Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Gratitudes 2/18/14

"Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude." ~ Denis Waitley

Today, February 18, 2014, I am grate*full

1. For the quietness in the office this week as we have no students. I love our students. (CFA really has a good group of kids.) However, it is also possible to enjoy the students and enjoy the time they are not here. The quiet, plus the work I am doing on a Creative Dream e-course, is connecting me with my inner vein of gold...that place inside me that says, "Yes!" and jumps for joy. When I first connected with it, the power of it scared me...I grew up with two bipolar aunts and my mom used to describe my one aunt's manic phases as "revving." The first time I connected with it was about ten years ago, and it felt like revving. Now I think of it more as that first time being a huge power surge and subsequent connections being more like a flow of electricity.

2. That my office phone is now working again. Who knew that all I would have to do would be disconnect it and reconnect it? Technology sometimes. It makes me laugh.

3. That I appear to be embarking on a journey toward transforming my relationship with money. Whereas up to now in my life it has been a big scary monster like the dragon that Maleficent turns into in Disney's Sleeping Beauty or the snake that Jafar turns into in Disney's Aladdin, I'm working on transforming it into a cuddly monster like Cookie Monster or Telly from Sesame Street (Or maybe Bip Bippadotta, the Muppet who sings Mahna Mahna?). Money worries have a tendency to turn me into a five-year-old who's afraid of the dark, so the children's movie/TV show character references are apropos, I think.

4. That I seem to be recovering from my cold. I feel more like myself today than I have in days. Of course, it's not even 9 AM yet. It's still early LOL.

5. That the snow that was predicted for today seems to be under original projections. Roads were not bad coming to work and it doesn't look bad now.


1 comment:

  1. Love your money realizations! Have you checked out The Queen of Free? I love her stuff and I can't wait until her book, Slaying the Debt Dragon, comes out (I think later this year). It should be a good read.

    I have lots of random gratitudes from the past week:

    1. My mom was able to get a good driving day between storms to come visit.

    2.My husband was able to leave work early last week due to one of the big storms. His drive home took 3 times as long as usual but he made is safely.

    3. Someone did not back into me in the preschool parking lot yesterday. (It was close!)

    4. We had a beautiful day for little one's second birthday and took advantage of it to visit the Ice Tree.

    5. Little one's pediatrician has finally stopped worrying about her weight because she has grown so much in the last year.

    6. Grateful we went in for that two year check up because it turns out she has an ear infection and I had no idea.

    7. So grateful my mom could take care of the kids while I ran out to get the antibiotic because it took a lot longer than I thought it would. (Apparently everyone was getting their meds filled before the storm hit.)

    8. Grateful that we are on the budget billing plan for electric so our payments are spread out over the whole year. We may still have to settle up some at the end but it is nice to not get hit with the super high bill all at once.

    9. Sunshine. It somehow makes the cold and snow seem a little less daunting.

    10. Having a doctor appointment set up. It may not be until the end of March but at least it is on the calendar.