“Grateful”- Written and Produced by Nimo Patel and Daniel Nahmod, inspired by the 21-Day Gratitude Challenge, KindSpring.org
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Today, I am so grateful for the genuine kindness of those who are part of my life; yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Yesterday our neighbor, who is handicapped and uses a wheel chair for transportation, asked a favor of me. He asked if he could borrow our hose to water his blooming flowers.
At first I said sure… thinking it was a simple task.
Quickly to discover that it wasn’t simple and would take a lot of work and time on my part.
I told him, “I’m sorry, it’s not going to work… I can’t get the hose disconnected.”
Suddenly, I was reminded of the numerous times at the motorcycle track how people willingly helped us fix our sons motorcycle … working as a community to get the job done, and not giving up because it was the easy thing to do. Because of them, our son was able to race.
I turned to my neighbor and said, “Give me a minute… I can figure this out for you.”
So, it was because of my gratitude toward others for their acts of kindness and service, that I was able to help someone else in need of assistance. I felt so thankful for the experience, as simple as it may be… but the lesson so huge!
Our community is like a web of life…the more gratitude we have, the more we give… the more we give… the more we receive!!!!
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Many Blessings to KindSpring.org!
Many Blessings to Carol Wilson, Healing Power Beyond Medicine, for always posting such inspiring links, quotes, and ideas!
Many Blessings to Mollysfund.org!
Many Blessings to om.symphonyoflove.net, David Steindl-Rast, and Jyrki Salmi!
Many Blessings to ALL!
Many Blessings to YOU!!!
With Much Love, Brittany!
What are you Joyful for that you ALREADY have? Please consider sharing under comments!
Many Blessings to Father Dennis Reilly for his Inspiring Words!
Many Blessings to Kelsey Withrow for her Outstanding Photography!
Many Blessings to ALL!
Many Blessings to YOU!
With Much Love and Light! bmj.
😢 Do you ever feel alone and wonder if what you are doing is making a difference?
😢 Have you ever desired to do something so deeply, but it seemed the entire world had no interest?
😥 Have you ever wanted to convey a message but had no idea how to start?
😥Have you ever just felt lost?
Well, I know you aren’t alone… because I’m with you!
Face book pages everywhere with 2k Likes or more, Shares everywhere!
“Ordinary Miracle of Life” Website- “Like 10”, “Share 2” !!
“Ordinary Miracle of Life” Facebook Page- “Like 0”, “Share 0” !!
Yep! That’s me! My dream, My goal, My greatest passion!
Although I have had many visitors to my website (over 800) in the past 3 months, I often wonder why there is little interest in “sharing” or “liking” my posts. 2% of the time (tonight) I feel really sad and discouraged the other 98% extremely excited and continue to see the actualization of my vision.
So, why do I feel so compelled to share my thoughts tonight? Retrospectively, after writing the entire blog, I realized something very important… Read on…
My heart is sad…but, but with most sincerity I realize I have many lessons that are to be learned.
You have no idea how many people I have asked for assistance in helping with my dream, my blog, my deepest desire to show the world something new with no avail.
As I sit in silence, I have realized that they don’t have the same passion I do… that this is not “their” thing. Realizing that I must continue on with full force forward realizing that it is “My” thing… My dream!
I have a dream that one day I will be able to show people how to experience life in a different way… To teach them one moment at a time how to access and experience the ultimate pure beauty, bliss, love and comfort of universal energy and angelic light, realizing it is available to ALL. To teach one to express and experience the unlimited flow of this energy and ultimately leaving behind boundaries and barriers of ones own self and social norms.
Although my dream of helping others has not occurred at the speed I had visioned, I am compelled to continue to write… I love what I’m doing and feel the deepest of passion to move forward. I am assured that if I keep doing what I love and it will pay off… Pay off how?? Will I ever make a difference in someone else’s life??? Or, maybe is this merely journey the of my own life?!!
I just heard a TED talk this past week that reported something like this… “to make something BIG you have to make it worth talking about!!!” (author unknown)
But, how do I make the essence of stillness, happiness, peace, and universal energy BIG??? It seems so simple and little; but, in reality so HUGE and LIFE CHANGING!
