Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A Favorite Read

Once in awhile a book comes along that I want to read over and over again.  These books inspire me and/or teach me something new each time I read them.  These books I hold onto.  
Usually, I will read (or try to read) something and then it's tossed in the goodwill or used bookstore pile or given to a friend and that's that.  
Only a few little gems make the cut and are kept for life.
"Heaven is Here" by Stephanie Nielson is one of those gems.
For me, this book is jam packed full of life lessons, inspiration, motivation, and insight.  Things that I hope to pass on to my birdies.  
One the most important being Gratitude.  
In the midst of deepest pain and sorrow, there is still love and beauty all around us.
To my little loves:  If you are ever reading this, know that gratitude will change your perceptions, your circumstances, your life.  Everything we need is right here.  And we never need very much.
I have always loved quotes and typically have them swirling in my head throughout any given day.  I'm not sure what it is, but quotes and lyrics of certain songs really boost me.
A few of my favorite gratitude quotes:
"If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.”
Meister Eckhart
“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”
Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose 

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