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Be Grateful

April 28, 2023•2 min read

There is always one thing that you can be grateful for and that's the beating of your heart.

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This morning I listened to a 5 minute gratitude session from Tony Robbins. He asked that the listener pick one moment in time when they were filled with gratitude. He asked for another moment in time. And then he asked for a coincidental moment, one moment of gratitude that you weren't expecting.

My first moment that always fills me with gratitude is remembering the first time my husband put his hand on my knee. There was an internal signal, a spark within me, that said, "This is him. This is who you've worked so hard to find." Remembering that moment can always center me. That moment can always make me so grateful for what I have now and for the struggles and lessons I had to learn to get to that special moment in time.

My second moment was kneeling at the side of my Grandma's bed as she was preparing to leave this world for heaven. I was so grateful to be able to calm her, put my hand on her forehead and just breathe with her. Some may say that is not a grateful moment, to watch someone suffer. But she wasn't suffering. Her faith was so strong that she was ready. Like most big moments in life, you can say you're ready but when the time comes, it can be scary. I am so grateful to have had that time to sit with her and soothe her as she faced some of that fear. And I am grateful that she restored so much of my spirituality and belief.

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I believe that everything happens for a reason so coincidental gratitude is not actually coincidental. It's the time when something was presented at just the right moment that was unexpected, like getting flowers at work and not knowing where they came from. I signed up for a coaching course yesterday that was not expected, had nothing to do with anything I was up to at the time, and wasn't a planned expense but I knew it was a gift that I needed to take right then and there. I am so grateful that I took that step and faced the fear of doing something bigger than me.

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Whatever you are grateful for today, sit with it for a moment. Really let yourself feel it in your heart and soul. And if you can't think of anything, take a listen to Tony Robbins and just be grateful that your heart is beating today.

Live intentionally from the heart

Mom, grandma, wife, and friend, Valerie shares her love of setting daily intentions with others to inspire, encourage, and empower women to live intentionally from the heart.

Valerie Finlay

Mom, grandma, wife, and friend, Valerie shares her love of setting daily intentions with others to inspire, encourage, and empower women to live intentionally from the heart.

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