I ask you… have you every experienced divine stillness, peace and bliss while meditating… a feeling so pure and beautiful, MUCH GREATER than any substance/person/or thing? Consider watching one of the most inspiring movies, “Ram Dass, Fierce Grace” on Netflix under documentaries. It is through so many modalities that we are able to experience this bliss (I suspect I have only learned 5% of the many…. and each day learning more)!!”
I really have believed I have a “HOT” topic to read about and have been very surprised of lack of interest in “sharing” or “liking” my site … But, why have I had so many views of my site so far without me even doing any advertisement? What am I doing wrong… or what haven’t I realized?
Maybe the idea of stillness, meditation, happiness, peace, and love is not a comfortable thing for people to share. Maybe they really haven’t had time to read it. Maybe I need to come up with more interesting topics or write differently. Likely all true.
Maybe the idea of seeking happiness and peace within our own self is a sign of perceived weakness?? A sign that something is wrong with us…
This concept seems to make sense now that I think about… It took me 8 years to feel comfortable enough with myself to share my truth… my hardships… in essence my weaknesses and imperfections. I still remember it took me about 6 months to share with my husband that recently had learned to I loved meditation and learning about Universal Energy – later to discover that he could care less!! As long as I was happy, he was happy!!
How vulnerable does this make me???
Really… I truly have a lot to lose, my career, my family, my friends, and my reputation.
But really, what is there to lose if I don’t share my thoughts, ideas, and experiences?? Much more!!!!
It is through continuing to realize on a daily basis my weaknesses, hardships, fears, etc. that I continue to learn and grow as an individual!
If you have any idea of how miserable I was 8 years ago….what I experienced… and what I have learned… and what I continue to learn each day you probably would have a different view of me now.
By posting mostly about peace love and happiness doesn’t imply that I am walking in a phony cloud of bliss… It’s because these things help me each day to get through and enjoy my own life and hardships in a new way.
As one opens the door for more happiness and peace… Even more and more is able to funnel in… As you focus on the good… You notice the bad less or in a different way.
When you let go and let yourself truly discover and feel the essence of universal light, peace, and joy you will realize what I desire to show the world.
What I desire to show the world is little starting tips for YOU to venture out on your own to find exactly what works for you!!
Once you continue to be mindful and discover what makes you feel really good, you will continue to seek more and learn more…to go even deeper and deeper…
Divine stillness of the mind, body and soul is one of is one of the all time greatest gifts of life!!!
This concept is truly contrary to what society has created… I believe.
We are a society of go, go, go… More, more, more…. And yes, I am part of this. I enjoy it very much… But, also, I have learned to truly embrace and yearn for the divine essence of stillness with bliss.
By taking the time to have both has truly enriched my life… my mind… my soul.
I initially learned of this stillness through Reiki, later going on to become a Reiki Master… It took someone else showing me how to get to this divine place…
Then, I was able to allow myself to release and relax on my own with songs, meditations, yoga, writing, walking, etc.
I continue to learn each day!!! Somedays I slide backwards, some days I make no movement, and some days I make leaps and bounds!! But most important, each day I accept myself for where I am exactly at that time and move from there. I’m realizing that life is a full of multiple spectrums, realities, and experiences each beautiful in their own way.
So, it is with much sincerity that I continue my journey of writing to the world… Or maybe even just to myself! It is with much passion and trust that my intent is of goodness with the ultimate goal of helping myself and others realize their own truth, light, and divine peace and bliss!
With Much Love and Universal Light! bmj.
Many Blessings to Ram Dass and those who were part of the production of “Fierce Grace”!
Many Blessings to http://www.quote-lover.com/wwwquoteswave.com!
Many Blessings to my family, friends, and ALL!
Many Blessing to YOU!!
Seriously!!! Do you remember the famous song, “Coat of Many Colors” by Dolly Parton???
I remember as a child hearing this song and tears rolling down my eyes… have you ever felt different from others for a certain reason; but, really that reason was a strength or something really great about you that you later discovered?
Today, out of the clear blue I heard this truly inspirational song! Thought I would share with you!!
Good Luck and Happiness to ALL!! May you discover your own RICHES OF LIFE!! FREE!!! You just have to take time to recognize, realize, and embrace!!!!
After listening to the entire song, if you feel inspired, PLEASE consider writing a comment about what makes you KNOW YOU ARE RICH!
“Coat of Many Colors” by Dolly Parton- copyright infringement not intended; obtained from utube
Many Blessings to Dolly Parton and all of those that produced the song “Coat of Many Colors”, and utube!!
