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, July 19, 2012

Blessings and tears...

This morning I feel SO blessed!  In January I began a project called The Butterfly Project.  It had a semi-selfish motive.  I hoped it would help me heal from the death of my parents (they passed away 3 1/2 years apart...and I'm not even 40 yet).  Experiencing the grief that accompanies that kind of loss, I wanted to do something that would lift my spirits.  My mom always taught us children that gratitude can elevate you.  After prayerful consideration, I began to cultivate The Butterfly Project.  Currently I have over 400 people participating.  That is four hundred people writing twelve letters of gratitude to people that have helped change their lives.  (For anyone on Facebook the event is: Facebook:  The Butterfly Project Event if anyone wants to check it out.  We would love to have you join us!)

This week I had the wonderful opportunity to have one of my posts published on a popular Women's Blog:  Time Out For Women.  Here is a link if you would like to check it out.  I would love to hear what you think about it if you do.  The article is called 365 Ways To Say Thank You.  And you can find it on the Time Out For Women Blog.  I went into this with the hope of becoming more grateful and helping others feel my gratitude.  Ironically I hoped it would change other peoples lives...but what I found is that more than anything it has changed my life.  Please join me and The Butterfly Project and find out for yourself the amazing POWER of gratitude!

For those of you that are reading this and have joined me, those that are my family and friends...Thank you!  Thank you for your love, support, encouragement and help through the many tears that accompany loss.  I love you for it.  I have cried with many of you as we have shared grief.  But I have also been so blessed by all my parents brought and left in this world.  I miss them, but they have cultivated an attitude of gratitude in my heart that can never be extinguished and their love lives on.  I look forward to a marvelous reunion with them one day.  Until then, I hope our loving Heavenly Father gives them a glimpse of The Butterfly Project and the good they are STILL doing through their children and grandchildren.

We truly are changing the world...ONE letter at a time!

1 comment:

  1. It has been so long since I've been able to read your blog. Congrats on having your post shared on the Time Out for Women blog. I just love your idea of thanking those who make a difference in our lives. I know I'm working on my thank yous to get them sent out by the end of the year.