My daily gratitude practice dramatically changed my life when I redesigned it almost 7 years ago. Being thankful and open has allowed the doors of abundance open up. Life began to have a beautiful flow to it.

In the beginning, I struggled to discover what I was grateful for. I was physically broken due to a life threatening beating I had sustained, my heart was shattered, I was overwhelmed and scared. I began my practice very simple. I was thankful that I had a soft bed to heal in. I was thankful for my cats that kept me company. I was thankful for my friends that called every day to support me.


Soon I began to walk through life in a state of gratitude. Every day my heart swells with joy at the things I see, hear or do. I began to spend time with like minded people and we would share our gratitudes. Life had become this vibrant, incredible joyous journey.

I wake up every day excited to be living my life this way. I do my gratitudes and set my intentions for the day. All day long I notice what I have to be grateful for. I make sure to let the people in my life know how much I appreciate them on a regular basis. When the day ends, again I go over my gratitudes for the day.

I watched this video and it is so beautiful. The message is clear, be grateful for the gift of today. It is a video of Gratitude with Louie Schwartzberg at TED Talks. Let it touch your heart.

+Michelle DeBerge

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Michelle has over 20 years experience in coaching, leadership and motivation. She is passionate about creating a community for growth, healing and support. She has been recognized for her work both locally and nationally. She inspires audiences and clients with her down to earth stories of struggle and growth. She believes that being authentic has been the key to her success.

  • Wow! Thank you so much for this post, it is a reminder for me to learn to be more appreciative and thankful everyday! So glad you too are a part of the 31 Day Blog Challenge, may not have seen this quick but oh so helpful blog! Thanks!!

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