Many Blessings to push square.com!
Many Blessings to ALL!!
Many Blessings to YOU!!
With Much Love and Light,
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HAPPINESS! The greatest gift of ALL! PLEASE LISTEN TO THE ATTACHED VIDEO AT THE END!!!!!
In the amazing movie, “MOTO4” John Tomac, Eli Tomac’s Father, quoted:
“You just have to give these guys time to develop, and I have always been patient with him and that has kind of been one of my key factors in development…is just taking my time and being patient and just letting him develop at his own pace.”
Our son just began racing motocross this year… and it has been one of the most amazing and challenging journeys we have ever undertaken…in ways I never even realized to be possible!!!
Today, I truly want to thank John Tomac for the words he said with sincerity in “MOTO4”. I first heard these words when our son first started racing, and they cross my mind almost daily since–each time changing the way I think, feel, and interact with our children — ultimately improving the quality of each moment!
The journey of all athletics has many peaks and valleys, joy and sorrow, financial and emotional strain, health, endurance and victory!
💫Yet, at times the sadness in your child’s face when they don’t get the results they desire brings tears to your eyes.
💫And, the defeat, anger, and sadness you feel as a parent when your child doesn’t get the results YOU want them to accomplish… Whether it was them not performing at our expectations or some other factor.
But really what results are we expecting?? Merely to WIN the RACE? To be the “TRUE CHAMPION”?
Does “WINNING the RACE” bring everlasting happiness?
Does “TAKING LAST” bring everlasting happiness?
Or could it be that a component of BOTH… that the entire spectrum could bring “True Happiness”?
YES… in any sport or challenge in life, a component of the ENTIRE SPECTRUM can bring “TRUE HAPPINESS”–each teaching us new lessons of life!
So, Why am I writing this today???
As a reminder to myself about the importance of “True Happiness!”… About the journey of life!…and my children’s life!
Yes, it is important to WIN, but it is equally or more important to ENJOY the Process of getting to WINNING!
Several months ago, after hearing John Tomac’s words over and over again in my head as my child practiced and raced, I remembered and was reminded of something so important.
“Through each experience, I get to enjoy the journey of learning to be a champion…not just the end result. Each day, I get to learn to be a better person and to truly enjoy life in a different way. To learn from mistakes and make changes. To realize the true innocence of my children and how WE are here to teach them about life through our actions and words. I remembered again that we are not only here to foster the growth of a motocross champion, but also, the growth and development of a “HAPPY CHILD”! Realizing that EACH child is UNIQUE and AMAZING in their own way… Knowing the importance of frequent adaptions to reach the individual needs of each child. Finally, for EVERY moment, ENJOY where you are — exactly as you are, and as your child is! — and grow from there! Be mindful of YOUR starting point and go from there!! Always being mindful of STRENGTHS and POSITIVE QUALITIES!!!! “
So, it was in much silence and thought this past weekend at the Gold Cup Race in California, that I really reflected on how grateful I was to have heard John Tomac’s words…
“…just letting him develop at his own pace”
It was when we really started letting our son develop at his own pace, that our experience as a family changed!!
Really, how COOL is it to support yourself and your child at the pace that is intended at that exact moment in time!!! To learn and grow from the entire spectrum of experiences!! To ENJOY the Journey!
Don’t Blink… You may miss one of the most amazing times of your life!!!
As I drove for 10 hours, home from the race, I listened to amazing music and to “TED Talks”.
I was absolutely amazed of the timing when I heard David Steindl-Rast, “Want To Be Happy? Be Grateful”.
I listened to it over and over again… each time realizing something more!
So, it is with this that I hope you continue to find “True Happiness” in your life!
Even just as important, to teach your children by example the importance of “HAPPINESS”…and then I can assure you a “TRUE CHAMPION” will be Born!!
With Much Love and Light! Brittany
“Be a good teacher, be a good parent, and be a good role model to your children if you want to teach them good things.”–Paramahamsa Hariharananda
Many blessings to John Tomac, Eli Tomac, Dirt Rider, Moto4, David Steindl-Rast, TED Talks, Parmahamsa Hariharananda, to all associated with each, to all the children of this world, to all the adults of the world, to all, and to YOU!
Today I was very tired, irritable and really not feeling well. I had worked numerous days in a row and I had a list of “To Dos” at least a mile long. I really was unable to see any down time in the near future and I was a bit frazzled. I really felt frumpy, unhealthy, and unhappy.
