Inner Voices
22Aug/140

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.

8Aug/142

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.

11Jul/141

When in doubt, be thankful.

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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.

7Feb/142

Gratitude Friday 02/07/2014, thank you health.

«Thank You» 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.

Welcome Friday !

Not sure there is a lot to say about this week. Ups. Downs. Repeat. Breathe in between (sometimes).

I’m typing while both my girls are picking at each others, my husband is on whatever screen of his it is, and I try to accept it is our life right at this moment and to be okay with it because I can change myself but not others. Big lesson indeed.

This week, I am thankful for:

  • Sunshine when I go outside. Despite the freaking cold of this week, it’s always welcome.
  • Art that keeps me sane.
  • Good books (I finished Eleanor & Park and I’m back in The Mortal Instruments series with City Of Fallen Angels).
  • Morning walks to start the day.
  • KindredSisters, who listen to me vent without judging for one seconds.
  • Goog snailmail.
  • Mom arrives in less than a month now (which freaks me out as her room is far from being ready).
  • Doctors, dentists.
  • Writing to vent it all away.
  • Songs, from my past, from my present.
  • My husband
  • My daughter Koala’s creativity.

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    31Jan/140

    Gratitude Friday 01/31/2014, Thank you Laughter

    «Thank You» 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.

    Hello hello !

    This week I am thinking ahead and am writing it the night before, knowing I will spend the morning at the doc office and then trying not to get crazy by myself in the city with the girls before Chéridoo picks us up from work to spend the rest of the day as an early weekend together.

    In this special New Moon, I light all the candles I can and will tonight hold my Labradorite (which happens to be my Power Stone) while meditating and sending Reiki.

    This week, I am thankful for:

    • Kindness.
    • Laughter.
    • Help received. Help provided.
    • Good food.
    • Anticipation *not my strong side*.
    • Prayers answered.
    • Sara Bareilles’ new album, The Blessed Unrest.
    • The book I’m currently immersed into, Eleanor and Park (by Rainbow Rowell… amazing first name, isn’t it ?).
    • My KindredSisters *they rock*.
    • My Chéridoo.
    • The teacher who helped deal with a situation at school.
    • The RainbowLoom thing, that teaches my girls 1)to persevere 2)the joy of giving.
    • Getting organized and make it easier on me once I’ll finally have the past 3 weeks’ photos printed for our Project Life album.
    • Hot pink lipstick (wearing Jilted from Urban Decay).
    • Starting to film my first online class *nervous wreck*.

    What’s on your list this week ?

     

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