365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 136: Do Something Exciting!


I got truly energized two days ago. I am in Dallas for a professional event, but I had a day to spend with good friends. So I got to relax a little, connect with people I care about, laugh and have a good time.

Well, being in Dallas where the temperature for the last couple of days was around 19-20 degrees Celsius/67-68 Fahrenheit, is very exciting for me, considering that the temperature in Toronto yesterday was -17 degrees Celsius/1.4 Fahrenheit. Canada uses Celsius and USA uses Fahrenheit, so I used both systems, just to be clear.

So, I was really excited to have my coffee yesterday morning in the sun, in flip flops, a light sweater and jeans. No heavy coat, no scarf, no hat, no boots and no snow pants!

But what truly energized me and made me happy was that  I was invited to fly on a small plane (4 seats only!) around downtown Dallas at night. My friend is a flight instructor and so we flew on a training plane and I got to sit in the pilot’s seat!

I have the picture to prove it:


It was exhilarating, exciting and absolutely wonderful. This very special experience energized and uplifted me.

What can you do that will feel exciting?

Is there something that you really want to do that you kept postponing?

Choose a date and then plan for it and make it happen.

Excitement is good. Fun is good.

Have more fun. It will energize you.



365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 135: Do You Like Yourself?


This is an important question. May I invite you to take a little quiet time for yourself and ask this question? You might feel a little apprehensive to do so, but do it anyway. Knowing the answer may change your life.

Understanding yourself at a deeper level will give you the opportunity to become successful, truly successful.

Maya Angelou said:

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do and liking how you do it.”

Think about her words for a moment, as they hold truth and wisdom. Success in life is not determined by what other people say; what your mother, your father, society, schools, your boss  or church say about you bears no real weight.

Only YOU can decide if YOU are successful in YOUR life.

I want you to like yourself, what you do and how you do it.

My desire for you is to be successful.

So ask the question.

Take time for introspection and find the answer.

And then, start acknowledging what you like and take the first step to change what you do not like. One thing at a time.

This journey we call life allows us all to change our minds, to transform and to be successful. Maya Angelou’s life story stands as testimony for transformation, triumph and success.

Your success will inspire you to do more, to be more, to create more and to enjoy more.

It will also inspire everyone in your life.

So go ahead.

Be successful.

Start now.



365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 134: Abraham And Their Books


I believe that I read all the books written by Abraham and Esther Hicks. They helped me transform my thinking, they helped me understand what powerful creators we all are.

You see, you are always creating. Whatever your life looks right now, it is a result of your thoughts; it is your creation. You want something different? Learn to change your thoughts from what they currently are to thoughts that will create what you desire.

You might completely disagree with me right now, especially if you consider that your life was shaped by events outside your control. But hold on, don’t dismiss what I am saying just yet. There are things that you do not control and situations that develop without your contribution. Yes, I agree with this; BUT your life is shaped by what you choose to do in those situations and how you choose to respond to each and every event.

Life is life. It has birth and death; joy and sorrow; happiness and pain. What YOU choose in every moment will shape YOUR experiences, within the greater flow of life.

This concept might take a while to sink in if it is new for you. All I am asking you to do is to not dismiss it. Just allow it to exist in your consciousness as a possibility. And read one of Abraham’s books. Here’s a little list to make it easier to find them:

Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires

Money, and the Law of Attraction: Learning to Attract Wealth, Health, and Happiness

The Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham

The Astonishing Power of Emotions: Let Your Feelings Be Your Guide

The Vortex: Where the Law of Attraction Assembles All Cooperative Relationships

Choose one of these books.

Read it.

I believe that you will be happy that you did.



365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 133: Abraham Said…


Abraham said:

“You are the creator of your own reality because you are the chooser of the thought right now.”

What is your thought right now? Is it uplifting, inspiring? Is is a great idea or the next step to achieve your dreams? Or is it a diminishing, judging and lessening thought?

If you never heard of the group consciousness called Abraham and their teachings, allow me to introduce them to you today. What they are might not have anything in common with your beliefs in this very moment, but I want to invite you to pick up one of the books they helped write and read it. Their books teach about the frontier of what we are capable of if we choose our thoughts with great care and if we constantly work to improve our experiences, one thought at a time.

 “You are never going to get to any final place. And so, we want to remind you to relax and start having fun on the way.”

To introduce Abraham and Esther and Jerry Hicks to you, here is an excerpt from their web page www.abraham-hicks.com. Stay open to new ideas. Accept that there are things harder to comprehend.

Sometimes no amount of words will do a subject justice.

Abraham is a name. A symbol.  A feeling. Evocative-yet simple-like we want our names to be.

But who, or what, is/are, Abraham . . . really?

Workshop attendee: “. . . you’re a very attractive woman, too.”

Abraham: “We’re usually a nebulous mist, so that is quite a compliment.” (Laughter)

Louise Hay calls them “some of the best teachers on the planet today.”

To Dr. Wayne Dyer they are “the great Masters of the Universe!”

A veritable who’s-who of authors, speakers and teachers continue to publicly acknowledge and praise the immense value of the wisdom that is pouring forth through Esther.

Abraham has described themselves as “a group consciousness from the non-physical dimension” (which helps a lot!). They have also said, “We are that which you are. You are the leading edge of that which we are. We are that which is at the heart of all religions.”

Abraham has told us through Esther that whenever we feel moments of great love, exhilaration, pure joy, stoned-out bliss, even the energy of sexual orgasm when we feel that Energy Flow rushing through our bodies, that is the energy of Source, and that is who Abraham “is”.

“Jerry and Esther never used the word channeling,” Abraham reflects. “It is used when applied to them, but they have never used it, because it means many things of which they are not, you see.”

