Affirmation, Gratitude and Laughter

Here is my Vlog that goes with today’s affirmation and gratitude my you laugh, feel joy or just think of what you are grateful for while you witness my gratitude.

Today’s Affirmation; I, Stephanie, (insert your name here if you like) have a chance today to be patient in all situations. When I am standing in line at the grocery store I have a choice to enjoy being in line, to pass the time while in the line, by speaking to the people behind me who are also waiting in the line. Each moment of my life is an opportunity to live lightly, to breathe easily and to connect to the heart of the person nearest to me. At the times I am patient in the moment the moment is a breeze. My time lingering in the line is an opportunity to check in with my heart to see how my heart feels the day is going. Each second of my life is another chance to witness how my life will improve by me being willing to be patient. Then when people recognize that I was patient, I share my little truth that patience is free and I usually cause in the person a small laugh. Thank you for the moments you were here with me today. Thank you for creating some laughter in your life today. I Love You. :~)

a black and white and red image of three cartoon people with red hearts and the words Patience ...Means Waiting With A Happy Heart

Being patient is fun, rewarding and easy once you practice being patient for awhile. :~)

Today I am grateful for getting to receive an Ayurvedic hot oil massage from angelic Asrael Zemenick of Ananda Ayurveda, Asrael poured hot oil on my body then she rubbed the oil into my skin until I was a serene greasy mess, which feels heavenly, for getting to be a part of the Duncan Farmers Market yesterday, we got to see lots of friends, sell some earrings, it was a dry day which was perfect for the market and Robert Cerins parents came out to the market to see is which is always a treat and for getting dinner made for me by Robert Cerins lovely parents after the farmers market yesterday, it was perfect to stop by their home to share some True Grain Bread from Cowichan Bay and get treated to a yummy home cooked meal, with the best company ever. Thank you for being here with me today. Thank you for sharing what you are grateful for with me. I Love YOU.  :~)

an image of a lady standing in a vendor tent surrounded by earrings and pendants that are hand painted

I love getting to be in our booth at the duncan farmers market. :~)



Affirmation, Gratitude and Sauerkraut

Today’s Affirmation; I, Stephanie, (insert your name here if you like) have a responsibility to the energy that created me, to use my energy to be an asset to my family, my community and my world.

I have an opportunity today to be kind. I have the ability to slow myself down so that when I speak my words are compassionate.

It is my responsibility to communicate my needs in ways that make it easy for the people in my life to help me, meet my daily requirements.

The best way I have found to share my needs is to take a deep breath, imagine the person being overjoyed to meet my request with an open heart and then speak my words in a tone of voice that is easy to listen to.

Then it is important to me to be able to meet the needs of the people in my life with an attitude of gratitude of being of useful service.

So when I am asked to meet the needs of my loved one, I repeat a silent mantra of gratitude for being needed. Thank you for being here today with me, as I need you. Thank you for meeting your needs in a compassionate way. I Love YOU.  :~)

Today I am grateful for getting my sauerkraut done yesterday evening, when the sauerkraut was finished there was just one head of fresh cabbage left over after 35 pounds of cabbage was what there was when I started, this time the flavour of the sauerkraut is turmeric, cumin, and coriander with poblano and anaheim mild chili peppers, for starting to write affirmations for people who need them again, to bolster their confidence, help them find their inner joy and lead them to their personal well of unconditional love of life and for my sauerkraut stomper that Robert Cerins and his father Robert made for me to pound the love into the sauerkraut and the water out of the sauerkraut (as you can see in the image below that there is cabbage floating in the juice that the salt and pounding released from the cabbage) my stomper is pictured resting on the water bath ring of the crock in this photo. Thank you for stopping by to see me today. Thank you for appreciating someone today. I Love You. :~)

an image of a sauerkraut crock that is full to the top before the weights are added you can see the poblano peppers in between the cabbage, you can see part of the sauerkraut stomper, which is what the cabbage is pounded with to release the water.

This is the sauerkraut I made Sept. 27th 2016. The piece of wood on the water trough of the crock is made of maple my husband Robert Cerins and his father Bob made it for me. Gratitude Dance!

an image of a sauerkraut crock that is filled up ready to ferment the crock is brown the sauerkraut juice is a bit yellow from the turmeric i added there is cabbage pieces floating on the top on the cabbage juice

The water you see in the image was released from the cabbage itself through the action of salt and pounding the cabbage in the crock.



