OUR DAILY GRATEFUL POST!

TODAY I AM GRATEFUL FOR EXAMPLES!

LEAD BY EXAMPLE, YOU NEVER KNOW WHO’S PAYING ATTENTION

what are you grateful for ~ please share…

Thank you!

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42 thoughts on “OUR DAILY GRATEFUL POST!

  1. Grateful for safe travels.

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  2. That is so true. We never know who is paying attention. Cute doggie cartoon! Today is my grocery store day. And I will be having lunch with my friends. So.. busy day ahead! Good morning Deb! I hope you have a magnificent day today! ((HUGS!!)) xoxoxoxo

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    • That’s right, you never know. It made me laugh too. Good evening PJ! Thanks my day was magnificent!! Yours was a busy one I hope it was a fabulous one too with your friends! ((HUGS!!)) xoxo πŸ™‚

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    • I am happy to hear that your day was magnificent! I ended up not going to lunch today because I looked at the menu and didn’t like what they were having, but I will go tomorrow. I did get my grocery shopping done today. It was actually cold this morning! Brrr. I’m not ready for that.

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    • Oh well at least your got your grocery shopping all done! I know, it’s been like 30 degrees in the morning when I get up!! This morning as I was bringing the bird feeders out there is Mr. Raccoon lying under the shepherd’s hook where I hang the feeders from and he’s sleeping…I always make a lot of noise on my way out there just in case he’s around…well today he just opened his eyes and looked at me but did not move. I was about 10 feet away and I said Hi Mr. Raccoon, I’ll come back later and walked back into the house. I wasn’t sure what he would do if I approached to hang them. My father said he’s as scared of me as I am of him and he would just run into the woods…but I didn’t want to find out. When I came back out about a half hour later he was gone. Tonight he was back…my neighbor was out on his balcony and was putting something together and the sound scared him and he did run into, well actually it’s more like a waddle, into the woods. I then got the feeders and changed the water in the bird bath. I was watching after I came back in and here he comes…he’s eating the bird seed that drops to the ground from the feeders. Then he came out and was strolling all around my back yard. He’s not quite as small as I initially thought he was when all I could see was his face this morning. But they are so doggone cute!! I don’t know what I’m going to do when it’s dark out when I get home from work…do they hibernate?

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    • I would have done the same thing that you did, go back into the house. Raccoons can carry rabies. No, they don’t hibernate (I found that out watching Animal Planet). At least he is not climbing up into the feeders and eating the food. But, you might want to take a flashlight with you when it gets dark and maybe that will scare him away. They are afraid of us unless they have rabies and if they have rabies they will attack. I wouldn’t take that chance. Chances are that he doesn’t have rabies but take care just in case.

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    • Yeah cuz I don’t want to have to stop feeding the birds but…I will take the flashlight with me and maybe a pan and spoon and clang them together on my way…LOL!! Thanks for the info…no I don’t think he has rabies either…just stocking up on food before the winter. πŸ™‚

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    • That’s a good idea to take the pan and a spoon to scare him away!

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    • Oh my neighbors will love me!!! Ha! πŸ™‚ But it will work…I’ll tell him he’s for dinner…hehe

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    • Hahahahaha! He will run!!

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    • I also wanted to say that if you tell the Raccoon he is for dinner then maybe he won’t ever come back! Hahaha!

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    • Hehe…when I got home tonight, I looked out and he was there…eating the bird seed on the ground…then I noticed there was a gray cat watching him and slowly taking steps towards him, like the cat was going to pounce on him. He looked at the cat and then went back to his eating like he wasn’t phased by the cat at all. The cat slowly took step by step and then stopped and the raccoon still ignored the cat. I’m thinking don’t do it Mr. Cat…then the cat turns to look at something it heard, waited and then started off in the direction of the sound and away from Mr. Raccoon. I don’t think that would have ended well for Mr. Cat. But he was thinking about playing(?) or attacking something that was like 3 times his weight. Oh my…lol! So I made a lot of racket in the house and out the window asking him to go into the woods so I could come out…but he ignored me too! Finally it looked like he went into the woods so I went downstairs and made a LOT of noise as I opened the hatchway…then I clapped and said here I come and coughed and clapped and stepped slowly towards the feeders, just like the cat did, and he was gone…so then I’m like ok I’m coming in now….just gonna grab these and be on my way…here I come…and I said it like three times before I was brave enough to actually do it…I grabbed them and then high-tailed it back to the house. I think I might only put the feeders out on the weekends when I home and can take them in at like 4 cuz this is getting too scary for me…Lol! After I came back in here he comes roaming around the backyard looking for scraps…he’s so cute and funny…waddling around.

