Monday, October 25, 2010
There are so many other little things, goofy things, simple things that can be a little piece of bliss. I love alone time. Chocolate covered cinnamon bears!! :D Hot chocolate on a crisp fall morning. Watching my awesome daughter score a goal in her soccer game. Getting a text message from a special someone. Getting an answer to a prayer. Flirting. A total stranger saying hello. The list can go on and on, but like I said in my other post...for this project I'm keeping it real simple, and there's just not enough space to write everything down on an 8x8 canvas....which is why I'm writing a little more of my thoughts with these posts!
Have you thought about what bliss means to you? Feel free to share, I love other peoples thoughts and opinions! May you find a little bliss in each day!
So, some of the quotes listed below were from Oct conference, just a few snippets from a talk by Thomas S. Monson.
"gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others."
"When you walk with gratitude, you do not walk with arrogance and conceit and egotism, you walk with spirit of thanksgiving that is becoming to you and will bless your lives." he quoted Gordon B Hinkley.
"to express gratitude is gracious and honorable, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live with gratitude ever in our hearts is to touch heaven."
Also, from my transformation assignment, this is from Bill Phillips new book that came out in July of this year. Bill Phillips did the Body for Life program and has now added a more of mind/body/spirit element to getting and staying healthy. Bill states facts and research findings in this part of his book. There are many Dr's/researchers/studies going on regarding gratitude and it's effects on health.
"health isn't just a condition of the body,it starts within the mind and heart, out of all the positive thoughts and emotions, none is more healing that gratitude."
"Simply being thankful can lead to a healthier, happier life."
"grateful people were discovered to be more likely to feel a connection to others and to something greater than themselves."
"scientific research makes it clear that when we practice gratitude it helps us become more energetic, motivated,happier and altogether healthier."
I just took some snippets from the talk and the chapter in the book....I've found this absolutely fascinating. The connection between gratitude, health, emotions, energy, and overall well being is pretty amazing. I'm definitely going to start practicing a daily gratitude meditation, I mean, who couldn't use more motivation, energy, health and happiness???? I know I could!!
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
I made the flower in the corner with paper scraps, I saw this on a tutuorial that someone linked to over at 2 Peas, but for the life of me, I can't remember who linked it or who's tute it was. I had fun making it,in fact, I made a lot of flowers, fun and easy and a great way to use up scraps!!