In 2012 we challenged you to write 12 letters of Gratitude to people that influenced your life. Many of you did this and wrote amazing stories of the experience.
This year 2013 we are focusing on BEING PRESENT. This is your life. Each day is a gift. You can't turn in yesterday for more time. So make the most of each day and continue to be grateful and embrace life! Be Present! We are changing the world...ONE DAY AT A TIME!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Gratitude for all things...

It is difficult to find gratitude for all things.  I had several colorful metaphors to describe cancer when my mother died a few years back.  But now I see the kindness in knowing what was coming, the compassion in being able to express my love over and over and in a thousand little ways.  My father was here one day and the next day a heart attack stole him.  No goodbyes.  Though we were on good terms and I had just expressed my love to him that morning, I still feel like someone stole something from me.  I never would have thought I would be grateful that the cancer allowed the time to say goodbye.  But I am seeing the wisdom in finding reasons to be grateful.  My expressions of gratitude to people this year have helped ME so much.  It is ironic that I am the recipient of so much peace, joy and happiness from something that I started with a desire to be truly altruistic.  Regardless...I will continue...continue to be grateful and continue to find ways to express that gratitude to those around me.  I am growing and changing from this marvelous and life changing experience.  I guess if I am the only one transformed into a butterfly it was still worth it...but I hope I am bringing people with me on this journey.

Changing the world...ONE letter at a time!


  1. I love this idea of sending handwritten letters instead of/in addition to e-mail/facebook posts. Just found your blog through Rhonda and am a new follower. Can't wait to choose someone to write to! :)

  2. Thank you Deb and welcome! We are glad to have you join us. It has been a wonderful adventure!