Daily Gratitudes: Weeks 17-27 (of 3!!)

Daily Gratitudes: Weeks 17-27 (of 3!!)

gratitude-challenge-change-your-focus-change-your-lifeWhew! Another 10 weeks of Daily Gratitudes! I’ve never put this many together in one place before. It’s an interesting way to look at my life… Sure gives me a different perspective! I find myself wondering what it will be like, years from now, to sit down and read some of these. I wonder how much will have changed. I wonder if I will still be making time every day, to notice beauty – wherever I am…

Enjoy.

Day 189 of 21: A delicious lunch, left in the fridge for me, from my Magpie; Treats after work; The precious gift of sharing the depth of life, love and everything else with the beautiful people I sit council with every day…

Day 188 of 21: My kids; Wood-smoke; Chocolate…

Day 187 of 21: A morning (and the better part of the afternoon) spent with a very special woman, assisting her with a very special project; An afternoon session with a client, spent walking while we talked; The way my entire consciousness fills with love in the simple experience of looking over at my Magpie, in her jammies, curled up watching tv after a long day…

Day 186 of 21: My Magpie in the kitchen, making magic; Chai tea lattes from the Treehouse Cafe on rainy autumn afternoons; The week I have ahead of me, and all of the beautiful people I get to look forward to sitting counsel with…

Day 185 of 21: Lazy Saturdays; The Fall Fair; People who make decency, kindness, consideration and compassion priorities in everything they think, say and do…

Day 184 of 21: The group of dogs that gathered at Mouat Park this morning to share their joy in a good old fashioned romp; The van that gets me wherever I need to go; Joe Demko at www.4dscreativesolutions.com, who takes care of some of the uber-techy stuff I haven’t yet learned how to do on my website, and is a pleasure to work with to boot…

Day 183 of 21: An early morning visit from my neighbor’s mule, snuffly snuggles and all; My favorite pizzas for dinner, made extra special by my Magpie & her fabulous GF quinoa crust; The book I just finished reading. I love a good story…

Day 182 of 21: A beautiful evening of silence and solitude while my Magpie happily worked on a project in her sewing room; A fun Skype session with my daughter, earlier in the evening; The love of my dogs, and their willingness to just BE with me in stillness…

Day 181 of 21: Wolves; Toddlers; Love…

Day 180 of 21: Scrumptious zucchini, gifted to me by a client; The arrival of a package I have been eagerly awaiting; Teamwork, in the kitchen, with my Magpie…

Day 179 of 21: A glimpse of the light at the end of the tunnel; Something-from-nothing for both lunch and dinner, so my Magpie & I could stay in for the ENTIRE day; Books. I really, really, really like books…

Day 178 of 21: Twenty minutes spent bringing a woodpecker back from the shock of hitting a window, and the gift he gave my by relaxing so deeply in my hands that he went almost to sleep, then voluntarily sat for an extra 5 minutes in my lap before finally flying off to return to his tree; A Skype call with my daughter who is having a fantastic time in Nelson, BC; A restorative day and evening spent with connecting with my Magpie…

Day 177 of 21: The opportunity to assist a very special person with a very special project; Accupuncture with Dr. Patrick Callas at Island Natural Health; Movie night…

Day 176 of 21: One heck of a Sacred Gong Meditation & Healing at tonight’s session; The awesome lunch my Magpie made for me in advance of my busy day; Another milestone reached in the process of completing a major project…

Day 175-170 of 21: That my Magpie loved my brother immediately upon meeting him (it seems ridiculous that we’ve all waited so long to make this time together happen); Lunch at The Roost in Saanich; Reconnecting on Dallas Road beach; Late breakfasts shared with family; The renewed sense of appreciation for the place I live that comes with seeing it though the eyes of someone experiencing it for the first time; The very special kind of bonding that occurs when two men stay up until 2am trying to literally SEW a burlap wrapping around a wedding gift (especially when those two men are both a little OCD and won’t settle for anything less than perfection in the finished product); The care and attention that Seth at Cosmo Knives puts into every single thing he creates. I can’t wait to hear what my daughter and her new husband think of the gift we bought them; The obvious love that shone in the eyes of my daughter and her beau as they said their vows, and the way you could see how they anchored one another through the entire ceremony; The long and beautiful drive out to Mystic Beach – followed by a hike along one of my favorite trails to one of my favorite beaches, and the sheer joy of sharing the experience with my brother and my Magpie all at once; Peaceful, restful, rejuvenating sleep; Mt. Maxwell coffee; The hike up Mt. Maxwell & the reward of the view from the summit; Lunch at the Treehouse Cafe; The incredible ribs my brother made & treated my Magpie and I to on his last night here; The opportunity to share the experience of the Crystal Singing Bowls with my bro, and the fact that he really enjoyed them!; Laugh attacks, especially the ones that leave you holding your belly & gasping for air; Perfectly timed arrivals at ferry terminals; Final hour walks at Elk Lake park before driving to the airport; Hugs goodbye & hearts that are full; Rico, Ronnie, and their smokin’ consort…

