Good morning! Today is my Grandma's birthday, so this post will be focused on her! I am so grateful for my beautiful, intelligent, fun Grandma. I am so grateful for all the wonderful memories I have of time spent with her. I'm so grateful I used to go shopping at Gurnee Mills with her and it was one of the most exciting things to do as a kid. I'm so grateful she was so involved in my life as a kid. I'm so grateful that for a while we lived in the same townhouse community as my grandparents, great grandma, and cousins. I'm so grateful I learned to ride a bike and rollerskate there. I'm so grateful my Grandma has always encouraged me to have fun. I'm so grateful we love going to flea markets together. I'm so grateful she is so into Ebay! It's always been so fun learning computers with her.
I'm so grateful for all the times I got to sleep over at my grandparents house with my sister Kerri. I'm so grateful for all the holidays we got to spend together in Illinois. I'm so grateful for the gifts and cards my Grandma sends me throughout the year. I'm so grateful my Grandma had my mom or I wouldn't be here! I'm so grateful my grandma taught me how to play Yahtzee. I'm so grateful for all the times my grandparents would babysit us when my parents were out of town because it was always such a fun treat, like a sleepover with friends. I'm so grateful for my Grandma's great attitude towards life. I'm so grateful for her happy, cheerful demeanor.
I'm so grateful for my Grandma's laugh. I'm so grateful I inherited it! I'm so grateful I got to go to my grandparents' 50th anniversary party. I'm so grateful for the times we got to stay up late watching tv with them. I'm so grateful for the ice cream we ate together! I'm so grateful for the toys they had. I'm so grateful for all the times I got to visit them in Illinois as an adult. I'm so grateful they got to meet Kelly. I'm so grateful I got to see them last spring when they visited Texas. I'm so grateful for the times they spent driving Kerri and me around in their cozy cars. I'm so grateful for my Grandma's sense of humor. I'm so grateful for her ability to have fun and enjoy gambling!
I'm so grateful for the stories my mom has told me about her own childhood. I'm so grateful for all the gorgeous photos I have of my Grandma. I'm so grateful I inherited her good looks! I'm so grateful for her playfulness and love for her grandchildren. I'm so grateful for all the Christmas days and Thanksgivings they came over to our house. I'm so grateful for the Easter's at their house. I'm so grateful for all the meals Grandma prepared for us. I'm so grateful for all the comforts she provided. I'm so grateful she is so thoughtful and loving. I'm so grateful to be the 1st grandchild because I got the most attention, hehe ;]
Wouldn't it be nice to see Grandma again soon this year? Wouldn't it be nice to go shopping at a flea market together? Wouldn't it be nice to go to Vegas together? Wouldn't it be nice to play cards? Wouldn't it be nice to spend another Thanksgiving and Christmas together? Wouldn't it be nice if she lived in Texas? Wouldn't it be nice if we could teleport to see each other? Wouldn't it be nice to learn more about antiques and collectibles from her? Wouldn't it be nice to get a hug from Grandma? Wouldn't it be nice to keep thinking of more and more good memories we have? I love you Grandma!
Wouldn't it be nice to work on the ebook and publish an article today? Wouldn't it be nice to get all our cooking done today? Wouldn't it be nice if it warmed up? Wouldn't it be nice to feel inspired? Wouldn't it be nice to take a nap later? Wouldn't it be nice if I only needed 3 hours of sleep a night? Wouldn't it be nice to have hot breakfast? Wouldn't it be nice if this was the last time it froze in Texas this year? Wouldn't it be nice if my parents had a safe and quick trip back home? Wouldn't it be nice to get another massage? Wouldn't it be nice to listen to the Abe meditation again today? Wouldn't it be nice if my kitties were here? Wouldn't it be nice to feel focused and in alignment all day? Wouldn't it be nice to feel in the flow? Wouldn't it be nice to play AJ for an hour? Wouldn't it be nice to have fun all day? Wouldn't it be nice to work on that rotating banner image? Wouldn't it be nice to figure out what to do for that promotional thing? Wouldn't it be nice to come up with a concept to promote it?
Wouldn't it be nice to write more about concepts? Wouldn't it be nice to feel financially abundant today? Wouldn't it be nice to smile and laugh a lot today? Wouldn't it be nice to get a new bike? Wouldn't it be nice to get warmed up? Wouldn't it be nice to get even more subscribers and donations today? Wouldn't it be nice to hook up that mailing list incentive? Wouldn't it be nice to let go of more resistance? Wouldn't it be nice to sell a ton of stuff in my toy store? Wouldn't it be nice to sell 100 clips today? Wouldn't it be nice to make new underwater videos? Wouldn't it be nice to keep going to pump & KB? Wouldn't it be nice to find even more classes to take at the Y?
Wouldn't it be nice to make a quadruple batch of english muffins today? Wouldn't it be nice to spend all day creating? Wouldn't it be nice to feel resistance being let go from my mind? Wouldn't it be nice to practice feelings I want to feel today?
What do I want to feel today?
