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Gratitude, Gasoline, Gluten, Gardening, Growing...

I am very grateful right now, I really feel open, peaceful, and dare I say--even a bit joyful???
I practice gratitude a lot, write in a Gratitude Journal, and intend every day to remain in gratitude. Though sometimes I need a reminder...

I had one such reminder the other day when I was getting frustrated driving. I kept hitting red lights, making wrong turns, etc. I didn't feel well and just wanted to get home. I was feeling like I was wasting gas and I was getting mad at myself. So I turned down a side street to avoid some lights and had to slow down for a blind man crossing the road. I realized that I needed to slow down and just feel good about ever darn thing I've got. I got it. I was meant to take that turn, to remind me that I am blessed to just be alive and thriving. To be able to use all of my senses. To have choices. To have the ability to drive. To afford to drive a nice, fuel efficient car. To have freedom to move around the area I live in. I was very grateful for this reminder.

I've been eating a gluten-free diet lately, having had some digestion issues (I wont' go into details) but I feel a little better as a result. I just asked my body what was wrong and I was reminded that I dont' feel as good when I eat lots of wheat things. So I stopped. For now.

I've been working in my garden and it has been so amazingly grounding (literally, huh?). I get what Eckhart Tolle says about flowers, there is such beauty and stillness in every wee bud and blossom. Now if I just didn't get spring allergies!

So, here I am, growing and learning day by day, doing my best, making adjustments, and heeding the reminders along the way. Reminders like the stop lights, getting indigestion, or the nudges to slow down and smell the flowers (I like that kind the best). :-)

Keep reaching for the thoughts that feel better!!

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Comment by Clarissa Kelly on July 20, 2008 at 7:34pm
Thanks for the ideas Megan!!!! I have found that my problem is probably corn syrup and corn products. In the USA High Fructose Corn Syrup is in most processed baked goods and that seems to cause me horrible indigestion. So I eat my own homemade bread and I'm fine! I was gluten free for about a month until I figured it out. As long as I bake my own cakes and cookies I'm fine. Though I sure don't need that stuff anyway! LOL! I will keep an eye on it though, as my weight stays down better when I stay away from wheat products.

I will be back on CCOR soon, I miss you all, too! I'm house hunting lately and looking for a school for my son, so I've been a bit obsessed with that. I'm sure I'll do a video this week though!

Love to you! xxxxx
Comment by Megan on July 20, 2008 at 7:23pm
Hey!!! Have missed you on You Tube-i don't always check everything here!!!!! I don't eat gluten either as i am allergic to it...do you think you may be Celiac??? If so-you will need to KEEP eating gluten until your diagnosis as your body starts to heal pretty quickly!!!! xxxxxx
Comment by PJ on March 12, 2008 at 12:31am
Your post reminded me of a teaching I heard in meditation this weekend. Apparently all the struggles, even the small ones we experience on a daily basis, like being stuck in traffic or hitting red lights when we are in a rush, are there to teach us important lessons and strengthen our inner being. In this case, it could be patience. Just thought I'd share what I learned in hopes that it might help you too :-)

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