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iFlourish Giving Thanks

I often feel like the gratitude girl because to me, everyday is an opportunity for thanksgiving.  I’m not always consciously aware of how often I ‘Give Thanks’ however those around me definitely take notice.  For example, I recently spent a weekend in Austin TX with my business coach Sage Lavine and a handful of other women in the program.  I had to leave early for the airport on our final day together.  Upon my departure from the conference room all of the women said together ‘GIVE THANKS!’


It made me smile, knowing that this natural way of showing up is having an impact on those around me.

Photo by Derek Gee


This practice of giving thanks stems from my love for and connection to reggae music.  One of the things that I’ve always loved most about roots reggae is the reverence for the ‘Most High’ or ‘Jah’ and giving thanks & praises for all that is.


I’m not a religious person however, I am highly spiritual in nature and have always felt a direct connect to ‘source’ energy. I’ve been this way since I was a small child, and used to fear that ‘God’ would call on me to be a nun!  The way that spirituality is expressed in reggae music just resonates with me, it always has.  And knowing that some of the greatest roots reggae rose from the ghettos of Kingston, Jamaica shows me the power of gratitude and how it can uplift people living in the most difficult circumstances.


Gratitude and celebration are two main tools that I use to uplift and uplevel my daily experience on a regular basis.  It is an absolute fact that focusing on gratitude and celebration will completely shift & UPLIFT your energy and vibration, bringing more peace, presence while creating a gateway to transforming a crappy moment, day or experience into an opportunity to celebrate.


We all have our own concept of God/Goddess, Source, Universe, Allah, Buddah.. whatever you conceive this all encompassing almighty power and energy that is in each atom of our beings and existence, and how, when, where we choose to Give Thanks.  And i’m curious about what you’re giving thanks for today.


Here’s my short list to get you started:

The breath of Life

My amazing awe inspiring daughter & Twin sister

The beauty and magic of nature and our natural environment

International community of family & friends

Good health and the ability to utilize all of my sense, limbs and extremities

Living in a safe and peaceful environment

Running water & hot water on demand

Uninterrupted electricity

The ability to freely gather with my women friends and discuss anything we please

The freedom to create whatever type of business, product or service that I can possibly dream into existence

Self awareness, self love and honoring myself and my value in this world

The ability to choose in every moment


I invite you to share with me what you’re giving thanks for, your gratitude habits and how gratitude is transforming your experience.. I know you want to, don’t you?!


As we continually… Give THANKS!!



2 Responses

  1. Sean J. Kennedy
    November 22, 2012

    It is so inspiring when someone expresses sincere gratitude, especially for the many things we readily take for granted in this life. I am thankful for you, among so much in this life, even the “bad” or “painful” stuff.

    Keep on shining on and give thanks!


  2. Megan
    November 23, 2012

    Give thanks for Laura!

    I am grateful for awareness.

    For laughter, which is happening more lately then it has in a very long time. yay!

    For my piano.

    For my beautiful apartment, the food I eat each day, the clothes I wear, the bike I have to get around, and the generosity of friends who lend me their car as I embark on this car-less experience in Buffalo.

    For the birchtree in my yard.

    My amazing landlord and friend Eliza, who called in the beautiful space that I now call home.

    For each day.

    I could go on… but these are the ones right now!


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