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    • Oh that cat was brave! It wouldn’t have been a good thing! So glad he got sidetracked! I can understand why you wouldn’t want to go around the feeders with Mr. Raccoon there! I wouldn’t want to either! You might want to talk to the animal patrol in your area and see if they would trap him and take him farther into the woods and away from your house. That may help, but then it is possible another raccoon might come around. But it is an idea. Where there is food the raccoons will find it.

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    • Well the woods are a conservation land and then on the other side is another community. I think he’s just fattening himself up for winter. Did you know that even though they don’t hibernate they can sleep for a month at a time. Now that’s a nap!! Lol. I’m fine with him around, I enjoy watching him…from afar hehe. I think once the real cold settles in he’ll be gone again. Yeah the cat was only about 5′ from him, but he was too busy eating to care. I’m glad the cat got sidetracked too. The other day I saw a cat laying in there eating something, he was ripping it apart. When I went our later to see if I could tell what he had eaten, unfortunately I could. I had gloves on and there was this piece that was small and a little bloody, when I turned it over it was the head of a chipmunk, one side of his face was missing, but the other side still had his eye and did and nose and mouth, poor thing. Sorry if I just grossed you out. There were other internal parts of him lying around. I felt so bad as I often see the chipmunk in there eating the seed on the ground too. Well those are my pet cemetery stories for today. πŸ˜‰

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    • That poor chipmunk! I did not know they slept for a month at a time! Wow! Interesting! You are probably right, when it gets cold you won’t see him and he’s fattening himself up for his long nap!

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    • I like his style…hehe!!

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  3. This is very beautiful Deb…indeed, we never really knew who’s lives we touch, thus we are bound to at least live a life that when immitated by others will make them better.
    Today is the second day of me being confined in bed for my flu and i am thankful. It gave me reason to slow down and rest.

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  4. What a cute cartoon Deb. Made me giggle which is the best thing you could have done for me today. I’ve been feeling really off this morning, very teary. A couple of things have happened with a certain person, minor in the grand scheme of things, but my over thinking mind has blown it out of proportion again. Aargh. Thank God for meditation, which has lifted me. And thank you too. I’m grateful for my garden which is also helping me keep busy. Hope you’re well there my lovely friend. Big smoochy hugs xo πŸ’•

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    • Well tomorrow is a the new moon…could be today there…and it’s Libra moving into the New Moon…very powerful especially when it comes to romance and relationships. Well you know what happened the last time you overthought things…you were so far off base and wasted too many tears and worries for nothing. So let’s believe it’s the same now. Set new intentions and send them up to the moon tonight before you go to bed…isn’t it nice to be able to request new things every 30 days!! hehe…I’m glad my doggy cartoon gave you a giggle…it gave me one too! I’m also glad your meditation was able to help lift you out of it. Yesterday when I was watching the tarot reading for today the 18, it said there’s something you are fearing or worrying over and you need to face your fear, address it and then it will be over. Well there was something concerning me workwise regarding a contract with a vendor…and I negotiated a new one without discussing it with the owner first and it was bothering me because after I did it I thought oh gee I probably shouldn’t be agreeing to this unilaterally. Anyways when I saw that last night I decided I was going to discuss it with the owner today, and I took it a step further and imagined the discussion going very favorably and that in the end all is well…guess what…that’s exactly how it turned out! Oh I was so relieved and truly believe it’s because I sat and gave it time and saw it the way I wanted it to be and just imagined the whole conversation in a positive manner. So my friend I suggest you do the same for whatever these things are…play them out in your mind in a positive way and ending the way you want them to…and feel happy about the way they are working out in your favor…spend your day doing that and wait and see what happens…you will be amazed…and then you can say…I created that! Big smoochy creative hugs xo πŸ™‚