Affirmation, Gratitude and Connectedness
Today’s Affirmation; I, Stephanie, (insert your name here if you like) develop my self worth by meditating on all I am capable of doing. I focus my mental energy on building me up today. I reassure my heart by refeeling emotions like joy, safety, connectedness and by reliving times I have been useful to the people I love. My ability to believe in me is in my capable hands. I entrust my mental health to me, I practice thinking thoughts that instill in my entire being a sense of mastery. Some of the mantras I say to my heart are; I Think Before I Act Or Speak, Calmness Is The Most Beautiful Jewel of Wisdom, I am safe to speak my truth, I am empowered when I listen to my intuition, I tell my truth to the people I Love, I Love My Life. When I fill my body, Mind and Spirit with encouraging words, phrases, emotions and thoughts I feel competent, when I feel competent I am productive and when I am productive I feel complete. Thank you for connecting with me today. Thank you for speaking kindly to yourself today. I Love You. :~)
an image with a light blue background, there are five hands all in the centre of the image covered in a red heart that is radiating love to all hearts, lines going out from the centre showing the movement of love and the word Connectedness at the top

Feeling the connectedness of my world creates in me a feeling of contentment. :~)

Today I am grateful for getting to make sauerkraut later today, Hooray, once I am done with finishing up creating earrings (there is 68 pairs in the finished pile so far Woo Hoo) my writing and vlogging commitment my appointment with 35 pounds of cabbage shall start, for being able to think before I act or speak, as in a situation the other day when a receptionist asked me if I would put off an appointment for Robert Cerins for dental work, in the past I would have wanted to make her happy and just said yes of course that is ok, but the other day I was thankful that I stood up for Robert Cerins by saying please call Robert and ask him, I felt proud of me, growth is good and for my new hair cut as I am enjoying that my hair does not get stuck in my armpits or strangle me in my sleep and it does not get tangled like my hair did when it was long. Thank you for joining me in joy today. Thank you for standing up for you and your family today. I Love You. :~)

Here is what the sauerkraut will look like when I put the lid on to let the sauerkraut sit for at least 4 weeks maybe 6.

an image of a full crock of sauerkraut, the crock is deep brown and in the centre of the image is two ceramic weights that hold the cabbage down when the process of frementation takes place.

This is what sauerkraut looks like when it is closed up to ferment for 4 to 6 weeks.


Affirmation, Gratitude and Recognition

Today I am grateful for the recognition that the man I love Robert Cerins, received from Colin Smith, Robert was selected in the top 10 list of coolest moments from #rifflandia in this blog…/…/top-10-rifflandia-moment-photos/, for getting to have our friend Susan Murray over for dinner tonight, so that we can catch up on all that has been going on for us, eat together and to connect at the heart and for Artina’s jewelry store in downtown Victoria, BC wanting to order a bunch more Original Earrings to prepare for the Holiday Season, Gratitude Dance! Thank you for connecting with me today. Thank you for connecting with friends today . I Love You.  :~)

an image of a man with a white beard, blue eyes, white hair wearing a black leather hat sitting on his head is a book that reads RU Aware of What UR Thinking? his shirt is blue and he has silver glasses on.

Gratitude Dance! The love of my life Robert Cerins received koodos for being interesting with the book on his head and love in his heart. :~)

Today’s Affirmation; I, Stephanie, (insert your name here if you like) embrace my faults as the perfect faults for me. My fear that my loved ones will die suddenly is my biggest fear (as that is what happened when I was 15 years old, my dad died suddenly of alcoholism) Today I make friends with my faults, which inspires in my heart a sense of safety. My imperfections help me discover the parts of me that need more love and acceptance. My lack of self worth has held me back in the past as well as my fear of what people might think of me. I allow all the fears, misgivings and misperceptions to leave my heart, mind and spirit so that I confidently accomplish my goal of cheering people up. I am enough. I am incarnated to share the path I stumbled upon, to living a life of happiness, just because it is the healthy way to live. Thank you for stopping by today. Thank you for approving of your faults today, if you have any. I Love You.  :~)

an image of a lady in a red one piece swimsuit wearing red high heels, laying on the ground with her feet up looking sexy :~)

It is fun to be interesting, eccentric, comical and calm. :~)



Affirmation, Gratitude and My Needs

Today’s Affirmation; I, Stephanie, (insert your name here if you like) choose to care for me first today. In the past I have put the needs of my partners or parents first however I have learned that is a sure way to burnout and resentment. In the present I shall pay attention to me, my needs and my emotional state. When I am feeling overwhelmed it is ok or even good for me to ask for help so that I feel safe. When I value my needs and emotions I draw to me other people who value their needs and emotions and also my needs and my emotions. The more I value me, the more I listen to my needs and emotions. At the times when I pay attention to my needs and emotions my life flows smoothly and I feel connected to myself and source energy. In the times I get glimpses of being connected to myself and source it inspires me to stay the course of loving me, listening to me and approving of me. Thank you for joining me today. Thank you for valuing yourself today, I value you. I Love YOU.  :~)

an image with the blue sky in the background with just a bit of whit clouds and a street sign that is blue on a metal post that reads Self-Worth with and arrow pointing to the right-hand side of the computer screen

The more I follow the signs to my own self worth, the more empowered, enlightened and inspired I feel. :~)

Today I am grateful for getting to go play all day with Robert Cerins and Sarah Wilson at the Rifflandia festival today, then before the festival we may go thrift store shopping and art supply shopping so it is a day of relaxing and resupplying, for waking up with no neck pain after two nights of sleeping in my own bed, HOORAY and for being healthy enough to dance the day away (after a life time of watching my mom be really ill I am grateful everyday that I am able to move in a normal fashion at the age of 51 years and 10 months old at this age my mom had leg braces and could not walk at a normal pace) so today I dance for my mom, myself and just for the pure childlike joy of dancing. Thank you for connecting with me today. Thank you for dancing the next chance you get. I Love You. :~)
The chance to see Michael Franti is why we are going to Rifflandia!


