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A Secret Review and Some Gratitude to Share

Happy day! Yesterday the site was down, as I couldn't figure out what was going wrong with my DNS servers. Today, it seems as though the issue corrected itself. YAY! 

It's little things like this that I reflect on, and that I am grateful for. I am grateful that I can figure things out, with just a bit of effort when it's something new. I try to remind myself that I can do almost anything. I think most people can when they are motivated enough.

Gratitude. Interesting thing, this gratitude. From the book discussed in the last post, I thought it was fine time to find out what all the hoopla was about "The Secret" by Rhonda Byrne. I have downloaded the audio book (I use Audible mostly) and listen on my way to work. This was the first time I had heard anything directly of the book, I've not watched it nor read it previously. It was a little hard to get into, as the author's accent is a bit thicker than what I am used to. The instructions seem to be here, there and everywhere, but then it breaks it down further. I am just entering Chapter 5, so there's much more to go. 

Gratitude. It comes up in the book, and I always try to go back to this. Sometimes, when I wake up and I'm not at my best, I start counting off the things I am grateful for. Sometimes I make a list of five, sometimes more, and sometimes it's a challenge. Other times, it's easy to recognize that I have a lot to be happy about and grateful for in my life. 

One of the mini projects I am currently working on, is a manifestation/goal planner, where I can budget/plan/keep track of books or movies I want to read and watch/have a motivation or vision board, etc. I want it to be compact enough that I can take it with me, but big enough to write comfortably. It differs from the ones you can buy because it's focused on goals and identifying what we want to achieve, or manifest. (Tell me if you would be interested in it, and I will send out some samples soon.) 

I know that I want to incorporate mantras into my life, especially when things get under my skin, and I also want to make a habit of my gratitude lists. So, here goes the top 10 today, in no particular order. 

10. My hubby - I am grateful for his companionship, his unwavering belief in me, and his dedication to his family. 

9. My sister - I am so happy that we are finally at a place in our lives that we can be best friends as well as family. 

8. My dogs - They might be in my life, but I am their life. I remember that saying, and it humbles me every time. 

7. The little black kitties that we rescued a couple of months ago. They are growing like crazy, and so smart. I forgot the fun antics of cats, and so glad I have them in my life. 

6. The hummingbird outside my kitchen window. This little bird that defies nature is beautiful and awe-inspiring. I thank the universe every time I see him/her. 

5. My job. I love what I do, and while it's a challenge when your tools are all in your brain, I do enjoy it. Sometimes, as is the case everywhere, the people you work for and with can make it challenging. I will say, though, that this company is one of the best I've worked for, and I would not trade them easily. 

4. This webpage. I am grateful that I can openly share my words and thoughts with anyone I want. Free speech, yo. 

3. Audiobooks and podcasts. Learning on the go. It really makes my brain tick, even first thing in the morning. 

2. Great weather. We are in a heat streak, but it's beautiful outside. Warm weather is so much better than cold. (Today it was 42C with humidity... rough conversion would be 114F. Yup, that's toasty!) 

1. My window a/c. As much as I love the warm weather, I love a cold room for sleeping! 

Until next time... 


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