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Grateful: A Half Year Project.

Posted on the 07 July 2014 by Felicakes @felicakes

"Because if you're grateful, you're not fearful, and if you're not fearful, you're not violent. If you're grateful, you act out of a sense of enough and not of a sense of scarcity, and you are willing to share. If you are grateful, you are enjoying the differences between people, and you are respectful to everybody,and that changes this power pyramid under which we live."- David Stiendl-Rast in his TED Talk.

If you follow me on Instagram or if you search #felicakesgratitudejar, you would find my project for this year.  Giving thanks no matter how small or significant it may be.  I started this project in January after telling myself to "Let it Go" and see the good in everything, even on a shitty day.  I have come to the conclusion that if I give thanks and be grateful for something, no matter how small, the rest of the shitty day did not even happen because I choose to focus on the good.

If you Google David Stiendl-Rast's TED talk, He talks about how being grateful makes you happy.  He sums it up perfectly and simple.  Give thanks and that is what I want to do for the remaining part of the year.  Give as much thanks as I can.  I will continue my Instagram project but I want to bring it onto the blog as well.  You can only say so much on Instagram, and I do have a lot to say now compared to the beginning part of the year when I said, I am so busy that the blog is taking a little break.  Nope. Not going to happen here. The flood gates have opened and I think I have found my passion.  A positive life. :)  

So at the end of the month, I will share with you what I am thankful for, for the month.  Like I said, it may be small or it may be significant, and I want to put it out there in hopes that I will inspire you to see those little things in your life that you are thankful for.  

Will you join me?


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