- Creative fulfillment
Today I intend to release all negative thought. Today I intend to feel incredible excitement and satisfaction from practicing the feeling. Today I intend to watch all the things I want unfold. Today I intend to let go and let the universe provide for me. Today I intend to appreciate abundance in all its forms. Today I intend to be cheerful and happy and loving and flexible. Today I intend to keep thinking about how it feels to be good at gymnastics! Today I intend to feel gratitude all day. Today I intend to feel like I'm 8 years old. Today I intend to love each moment. Today I intend to enjoy the journey. Today I intend to remember that everything I want is already on its way!!
WOO! I love writing! I love focusing! I love practicing feelings! I love that practicing feels is SUCH A GREAT TRICK! It really works! Every time! Yesterday I practiced the feeling of relief of coming home after a long day, and I felt 100x better than that when we finally got home! I love taking care of my parents' animals. I love that today the feeding went much more smoothly. I love that we get to cook today and eat tacos and muffs!!!!! YAY!!! I love that I'm going to make some raw recipes for us too!!! I love that our friends love our food! I love that focusing my energy and practicing feelings puts me in SUCH A GOOD MOOD! I love listening to my inner guidance system. I love knowing nothing has to be hard! I love knowing that worrying is pointless! I love learning how to stop worrying! I love how beautiful and abundant my life is! I love all the wonderful comments I get on this site! I love all the great feedback I've been getting! I love donations! I love working on creative projects! I love MY LIFE!
11 things I'm excited about today
- Letting go of more resistance. Yesterday I felt a huge shift in my level of resistance as we drove home. I realized that if I can just enjoy every single moment, and only think about what I want and what excites me, then everything else will unfold beautifully. It's like I knew that before, intellectually, but yesterday I really FELT it.
- Life rules! Nothing matters! It's so fun! It's so fun to trust the universe! I mean, what else am I going to do? Letting go feels SO GOOD!
- We get to make TACOS!
- We get to make ENGLISH MUFFINS! SO HUNGRY.
- I get to make raw tomato pate and raw pesto rice made from cauliflower!
- The warm front is moving in!!
- I got to talk to Michael yesterday and he sounds GREAT!
- Practicing feelings is MY FAVORITE THING TO DO. I'm so excited to include the new section in this post so I remember to do it every day! I want to remember to do it ALL day!
- Yum Coke Zeros. Sometimes caffeine is more fun than sleeping.
- NO EXERCISE TODAY! My calves can barely hold me up!
- I can feel the financial abundance meditation having a huge impact on my thought patterns!! I LOVE NEW THOUGHT PATTERNS!
10 things I appreciate
- She is my balance.
- She is my sun and sandy beach. I'm her ocean.
- She teaches me how to allow.
- She is a healer.
- She is an incredible masseuse!
- She is the dough master.
- She is so strong! She inspires me with her desire/ability to lift so much weight in Body Pump!
- She is so beautiful.
- She is the smartest girl I know. Talking to her about life is so blissful.
- She is getting so good at drawing! I love watching her improve!
About cooking for friends:
- It pays for our groceries
- It's a great excuse to see our friends more.
- We get to try new recipes for them to sample.
- It's so cool to have a vegan best friend!
- It feels so good to have my cooking skills appreciated.
- They never ask to modify recipes or complain! They are wonderful clients!
- We get to share more meals together.
- We get to make food for ourselves at the same time.
- We learn so much about food packaging design!
- It just plain feels good to feed someone else!
Message from Clair
Have you noticed lately that things really are getting better and better by the moment? Even this past week you feel 100x better than the last. This is because all of your seeds of positivity are sprouting!
The more resistance you let go, the more you allow your seeds to grow. Learn exactly what it feels like to let go and practice that feeling as often as possible. Everything will work itself out in the best way possible!
Telling my future
Today is the most productive day of my life. Today is the most creative day of my life. Today is the most fun day of my life. Today is the most exciting day of my life. Today there is more evidence of the tipping point. Today I release so much resistance. Today I let go! Today I allow the law of attraction to replace self discipline. Today I bask in the abundance of my life! Today I appreciate all the beautiful things I have! Today I bask in the love of my partner! Today my positivity and cheerfulness is reflected back to me x100!
Interview with myself
Explain the way you allow inspiration into your life
It's a simpler process than I realized, I just have to remember to do it! First, I have to identify what I want creatively. Today I want to write articles and work on the ebook and podcast and a couple other things. Then I practice how it would feel to work on the article. I visualize myself working on it and can feel the mindset that wild horses couldn't stop me from hitting "publish". Then I let go of any NEED to make something specific today and figure out what I want to do next. Is it nap? Eat? Write more? Whatever sounds the best is what I'll do. I'll keep my mind clear and positive, and trust that the inspiration will come to me. Creativity is one area of life where I have zero problems allowing well being. I suppose it's one of my best qualities.
Trusting the inspiration will come, I do whatever sounds the most fun or exciting or relaxing or enjoyable, and out of the air the ideas begin to flow. I keep track of them all in spreadsheets and post drafts. Wild horses couldn't keep me from taking notes on my life!
- I trust the universe.
- I let source do it.
- My life is abundant in every way.