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    • You’re so right Deb and in fact when I was in my garden and the tears were flowing I actually was playing things out in my own mind, but in all the wrong overthinking ways. And then I too thought back to that time when I over analysed and wasted all those tears. and I realised it was probably all so unnecessary. Soo I’ve picked myself up “off the ground” (haha, from Frisky, that song still plays in my mind) and I’m in a better place. But gee it took a while. Abraham helped. Thank you my lovely , for reminding me. YOU are such an amazing example (how apt given the doggy cartoon) of what I should be doing. I LOVE how you approached your work situation and how you were able to turn things around so that it ended in a positive way. That’s truly manifesting and powerful. I’m so impressed and yes, I will definitely be doing that in my mind. Already I feel a bit different about it and can just accept it. I’ll go check out that new moon next. Yes, it;’s the 19th here so things are obviously happening. Gosh, it’s interesting, a bit like my Note from the Universe yesterday, boy did it make me scratch my head and think, trying to work out what it was saying to me. Some strange things lately. Anyway, I’m off to check out the New Moon link and then I’ll be setting some new intentions. Smooches and hugs xo

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    • The reason it took you awhile is because you were on such a low flying disc and you can’t just elevate to a great or even good feeling disc right away, you have to go up the emotional ladder….but you did it!!! Which is awesome because now you know you can and how and will do it the next time…if you even let yourself get that low. The more we care about how we feel the more we won’t allow ourselves to get there…practice shifting your emotions onto something, no matter how simple, that makes you smile or feel better…like Harry for example and leave your focus on that good feeling thing and then more good feelings will come your way and it just gets better and better and soon you don’t feel so low after all! I’m so happy that I am able to help you feel better…that brings such a smile to my face, that there’s someone else practicing what I am and that it’s working and if we keep picking each other up when necessary how wonderful is that!! Like you picked me up yesterday and now I’m picking you up today…it’s a marvelous relationship we have here!!! I know I must admit before I went into his office I called upon my angels, guardians, guides, God, Source, Abraham and the Universe to all come with me…and when I came back into my office and breathed such a sigh of relief I again had the biggest smile on my face and I looked out at the sky and said we just did that!!! Oh what a feeling of empowerment that was not to mention relief. I was so glad to get it off my mind and for it to work out as I planned. This is really cool stuff we’re dealing with here!! I’ll have to go read the Note from yesterday, I don’t read them everyday, just when my inner me tells me too then I know it’s a message meant for me. Yup I’m setting some new (old) and some new intentions to send up to our lovely Lunar in Libra…I mean come on this is OUR New Moon!!! Let’s not miss this opportunity. Enjoy the link!! Big smoochy hugs & kisses and new moon winks!!! xo

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    • I know, you’re right, I was feeling low and then I felt better but I have to admit it, I was still feeling low not so long ago. Why is it hanging around? Do you know I was just about to send a text in response but I couldn’t get the right words so I’m ignoring it. Not sure if that’s the right thing to do because an acknowledgement of sorts is somehow needed but there’s still a part of me that feels hurt. Probably unnecessarily. So you see, I’m still a work in progress. I’m not quite as enlightened as you though I do totally agree with what you’re saying about shifting the focus, yes Harry’s a good one. I just don’t know why I seem to slip back down, but I’m determined to shift these clouds. I know they’ll move,
      Well, like I said before I love what you did and I love how you called upon all and sundry to support you. I really need to take a leaf out of your book. What empowerment Deb, you go girl. Love love love that you’re so in tune, I think today’s just a topsy turvy day for me, I haven’t felt like this for a while, the rain’s not helping either but no excuses hey. I’ll be good again very soon. I watched the video, very interesting. And yes, I need to write those intentions for OUR New moon, definitely. Thanks for the pick up lovely. Hugs and new moon winks (now that made me smile) xo πŸ™‚

