inspiration, gratitude and surprises

11 Jan

Inspirations, gratitude and surprises


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I feel so damn happy and full of life. I’m so aware of how lucky I am to have so much love in my life. How lucky I am not to worry about money at the moment (I have in the past and it’s exhausting).  How lucky I am to have a partner in life who really takes being my partner seriously.  How lucky I am for my health. I recently learned a family member was diagnosed with brain cancer at 58, and the news has left me speechless. The other night in yoga I found myself so overcome with gratitude that my heart felt like it was going to burst .

I’m not saying everything is perfect. I still I find myself sitting in my car or in the shower and thinking…what the fuck?…why isn’t such and such going my way? But recently rather than get bogged down by those thoughts, and take it as a sign that the universe is against me, I have found myself trustful that universe’s delay’s aren’t a bad thing. I truly believe from the bottom of my heart that everything is unfolding exactly as it should.

This weekend should be a fun one. Tonight I have a date with two lovely ladies, Katie and Melissa, whom I met on Jennifer Pastiloff’s Manifestation Retreat earlier this year. Saturday Brian and I plan to pack all day- so fun, huh? Although we will be taking a small break to skype with a possible wedding photographer. Fun! Sunday I have another girls date- a morning yoga with Rachel and Sophie. Then Brian and I are going to head over to the new house to do some measuring. We move in exactly two weeks!!

Lastly, I’ve decided to bring back “Inspiration, Gratitude & Surprise” posts every Friday. They are a really great way for me to reflect on the week.

What inspired me this week?

This post by Katie of Confessions From An Imperfect Life – Her raw honesty opens up my heart every time I read her words.

This post by Jen of Manifestation Yoga– seriously it’s a must read. It really made me think about where fear was rearing its ugly head in my life.

The new blog Valleybrink Road– it makes me want to cook!!

This article by Katie Roiphe about memoir writing

Planning out my artists dates with myself every Friday in February

Bleubird Blog

What am I grateful for this week?

my cozy flannel pajamas

The Vegan Thai restaurant down the street

Work is really busy and I am always grateful when that happens

Taline- for giving us boxes from her move for our move!

What surprised me this week?

I’ve made it ten days with no sugar, gluten, dairy or alcohol and I haven’t gone mad. Clearly, I deserve an award or something. Now for the real test- I start a three-day Pressed Juicery cleanse tomorrow.


“I have learned that faith means trusting in advance what will only make sense in reverse”

Phillip Yancy


9 Responses to “inspiration, gratitude and surprises”

  1. JenPastiloff January 11, 2013 at 8:39 am #

    Reblogged this on The Manifest-Station and commented:
    If you don’t follow this blog, you should. ‘Nuff said. And yea, I said the nasty “SH” word.


    Ewww, ugly word. Sorry. Hadda do it!

  2. the usual bliss January 11, 2013 at 8:48 am #

    Love your positivity! And thank you for new blogs to check out. Inspiration is everywhere! Can’t wait to hear about the new pad… exciting! xo

  3. cravesadventure January 11, 2013 at 8:58 am #

    Love these posts and makes me think about my week:) Happy Friday – Enjoy Your Weekend!

  4. Katie D January 11, 2013 at 10:10 am #

    Love you and can’t wait to see you tonight!!! xx

  5. thecoyotethistle January 11, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

    Just found your blog. I love it! So inspirational.

    • katemcclafferty January 11, 2013 at 2:43 pm #

      Thank you so much!! I’m so grateful to have you as a reader:)

  6. barbarapotter January 11, 2013 at 9:36 pm #

    You know you always brighten my day with your words.

    • katemcclafferty January 11, 2013 at 9:39 pm #

      And I hope you know you always brighten my day with yours:)

      • barbarapotter January 11, 2013 at 10:50 pm #

        🙂 I don’t know the story of the move but I bet it is a beautiful manifestation.

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