Change Your Thoughts: Pre-Surgery Gratitude

It is in our hands to shift our thoughts, feelings, energy and therefore, our actions.

I recently had the opportunity to meet with a coaching client who was in the middle of a medical issue. After her surgery and when she was recovered, I asked her if she would be willing to write about her experience. Following is the reflection I received from her. Thank you, Kathleen.

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Living In Gratitude: See The Beauty In Life

In reality, there are no ordinary or extraordinary moments. Beauty is all around us all the time . If we truly understand this and practice being open and aware, we can look at any ordinary object, find the beauty in its existence and appreciate it.

  • Dirt is beautiful for the life-giving nourishment it provides. Read more

Living In Gratitude: Celebrate You!

You are a special recipe of strengths, talents, and qualities. Celebrate you! ~ Carol Adamski, Art of Appreciation Workshop

Each of us is unique. There really is no one else exactly like us. We all possess special attributes that should be applauded, especially by ourselves. It is possible to celebrate and appreciate ourselves while still remaining humble.   Read more

Living In Gratitude: Thank You

I am ever grateful that you are in my life.

Ask yourself:

  • Who am I grateful for today?
  • How can I express my gratitude to these people?

Make a point of showing your appreciation the people who love and support you. Say thank you, give small gifts, offer your support, send an unexpected text, email or note telling that person how much you value them. Read more

Living In Gratitude: An Act Of Abundance

Expressing gratitude is an act of abundance.


When we stop and consciously acknowledge all we have in life, we begin to discover how much we have to appreciate.

Give it a try. Act abundantly and express your gratitude.

Try taking time each day to make notes in a journal about all the things, people, occurrences and opportunities that you appreciate. After a few weeks, go back over your lists to see how amazing and abundant life is!

May your day be filled with gratitude and good things.

Living In Gratitude: Have an Attitude of Gratitude

Take time to reflect, write in your journal or post on Facebook.

Consider for a moment all of the things you have to express gratitude for…

  • Music to soothe your soul
  • Good friends to celebrate special occasions
  • Each of your senses with which to fully experience life
  • The beauty of every season
  • Walking barefoot in the sand
  • The small of freshly cut grass
The more you recognize and express gratitude for the things you have, the more things you will have to express gratitude for. ~Zig Ziglar