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    • Oh believe me I still have my low days too…yesterday and Monday were both low days…I think this is a week of topsy turvy emotions. They will pass so for now just be…don’t try to be happy, just be. Tell yourself it’s one of those days that you are experiencing these lower emotions and just be easy with yourself. If you try too hard to get out of it then you’ll get frustrated, better to just accept it, don’t dwell on it but don’t try to change it either, take a nap if you can…write some music and send it to me and I’ll put words to it. Try to be general in your focus, what always comforts you…your favorite food, a movie, a book, a walk….just know it will pass. Wait until you are in a better place before you text…or just say I don’t understand can you elaborate…if that makes sense. Soothe yourself with whatever makes you feel better for now. Yesterday I just wanted to go home from work and never leave my house again…actually I feel that way every day…so I have to deal with work for now but am envisioning how I want my days really to be. Try not to spend too much time thinking at all today…occupy yourself with tv or music or the radio of sitting outside. Do something silly, like go take a bubble bath in the middle of the day! Oh and while you’re lying there amidst the bubbles you can make a mental list of your intentions!! You’ll bounce back…don’t beat yourself up for feeling low…it’s ok…it’s ok!!! Do you hear me…I declare that for today it OK!! We’ll deal with tomorrow when it comes…Big OK hugs and more new moon winks…cuz that made you smile!! xoxo πŸ™‚

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    • Oh Deb, you sure know how to make a girl feel better. Thank you, I think I really needed to hear that. That it’s okay, okay to feel a bit low and to sit with it. Somehow it just makes things feel easier to accept. Funny thing is I just wrote a post about this a few days ago but I wrote it when I was happy so now I have to take my own advice. I know it will pass, I just have to ride it out. Sometimes I just wish I could do it a bit more gracefully though, instead of becoming a blubbering mess. Poor Harry cops it all, being home alone with me. I swear he knows exactly what’s going on! I sent the text (after I got yours) and it was a little harsh but it’s ok. Anyway I’m okay, I’ll be fine. Like you, but in a different scenario, I just have to keep shifting my focus to what I want to achieve and stay with that. So, ok, no bubble bath right now but I’ve just made myself a yummy salad for lunch and ate it outside in the warm air and now,well now I think I’m going to indulge in some delicious chocolate. Mm, I feel better already. Then I’ll write that list. No more beating myself up, I heard you!! Thank you my beautiful friend. I’m off to get that chocolate! Big warm grateful hugs back and a new moon wink too xo πŸ’–

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    • Harry knows, that’s what dogs do and I’m so glad he’s there. So how was the rest if your day? Any response? Oh nice eating lunch outside, great idea and chocolate an even better idea, hehe. Wrote my list last night too it’s already for today. Sleep well my lovely lady, Big warm hugs and new moon winks xo πŸ’ž

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    • Dogs really do know. Oh yes, I got a response, kind of. I’m ok now, things are back in perspective. I have my list written and am ready to go outside soon and offer it up. Do I burn it like last time? Hugs back dear friend. Have a wonderful Thursday. xo πŸ’•

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    • Oh sorry did not see this til now…not necessary to burn it…but if you did that’s ok too!! So happy All is Well again!! We knew it would be πŸ˜‰ Thanks, and you have a wonderful blissful sleep as you are right now and wake up to a fabulous Friday!! Big happy hugs xo πŸ™‚

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    • I had a feeling that was the case, afterwards, oops, well hope it doesn’t matter. I stayed up so late last night Deb. After I set my intentions and meditated all these exciting thoughts came into my head about how to go about achieving my dreams and my day finished up on such a high. It was actually an amazing end to my day, but nothing to do with what happened easier. My perspective and focus just completely shifted. I hope you’re having a lovely evening. Big happy lunar hugs xo πŸ™‚βœ¨

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    • OMG Miri, that just gave me goosebumps…I’m thrilled to hear that!! I have mine ready to offer up tonight. I hope woke up this morning with your perspective & focus still shifted to where you left last night when you finally went to bed….that is sooo exciting!!! See it’s so amazing isn’t it! Well I’m off to meditate now before I watch the reading for tomorrow..those are fun to watch. Big happy lunar hugs to you…xoxo wishing a day filled with clarity!! MUAH!

