Gratitude Attitude Return

             We are encouraged, through uncountable religious, belief systems, and spiritual paths, to Be In The Moment.  To sit in a state of grace.  To appreciate our small gifts.

             And truthfully?  They’re right.  We absolutely should.  We absolutely need to count our blessings and not our problems.  We absolutely have to spend more time being thankful and less time complaining.

             The trick is, to do it.  To capture those:

Precious Moments.

             It is (like so damn many other aspects of this long, arduous, strange journey) simple.  But not necessarily easy.

             I did some of it today, though.  I sat.  I breathed.  I rocked.  I held my grandbaby.  I stopped time for those brief and beautiful never-to-be-captured-again fleeting moments.

             It is Self-Care of the highest order.  It is about taking the time to NOT notice time.  It’s good for us.  And sometimes, that’s the best thing.

             To perfectly personify this generosity of the soul, we have an ideal validation on our card altar right now.

st nicholas of myra

“Generosity  ~  St Nicholas of Myra

You are being asked to start or continue giving time, money, assistance, or goods.  This act helps you know how much you have, and leads to a feeling of abundance that automatically attracts greater prosperity into your life.

The more you give, the more you will receive.  Contribute with joy and be totally detached from the outcome of your offering.  St Nicholas reminds us of the happiness we receive when we give to others, from the spirit of love.  

Allow yourself to be surprised at how the universe gives back to you.”

Today’s Deck:

Saints & Angels Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Sharing:

is this affirmation.

i deserve the best

I deserve the best.

And I accept the best now.

I am mentally and emotionally equipped to enjoy a prosperous and loving life.

It is my birthright to deserve all good.

I claim my good.

I deserve the best.

And I accept the best now.



             How’s your week been?  A few ups mixed with some downs?  A little good with the bad?

             Yeah.  Me, too.  What’s been most interesting about this process, personally, is the visibility of it.  I’m definitely seeing* the levels of emotion and heart concerns.

*And by “seeing” I totally mean something more like a full mind/body/soul sensation.

             The lesson is absolutely about us counting our blessings and being aware of where our journey is taking us.  It’s focused on the plus side, not tallying up where we lack or miss out.


             Similar to a recent message we received about Keeping The Faith, this one reminds us of the duality in life.

             Even in the most terrible of times, we hear stories of true heroism.  Even in our worst periods of darkness, we know that we’re never alone, we’re never without some spark of twinkling hope to light our way.

             It may be as small as thanking the Universe for being in a warm bed tonight, or holding the Knowledge close that we are not personally in pain at this very moment.

            (And if we ARE in pain right now, or NOT in a warm bed, we can still hold out for the promise of tomorrow.)

             Whatever it is in our lives, be it tiny and seemingly insignificant to us, that very thing may be what someone else desires the most.  We can be nothing BUT grateful.  With genuine hope for our future.

             Both the draw I was directed towards on our card altar, and what follows, make up a perfect validation.

magick is real

“Believing in Magic  ~

‘True magic is abounding in my life!’

Card Meaning:

It is indeed a magical Universe.  Spiritual dimensions and mystical realms are only a thought away.  The key to opening these doors is to trust in something you cannot see or hear.

You can have doubts yet still believe in a vast and mysterious cosmos, where signs, symbols, and coincidences reveal secret messages.  Even if your faith is the size of a mustard seed, magic can abound.


The Universe wants you to know:

Some things are true, even if you don’t believe in them.  It’s hard to comprehend how something as heavy as a jumbo jet can fly, but it does.

When you make an overseas call, it’s hard to believe that your voice travels into space and bounces back, but it does.

And it’s sometimes hard to believe that angels are looking over us, but they are.  

Here’s to believing in magic.

Questions to ask yourself:

How can I access even more magic in my life?  What is the most important way for me to step into true magic?  If I truly believed in magic, in what ways would my life be different?


True magic is abounding in my life!”

Today’s Deck:

Gateway Oracle Cards by Denise Linn

Today’s Sharing:

is this view from the December calendar page in our upstairs hall.

peaceful universe

A peaceful person creates a peaceful universe.

             Everything about this resonates with me.  The colours, the feeling, the sentiment . . . . . all of it is what we need.  Take it with you, share it around, hold it close.  Be in Peace, as much as you possibly can.  I will be striving for the same.


This, again.

             Watching words today.  That’s what I was shown.  It’s all about caution with documents, contracts, communications.  We need to be aware of some more detailed stuff.

             The message that I woke up with this morning has everything to do with:

the small print.

             Not only are we being reminded to check everything twice right now (again), but we are being cautioned to question all the minute specifics.  The tiny particulars are what we need to be paying attention to.  Some more.

             And, interestingly enough, on our card altar, the topic stays little.  Which helps us to narrow down our focus.  An always welcome event.

angel cards, guardian angel messages, inner child

“Child  ~  Guardian Angel  ~

This is a multifaceted answer that depends upon your individual situation.  Here are the possible meanings behind your selection of this card (your intuition will tell you which answer applies to you):

  1. Be as a child.  Have childlike faith that everything will work out for the best, and it will.
  2. A child will soon be coming into your life.
  3. Pay Attention to your child or to a specific child in your care.
  4. Help children in general through education, advocacy, healing, and similar pursuits.
  5. A child in Heaven is happy and doing well, and is sending you a message of love.

The purity and innocence of children gives them an angelic quality and earns them special attention.  Your prayers for the little ones are given high priority, and are always answered.

The card is a message that you are being used as an Earth angel on behalf of children.  The angels will help you in this endeavor if you’ll ask for their assistance and guidance.”

Today’s Deck:

Saints & Angels Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Sharing:

is this view from one corner of our card altar.

Interesting! (This is definitely a sign.)

(This is definitely a sign.)

             Additionally, be sure to stay current with Instagram.  My day went wildly sideways as soon as I was out of bed and jotting down some notes.  Thankfully, no one was injured, and all will eventually* end well.

*Before we leave town, fingers crossed.  More on those upcoming travels soon.

             (Our overall debt has increased, sadly, but I’m acknowledging how fortunate we are to have auto insurance with towing service, and a tire company who will carry that balance.  Many are not so lucky.)