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Gratitude Challenge Day 28 - It's all in your hands!

Posted by Lauren Eyer

Gratitude Challenge Day 28 - It's all in your hands!

"I started out giving thanks for small things, and the more thankful I become, the more my bounty increased.  That's because what you focus on expands, and when you focus on the goodness in your life, you create more of it.  Opportunities, relationships, even money flowed my way when I learned to be grateful no matter what happened in my life." -Oprah Winfrey Congratulations on reaching the end of our 28 day Gratitude Challenge inspired by the book "The Magic"!  I hope you've become more in touch with your control over your mood through the practice of gratitude and that...

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Gratitude Challenge Day 27 - Man (or woman) in the Mirror

Posted by Lauren Eyer

Gratitude Challenge Day 27 - Man (or woman) in the Mirror

When I was around 10 or 11 years old, I remember going to pick out some cassette tapes.  The first I purchased with my own allowance money.  I don't know why I picked cassette tapes because CDs were out, but I think it was because I didn't yet have my own CD player, and my parent's cars just had the cassette players in them.  Anyway, one of the cassette albums I picked, which was one of my favorites was Michael Jackson's.  One of the songs on that album was "Man in the Mirror".  I loved listening to that song, and even...

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Gratitude Challenge Day 26 - Wounds to Wisdom

Posted by Lauren Eyer

Gratitude Challenge Day 26 - Wounds to Wisdom

"Turn your wounds into wisdom." -Oprah Winfrey When we're kids, we can make mistakes over and over again, and it's expected of us because everyone knows that kids need to try things and fail until they eventually get it right.  The same rule of thumb should apply to us as adults, but yet we're so hard on ourselves and think we shouldn't be making these mistakes.  Instead, we need to look on each mistake and think about it as a lesson, be grateful for that lesson and move on.  As Oprah said, turn it into wisdom. So many of us...

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Gratitude Challenge Day 25 - A game with the Universe

Posted by Lauren Eyer

Gratitude Challenge Day 25 - A game with the Universe

"Life is playfulness...We need to play so that we can rediscover the magic all around us." - Flora Colao The higher power you believe in, the Universe, and all the positive energy around us wants you to have everything you want in life.  Most of the time, it can't just walk up and hand you what you want, so it give you signs or clues.  Through the law of attraction and gratitude it's trying to get you to ask for what it is you want and be grateful for it.  So to think of this like a game, you must...

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Gratitude Challenge Day 24 - Using your magic to help others

Posted by Lauren Eyer

Gratitude Challenge Day 24 - Using your magic to help others

"People who wait for a magic wand fail to see that they ARE the magic wand." - Thomas Leonard Have you ever heard someone say that they wish they had a fair godmother like Cinderella and that with a waive of her magic wand, you could make any wish come true?  Well, the quote from Thomas Leonard above talks about just that.  Most of us don't realize that we already have that magical gift within us.  Energy flows where our attention goes, and if we direct that with gratitude towards other people, we can help them out tremendously.   Just as...

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