Day 169 of 21: My brother is here!!!; My brother is here!!!; My brother is here!!!…

Day 168 of 21: Umbrellas; Gelato from Harlan’s; Crystal Singing Bowls, and the people who gather to hear them…

Day 167 of 21: Afternoon naps on the floor, cuddled up to my puppy; Mudpies from Mystic Munchies, even if I did have to share them; The genuine love & respect my Magpie and I share with one another. I love our laughter, our friendship, our closeness, our individuality, the space we give one another, and that we both choose to love and celebrate each other – every, single day…

Day 166 of 21: A sleepless night that granted me a whole bunch of extra hours during which to enjoy my day; My Magpie’s giggles & singing as she starts her little holiday; The first fire of the season, in our wood stove…

Day 165 of 21: The best GF breakfast sandwiches and Americano-strong coffee on Salty, at the Salt Spring Mercantile. Plus, they finally got me the tuna I’ve been flapping about for months!; A lit up pathway, thanks to the new solar lights I found cheap at the local Dollar Store; That I think I can see the light at the end of the very long tunnel that is my latest project…

Day 164 of 21: The funky new shoes I bought at Mouat’s Clothing Co. today, in preparation for my eldest daughter’s wedding next weekend; Earth Candy, where my Magpie & I filled a giant box with the most beautiful produce and other goodies to fill our fridge & tummies; Rain. I am still grateful for rain;

Day 163 of 21: Rain, even if only a little; Energy, and the people who honor me by inviting me to share it with them; Fridays, especially the ones followed by Saturdays when I don’t have to do a darned thing unless I want to…

Day 162 if 21: Conversations with clients who are thrilled to report that they don’t even recognize themselves anymore – in a REALLY good way; Hot coffee; Clean laundry…

Day 161 of 21: A fantastic session with a lovely woman and her canine companion. I absolutely ADORE people who recognize and are willing to work with energy exchange & non-verbal communication – especially when animals are involved; A short but sweet visit with a friend who is off on a new adventure. Three cheers for successes and growth in the lives of the people I care about; Dinner, laughter and lots of hugs with my youngest, her beau and my Magpie. All these new beginnings are making me restless, but in an entirely good way…

Days 160-159: That I’ve been too busy camping to get myself on FB to post my gratitudes; Some well deserved rest; Another excellent session with Osteopath, Simon Alarie; The goldmine of my favorite tuna I picked up in Parksville (I’ve tried & tried to get it on island, but nobody seems willing to carry it around here); The fantastic group of people who gathered for the Crystal Singing Bowls tonight; My ridiculous, lovable, goofball bulldog – who turned two today (and his mom, who called on her lunch hour to sing him a birthday song)…

Days 158-157: The seamlessness with which this weekend’s camping group has gelled together & worked as a team; Swimming in the best lake I’ve been in since I moved to BC 20 years ago; Morning camping coffee; Gourmet outdoor meals; That we have managed to find 2 awesome sites this weekend, despite how busy it is up here; That my bulldog is so adaptable, and just happy to be with his humans, no matter where we are or what we’re up to…

Day 156 of 21: Tents; Night sky; Bright air…

Day 155 of 21: The cooler weather that provided a bit of relief from the heat; Dinner & laughs with my Magpie, my daughter & her beau; The progress I made today on another project…

Day 154 of 21: The completion of a project I have been procrastinating SO BADLY; Another awesome haircut from my personal (and beautiful) ‘barber’…

Day 153 of 21: Impromptu family gatherings in the tea/coffee isle at the grocery store; That my daughter and her beau are such awesome people who I know will take care of each other as they venture off to Nelson in just over a week; That I have lots of coping skills to see me through the transition of having one daughter get married and another move seriously away from home, all in the same week…

Day 152 of 21: Sleep. Especially when I need it so badly that the world won’t stop spinning until I surrender. Glad that doesn’t happen very often anymore; That my Magpie is so warm and soft; Sleep. Especially when I am going to get some tonight BEFORE I desperately need it…

