Happy Thanksgiving to my U.S. friends

Posted Friday, November 24th, 2017. Filed Under Voices of wisdom | Leave a Comment

I am in the midst of shaking it up and changing it up but not too busy to step back and wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving. I know that this holiday is bigger than Christmas and Easter because is includes all religions, backgrounds, colour, creed and belief system.

It is a day to put aside differences and celebrate the common theme: GRATITUDE.

There is much to be grateful for and what I have learned is that despite things going awry in my own life for the most part my life is pretty damn good; there is always someone who is worse off than me and many far worse off than me.

I am grateful for the lives I have touched. I am working on a life skills platform to bring to our youth beginning at the early ages. I am grateful for the inspiration I get from within, universe, G-d – wherever it comes. I am not going to lie some days I question my purpose. When I can get out of my own way, my “story” and acknowledging that everything is impermanent I know that in the next second of my life I can make different choices.

I hope you take this time and evaluate the good things in your life and be grateful and thankful. Mostly I ask you to look at your incredible support system, which may include 1 or 2 people or many. I ask that you take time to look at yourself and where are you not loving and honouring yourself. Breaking habits, cycles and belief systems are not easy … but worth it.

A meaningful life is much more than material things. Of course I love them as well however they do not define me or even drive me. To me my wealth begins with the authentic friendships and relationships I have, my health, my children and family and then of course my financial abundance.

I want to wish all of you celebrating a Happy Thanksgiving and find what that truly means to you and then cherish it.

For those in other parts of the world let’s join in and be grateful and thankful for what is in our lives and know that we create our own destiny so if you and not happy with something then make the decision to bring change. You don’t have to know what that is even … just make the decision and ask G-d, universe, friends, mentors,coaches, professionals for help in this process.

All my love,

Sandra

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Words of inspiration…

Posted Friday, February 24th, 2017. Filed Under My Daily Dose | Leave a Comment

I follow Doreen Virtue on Instagram and this card popped up today: GRATITUDE

To be honest it is the perfect card as I was feeling a bit down today.. and I don’t know why. This card reminds me of all that is good in my life. Here is what Doreen has to say about the card, GRATITUDE:

This card usually pops up whenever we are complaining or feeling sorry for ourselves-which we all do occasionally. We pray for help and that’s when we get reminders such as this card, about the amazing miraculous healing and manifesting power of Gratitude.

It’s a reminder to shift your thoughts to focusing on upon what’s going right, and feeling the body rush of gratitude warming you heart. It’s a caution about choosing words that describe your positive intentions , instead of fear-based words. It’s focusing upon solutions, instead of complaining about problems.

One of the many reasons why I adore Mother Mary is because she exudes feminine empowerment, without an edge of ego. She helps us to overcome beliefs that we’re victims of outside control, and to instead honour and utilize the all-power that God installed within ‘you’ and each of us.

So…for what or for whom are you grateful? One of the most powerful manifestations and healing secrets is to feel grateful that your prayers have been answered…before they’re answered! Feel butterflies of excitement about the great experiences that God is bestowing upon you. Have so much faith in God that your prayers are already answered in spiritual truth…in the highest and best way. Because they are!

LOVE THIS … have a great day.

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Gratitude… there is so much for us to be grateful for in our lives. I recognize that not everyone is happy with the outcome of the election and are concerned with what the future holds while others are thrilled and expect to see great changes to bring back and make America great again however none of us know what will unfold and that likely includes Mr. Trump.

What I do know for sure is that everyday we wake up and are able to walk out of our homes and breathe the fresh air, drink water, and eat what we like, spend time with people we care about then we can consider ourselves lucky and say, “Life is good.”

The media has done a tremendous job in creating fear, anxiety, concern, worry that many of us do not realize we are in control of our outcome, not the media outlets. This weekend step back from all of this and just be in the moment.

Let Thanksgiving be about what it is meant to be, “thanks and gratitude” for what is. What are the simple things that bring a smile to your face? Is it the smell of turkey cooking, seeing cousins you haven’t seen in a while, being home with your family and friends for a wonderful dinner, a coffee with a friend? For those that are away from their families try and spend time with someone you care about. My family is not just my relations it includes my spiritual family as well. These are people that have my back, want the best for me and I know I can always count on.

On that note I want to wish my friends in the US a wonderful weekend and happy thanksgiving for you and your families. For the rest of us I too wish you a wonderful weekend. Do something fun. Black Friday seems to have infiltrated into many other countries. If you can brave the crowds you will likely find some great deals.

All my best for this weekend.

xo

Sandra

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Happy Thanksgiving to those celebrating!

