Badassery 8/7

Well hello little badass calendar

You really hit the nail on the proverbial head again today!

Perhaps that’s why I’ve been seeing stars, er, magic for some time now.

I have noticed an improvement in my attitude since consciously looking for things to be grateful for the last 66 days.

“Gratitude gives us eyes

to see God, Earth, beauty,

love, joy, and abundance.

Everything we never knew

was already right there in

front of us, waiting. We just needed gratitude

to open our eyes.”

― Josie Robinson

When I start my day out with expressing gratitude, I see more and more things that I am grateful for throughout the day.

Instead of the Grief Train, I am riding the Gratitude Train!

Gratitude is magnificent, magical, and simply amazing.

Thanks to gentle prompting from two very wonderful teachers and a great group of new sisters, I was able to teach myself to get out of my head and start thinking with my heart.

When I did that, my gratitudes changed.

“You can
Lose a child
Or a parent,
The love of your life,
A good job,
A game,
A deal,
A bet,
An idea,
Your favorite thing,
Money,
Your best friend,
A moment,
An opportunity,
A chance,
Your keys,
Your mind,
Your health,
Your identity,
Your virginity,
Your religion,
Your shirt,
Your license,
ID or Passport,
Phone or phone number,
Hope,
Faith,
Luck,
Your pride,
Or your house,
And feel like
You’ve lost everything,
And keep on losing.

Stop
Counting losses
And start counting your blessings.
Only then,
Will you discover that losses
Are easier to point out
And count
Than blessings,
And that blessings
Outnumber your losses
For they are truly
Immeasurable.

It is only normal that
People count losses with
Their minds,
And ignore
To count blessings
With the graciousness
Of their hearts.”
― Suzy Kassem

My world changed.

I received countless gifts from G-d, the Universe, whatever or whomever you wish to identify as The higher power.

Gifts such as this bit of wisdom that rocked my heart:

Pain: Resisting hard realities and trying to hold onto what is no longer.

Peace: Acknowledging, then releasing sadness and frustration, then opening to a new way of being.

–Lara Smetana

(My addition: And Healing Like A Badass!!!!!)

Just this one realization made all the difference in my healing process.

Getting out of my head and thinking with my heart

opened my soul to peace and healing.

I know it to be true is because I am now able to see the difference between transient sadness and the all-out consuming pain of grief and mourning.

If I am sad, it is not the end of the world.

I have grown by leaps and bounds.

My healing is on the fast-track to wherever I am headed and I accept it all with gratitude!

Life has indeed become magical.

My eyes are new.

I am able to truly, truly heal.

I am healing.

I accept healing.

I am


New eyes have, however, brought forth another ‘gift’ that has lain dormant for far too long….

… To be continued …

XO Lisa

Zoom Zoom!

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