Thursday, 1 August 2013

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. Melody Beattie inspirational quote

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. " Melody Beattie

This is a fabulous quote from the wonderful Melody Beattie. A wonderful reminder to practice a little gratitude in our everyday lives and unlock our happiness, it encourages us to make sense of some of the chaos that life can often throw at us. We all have chaos from time to time, deal with sadness and pain, but somehow if we can find gratitude it makes the world a better place.

 Melody Beattie has written some wonderful books. In Make Miracles in Forty Days: Turning What You Have into What You Want In Make Miracles in Forty Days Beattie now offers the ultimate distillation of what she knows about gratitude, surrender, and connecting with our essential power. She challenges us to be more present each day and details a six-week action plan, the Miracle Exercise, to jump-start transformation in our lives. After completing a series of activities, we'll establish what miracles we'd like to create, and then she'll walk us through practicing this innovative exercise alone, with a partner, and even with our children. Beattie instructs us to be thankful for everything in our lives; we need to express gratitude for what we have and who we are. It is crucial that we are grateful for recognizing what is upsetting and bothering us. Through acknowledging the pain that we're feeling, we can excise any denial or resistance that is holding us back. As we progress over the forty days, instead of feeling lost, numb, or confused, we'll become more conscious, aware, and alive. Our miracle will begin to materialize. 

Melody Beattie has also written a lovely book of meditations Journey to the Heart: Daily Meditations on the Path to Freeing Your Soul In the spirit of her bestselling"The Language of Letting Go", a beloved inspirational writer guides us on a sacred journey as we learn to expand our creativity, embrace our powers, and open our hearts. Writing with the same warmth, honesty, and compassion that has attracted such a loyal following, Melody Beattie now charts a new path toward spiritual growth and renewal. In 365 insightful and delightfully warm daily reflections, "Journey to the Heart" will comfort and inspire us all as we begin to discover our true purpose in the world and learn to connect even more deeply with ourselves, the creative force, and the magic and mystery in the world around and within us.

Gratitude and mother nature's sparkly blessings to you, Alison xxx