Posted Friday, November 27th, 2015. Filed Under Voices of wisdom | Leave a Comment

It’s USA Thanksgiving: Canada has already celebrated their Thanksgiving weekend in October however, it is always nice to have a reminder of how important it is to be thankful especially in these precarious times.

I came to the conclusion about 6 months ago that nothing is for sure or lasts forever, even as much as we want it to be at times. That is neither good or bad, it just is. So what does that mean for us as humans. To me it means that we really need to cherish the people and things that are good in our lives, right now. Sometimes, it is hard to see what is good. I know, I have been there too.

When I can get out of my head and diminish any negative self talk harmful to me, I can see what is good more clearly. When I allow my ego, mind and/or head to lead me it can bring me to trouble.

I don’t know how many of you saw the video by that French man who lost his wife during the Paris attack. In the video he declares that he will not give the terrorists his anger for they already took his wife… and that he will not teach his son to hate, rather be grateful for every day in his life; that his greatest revenge will be to live a life that is full and complete EVEN THOUGH the woman he loved was taken from him.

It brought me to tears. So can we find good? Can we find forgiveness? Can we learn to be thankful for all that is in our life, both perceived good and bad? I guess I leave that up to the individual. I will not lie, I struggle with this as well. One person’s pain, loss and tragedy may be another’s empowerment and strength. Who are we to judge.

I will say that to shift my mood I find going to gratitude even for the small things can help make that shift possible. This weekend, find gratitude and thankfulness even in the smallest of things. Maybe it will be gesture (someone pays you a compliment), or a small token gift or just sitting down together your entire family in one room. Many around the world, especially the Syrian refugees, do not have this luxury.

I want to wish everyone a wonderful, grateful and thankful weekend.

ENJOY, LAUGH, SMILE, AND OF BE GRATEFUL.

All my love,

Sandra

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The days have flown and I cannot believe it is Thanksgiving weekend. I am excited for a number of reasons. First and foremost I will be spending this weekend eating… which I love and more important I will be sitting down and enjoying with some of my closest friends and family.

Even though there ares some tough things going on in my life and I know I am not alone, one thing has been made abundantly clear and that is that I am unconditionally loved and supported in ways I never knew how. I have much to be grateful for.

Even in the hard lessons and brutal truths I am grateful that I now know the truth about certain things, I also know what I need to do.

I want to thank you for I am grateful to the readers that you allow me to share my experiences, views and thoughts; I am grateful to my children, family and friends. I am grateful that I have a roof over my head, food on the table and clothes on my back and that of my kids.

I know that where ever life takes me now, I have people who truly have my back and want the best for me. And for those that might want to bring me down…. you can’t. I am too strong.

I hope when you sit down to your celebrations this weekend (Canadian Thanksgiving) you look around and smile and say, “Thank you, I am blessed”.

I want to wish everyone a wonderful weekend.

All my love,

Sandra

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The time has flown and here we are at Good Friday. This holiday, like all, has a different meaning to different people.

This week is also the celebration of Passover – a celebration of freedom from slavery for the Jewish people.

For many this is also a time to bring family and friends together and enjoy each others company. As I am less religious and more traditional this is the part of the holiday I love. I love being surrounded by people I care about. I recognize that being around family can also cause stress for some. There have been many instances that I have felt like that. The more I am learning to accept my family for who they are the better for me. I will not change them I can only manage my expectations (or let them go!).

During this weekend take time to be grateful for the good in your life. Stay grounded and don’t let
those family members get under your skin. Before attending your dinners/lunches take a deep breath and remind yourself …. this is what my (father/mother/sister/aunt/brother/cousin/friend, etc.) are like.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

All my love,

Sandra

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Happy Thanksgiving to my USA friends

Posted Friday, November 22nd, 2013. Filed Under Voices of wisdom | Leave a Comment

I know that this is the biggest holiday in the USA. It is celebrated by everyone regardless of their religion, colour, creed or background. I wish people treated each day like “Thanksgiving” for it is the one time of the year people put aside their differences and remember they are part of one country.

The USA more than Canada divides itself by party lines which is unfortunate. While there are some significant differences in view point I feel that in most cases people want the same thing just come about it in a different way.

For this weekend you can put aside all of the differences and just smile at your fellow human being and wish them the best.

For yourselves find the things that you are grateful for, what makes you happy, and just let the rest go.

I know this is a crazy time in many people lives, mine included. This week I have been focussing on me, relaxing and getting my strength back, looking around and seeing how much I have to be grateful for, and asking myself what makes me happy. Happiness to me doesn’t come through things it comes through connection. I love connecting with people.

