Word of the Week: Gratitude

G R A T I T U D E :  The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. Something one can never have too much of, or express too often. 

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. - Melody Beattie

Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for. - Zig Ziglar

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world. - John Milton

   Michelle Larson   - Last week I had an unexpected set back in regards to my health and had to have surgery to remove my appendix. Feeling weak, fragile and limited is something very unfamiliar to me. This experience has made me reflect on how I have taken my good health for granted. My new mantra: I am grateful for my good health and all I can do with this amazing body of mine. I move freely, with strength and grace. 

Michelle Larson - Last week I had an unexpected set back in regards to my health and had to have surgery to remove my appendix. Feeling weak, fragile and limited is something very unfamiliar to me. This experience has made me reflect on how I have taken my good health for granted. My new mantra: I am grateful for my good health and all I can do with this amazing body of mine. I move freely, with strength and grace. 

   Julie Cimpko   -  I am so incredibly grateful that I get to do what I love every single day…CREATE and with such a great group of talented women. 

Julie CimpkoI am so incredibly grateful that I get to do what I love every single day…CREATE and with such a great group of talented women. 

   Chelsea Hipley   -  I am in the process of moving out of this little back house in Laguna Beach, where I lived for nearly 4 and a half years. Among the many emotions surrounding this transition, gratitude is towards the top. This was the first place I lived without roommates. I discovered a lot about myself during my time here. I am grateful for these experiences in my life that leave me forever changed, in the best way possible. 

Chelsea HipleyI am in the process of moving out of this little back house in Laguna Beach, where I lived for nearly 4 and a half years. Among the many emotions surrounding this transition, gratitude is towards the top. This was the first place I lived without roommates. I discovered a lot about myself during my time here. I am grateful for these experiences in my life that leave me forever changed, in the best way possible. 

   Madeline Lovejoy   - Soul-deep gratitude for the cosmic kick in the pants I got a few years ago, cracked my world right open. Grateful to all the positive and supportive people I've met since, the fun adventures I've had, and finding the light along the way.

Madeline Lovejoy - Soul-deep gratitude for the cosmic kick in the pants I got a few years ago, cracked my world right open. Grateful to all the positive and supportive people I've met since, the fun adventures I've had, and finding the light along the way.