Live brightly

“Let everything we do and say be an expression of the beauty in our heart, always based on love.”
~Don Miguel Ruiz

Live brightly. Be who you are. Who you really are. With all your wrinkles and warts. All your cuteness and kindness. You are enough. Just relax and be you. Your light shines brighter as you become more authentic. One cannot help but be original as we share our own journey. Namaste. ~Gina

“The important virtues are only learned with much repetition. Their importance is revealed again and again in obvious and then gradually subtler ways. Some of the deepest virtues, like patience and temperance, perseverance and compassion, take a lifetime to assimilate. So relax. The journey is meant to be a gradual unfolding.”
~Ann Mortifee, In Love With The Mystery

[Images not mine. Chalk heart path and red rainbow sign from Pinterest without original sources. Please notify me of source info in sidebar link. Beautiful bright heart floral love artwork source: SkylineArtEditions]

Wake Up Thankful

wake up and be thankfulWaking up cheerfully doesn’t just spontaneously happen. It’s a habit to be developed. As we work at it, waking up with feelings of gratitude becomes easier. After years of practice it has become quite natural for me, but I can always continue to hone my skills.

Gratitude is the first and foremost way to greet your day. As soon as you wake up. Every day.

beginning of a new dayI find this comes more easily if I fall asleep thinking of all my blessings. And not only thinking about them but really feeling gratitude. Feeling a glow in my heart with deep and powerful thanks to God for this life I love so much. 

We often unconsciously wake up with the residual effects of what we fell asleep musing over so let’s endeavor to add joy to our mornings by falling asleep with thoughts and feelings that uplift us, rather than listing what we have to do tomorrow or things that went wrong. Let’s all eliminate mental lists from our bedtime thinking!

believe there is goodEmbrace optimistic thoughts as soon as you wake up, for these will help set the tone for the brightest and most productive of days. Let’s celebrate this day!
Copyright © 2014 Gina ~ Professions for PEACE

PSALM 106:1-2 ESV ~ Praise the Lord! Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! Who can utter the mighty deeds of the Lord, or declare all his praise?

It's never too latePSALM 136:26 ESV ~ Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever.

“Sunrise is a wonderful time to arise, for the sun, the dew and the birds are awakening with us. This is a time to open ourselves to the pulse of creation. Greet the day with thanksgiving for another opportunity. It is never too late to have the life you were born to enjoy. No matter the circumstance. No matter the obstacles that confront you. Give thanks for the chance to begin anew.”
~ Ann Mortifee, In Love With The Mystery

Hope anchors the soul“Pay attention to your senses, everything you’re seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling, and maybe even tasting, and see how many things you can find to feel grateful for. This is a powerful way to shift your mood and open to the flow of abundance that always surrounds you.” ~Deepak Chopra

Great wood signs! ETSY SHOP Owner Tess Angeline – RescuedandRepurposed 
Gorgeous ceramic signs! ETSY SHOP Owner Malena Bisanti-Wall – mbwstudio
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