With a bow on top.

            We’ve all had the conversation about our Attitude of Gratitude.  Or, lack thereof.  Prepare yourselves, it’s popped up again this week.

            During the winter holidays, and even around someone’s birthday, we hear so much in regards to the “spirit” of giving/the thought that counts, and where those concepts come from.  Discussion is endless, sadly, action is not always the commodity we have enough of.

             (It’s just sometimes so easy to fall back into the complaining mode!)

             Setting our minds in this direction, the Universe would like us, please, to focus on:


             Our very existence is a gift.  Our relationships…. gifts.  Being fortunate enough to own a home, or a car, or a bike.  All gifts.  Having clothes, food, phones, a job: gifts gifts gifts.

             When we look with eyes of appreciation, instead of lack (or misguided need), we can truly see how extremely lucky we are.

             It’s hot here, I’m miserable (and cranky and über uncomfortable all the time).  The weather is going to get even hotter in the next week.  I am searching for the blessings.  I am also still searching for the shit that got lost in our move.

             Right now, the good absolutely outweighs the bad, and I feel so VERY grateful for that.  It’s just, as you well know, challenging!

             I was directed to a certain deck for this post.  But, I can’t find it.  Instead, I’ve been poking around in my archived images.  This is what we are supposed to see right now.


             Not my photograph, but it captures the feeling which is being channeled through me, to you.  Gratitude.  Gifts.  Love.  See it, see the blessings.   See what we have, not what we’re missing.

             Then, say thank you.

Today’s Resources:

me.  And a view from years ago.

Today’s Sharing:

is to tell everyone that in the past week, guests as well as other staff at my hotel, have been gifting me in such a generous and abundant way; I simply have to cry, because I don’t know how else to react.

             I’ve received, an artistically crafted nautilus fossil necklace, a hand-crocheted afghan, a special container of my favorite foreign tea, an Oregon cherry truffle, a beautiful bakery cupcake, and a solid handshake (from a [previously very grumpy] man who told me that it was HIS pleasure to meet me and spend time with me).

             I was expecting none of this, it just seems to keep happening.  For all of it, I am humbly grateful.







Us, as ourselves.

             It’s so comforting* to wake up and hear a message that I know goes well with a previous one.  This afternoon was just like that.

*And also pretty strange.

            Working together, compromising, and getting along, does NOT mean we leave our own uniqueness behind.  The opposite, in fact.


within the Tribe.

             We all contribute our own personal style and special details to every situation  and every group.  The value of being honestly ourselves cannot be measured.  It’s beyond important.

             On our card altar today we’ve been handed a welcome validation of this concept.  Because the truth is, we are all healthier when we are all genuine.

oracle cards, healing with the fairies, problem resolved

“Problem Resolved  ~

Card meaning:

An issue that’s been bothering you is being healed behind the scenes.  The solution is creative, ingenious, and is a joyous surprise for you.

You are on the cusp of experiencing welcome relief from a problem that’s been bothering you.  The fairies want you to know that you have reason to smile, as heaven is working on the solution that is so creative that you’ll chuckle with delight at the Universe’s sense of humour.  Basically, it’s win-win for everyone.

You will soon be receiving good news, such as the healing of a strained relationship, an unexpected financial resource, a resolved health issue, a happy addition to your home, a new career opportunity, or a romantic proposal.  Please don’t strain to figure out ‘how’ this solution will be achieved, or in what form it will manifest.  Instead, let yourself enjoy feelings of excitement and gratitude as you allow heaven to help you.


I ask that all effects of mistakes and misunderstandings be undone, both in the past and present.”

             Yes, this is the intention that some of you disagree with (like me, because there is no such thing as mistakes), so let’s see if we can’t do better…….


I ask that all effects of a negative persuasion be understood and learned from, so that all involved may advance and grow and live in love.

Today’s Deck:

Healing With The Fairies Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue (with an addition by me)

Today’s Sharing:

is from Robin, go look HERE because: WEB CAM OF LIVE SEA LIONS AT THE PIER !  (Plus you can also see ocean and weather and tourists, which might be more fun than the sea lions.)  Thanks for putting that in the comments.

FLP Report:

Iowa (two in a row) and Wyoming.  (Hard to see the plates from my seat on the bus.)