If you only say one prayer in a day, make it ‘Thank You’.
~Rumi

Evening Sunset

Evening Sunset

In keeping with my annual Thanksgiving month tradition, here is my 2014 ABCs of Gratitude list. This simple yet thought-provoking exercise is a unique way to reflect on the year. Grab a sheet of paper and label it A through Z. Fill in with your blessings. If you get stuck on a letter, a dictionary is permitted! I find it interesting to compare my lists over the past five years.

My list is a culmination of the year. But gratitude is a daily ritual. Before I get out of bed each morning, I acknowledge one blessing. I do the same at the end of the day. I discovered that I can’t be in gratitude and be unhappy.

Dr. Wayne Dyer believes that if you get to a place of gratitude, you will experience peace. Be in a state of gratitude for everything because there is something to learn in everything. Be grateful even for the pain because there are lessons to be learned from it. According to Ingrid King, gratitude is a wonderful way to raise your vibration and shift your energy. The vibration of gratitude is a powerful force. It can shift your mood and your thoughts from a place of scarcity to a place of abundance.

Country Living Blessings Poem

Country Living Blessings Poem

Anthology…published poem
Bible…God guiding my life
Chauncey…my prince in fur
Dark Chocolate…delectable treat
eBay…new entrepreneurial pursuit
Farm…kitties, siblings, and peace

Tree Climber

Tree Climber

Grace…my princess in fur
Health…successful elbow therapy
Internist…incredible veterinarian Dr. Lechner
Joe…God’s blessing to me
Kindness…Lap of Love veterinarian Dr. Johnson
Lexie Lee…our 12 years together
Meowlogue…Lexie Lee’s legacy

Lexie Lee

Lexie Lee

National League of American Pen Women…winning essay
Officer…vice regent Daughters of American Revolution
Photo Cards…cat and landscape creations
Quintessential Quiet…my road to creativity
Renovation…beautiful guest bed and bath room
Strategic Planning…12 years teaching online course
Tatianna…Bonaparte’s Retreat book sales

Linda at Hotel Nauvoo

Linda at Hotel Nauvoo

Unwinding…farm retreat
Vintage…tin ceiling in guest bedroom
Walks…another avenue to creativity
Xmas…family holiday on homestead
Yummy buffet…Hotel Nauvoo none better
Zoom Lens…capturing feline spirit

What are you thankful for?

Blessings!

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