Day 151 of 21: That I am astute enough to recognize, courageous enough to let go, and loving enough to move on with grace, when done is done; That the work I do comes straight from my heart; That the Salt Spring Cheese Company saw fit to open a little restaurant/cafe that serves the best gourmet, GF pizza on the island – perfect for those times when I am famished on a sunny, Sunday afternoon…

Day 150 of 21: That my Magpie found the most gorgeous dress to wear to my daughter’s wedding. Three cheers to sale days at Mouat’s Trading Co.; The delicious lunch from Al’s Gourmet Falafel & Fries, at a picnic table filled with friends we hadn’t met yet. Actually, it turned out that one of them was someone we knew years ago, but couldn’t place immediately. Funny how that happens..; The awesomely comfortable ‘house’ pants I picked up at OMGrown Clothing…

Day 149 of 21: The new-to-me vacuum cleaner I purchased through the Salt Spring Exchange. It works so well, I turned it on to try it out and ended up vacuuming for like, 2 hours! No… the house wasn’t THAT dirty, I just got all excited about sucking up all the detail-y bits our old piece of junk could never handle; The Salt Spring Wok Bar, where I picked up the yummiest lunch, and had the pleasure of being served again, by two of the friendliest restauranteurs on the island; Movie night with friends, and the good food, laughter and conversation that accompanied it…

Day 148 of 21: My patient puppy, who will sit quietly soaking his little paw until we tell him it’s ok to take it out of the bowl; My Magpie, who sings to him while he soaks; The smiles he brings to everyone he meets…

Day 147 of 21: Dinner with my favorite girls, on the deck, in the hot wind; The hilarity of learning to ‘twerk’. I can’t honestly say that any of us were successful, and no, I will not post a video smile emoticon ; Leonard Cohen’s anthem – Hallelujah

Day 146 of 21: Salad. Lettuce & greens are the best; Smoothies – the perfect way to start the day; Gluten free pizza – the perfect way to end it…

Day 145 of 21: The hot footbath my Magpie prepared for me to soak in after a long day; The delicious dinner I enjoyed, while soaking; That this day is over & I can go to bed now…

Day 144 of 21: A lovely day spent with my daughter & my love, getting the former all packed up to head off to school in Nelson this September; The take-out food for breakfast, lunch and dinner that helped us maximize our time together (thanks SSMercantile, Sushi To Go & El Loco Taco!); The Netflix show we watched this evening – a well deserved & much needed break, after a busy and productive weekend…

Day 143 of 21: That I finally tackled a task I have been procrastinating for at least 4 months now; My Magpie’s support in tackling said task; The fantastic dinner I shared with my Magpie & a good friend, at the Treehouse, in celebration of tackling the aforementioned task…

Day 142 of 21: Ice cream; Curry; Rooibos tea…

Day 141 of 21: MIA but I’m sure it was a lovely day!

Day 140 of 21: My beloved great dane – Sterling, who started a new journey one year ago today; The gift of his life; The gift of his dying… Here’s the letter I wrote to him today, marking the first anniversary of his passing…

Day 139 of 21: Yummy, healthy, chocolate treats baked by my Magpie; Bacon for lunch; Secret FB groups, created by people I love, to bring together the people they love (even if it is just so we can share tips on what to watch on Netflix)…

Days 138-137: That I was having so much fun with my Magpie & our good friend, Kate – I didn’t get to FB to post my Gratitudes on Sunday night; Long weekends that afford me an extra day ‘off’; A blessed ‘holiday’ Monday to work on a project I need to get done, but am having trouble making time for…

Day 136 of 21: The Cowboy Junkies, live at the Grooveyard; Hugs from my girls; Swimming in the lake…

Day 135 of 21: Transformative conversations; Kicking back on a Friday night; My oldest, and dearest friend – Kate (old as in how long we’ve been friends, not as in her being, like, a hundred or something)…

Day 134 of 21: Smoothies; Sunshine; Sessions with clients, outside on the deck…

Day 133 of 21: The ability to open my heart & mind to experience non-ordinary reality, and to share that space with others; Date nights with my Magpie; The great sleep I am about to have …

Day 132 of 21: The generous landscaper who trimmed the foliage & made my sign more visible from the road; The generous business owner who gifted me with the awesome, Purina product line to try; The generous earth, who surrounds me with beauty – every, single day…

Day 131 of 21: Hot, spicy, traditional Chai Tea; The herbs, homeopathic medicines, and loving energies that are helping my bruises & breaks from my recent stair-diving accident, heal; My puppy & my girl, snuggled up with me on the couch…

Day 130 of 21: Novelists. Particularly the ones who write stories that make me think; Quiet, cool, rainy Sundays – spent with blankets, and pillows, and books; Take-out dinners, eaten in parks, under evening sunlight…

