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The Power of Gratitude To Inspire Us Toward the Change We Want to See

Gratitude is an action that opens you up to infinite  possibilities. How often do you openly practice gratitude? 

I’ve found gratitude is a great way to inspire myself toward action. When I’m honestly grateful for something than I care more and that lights a fire in my heart to be protective.

Here is what inspired me to write this post.

Thanks to pressure from environmental organizations, scientists and people in the US and Canada President Obama finally rejected the dreaded Keystone XL pipeline. http://huffpost.com/us/entry/55e74fd1e4b0b7a9633b693c

This is something I’ve been actively petitioning, attending rallies and contacting my representatives to stop. I’m filled with gratitude about the recent decision.

The environmental action agency 350.org is sending gratitude cards to him showing our appreciation of his decision. Here is what I wrote.

Thank you for choosing to protect the soil which grows our food, the water that gives us life, the trees which clean our air and the communities where we live. Sustainable energy is our future. The Keystone XL pipeline should never be built. We belong to the earth, it does not belong to us.

Write your own gratitude card via 350.org:


We already know that pollution is destroying our planet and killing us. So when will we actually join together and take the major lifestyle and cultural changes to protect out world?

How many more plastic bottles can we buy, how many more chemicals can we spray on our food,  how many more times can we support mass consumerism?

When will we stop shopping for unsustainable products, toxic beauty products and supporting unregulated factories producing all this future landfill litter?

Why aren’t more of us who know better saying NO to blindly destroying this planet that we belong to?

Who of us is ready to BE the change they want to see?

Start with gratitude.

What are you grateful for that needs your support?


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Versatile Blogger Award

Thanks to Finding My Worth for nominating me in the Versatile Blogger Award.  I am full of appreciation and gratitude at this moment. This is so awesome! I love that a wonderful, caring and open community of bloggers has come to my attention. There is so much to learn and so many people to meet. 

The Versatile Blogger Award has the following rules:

  1. Post a picture of the award
  2. Thank the award giver
  3. Share 7 random facts about yourself
  4. Nominate 15 other bloggers about this and tell them so

Hmmm, my life is so random the hardest part will be picking just seven facts!

1. I find insects, spiders and snakes much cuter than puppies and kittens.

2. I made the outline of a giant bird out of rocks at the beach today.

3.  I broke my ankle by slipping off a curb last year.

4. I still like shaved ice even though I know that food dye is not healthy.

5. I am currently reading “Recovery of Your Inner Child” by Lucia Cappacchnie.

6. Last week a little girl painted my nails pink and navy.

7. I love to climb trees.

15 blogs that you have to check out!

Healing Heart- Life After Rape, an incredible journey one woman shares to heal from the wounds of rape.

Craven Creativity, A creative soul learning how to maintain inspiration despite living with chronic pain. Hoping to inspire others through bits and pieces of my life’s narrative and through sharing my artistic endeavors, past and present.

Intrepid Epicurian, Going after life with a passport in one hand and a fork in the other.

Your Everything Services, Freelance writer, Ghostwriter,  Article Expert and Article Marketing Consultant.

Bookend: A Teen Book Review Blog,  book reviewing and recommendation blog for teenagers

The Secrets of Success Blog, Blog and Radio show for Women Entrepreneurs with author Deb Bailey.

Hippie Liberal Mama,  Politics, news, humor and plenty of liberalism.

Barbaraelka,  Wonderous photos and writings.

Photobotos, http:///photobotos.com One amazing photo everyday.

The Gappuccino g caffe,  A fun lifestyle blog with varied topics.

Commander In Chic,  Fashion and lifestyle.  A fun light read.

Indulge – Travel, adventure and new experiences.

Feminaust,  For Australian feminists.  Quite cheeky!

Shannon Kellman Illustration, Tons of eye candy. If you love offbeat and cute art that is.

The Oxymoronic Oxymorons, A mouthful to say and a blog about life, books, art and people.


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