Sleep restores us. Sleep grants us a healthy body, a healthy heart, and more love! It’s sleep that rejuvenates us and prepares us for the days ahead.

I’m an up in my head kinda girl. It’s difficult for me to quiet my thoughts when given that quiet alone time with my pillow. In fact, that time for rest often seems like the loudest part of my day. Learning to let go of it all and quiet my thoughts is coming – coming with time.

I’m still thankful for my restless night because it makes me that much more thankful for my far and few between restful stars all aligned kinda sleeps!

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28 Days with a Grateful Heart ♥ Day 8

I am grateful for new favourite restaurants!

Falling out of touch with friends… never a bad thing. People get busy, life happens, call your besties when you get the chance ’cause they’ll always understand (the good ones anyways)! Hadn’t seen one of the best people that’s come into my life in quite a while so we made dinner plans. THANK YOUUUUU!!

August 8 is ah-mazing! I had been craving a sushi date for so long and it came from a very dear friend who loves this place and knows how to get people on the love train of dim-sum!! The flavours are explosive, the freshness – well, you wouldn’t believe it until you tried yourself, in short, I love August 8!

Sharing culinary delights is a rarity for me but one of my favourite things. I am so thankful to be able to dine out and have fabulous friends that share amazing restaurants with me.

Give it a whirl if you’re in the Burlington area – I promise you won’t be let down!!

 

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28 Days with a Grateful Heart ♥ Day 7

I am grateful for FEARS.

Fears teach us that good can come from bad; that we can learn something from our darkest days, and that we are not invincible, but we sure can overcome a lot. Fears bring out vulnerabilities that are that much better when we even just scratch the surface. Fears are natural. Fears are something we can all overcome and learn a lot about ourselves along the way.

I’m forever thankful for fears because without them – I’d be lost.

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