Affirmation, Gratitude and Breathing

Today’s Affirmation; I, Stephanie, (insert your name here if you like) today focus on my breath. I focus on all the techniques I have learned over the years to bring a sense of calmness to my life. Breathing is a great technique, just taking a few deep breathes when I am feeling emotionally challenged calms my brain and opens my heart. I also practice an attitude of gratitude daily, being grateful for everything increases my happiness and makes it easy to smile. I am grateful when I break something because then I get something new. I decided a while ago that if I have a problem and then get upset because of that problem then I have two problems the original issue and then I am upset a secondary issue. So now I just say things like job security when I break something or make an unexpected mess and laugh that gravity is working as the sound of breaking glass hits my ears or I leave a pan on the stove too long because I am writing on the internet. My mentor that taught me reflexology, also told me to be grateful for everything so I have been honing my skill at this for many years now, and I am grateful those words stuck in my head and my heart as it gets easier to be grateful for everything everyday as practice makes perfect. Thank you for your precious time. Thank you for sharing your open heart with me. I Love You. ♥ :~)

Today I am grateful for hearing as I can hear the pouring rain hitting our roof, the sound of my sweet husband’s bass guitar when he plays, that I can hear your laughter and that I can hear your troubles as well as your dreams, for gettingRobert Cerins‘ paintings shipped to a gallery that markets his art called Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery in Bellevue as Robert gets to be the featured artist in December Woo Hoo,, and for getting to make ginger bread houses last night with Teri Young and her two children Nick and Maggie as our presence was requested by the children, we had fun eating candy and having silly conversations about eating candy and whether the benefits of the fun we were having were off setting the who knows what ingredients that come in all the weird coloured candies of the Holidays. Thank you for being here today with me. Thank you for sharing your powerful self with me. I Love You. ♥ :~)

An image of a float home tied to a dock next to some boat houses and in the background it a home on a hill, the scene is a wintry wonderland.

Floatie is a float home that can be rented out by the day or week for people to feel their sea legs under them. :~)


Affirmation, Gratitude and Sharing

Today’s Affirmation; I, Stephanie, (insert your name here if you like) desire to be cooperative today and everyday. I love how the internet connects me to other people all over the world that are inspired to share their passion for healing themselves and the planet. This morning I just connected with the Compassion Wizard an artist that loves to remind us that we are loved and cared for. I hope on our trip to Seattle next week we see one of these. The love that floats around our world is free to create, free to share and only needs an open heart to flourish.
Today I am grateful for the ability to think before I act or speak (as I have repeated those words thousands of times to encourage myself in right action), for the knack of putting myself in the shoes of the others knowing that we all have red blood and hearts that long to be nurtured, and for the skills I have learned in compassionate communication, in books I have read that showed me ways to conquer my fears, have faith in my dreams and believe in the goodness of the human spirit. We are all one. Thank you for loving yourself. Thank you for sharing your adventurous self with me. I Love You. ♥ :~)

Lets us gather our instruments, share the music inside of us and bring our joy of living to the world. :~)

Affirmation, Gratitude and Miracles

Today’s Affirmation; I, Stephanie, (insert your name here if you like) take time today to appreciate me. I give myself time to enjoy my day. I remember to breathe and be open to the miracles of life. I practice being kind today, I do this by smiling at strangers, holding the door whenever possible, saying hello first, sending love out to every heart that crosses my path and forgiving myself and others as soon as possible. I am loving living my life as an experiment to love. To act in loving ways, to share my energy easily, to be open to just witnessing the pain of the world and let it go. I am a powerful spiritual being that is what the books tell me so I am going with it. I spend this day seeing how I can increase the love in the Universe by being a generator of love.

Today I am grateful for the full moon the light in the night sky that brightens my heart and allows me to take a walk in the nightlight, for Robert Cerins and I working together yesterday morning on changing the flat tire on our car successfully and getting to my appointment only one hour late (glad no one was waiting on me), and for getting to open my sauerkraut crock in a little while and getting to have local grown homemade sauerkraut for the next few weeks (it is fabulous to get to make a time tested probiotics that increase our stomach flora and tastes great). Thank you for joining me today. Thank you for sharing your stories with me. I Love You. ♥ :~)

An image of a boat tied up to a dock with many boat masts in the background and water beautiful and blue all around.

Juno Maple Bay reminds us to do what we love, follow our dreams and be grateful for each day. :~)

Affirmation, Gratitude and Service

Today’s Affirmation; I, Stephanie, (insert your name here if you like) enjoy being helpful. Somehow my spirit is fed by being of service. To help you move, clean your home, share with you the healing energy of the Universe or even picking apples with an attitude of gratitude excites my soul. My goal is to be giving like the sun to shine my light on the world and share hope and smiles. I am fed when you are fed. I am happiest when the people in my life are happiest. As we are all connected by the hearts that beat out the rhythms of life in all of our chests. I believe a chest full of love is the best way to bring joy to our planet. So on a daily basis I decide to be joy, to embrace pain and exude pleasure. I get to choose only one thing in life and that is my attitude about it. So today I decided to be enthusiastic about life and the possibility of global connections of the heart. So I step up to the plate to connect with your heart each day in quiet knowing that “I am a change agent, I am capable of making a difference and I choose to be happy.

