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Day #7 Gratitude Camino - Being There

I took my mom into the endodontist today for a consultation - which turned into a root canal.

The gratitude part in all of this?  I was able to rearrange my afternoon to take care of mom.

I am lucky to have the ability to do that.

So this afternoon I got mom a root beer float - she could not eat anything solid and she really needed a treat after her procedure.  I got her prescription filled and did some shopping for her.

I am so grateful for a career that allows me to do that.

Day # 6 Gratitude Camino - The Great Outdoors

It was a beautiful day here today.  70 degrees and sunshine.  My "treat" for today was getting to walk at the park.  I looked forward to it all day long.

This park is, as you can see, is beautiful.  Everyone is friendly.  There are moms with strollers, joggers, seniors, couples and people being walked by their dogs.  (Dog lovers - you know that's true.)

As I was just about to the end of my two mile walk, an elderly gentleman waved to me and said, "keep it up!"   He probably noticed me huffing and puffing and figured I could use some words of encouragement.  He was right.

So - whatever your goals are - keep it up!

Today I am grateful for a beautiful day, fresh air and friendly people.

Day # 5 - Gratitude Camino - Friends that are Like Family

We got to take a road trip yesterday afternoon to see our Godson play football.  We had beautiful weather, our Godson's team won the game and we got to visit with our longtime friends.

It was so nice to be able to take an afternoon off to see some different scenery and to do something different.  


Day #4 Gratitude Camino - Speaking of Organizing

I have been speaking, speaking, speaking to groups about how to get sorted, de-cluttered and organized.  I have enjoyed every minute of it.
I get to talk about what I love, meet new people, make new friends and pass on helpful tips and advice to them.
I am so grateful!

Day # 3 Gratitude Camino - Same Road - Different Story

As I was driving back from an in home consultation with a new client,  I took a different way home.  I ended up driving past not one but two former job sites.   I had not driven this way in a few years - easily.

I also ended up going past the old job sites again later in the day because the group that I was speaking to met on that same road.

Which made me think about the past.  I used to drive down this road dreading my destination.  Not this time.  I was looking forward to this.

So today I am grateful to be traveling the same road but for a much different purpose and with a grateful heart.

Day # 2 - Gratitude Camino - The Happiest Place on Earth

We just booked our reservations for Hershey - a.k.a. The Happiest Place on Earth!  At least to me it is.

We have been traveling to Hershey for a number of years now in the fall.  The colors are beautiful.  Hershey is very welcoming (the town smells like chocolate for pete's sake) and easy to navigate.

This is home to the one place on earth I can relax.  The Chocolate Spa.  I'm not kidding.  I turn my phone off and leave it in the locker - and forget the world around me exists......if only for a few hours.

Oh - and did I mention the world's LARGEST Hershey's bar?  I can't wait!  So grateful!

Positive Thinking Day and a Camino

I keep a list of holidays that somehow tie into organizing.  Today, September 13th we celebrate Positive Thinking Day.   I was so excited when I saw this day on my list!  This is why:

Last month I attended Elizabeth Hagen's Success Plus retreat in Minneapolis, MN.  Part of that retreat focused on the power of a camino.    Not actually walking for 10, 20 or 30 days straight but committing to something as simple as posting each day on your blog.  I considered that very briefly during the retreat but somehow volunteered to go ahead and do it last week.  (Not sure how I get myself into these things other than my mouth works much faster than my brain.)

So once I realized that I had volunteered to commit to a camino - I got excited about it.  Oh wait - let me back up a bit.  Elizabeth Hagen (who is now my business coach and I could not be happier about this) asked what my camino would be about.  I said gratitude.  If you can find one thing to be grateful for,  on one of your worst days…