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    • I woke very tired today because I went to bed so late and so pumped up that it affected my sleep cycle BUT my focus is still where it was last night. It’s right on track and feels so good. Yes, sooo exciting and amazing, you’re right. I’ve just come back from a walk and morning coffee with a girlfriend in town. It was so good, talking about all the things I love. Speaking of things we love, I hope you’re enjoying a beautiful night, with all your intentions ready to be put out there. Enjoy your meditating and reading and we’ll chat again soon. Big happy hugs doubled with clarity xo ✨

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    • Ah continue that talk of what you love, especially to yourself…and you will attract more of it!! Glad your focus is still where it was. Just finished my post for tomorrow….you’re gonna love it…I do!! I did enjoy both very much thank you…just set my intentions with Lady Lunar and now I’m getting ready to go to bed soon…I too am tired. I’ve been waking up at 4:30 and not able to get back to sleep so it’s catching up with me! So set aside some special “you” time today to treat yourself to doing, reading, watching, listening or playing something you love and thoroughly enjoy it for a while. Even if it’s talking to Harry for a while…he’d love that too! Ohhh big happy hugs doubled with clarity back at you sista!! xo I really think I’m going to have a song finished this weekend so get ready…:-)

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    • Oh wow, that’s so awesome, the song that is. Can’t wait to get it, but no pressure Deb, you know that. Just enjoy the process.
      Thank you for your lovely wishes for my afternoon. It already feels like I’ve done something nice for me so anything else is a bonus. I’m going to give Harry a bath (in my shower) with special eucalyptus wash. He’s been a bit bothered lately so hopefully this will help him. You rest well tonight. Hope you sleep right through. It’s no fun waking that early. Big peaceful calming hugs to you xo πŸ’–

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    • When you say Harry’s been a bit bothered do you by insects or emotionally? If it’s emotionally I would say he picked that up from his Mum! I did sleep a little later but still waking up too early…I wonder if it’s all the energy in this week that’s doing it. Probably not though, I’m so sensitive to sound and that’s what’s waking me up, oh well. Tomorrow I can sleep later yay! I hope you wake to a tremendous Saturday!! Big Saturday hugs to you xo

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    • I think Harry was bitten by something, maybe mites, cos he swelled up so I’m treating that. However, he also does pick up my vibes as well, I’m sure if it. Anyway he seems a bit comfier today which is good.
      Yeah, I wonder if it’s the energy too or the sounds with you not sleeping well. I’ve been sleeping ok but there were a few days earlier this week when I was waking at around 4ish too. Anyway I hope you sleep better today. We were supposed to go camping with G & A this weekend but Doug had to work today so instead it’s a day of chores for me. Shopping, washing etc but that’s ok. Big hugs Deb as you waltz into the weekend xo πŸ’ƒπŸ’•

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    • Oh so glad to hear Harry seems to feel comfier today…perhaps between both the bath and your feeling comfier has soothed him.
      Maybe it’s a combo of both the energy and the sounds…since you are waking up too…and we seem to be on the same wavelength on so many levels!! Oh too bad you didn’t get to go camping but apparently it was more important that you didn’t. I love that…waltz into the weekend…ok I’m gonna do that along with maybe a boogaloo and shimmy shimmy coco puff too!! hehe
      Have a cleansing time, cleaning!! Big dancing hugs xo

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    • Here’s the New Moon in Libra…

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  5. This is very funny and convincing, I just loved it.
    See the way those guys are standing in the image.
    Hugs
    Shiva

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