What was I to do?
Instead of having a bad day… I made a decision to change the way my day was going!!
“Our job as humans is to hold onto the thoughts of what we want, make it absolutely clear in our minds what we want, and from that we start to invoke one of the greatest laws in the Universe, and that’s the law of attraction. You become what you think about most, but you also attract what you think about most.” –John Assaraf in The Secret
For every negative thought and feeling that came to my mind I gently became aware of it… I observed it… Then, I gently shifted my perspective to a more positive mind set- I consciously made the choice to change. Even if I had absolutely no idea how I could move my mind set from one spectrum to the next… I just had to take the step and believe.
You see, if a negative cycle exists, the only way to stop it is to immediately shift your mind set from negative to more positive. If you keep feeding negativity into this cycle, it keeps perpetuating itself.
Sometimes you just have to “Fake it until you make it!!” Create what you want… Believe it… See it… And with time you will begin to live it!
Be aware that for every End there is a New Beginning!… But, we never know the duration of time it takes to skip from the end to the beginning… It may be 1 second…It may be 1 year! We can not control time, but we can control our mind!… If we choose!!
When you notice negativity, be aware of it… but, gently choose to be love, to send unconditional love and positive thoughts. Notice the negativity starting to soften and ultimately begin to resolve.
Often, negativity or insecurity stems from feelings of lack of love. It’s really simple… Just be love. Without anyone else, you can surround yourself in love, be love, and even send love from your heart anywhere! There is truly unlimited love in this Universe and Everyone has free access to it!
You can count on family and friends for love. But, what if their time is a bit off your time? It is so important to not only receive love from others, but also to be able to give and receive love from yourself at ANY time!
I think many feel a sense of guilt for allowing themselves to feel love, peace, and happiness… It’s almost as though it’s difficult for many to accept that they truly are intended to experience joy and love.
But, I can assure you that we are intended to feel and experience peace, love, joy, and happiness… We really just need to stop and just let it flow into our entire being!!!
“There is a deep truth deep down inside you that has been waiting for you to discover it, and the Truth is this: You deserve all good things life has to offer”. –Rhonda Bryrne author of The Secret.
💫So, today, I really encourage you to say, “This is My Day!” Or… Even as simple as, “This is My Moment!” I have the Power to control my own mind!💫
A wise friend of mine recently told me, “Instead of restricting yourself from what you shouldn’t have, you should consider increasing your thoughts of what you should have and what is good for you!”
Example… “I can’t eat this or that… It’s not good for me.” Change the way you think… “I will eat a little more of this because it is good for me!” With time, you will be spending more time eatting what is good for you and what isn’t good for you will just get less and less because you aren’t giving it as much energy!
Example… “I’m really in a bad mood today and everyone is driving me crazy!” Change to “Just for this moment in time I feel a little down… I don’t have as much energy as usual. I’m going to be gentle with myself while I’m in this space… It will pass. I easily send love and energy to myself. I will enjoy more healthy foods and hydration. I’m sending love to the people I interact with today. I’m going to do something nice for myself and others as simple as a gentle smile.”
Begin to bring more goodness to your life. As you bring more goodness to your life, the bad or negative will slowly begin to dissolve.
It truly amazes me how this works… The more you do it the easier it gets. As you fill up with love and goodness for yourself and others you will be surprised how you experience life!
A gentle shift of your intention can change your life and the life of others!
Begin to think more of what you are grateful for today! Continue to discover the beauty in all… 1% at a time!!— it is there! you will find it!
Shift your thoughts to more goodness… One thought at a time!!
Be very gentle with yourself as well… Some days are much easier than others to focus on the good. Begin your journey with just becoming more and more aware of your thoughts.
“People believe that if we really want to eliminate something, focus on that. How much sense does it make for us to give the particular problem all of the energy, as opposed to focusing on trust, love, living in abundance, education, or peace?”–Lisa Nicholas in The Secret
So, just for today, I made the decision to be of love and happiness… And to shift my thoughts one at a time. By doing this, I ultimately was able to receive the goodness and happiness that the world has to offer.
“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, either way you are right.”
“To acquire love… Fill yourself up with it until you become a magnet.”
— Charles Hoanel in The Secret
Enjoy your journey!
With Much Love and Light! bmj.