Today I am grateful for the strength of my physical body, (as I have watched my Mom struggle with rheumatoid arthritis my whole life), for the ability to move, walk, dance, squat, run, skip, hiking for spring water, jog, rake leaves, clean the house, open a jar, swim, go to a hot spring, cook dinner, take care of myself and contribute to my friends with my physical capabilities as it is a total blessing to be well and for the bonus of being able to embrace and be grateful for the health I possess as I understand all to well life without health as my mom has experienced (however she is outliving her friends, one of which even ran five miles a day and dropped dead of a heart attack at an age younger than my mom is now which is 70 years of age). It is interesting to witness the aging process. Thank you for the time you spend with me. Thank you for sharing your stories with me. I Love You. ♥ :~)
An image of two people standing on a forest path with five gallon water bottles full of yummy spring water.

Getting fresh spring water is good for the body and soul as I always think of people who walk to get water every day. Running water is a miracle. :~)

Affirmation, Gratitude and Parties

Today’s Affirmation; I, Stephanie, (insert your name here if you like) today plant seeds of joy, abundance, peace, harmony, gratitude, unconditional love and serenity. I plant these fertile seeds in the soil of my heart and let them sprout into plants that nourish my body, mind and spirit. I plant only seeds of kindness and compassion encouraging myself to love every moment of the day and I feel vibrant. I just turned 48 years young and I feel fabulous, I am medication free and I am inspired to be joyous by the gift of incarnating on this amazing planet. I am also meditation full and I am in process of experimenting with my life that I can be healthy into my 100’s by holding onto thoughts and actions that bring peace to my life and yours. I am loving living as an experiment to love, health and connecting with as many humans as possible.

Today I am grateful for an amazing weekend as we got to go to three parties on Saturday, two of which were surprise parties, the first party on Saturday was in a barn where a friend who is a large animal veterinarian was coming to care for a dairy cow, little did he know there was homemade pizza made from the milk of the cow he was caring for, beer, cheesecake also made from the same cows milk and a half a gallon of fresh raw cows milk for which to mix with vodka and kahlua they were the best white russian drinks I ever had, for getting to go next to a going away party for a friend Sarah and then running into April Lee Taylor-Vance and Michael who come for art lesson with Robert Cerins every Tuesday, it was fun as this was the first time I met April and Michael, and for then getting to go to another birthday party for Chris Koehn who turned 50 years young this year. It was a weekend filled with friends, wonderful conversations and fun. Thank you for being in my life. Thank you for sharing your emotional journey with me. I Love You. ♥ :~)

An image of an original painting of a pink flower in a blue vase on a table in a room with another painting in the background.

You can be beautiful even when you are blue, just put some flowers in your hair. :~)

Affirmation, Gratitude and Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar

Today’s Affirmation; I, Stephanie, (insert your name here if you like) today live love. I practice being like the sun, ever shining love, out from every cell of my body. Love is infinite as the more love I give the more love I have coming to me, so the more I have to give, it is like a tornado of loving energy that radiates out from me and goes through out the entire Universe. I choose to see the possibility of love in every situation, every beings eyes and every moment. I read “As I think so shall it be” so many times that I now believe it. So I decided to live love and then love is what my life shall be. I get to choose how I react to life so I react with kindness.

Today I am grateful for the colour of our kitchen/living room space as when I woke up and witnessed a clear, bright sunrise and mirrored in the window was the blue of our wall and it totally matched the blue colour of the morning, for practicing the art of being generous by smiling, writing, and being the best example of kindness I can be, and for making homemade apple cider vinegar which was really easy and really yummy (we juiced apples and put the juice in a large mouth jar that had been sterilized then covered the jar with a cloth napkin so no dust or bugs could get in it and then we left it alone for almost three weeks and it was the best apple cider I have ever had, gratitude dance, so we are started another batch yesterday) next year we will make gallons of cider. Thank you for engaging with me today. Thank you for sharing your most perfect self with me. I Love You.  ♥ :~)

An image of a boat on the calm seas on a Sunny day with a palm tree, a beach ball, an open doorway lots of fresh air and a lovely sitting room.  The colours are bright, vibrant and full of contrast as is life.

Coming home after a lovely vacation, connecting with friends and loving life is what this painting is about. :~)

Affirmation, Gratitude and Enthusiasm

Today’s Affirmation; I, Stephanie, (insert your name here if you like) choose to life with enthusiasm (definition of enthusiasm, intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval) today. I choose to eagerly await all that today brings to my life. I desire to be the best example of enthusiasm for you to witness that I can possibly be. I am inclined to joy, easily aroused to laughter and inspired to love life as it happens in the moment. I decided to be the happiest me I can be every moment of today, to gleefully shine my smiles on you and to be always hopeful that love truly rules all hearts.

Today I am grateful for the ability to read inspiring words that fill my heart with hope and happiness, for Deepak Chopra having a goal to inspire 100 million people to live our higher nature and to become the most loving and content people we can be and for living my life as a joyful being inspired by the infinite energy that powers my heart and yours. Thank you for witnessing my journey to love. Thank you for sharing your self with me. I Love You. ♥ :~)

An image of an original painting in the colours of blues, yellows, reds and pink of a tea pot, cup and table on a blue background.

Let us have tea together and listen to each others hearts! :~)

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