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From Gratitude to Grace

March 27, 2013 by  
Filed under Featured Posts, Free and Laughing, Love

Journaling - a powerful tool

Every morning I write 10 things I am grateful for in my journal. Every morning. It’s easy enough when some exciting things have happened in my life. Then the gratitude flows sometimes past my magical number 10!

But at other times I get stuck. I am at number 6 and have run out of things to be grateful for. It is in these moments that I step back and ask myself “Marguerite, you can’t find one more thing to be grateful for today”?

And that’s when I look to the most ordinary, seemingly insignificant things, like:
My dogs quietly curled up at my feet
The cardinal singing in the tree outside
A clean kitchen
A compliment from a client
A smile from a stranger
My cup of coffee that morning
The shoots of tulip bulbs peeping through the melting snow

It is in the acknowledgement of the minutiae that I move from just being grateful to being in a state of grace. It’s a beautiful way to start the day!

Comments

8 Responses to “From Gratitude to Grace”
  1. Love this post, your dedication and faithfulness. I pray that I too will be inspired and motivated to follow suit. If I can do even 5 every day faithfully I would be getting there. Thanks for sharing

  2. So true, Marguerite! From Gratitude to Grace…in all its simplicity is a powerful statement, and an empowering process.
    Cheers,
    Michelle.

  3. Marguerite Orane says:

    Thanks Michelle. If we only realised how empowering it is, we would do it more often. Give thanks

    Marguerite

  4. Marguerite Orane says:

    Thank you Yvonne. Start with even 1 per day. And do that every day. Once you get into the habit, it’s easy to go to 2, then 5, then 10 ….

    Blessings in abundance

    Marguerite

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