I shared these words from Danna Faulds in yoga class today. Her work feels even more powerful for these times. May it enrich your day today and give you hope for tomorrow.

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“This is what I have to say to you. Savor the fruits of a lifetime of growth and evolution. I’m not suggesting that you rest on your laurels and declare yourself done. But its time to bask in the sunlight of your soul and let that warmth reach deep inside your bones.

The next stage of your life will rest upon a foundation of gratitude, grace and celebration. Grace simply comes when it comes and isn’t in your control. Gratitude can be nurtured and fertilized by paying attention to the gifts that come your way, saying thank you, internally and externally appreciating your life as often as you remember. Celebration means taking stock of how far you’ve come and letting delight and wonder lead the way.

What you are giving birth to today is bigger than your usual perception of yourself. Its okay that you have no idea what’s coming next. How could you? Just stay open and the universe will do the rest. Gratitude, grace and celebration are the keys.”

~ Danna Faulds taken from “What’s True Here” New Poems and Other Writings





20 comments on “Gratitude, Grace and Celebration

  1. thank you so much for sharing this, val. i loved these words

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  2. Strange to read this, as the word that came to me this morning was ‘grace.’ 🙏💕

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  3. I agree that it’s important to take a moment and be grateful for what you have and to recognize what you have accomplished. It’s good motivation to keep moving forward…

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  4. Exactly what I needed to hear today! Thanks

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  5. Gratitude, grace and celebration are three lovely words and good ways to live life.

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  6. gratitude, grace and celebration…yes.

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  7. “gratitude, grace and celebration”
    What a wonderful way to approach aging. Anyday really. A lovely post, Val. I hope you’re doing well. ❤

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    • Thank you Diana – it’s a great way of life to aspire to. We are well. Hope you are too. It has become a time of self reflection for me. I started reading Mark Nepo’s latest book Drinking form the River of Light. It’s based on a series of workshops. I may post about it and see if others want to read it and connect on a weekly basis with insights and ideas for more self expression and creativity….

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  8. Thank you for sharing this, Val. I love Danna Faulds, although I’d not read this before. Feels so fitting right now.

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  9. Gratitude and Grace. Two of the most impactful words that have the power to alter your course and cause a paradigm shift. Thanks for sharing Val.

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  11. absolutely beautiful post! thanks for reminding us to be grateful for what we have! have a great day🤍

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