Day 129 of 21: Sand between my toes; The sound of waves crashing; The smell of the ocean…

Day 128 of 21: The cool, luscious rain that graced us with its presence for much of last night and today. All of nature is celebrating right now!; Fresh, hot peppers – gifted to me by a client, then turned into deliciousness by my Magpie; That in throwing myself down the stairs this evening, all I really damaged is a few, now fat, blue, slightly cracked and very sore toes…

Day 127 of 21: The running of the bulls. Well, technically there was more waddling & panting than running, but it was a good romp with 3 awesome bullies, nonetheless; A delicious lunch from Al’s Gourmet Falafel & Fries, neither of which were part of my meal, incidentally; The successful completion of a project I’ve been piecing together for the last 2 weeks…

Day 126 of 21: Small gestures that make huge differences; Meaningful moments with the ones I love; The evolution of acceptance and healing…

Day 125 of 21: Cooler temperatures, and a bit of respite; Snuggles from my Bully; Some unexpected time in my day to spend writing a new article…

Day 124 of 21: That one very blessed surfer, and his friends and family are celebrating his life with new appreciation today; That the world is full of curious people who ask great questions & explore new things; That when I see two friends hanging out together and laughing hysterically, the first person I think of is my daughter…

Day 123 of 21: The small crew who helped me install my new signpost; A late afternoon swim in St. Mary lake; The absolutely amazing pizza my Magpie made for dinner, complete with a crisp, delicious, GF quinoa crust…

Day 122 of 21: Utterly scrumptious, gluten-free scones from Laughing Daughters GF Bakery; A fridge-full of stunning produce from Earth Candy; A couple of hours dedicated to my silent self while my Magpie attended a garden party at Mistaken Identity Vineyard

Day 121 of 21: Smart people; Movie nights. Especially the ones that include feasting; This hot, dry, powerful, late-night summer wind…

Day 120 of 21: All the creatives out there who say the things that need to be said in ways that nobody else is saying them; Courage – to speak the truth, despite the risks; Outcasts, freaks, weirdos, loners – all the ones who don’t fit in. Your lights shine so bright…

Day 19 of 21: The box of fresh, local blueberries, gifted to me by a client; Scrumptious caesar salad for dinner; The comfy bed and beautiful woman that I am about to snuggle into sleep with…

Day 118 of 21: Hugs from my kid; Working breakfasts at oceanside cafes; Barefoot walks on the beach with my pup…

Day 117 of 21: The beautiful, shimmering Salmon that blessed us with its wisdom, and healing, and nutrients, and sacrifice so that we might be nourished and fed, and the beautiful people who gifted us this Salmon, after catching it themselves, earlier in the evening; The energies at play today, that saw fit to have a neighbour offer a further gift of fresh veggies from her pantry. (Somebody must have heard our stomachs growling as we shopped for dinner!); These gentle reminders from the Universe, that we are always taken care of, that we are always in good hands…

Day 116 of 21: That my mom & her hubby have achieved their goal of selling their house & buying a coach; That my Magpie took the plunge & got the haircut that inspired her; That my brother just posted a video of one of his light-wind kiteboarding days with Hangtime Kiteboarding, and I just got to watch it. The next best thing to being there…

Day 115 of 21: Morning snuggles in bed with my Magpie; New friends, good food, and great conversation; Giggles and squeals of delight from the bathroom where my Magpie gave 2 little kids the ‘funnest’ bath they’ve ever had…

Day 114 of 21: Smoothies for breakfast; The successes of my clients as they move boldly forward on their paths; Movie night with friends…

Day 113 of 21: Lunch at the Treehouse with someone whose company I enjoy immensely, and who until today, I hadn’t seen in WAY too long; That I have the best hairdresser in the world (with benefits!); The sound of my bulldog peacefully snoring while frogs chirp outside…

By | 2017-04-20T11:09:55+00:00 September 27th, 2015|Crystals, Sound Healing & Crystal Singing Bowls, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Daily Gratitudes: Weeks 17-27 (of 3!!)

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Teron Wolf is a gifted Counselor, Healer & Spiritual Advisor offering Integrated Healing for Mind, Body & Spirit. He facilitates Private Sessions (Skype available), Immersion Retreats, Workshops, Classes, and Crystal Singing Bowl & Gong Meditations from his home studio in beautiful British Columbia. Teron learned at a very young age, that every challenge in his life was an opportunity to learn something about himself and the world around him. He is passionate about empowering people of all ages. He writes because hopes something you read will move you, and because the urge simply won’t leave him alone!