Affirmation, Gratitude and Thinking

Today’s Affirmation; I, Stephanie, (insert your name here if you like) spend time today thinking about what I think and feel. When I listen to my thoughts and feelings my mind, body and spirit feel connected and empowered. I have a chance today to effect my future by guiding my thoughts and feelings with the wisdom of the many books I have studied since I was twelve years old when I asked myself the question “Why are my parents not happy we have everything, a home, a car, a truck, motorcycles, horses, a dog, a cat and a family of four?” Then I was blessed to read my first positive thinking book which inspired me to want to be the boss of my mind, whatever that meant? Now I know what being the boss of my mind means to me; when I am thinking a thought that brings me fear or uncertainty, I catch the fearful thoughts, give myself comfort by sharing all the reasons that the fear is probably just my ego wanting to protect me again, (like when someone is late and I feel they are dead, because my dad died in the blink of an eye when I was 15 years old, so now everyone just dies, that is what my ego is protecting me from all the time wanting to avoid the grief of my fathers transformation back to pure energy.) Then I replace the fearful thoughts with more productive healthy thoughts like; I am sure the person will be here any minute, I send the person blessings to have a safe trip, I visualize the person enjoying the drive and soon my heart relaxes and calmness spreads over me like a warm blanket. Thank you for being the boss of your mind. I Love You.  :~)

an image with a gray background with white words that read THINKING Please Be Patient and in between the words in a box that is about 49 % red like a computer loading a program

Thinking is an important part of all my days. ❤

Today I am grateful for having the best car mechanic as he changed one glow plug in our TDI Golf for $ 5.00 plus the cost of the part, then to top it off, he has his own 4 car junk yard and in one of the four cars there was an arm rest that our car needed (as it has been broke since we bought the car) and I got to barter for saurekraut for the arm rest and having him put it in, Gratitude Dance, for getting to sleep in my own bed last night for the first time in twelve days and my entire body needed the comfort of my perfect latex mattress, that holds my physique like a mother holding her new baby and for waking up in my own home, with the normal noises like the barn cat that scratches and scrapes the door each day like fingernails on a chalk board, the crickets singing and the horses whinnying as their breakfasts are delivered. Thank you for the moments you spent here today. Thank you for being grateful for something or everything today. I Love You.  :~)

an image of a glow plug for the engine of a TDI Golf VW

It was really interesting to me to get to see a glow plug for the first time today. :~)


Affirmation, Gratitude & Being Enough

Today’s Affirmation; I, Stephanie, (insert your name here if you like) have decided that I am worthy. I am enough. I am a valuable member of my community. I am good with money. I use my resources with forethought. It is in my best interest to believe in me, so that I am able to have faith that there are people in the world who really could be cheered up by me. Through trial and error on my journey to loving me, my experiments proved that I need to surround myself with compassionate people or else it was harder for me to be compassionate with myself and others if my needs were not being met. When my self worth is high my entire being is in a state of comfortable flow which reminds me of a warm swim pool bathing me in security. Thank you for your presence here with me today. Thank you for believing in your intrinsic value. I Love You. :~)

the background is light purple at the top and dark purple at the bottom there is beautiful flower in the middle of the image that is shades of blue with purple lines and the words I am powerful, I am beautiful, I am strong.

I am as brave as I feel, as courageous as my choices and as kind as I can be. :~)


Today I am grateful for getting to go to the dentist today to get tooth jewelry (which some people call fillings, but I am getting gold fillings so I am calling them tooth jewelry) as I feel that a great way to use gold as filling and they are recyclable too, Robert Cerins parents gave me one of their old gold teeth so I even have a bit of gold to start with, for the dentist doing the work Dr. Dustin George wanting to do my dental work in exchange for my husband Robert Cerins art, gratitude dance, and for the fact that Dr. Dustin George is a dentist that loves to go the extra mile and put gold in his patients mouths as gold is the most durable and long lasting filling material available to this day. Thank you for stopping by my post today. Thank you for finding something to be grateful about. I Love You. :~) 

Here is a link about the benefit of gold fillings they last up to 50 years!

an image of a gold crown for a tooth on a background of silver

If I need to get a filling I get tooth jewelry ❤


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