This weekend is a great time to connect to your fellow human beings at your Thanksgiving dinner, lunches or whatever social gathering you are at.

I want to wish everyone who is celebrating Thanksgiving a wonderful, healthy and happy weekend with your families.

For those of us who are not… we can still implement the idea of gratitude, friendship, compassion and love into our lives as well.

Have an awesome weekend!

All my love,

Sandra

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Happy Thanksgiving to all those in the U.S.

Posted Thursday, November 22nd, 2012. Filed Under Voices of wisdom | 2 Comments

This is one of the biggest holidays of the year. It it is a time to bring family and friends together to give thanks for those people that are in your life and make a difference.

While watching the X-Factor this week, the artists performed a song to someone that inspired them in their life. Cece Fry sang a special song to her sister who passed away when Cece was young. What Cece did is reminded us that there are many people who have touched our lives and are no longer physically with us. She referred to her sister as her angel who is with her every time she sings.

I also believe in my angels; important people who have touched my life and are no longer physically in this world but I KNOW they are with me.

Thanksgiving is also a time to be grateful for what is in your life. I want to stretch that thinking and ask you to be grateful for all of the lessons and experiences you had this year. You may be asking, why do I want to look at those times that were hard for me and my family? Hopefully, you have worked through or are working through those tough times and able to see the “silver lining”. I believe that everything happens for a reason. So, when something tough or “bad” happens – rather than labelling it, ask yourself, “what can I learn from this situation?” These times may even allow you to step back and really appreciate someone or something that is currently in your life.

This last year for me has been a time to deal with my deep-seated fears. I recently re-read my 2012 intentions and that is exactly what I asked for. Why, you say? I did so because I wanted to let go of those fears that are blocking me from being all that I can be and doing my work – my calling. Needless to say it has been an interesting few months (more than a few!!!). Today, as I write this I can honestly say that all the tough moments and hard work has been worth every tear, feeling of frustration, and questioning. ALL of my relationships have benefited. I feel through the releasing and letting go process I have learned what is important in life. I have “two feet in” for all of my relationships — I can give and receive.

What are you grateful for? What did you learn this year about yourself? Who touches your life? Who has touched your life and influences it today?

As you sit down to your Thanksgiving lunch or dinner, surrounded by your loved ones and dearest friends, enjoy the moment. Be grateful for all that is in your life; be grateful for those that have touched your life and made a difference; be grateful for the learning experiences.

Have a wonderful weekend!

All my love,

Sandra

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A movie on being grateful

Posted Tuesday, December 20th, 2011. Filed Under My Daily Dose | Leave a Comment

Movie on Being Grateful

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My Aunt Died Yesterday at 6:30am

Posted Friday, November 19th, 2010. Filed Under Voices of wisdom | Leave a Comment

November has been a weird month for many … I am not sure how you are feeling. I know of so many people who have a family member who is really sick or has experienced a serious health issue. In the last few weeks as I have been reconnecting with people for our Aviva Community Fund contest – yes still going strong – I am asking how their family is and they are telling me of a brother-in-law, sister-in-law, parent and so on that is really sick; sick to the point of dying.

My aunt decided two weeks ago that she no longer wanted to live the way she was and took herself off meds that were really just keeping her at a mediocre state. I remember going in to see her and talking to her that when she is ready she will go to a better place. She cried and said she wanted to go now. I told her that she will go when she is ready (spiritually, emotionally and physically) and that for now to sleep and just allow people to come by and say good-bye. From the time of her decision to the time of her death it was very short. I went to see her the day before she passed away and she was in this semi-comatose state however I know she can hear me. I sat with her for a short while for I wanted her to sleep. She kept trying to talk and because her lungs were filled with mucus it was difficult so I told her not to talk. I did ask if she is ready to go and if so then it is her time. Her son stayed with her overnight and that morning, 6:30am she passed on.

I have a number of friends who have a heightened psychic abilities (we all have psychic abilities) and they have told me her mother, my grandmother, helped her pass over and that she is much happier. That makes me feel good.

I will touch on this topic next week as we are about to go into the U.S. Thanksgiving — and with all that seems wrong in our world, there is still a lot to be grateful for.

With so many people “checking out” of this human world, I ask that those of us who remain, continue to be in the moment, trust and know that we are meant to be happy, healthy, peaceful, and abundant in all areas of life. It really comes down to a state of mind. If you can learn to be in the moment then you are not concerned with what has passed, for you cannot change it, and you don’t have to worry about what will be – just enjoy the PRESENT of life and be present in all that you, feel and be.

Have a wonderful weekend.

All my love,

Sandra

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