Gratitude
I need a little dose of gratitude right about now. 

Literally. 

So, I just opened my Gratitude essential oil blend that I received free this month, and breathed it in. Voila! I got a dose of gratitude and now waves of thanksgiving are washing over me.

Okay, okay, I know. You're right. It's not that easy. I'm exaggerating, of course. But, by using the Gratitude blend, I am taking a moment to breathe in and focus. I'm taking a moment to intentionally recall my many blessings. I need to do this because it's easy to forget the positive and center on the negative in the midst of an injury, and even on a larger scale, the possibility of a new lock-down. Even the most cheerful people are likely to have moments of discouragement in this year we call 2020! I don't know about you, but I can use all the help I can get to keep a grateful heart and that's what essential oils are created for. To support our bodies physically, mentally and emotionally.

Specifically, the Gratitude essential oil blend consists of  multiple essential oil singles: balsam fir, frankincense, myrrh, ylang ylang, coriander, bergamot, northern lights black spruce, vetiver and geranium. These oils were strategically combined to be soothing to the body, heart and mind. When the body is relaxed, it is more open to receive blessings. Think about it, when your mind is consumed with worry and your thinking of all the things you need to do, or can't do, when you're anxious and fearful, your not going to be in a place to be grateful. Am I right?

So, will you join me in breathing in some Gratitude? Will you put a drop in your hand and breathe in deeply as you ask the Lord to give you grateful heart? I once read a book called One Thousand Gifts, by Ann Voskamp. What I took away from this book, what has had a lasting impact on my life, were the words "Joy is always possible because thanksgiving is always possible." There's a lot more to that statement, but the truth here is that true joy comes from a grateful heart.

So, what are you thankful for today? For what blessings can you give thanks? I'd love for you to say hi and share them with me. In doing so, we can find joy together.

I, for one, am grateful that my broken bone (which I originally thought was just sprained) does not need surgery! I am grateful for the unexpected time I know have to be still. To learn, read, write and reflect. 



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