A Little Love

Last week was my birthday and my family was out of town so I was on my own to celebrate. A friend called and asked what I wanted to do for my special day? He said, “you need to decided and then ask.” 
This was WAYYYY outside my comfort zone and because I didn’t want to be alone on my birthday, I took on the challenge. 
I had a week filled with coffee dates, lunches, phone calls, thoughtful gifts and an extra special dinner at my favourite restaurant.

On monday night, I was at a gathering of my mastermind group. This is with 8 other women and part of the groups deliciousness is when it’s your birthday, they give you the gift of words. Each person takes a turn telling you what they love and appreciate about you. (this is not your ordinary mastermind)

I’ve not been feeling 100% these last few weeks and because of my decreased energy, my emotions have been close to the surface. The giving of words from these lovely women spoke to my heart as well as my absolute belief in the power of Gratitude, in a way that had tears of joy streaming down my face.

I had the good fortune someone recorded it, I’ve listened to it several times since and it’s like getting a new gift over and over. It may seem self-indulgent to keep listening to it, but like a bouquet of flowers, words blossom and their beauty is revealed as the light changes in the room and from a new angle.

Have you ever considered recording what you love or appreciate about someone? Giving it to them as a gift?

Gratitude can be shared in a multitude of ways. You never know how vital it might be for that other person to hear over and over. For example:

• If you have an IPhone there is a record button on the text, then you send it like a text.
• Most phones have a “record message” feature and send it via email or text
• You could call when you know they won’t pick up and leave a voicemail.
• Invite them for a coffee or walk and tell them face to face. (The old fashion kind of recording…directly into their ears)

Leave a comment below on your favourite ways to show your Gratitude to others? 


I believe this saying with every fiber of my being… “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” ~William Arthur Ward 

I try to live it, however, there are times when I forget, am lazy or simply forget my manners.

What present in the form of a heartfelt and overdue Thank You,  have you neglected to send?

Today is a new day ~

• give that compliment to your coworker

• send the thank you note for last years birthday gift

• show your appreciation to the clerk at the grocery store.

Start the conversation with; “You know, I’ve been meaning to say thank you for………………..”   


This is a practice I discovered in 2010 through Abraham Hicks. I use this easy 68 Seconds To A Happier You and it’s made a significant difference in the quality of my life. I hope you find some value in this scientifically proven quick fix to negativity.

Positivity in your Words, Thoughts and Actions

Positivity ~ it’s a word that has been overused in western society. Remember when you were young and you’d repeat a word over and over again. The word lost all meaning and became ridiculous. It seems to me, Positivity has suffered a similar fate and I’d like to get back to the heart of what it means to be Positive using a simple 68 second technique.

As with Gratitude, when you toss Positivity around without integrity, you dilute the impact to a state where it has little effectiveness. Have you ever heard a 5 year old apologizing to his sibling at the urging of his mother? “Joey, apologize to your sister and say it like you mean it” “I’m SOOORRRREEEEE”. It’s an exchange of words. Emphasis is applied on the right vowel, however Joey’s not fooling anyone, certainly not his sister. If you only say the words and not feel them, you’ve lost the impact.

Your home-play for today  ~ concentrate on one thing in your life you feel Positive toward. (it’s easier to expand Positivity when the root strength of the actual emotion is there to start with) Write it down if it helps and work on one word at a time. It’s important to relax and not make this feel like work, it’s home-play, not homework. If you manage this once a day, job well done. Of course in time working up to remembering one good thing, once an hour is something to strive for. However…baby steps and keep in mind, there are no wrong answers here. If the only thing you can find to be positive about today is the fact your dog likes you, go with that.

OK for the next 68 seconds, try and stay in the realm of pure positivity about this one good thing in your life. Gently move any negative thoughts off to the side, if only for a moment or two. As you inflate the emotion of Positivity you allow yourself to vibrate at a level where you attract more of what you are concentrating on.

This is a quick exercise, just over a minute of expanding your Positive thoughts. How this works is: you GET-IN to the Positive feeling, GET Positive and GET-OUT. Quick bursts of Positive Thoughts. You don’t want to spend too much time on this. Reason being is: after a minute, our mind finds negative thoughts and attaches the negative thought to the Positive one, causing us to doubt & negate the Positive feeling.

A thought reaches a combustion point at 17 seconds of pure undiluted focus. It draws another thought to it and it is exponentially more powerful. At the end of another 17 seconds, 34 seconds total, the next thought combusts and evolves to a higher level of energy. Again another 17 seconds to 51 seconds continues the process, and finally, if you can continue a pure thought for 68 seconds on any given subject, it will be on its way to manifestation. The key word is pure, meaning Positive focus, strong energy, no resistance; to not slip into lackful thinking. (Abraham Hicks)

How are you doing with the process? Are you finding any of this helpful?