Giving Thanks in the New Year

I end one year with Gratitude on my lips.

I being a new one with Gratitude in my heart...

I sit in meditation at the close of one year and the dawn of another - and the end of one decade and the beginning of another - with so many blessings and reasons to be grateful for - tumbling out of my heart - that they form a vast legion! Who knew I could think of such an infinite number of reasons?

As I suggested in my blog entry for yesterday, this year, choose to express gratitude every day, just once a day. You will find yourself going beyond this self-imposed perimeter soon enough. Making the commitment to be grateful just once a day - is so simple - it will open the floodgates to many more opportunities, and it will slowly change the course and direction of your life by softening your soul, enriching your perspective and igniting your deepest insights. There is a vast reservoir within you of infinite power and possibilities just waiting to be tapped.

I share with you this excerpt from the people at the "Go Gratitude" movement:

"May we choose Love over fear; unity and harmony over separation and discord. May we have the strength to claim our authentic power; standing true in Word, action, and deed, and with firm resolve BE the change we wish to see in the world...

May we remember Heaven is within our Hearts, opening our eyes to the sacred in all things. May we breathe prayers of thanks into each moment, and with reverence honor the gift this Life brings..."

And this, from Catherine Russo Epstein and her newsletter: "Jewelsofthelotus.com:"

"Can you feel the joy that is within your heart?
Can you feel the love that is all around you?
Can you see the magic that lies within?

Take a stand in your life, be upright and courageous.
Believe that the heart is open to the full capacity to love...
whatever is winging its way toward you.

Accept with GRACE all that is in your life right now,
Love it and don't fight it.
Peace is your choice."

And finally, a simple blessing from me, to all of you, for this New Year:

New Year's Blessing 2010

May this newest year rise
to meet the embrace
of your most deeply held dreams

May a new decade
unfold within you its promise
of the infinite possibilities
that are yours for the asking

May the paths you take
ground your body, mind and soul,
and reflect your choices,
intentions, and prayers

And may the life you choose to lead
be showered with the blessings
and Wondrous Love
that is the Gift of the Infinite

Blessings to all of you - on this dawn of a new year and a new decade! May it surpass all your wildest dreams and expectations!

Comments

Lavonne said…
Happy New Year, Olga...and thanks for the beautiful post.

Abrazos,
Lavonne
Bob said…
Blessings and grace and may the DIVINE LIGHT continue to grow in you!! You radiate wisdom and peace my friend.
Bob said…
BLESSINGS AND GRACE AND MAY YOUR LIGHT CONTINUE TO RADIATE THE DIVINE. YOUR INNER GLOW BRING PEACE AND BLESSINGS TO OTHERS -- YOU ARE A SOURCE OF STRENGTH TO SO MANY! JOY

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