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Party Day Gratitude

We have had a big weekend, celebrating with family and friends.  But, today is the big party day!  We are having Madelyn’s birthday party at our house today.  I have a lot to accomplish before 3 pm and party time. Cleaning and cooking are on the agenda first.  I am making spinach dip and lemonade.  I can’t wait to see the cake.  We went out to dinner on Mads’ actual birthday and she was a bit cranky and had to leave her own party early!

It’s been so nice to have my parents here.  I don’t get to see them nearly as much as I would like.  We had a good day yesterday just hanging out, getting a little shopping done ( new cell phone Yay!), and visiting.

So today I am so very grateful for my family.  All of them.  I am so blessed!  I’ll take a lot of photos and be back to share with you all!

Discussion:  What are you grateful for today?

Attitude of Gratitude – Coranado Edition

I am in my hotel room, feeling oh so tired, but so full of gratitude.  How can you not be filled with appreciation with the beauty around us??

 I am very thankful to Monica Ward, our fearless leader and my friend.

 I am grateful for Denise Needham.  She is an amazing woman and very inspirational. 

 I am also very thankful for all the wonderful women I have met and been able to spend some time with this weekend.  We have bonded, shared, laughed and cried together.  It has been an amazing journey and I am so glad that I came on this trip and that I first stepped out of my comfort zone and decided to be a Beachbody coach.

Over the course of the last 3+ years, my life has changed. It is all for the better (of course there are always ups and downs along the way).  I have grown as a person tremendously, I am fit and healthier, I have learned so much and I have made the most amazing friends. 

Today is all about gratitude, positivity and friendship! 

As we were talking last night, Angie mentioned that  she loved to pop people’s bubbles.  Of course I was trying to figure out what she meant by that, and she explained that we live in our own worlds.  Connected to our cell phones, not wanting to interact with other people.  I thought about this and realized that it is sad, but true.  We are so involved in our own lives that we forget to look up and see the beauty in the people around us.  We are truly missing out on getting to know other people and making new friends.  But, even better than that, we are missing out on just a few acts of kindness.  A smile, when you are having a bad day, someone saying that they love your shirt, that you look nice, saying hello, it’s nice to meet you.

We need to disconnect from the electronic world and join in our real worlds.  Make connections with people, look them in the eye, tell them hello, smile as we pass.  You never know, you could make their day. 

I know that I will be more aware of my surroundings, the people around me and I will at the very least, share a smile!

Discussion:  are you guilty of staying in the electronic world?

Attitude of Gratitude

It’s an attitude of gratitude today!  Happy Spirit Sunday!

“Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.” Brian Tracy

I am blessed in so many ways.  Great family, good friends, wonderful job that allows me to travel and meet new people. 

I hope that you will count your blessing today and develop an attitude of gratitude for yourself!