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Gratitude Friday, Thank you 28

Welcome on a new edition of my weekly ritual, Gratitude Friday (if you are not familiar with it, please go read how it came up and what it is about).


Tomorrow is my birthday. And I know it is so weird for some people, but I love birthdays and look forward to mine all year long ;) If my husband reads this, know I am aware of how difficult it is for you, because I love surprises and it is not easy to manage.

It is time for me to kind of list, more or less privately, what 28 had taught me. what are the lessons. and also what I wish 29 will bring… but for now,

This week, I am thankful for:

  • Working on my business with my husband
  • Having finally launched Soul Deck, and for the people who signed up
  • School starting next Monday, two weeks after it was supposed to
  • 90s R&B music
  • Birthday flower and presents received already, unexpected
  • Hot baths
  • Magical Sisterhood
  • Talking to my brother on the phone
  • Smoothies for dinner, salads for lunch, and all in between
  • Beautiful and powerful gemstones
  • Heart to heart talks (with my Mom, and with my Husband)
  • Releasing tears
  • The Sunshine will still had earlier this week
  • The very good customer service from FitBit.

Tell me, what is on YOUR list ?


Gratitude Friday, thank you deep breaths

Welcome on a new edition of my weekly ritual, Gratitude Friday (if you are not familiar with it, please go read how it came up and what it is about).


My girls are still not at school, we will start the 5th week of teachers’ strike and the light at the end of this tunnel is nowhere to be seen (I kindly invite you, if you feel called to, send some positive energy so it resolve as soon as possible), so not a lot of art is being made right now and I miss it like crazy !

In this whirlwind, I take this time just for me, and writing it here helps on where I put my focus, where I put my energy.

This week, I am thankful for:

  • Sunshine
  • Sisterhood
  • Time on the phone with my bro Thomas
  • My husband, and his love and help
  • Smoothies for dinner
  • The tv show Grimm
  • Help
  • All the sushi and agedashi tofu I have had in the past three weeks
  • White sage, magical oils, and gemstones
  • Wearing my wedding rings again at my fingers (lost a lot of weight, they were slipping, so I have been wearing them around a chain for months)


Gratitude Friday, from the Darkness

Welcome on a new edition of my weekly ritual, Gratitude Friday (if you are not familiar with it, please go read how it came up and what it is about).

Oh my… what a difficult week it was. Darkness loomed in my heart, as it sometimes happens, unfortunately. Well, it was not fun to be around me in the past week (and I did not want to face anyone, which was hard for my kids and husband).

Willow, Nixie by Nolwenn Petitbois

This week, I am thankful for:

  • People reaching out to me
  • Writing in my diary again
  • Crystals
  • Prayer
  • Symbols that mean something to me
  • Very long very hot baths, even in the middle of the day
  • Finally getting things done to launch Soul Deck
  • Not giving up when I really feel pushed in that direction
  • Waking up every morning, alive
  • Sunshine
  • DDP Yoga with my husband
  • Connecting, especially the days I just want to be alone in the Dark

And you, what are you thankful for today ? Share in the comment so we can acknowledge and celebrate with you.


Gratitude Friday, I am Peace

Welcome on a new edition of my weekly ritual, Gratitude Friday (if you are not familiar with it, please go read how it came up and what it is about).

I just finished following a Global Meditation, lead by Deepak Chopra with Gabrielle Bernstein and India Arie. A meditation for Peace. Peace inside of us, expanding to our close friends and family to eventually reach each and every one in the world and beyond.

I am peace

In the past two weeks, since that very weird and emotionally difficult Friday, I have received many unexpected blessings. I invite you to take a few minutes to reflect on your own blessings, what did the Universe shower you with that made you feel good, happy ? What made you smile this week ? And share in the comments so we can celebrate with you.

Today, I am thankful for:

  • New gems ans new magical oils sent to me by two Sabbatical Sisters.
  • Catching up and teaming up with my darling Kindred Nancy. And for the picnic at the beach with our two families.
  • Audiobooks and music while I work.
  • Progress made on my mini-class Soul Deck.
  • My husband’s will to get in better shape and having found something we do together to become our best selves.
  • Soccer Camp organized by our friends and neighbors’ church our girls are attending this week. For open-mindness and community.
  • Danielle Walker’s book, Against All Grain. A blessing in this new nutritional path I am on now.
  • My Mom.
  • Breakthroughs. Healing. Faith.
  • the Sun’s warmth on my skin.


When in doubt, be thankful.


This is one of my mantra…

When in doubt, be thankful.
When in tears, be thankful.
When it aches, be thankful.
When you smile, be thankful.
When you’re happy, be thankful.

I never stop doing my own personal Gratitude Friday, in the shadows. But today, after a tough week on many levels, I decided to share mine with you, to invite you to pause for a few minutes and reflect. Feel free to share you own list. There is power in seeing words and sending them to be seen by other eyes.

On this Friday, I am thankful for:

  • Technology bringing us together despite geographic distance.
  • Magic.
  • My Sabbatical Sisters.
  • My will power.
  • Water.
  • The morning Sun on my skin while I eat my breakfast, alone, on the balcony.
  • Music.
  • Books.
  • Raw veggies.
  • Rest.
  • Our neighbors.
  • Moral support.

Your turn, it does not have to be long or big. Tell me, what are you thankful for ?

Gratitude Friday is a weekly ritual I started in order to focus on all the small and big positive things that happened during my week. I invite you to join me, you'll see how much being thankful can change your life. If you want to know more about it, read my introduction post.

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