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Walk Your Talk
Grateful Fors…

with Aleesha Stephenson

I love being grateful. I believe, 100% within my mind, body and soul that being grateful for what I have is essential to creating happiness within my Self and within my life as a whole. Every day I wake up and thank the Goddess for this beautiful day. I thank Her for the light of the day and beauty of the nature which surrounds me. What the weather is like has nothing to do with being thankful… as I find great beauty in a rainy day. The gorgeous grey sky blessing us with all the moisture to feed and nurture our plants, animals and ourselves! The way the leaves on the trees look when they are wet… ahhh that is beauty!

I take time every day to write down what I am grateful for in an email which I send to my soul-sister. She adds her 'grateful fors' onto the top of the email and sends it back to me. At the end of each month, we save the email and start a new one! Not only does this assist us to remember to be grateful for every moment of every day but it also assists us to increase each other's joy by reading and sharing in this most grateful moment.

I've even started a Yahoo Group where a small group of us share what we are grateful for with each other. Another great way to increase the joy by everyone reading each other's thoughts.

When I lay down at night, I turn on some spiritual music (Garden of Serenity is one of my favourites), start Reikiing myself and spend some time in meditation. When I'm done, I thank the Goddess for the day. I list off all the wonderful little happenings I noticed during the day which brought a smile to my face. I thank Her for my children, hubby, critters, home… and the list goes on. Anything which inspired me is mentioned and remembered within that moment. I always fall asleep with a smile on my face.

Creating my reality is something I cherish. It's not work, but there is effort involved. As creatures of habit, we often get into a rut of focusing more on the negative aspects of our day rather than the positive ones. This is why I start and end my day with light. Every day (not just occassionally). I want to actively focus on the positive, every day in every way possible.

Today I am so happy and grateful for the time I've had to write this article.
Today I am so very blessed to have this beautiful home to live in.
Today I am grateful for the clouds, the green of the leaves and the blossoms which grace my yard.
Today I am grateful to hear the sound of the water, running in my fountain as I work.
Today I am grateful to see my Chameleon shedding her skin.
Today I am grateful for my new puppy.
Today I am grateful for my light lean healthy being.
Today I am grateful for the prosperity and abundance which graces my life every day in every way, expected and unexpected.
Today I am grateful for the light I receive and the light I shine.
Today I am grateful for my friend, Christine.
Today I am grateful for the long telephone conversation with my Mom.
Today I am so grateful for my opportunity to donate to the Cancer foundation in support of my friend Grace and her daughter Cassie. It brings me so much joy to be a part of Cassie's recovery and treatment.
Today I am grateful for the smile on Layla's face when I filled her pocket with dog treats for her trip to Grama's house with her dog Luna.
Today I am grateful to pass along my daughter's bicycle to Layla. Saving the landfill from another deposit.
Today I am grateful for the time I spent with my hubby, driving through the country side on our way back home.
Today I am grateful for our new bakery in town. The owner has such a lovely smile.
Today I am grateful for all that I do, all that I am, and all that I am becoming.
Today I am grateful.

Thanks be to the Goddess. Blessed be. So mote it be. An it harm none, do as ye will.

Aleesha Stephenson is the Publisher, Editor, Graphic and Web Designer as well as a Regular Columnist for Timeless Spirit Magazine.

A Reiki Master Teacher, who lives her Buddhist, Shamanic, with many eclectic Pagan beliefs, she home-schools two of her three spiritually enlightened children as her eldest has graduated and moved on to the school of life. Friend (and mother) to them all, she is also a life-partner to her husband David. Her life truly is filled with light.

Author of the "Pathways Series," a series of workbooks created for 28 consecutive nights of spellwork for Magi's Magick Spells. Aleesha teaches classes in Tarot, Meditation and Reiki. For more information, please contact Aleesha via email or visit her personal web page.

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