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2017 JOYful Musings

Issue 5: May 31, 2017
What's Next

Issue 4: April 28, 2017
The Winds of Change

Issue 3: March 30, 2017
You Are Stronger Than You Think You Are

Issue 2: February 28, 2017
The Way of the Lightworker - Anchoring in the Light

Issue 1: January 30, 2017
The Path of Harmony and Peaceful Existence

2016 JOYful Musings

Issue 12: December 31, 2016
Gather Wisdom

Issue 11: November 30, 2016
The Gifts of My Father

Issue 10: October 28, 2016
Pain is Inevitable - Suffering is Optional

Issue 9: September 30, 2016
Whatever It Takes ... No Matter What!

Issue 8: August 30, 2016
Throw Your Hat in the Ring!

Issue 7: July 29, 2016
Be "On TIME" with Your Life

Issue 6: June 30, 2016
Summertime

Issue 5: May 31, 2016
Let It Be...Find the Time

Issue 4: April 30, 2016
The Journey Continues...

Issue 3: March 31, 2016
Embracing the Unexpected - Part Deux

Issue 2: February 26, 2016
Embrace the Unexpected!

Issue 1: January 29, 2016
Supporting Your Best Life

2015 JOYful Musings

Issue 12: December 31, 2015
JOYful Reflection

Issue 11: November 30, 2015
Whatever Makes You Come Alive

Issue 10: October 30, 2015
Ask * Align * Allow

Issue 9: September 29, 2015
Who Are You Being?

Issue 8: August 28, 2015
Vibrant Health ~ Ageless Living

Issue 7: July 30, 2015
The Power of Loving, Approving and Forgiving

Issue 6: June 30, 2015
A JOYful Impact

Issue 5: May 29, 2015
Joie de Vivre

Issue 4: April 30, 2015
The Best Version of You!

Issue 3: March 31, 2015
Align Your Feelings with Your Desires

Issue 2: February 26, 2015
Claim Your Power

Issue 1: January 30, 2015
The Gift of Release

2014 JOYful Musings

Issue 12: December 31, 2014
Profound Life Lessons from 2014

Issue 11: November 26, 2014
The Power of GRATITUDE

Issue 10: October 31, 2014
Resilience with a Capital "R"

Issue 9: September 26, 2014
It's All About Perspective

Issue 8: August 28, 2014
Always Follow the Energy

Issue 7: July 30, 2014
Ways of the Spiritual Explorer

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Issue 6: June 29, 2014
Keeping It Simple

Issue 5: May 28, 2014
Decide to Live!

Issue 4: April 30, 2014
The Next Step ~ The Newest Chapter Unfolds

Issue 3: March 28, 2014
The Art of Discernment ~ Cultivating Your Authentic Self

Issue 2: February 26, 2014
Connecting to JOY

Issue 1: January 31, 2014
The Art of Mindfulness

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The Power of GRATITUDE

November 26, 2014

"I say thank-you each day for the many blessings in my life!"

The above affirmation has been a favorite of mine for many, many years. When I first came across this little mantra I had just learned about the real impact of gratefulness, so I printed many copies on pretty paper which I posted around my home. I liked seeing the reminder often, not because I needed to create a habit of saying "thank-you", but because I resonated with the energy of these simple, but powerful words.

It's been several years now, we're talking at least 10 or more, but I can still vividly recall the words of a motivational speaker relating to her audience about the power of gratitude. One of the things she shared was her ritual of giving thanks on a daily basis for the blessings in her life, and how she felt each day is truly a gift which she never wants to take for granted. Right then I decided to commit to doing the same. It is a practice that has stayed with me since I made that pledge such a long time ago. The effects have been immeasurable for me.

I truly enjoy how it makes me feel when I connect to and acknowledge the abundance of wonderful people, experiences and blessings in my life. I have often felt the pure energy of appreciation flowing through my body. It is always a humbling experience and a reminder of the wonder and miracles that are a consistent part of life if we are aware and paying attention.




Early on in my spiritual journey I learned more about the benefit of being in a state of appreciation. Just what does that mean? When you are connected to Source (the Universe, God, All That Is) you have access to unlimited good feelings where positive vibes abound. If you disconnect to some degree, you feel negative emotion. But that is a good thing as it is your internal guidance system telling you that you are off track and you may want to explore what those emotions are trying to convey to you. Here's where appreciation comes in to support and assist you.

When you are in a pure state of gratitude, you are truly linked to Source. The energy of appreciation is equivalent to the vibration of love and the highest frequency we can tune in to. So if you are feeling a little anxious, frustrated, angry, etc., just note without judgment that for the time being, you have disconnected.

When you feel ready to move on and release the negative emotion, look for something, anything to feel grateful about, to sincerely appreciate. It can be the simplest of things like a bright, beautiful, blue sky, the delicious smell of bread baking or the sweet sound of your granddaughter's laughter!

Part of my daily routine includes the following practice: before I get out of bed, I mentally list my appreciations. Then I make a statement of intention: "Today I choose to see the positive aspects in everyone and everything. I intend to see and feel the love and the beauty that is all around me and to experience whatever comes my way with love, grace and gratitude." It's a wonderful exercise to set the tone for your day.




We celebrate a holiday in the United States each November, a day of 'Thanksgiving'. Of course, it is wonderful to have a dedicated day to honor and remember in a special way all that we are thankful for. But perhaps even better would be to cultivate a regular habit of truly appreciating all the blessings in our lives. Doesn't it feel good when you are appreciated and acknowledged? I wonder how many of us would agree that it's a good idea, but don't take the small amount of time necessary to make it a routine practice?

Think about the benefit it provides as thankfulness is a wonderful tool to raise your vibration, your personal energy level. And if you share with someone else your appreciation of them or something they did, it will raise their energy level as well. Always a win-win for all involved. Recommended dosage: Apply daily, often and liberally for optimum results ... the power of gratitude is endless!







The Power of GRATITUDE

Tuesday, December 9th

***Please note: This is the SECOND Tuesday of December

5:30 PM (Pacific)
8:30 PM (Eastern)


FREE one hour teleseminar

Let's get together with an informal evening of mini-readings for those who wish to gain a bit more clarity about cultivating the amazing power of GRATITUDE and more!

You always have the option of stepping up and asking a question, sharing or just participating as an interested and supportive audience member. I hope you'll decide to join us on the call ... we always end up bringing in some wisdom for each of us and have a great time as well!


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Quotes to Ponder


Gratitude is the single most important ingredient to living a successful and fulfilled life.
~Jack Canfield

I am deeply reminded that our life's journey is a gift, not a given, and that we can never truly know how long the journey will last.
~Sonia Choquette

Every spare moment we have is a chance to practice gratitude.
~Unknown

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.
~Meister Eckhart

There is no joy without gratitude.
~Brene Brown





Sending out a massive and heartfelt hug of THANKS to each of you reading this for being part of my life!

Happy wishes to all my friends in the USA for a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration filled with fabulous food, family, friends and FUN!


So Remember...


An attitude of gratitude is a powerful frequency and a wonderful tool to raise your energy level and the vibration of those around you!

Mark your calendar for my next teleseminar, Tuesday, December 9th at 5:30 PM (Pacific) and join me for a JOYful evening filled with inspiration, information and more ... woo-hoo!



May each day bring you more JOY, unexpected and happy surprises and...
...the next step for Livin' in the FUN Zone!


In JOY,

Sherri