#Gratitude Gathering #MondayBlog #Inspiration #Motivation

The Gathering

gratitudeThis is a Gratitude Gathering.

When you click the blue frog button below my post, you will see a list of participating blogs. Each one has written a post about gratitude.

Feel free to add yourself to the list.


My post:

What I’ve Learned from Focusing on Gratitude for a Month

I challenged myself to write three gratitude statements every day in a journal for the month of January.

walk-as-if-you-are-kissing-the-earth-with-your-feet-%e2%80%95-thich-nhat-hanhI expected it to be a feel-good project, a perfect panacea to fight the winter blahs and keep at bay the loud politics and world problems that threaten my sanity .

But it turned out to be much, much more.

I know it sounds mushy, but trust me, when you open your heart to gratitude a tidal wave of love from the universe rushes in. You see people, situations and yourself more clearly. It’s not that you don rose colored glasses; it’s that you picked up a pair of clear ones.

You become still within yourself and even if that stillness lasts but a moment, it’s truly wonderful. All by saying thank you.

My Top Three Gratitude Statements for January

I am grateful for:

~ the love of family and friends flowing through my life feeding my heartlove-150277_1280 and soul with light

~reconnecting with my feelings for my parents through my gratitude journal

~the small voice inside me that says “write-on” and will not give up or shut up, no matter how how many wrinkles I grow, or how difficult the task appears

shutterstock_104723360 (1)Your Turn

I’m curious about your experience with gratitude. shutterstock_104723360 (1)Please, feel free to comment below or add a blog post to the frog.

The Party List

Click on the frog to see all the posts created for this party.

Please, visit as many  as you can and leave comments. The idea is to meet new and old friends and create dialogue on the topic. I promise you each blog post will make you smile.

They rock!

And please, if you feel so incline, Tweet and FB the posts that interest you.



dohjtfxjzfw-levi-xuThe Next Party

I’ll set up another Gathering Gratitude party for the last week in February. The challenge will be to talk about the big three things you are grateful for in that month and/or share a story about how being grateful has changed some part of your life. Stay tuned.


for reading my post and taking part of the gathering.


Pixabay – photos

Shutterstock (Question Mark Man photo)

Canva – the website I use to put the memes together


Author: Jo-Ann Carson

About Jo-Ann Carson Where magic happens … Reports of Jo-Ann Carson’s death on a Gulf Island are greatly exaggerated or, at the very least, premature. The eclectic crew of ghosts that haunt her head spill onto the page in two series: The Gambling Ghosts and The Ghost & Abby Mysteries. A Viking with existential issues, a broken hearted Highlander, a Casanova man-witch and a Pirate with a secret are just a few of the males her strong heroines encounter in tales of fantasy, adventure and romance. A firm believer in the magic of our everyday lives, Jo-Ann loves watching sunrises, walking beaches near her home in the Pacific Northwest and reading by the fire. You can visit her on social media: Website * Blog * Twitter * Facebook

6 thoughts on “#Gratitude Gathering #MondayBlog #Inspiration #Motivation”

  1. I am grateful to be alive. I have a great life. I have a loving and loyal husband who is my best friend and with whom I have many mutual interests.

    I am so proud of my sons. They are remarkable and caring people, full of integrity and compassion for others. I love them very much.

    I have an adorable grandson. He is the light that brightens the room. I hope he has a long and happy life.

    Things and money aren’t important. Money doesn’t buy happiness. Family and friends are what is important.

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