“You could leave the channeling out of it. Call it inspiration; that’s all it is. You don’t call the basketball player a channeler, but he is; he’s an extension of Source Energy. You don’t call the surgeon a channeler, but he is. You don’t call the musician, the magnificent master musician, you don’t call him a channeler, but he is. He’s channeling the broader essence of who he is into the specifics of what he is about.”

Esther herself calls Abraham “infinite intelligence,” and to Jerry they are “the purest form of love I’ve ever experienced.”

We say check out Abraham for yourself. It’s the only way to go and the only way to know. If watching or listening or reading the words of Abraham feels good to you, then you’re in the right place. If they sound “off” to you, or maybe even a little bit annoying—adventure on!

And finally—from Jerry—”Mr. Practical”:

“I don’t know what they are and I don’t care what they are. I’m just using them for the good it will do for myself and others.”

And sometimes—all is said with just one word.

Abraham. They just are what they are.



365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 132: Today Is Special


What makes today special? The fact that there will never be another day like today. Today is unique.

Tomorrow will be another day, and even if you try to recreate all the events and circumstances of today, it will never be the same. It cannot be recreated. Once today is gone, it will be gone forever.

I will write this again, so that you can read it again:

Once today is gone, it will be gone forever!

This definiteness and inevitability makes today special, just as it is.

Every day is an opportunity to enjoy life, to create, to help someone, to grow, to overcome, to relax, to learn, to give, to let go, to love, to forgive, to enjoy, to explore, to expand. Every day is an opportunity TO LIVE.

I want you to live, not to just exist.

What can you do right now in order to feel alive?

Ask yourself this question and then be willing to hear the answer.

And once you have the answer, have the courage to immediately take the first step in that direction. Seal the deal by taking that very first action.

Do not wait. Today will be gone in a few short hours.

And it will never come back.



365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 131: Just Accept It As It Is


You might have a little trouble accepting your current situation just as it is, especially if it is not what you really want.

But here’s the thing: there is a sort of magic that happens when you accept your life like it is right now, in this very moment. You lay down resistance and you relax. You stop struggling inside your mind and your whole being releases stress.

As you relax, you are able to hear the promptings of your soul that were hidden behind your mental and emotional turmoil. When you release resistance, you stop sending out the vibration of what you do not like, of what you do not want, of what makes you unhappy.

And, as you stop sending out the energy of what you wish was not happening, you can now start desiring what you really want. The energy of your desires and dreams is now free to expand beyond your physical body, beyond your mind and emotional systems. Your energetic being starts vibrating with anticipation and with gratitude for the things to come.

Gratitude for things that have not yet happened brings them closer and closer to the physical manifestation in your life.

Do you get it?

When you resist what it is right now, you stop the flow of what you want.

When you relax in this very moment, just as it is, you stop the fight with your inner self and you can call forth what you want.

It is simple really.

You struggle and you create more distance between what it is and what you desire.

You relax and accept the current situation and you lessen the distance between what is and what you want.

What are you resisting right now? Define it, put it into words.

And then, accept it just as it is.

The very moment you do do so, you are starting to move in the direction of your dreams.

The more you relax, the faster you travel.

The more you resist, the slower the pace. If you do not let go of your struggle, you will not get to where you want to be.

So let go, accept, relax.

Magic will happen.

I know, because I have done this many times.

Now it’s your turn to try.



365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 130: The World Is Waiting For You!


You are unique! There are things that you can do that nobody else can; not exactly like you, not with the same touch and not from the same angle.

This is true for all of us. We have so much in common and we are so much alike and yet, when it comes to our contribution to the great tapestry of humanity we are unique and singular. Each an every one of us has a combination of interests and skills that, when nourished and chiselled, create THE GIFT that we have to share with the world.

Do you know what your gift is? The world is waiting for it.

So here’s my invitation to you: define your gift, put it into words.

If you do not know yet what it is, ask the question.

Just ask yourself: “What is the very thing that only I can do and that can contribute to other people’s well-being?”.

Stay open and the answer will come to you; but as I said before no answer can come in the absence of a question.

If you do not believe that you have a gift, do not fool yourself with such a thought.


The question is: are you ready to know? Are you ready to do what it takes so that your gift is shared with those who need it?

Start thinking. Ask the question.

If fear comes in, do it anyway!

And then remain open to hearing the answer coming from deep inside yourself: a precious and unique pearl that will help you be more yourself than ever before.

I am so excited for you!

Share with me what your gift is. Can’t wait to celebrate your beauty and your uniqueness!



365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 129: Are You Afraid To Change Your Mind?


You have the right to change your mind; to change course half way through; to choose something different whenever what you are experiencing right now does not serve you anymore.

Here’s the thing: if you are not happy with your current situation you have the right and you have the responsibility to find what would bring you to a happier place. Once you know what it is, start moving in that direction.

I changed directions many times in my life and every single change allowed me to grow, to expand and to make even better choices for myself. It wasn’t always easy to decide to head into a new direction because I was taught to finish what I had started. So I struggled with the finishing part, until I realized that I do not have to finish anything that does not feel right anymore.

Why spend another month or another year in order to achieve the completion of something that my heart is not into anymore? Wouldn’t that be lost time? I would not be able to get that precious time back, so I give myself permission to stop mid-way, reconsider my options, discover what it is that I really want and make new choices. I set new goals all the time.

It is true that sometimes you might feel like giving up because you are scared, and if that is the case, then I say: keep going. Don’t let fear stop you. Go after what you desire.

But if the reason you want to stop is because it does not feel right anymore to keep going in the current direction, then stop.



Give yourself permission to choose something different.

Don’t look back.

Follow your new dream.


And do not let anyone tell you what you should be doing.

Choose what is right for you.

In every single moment.

And if it does not feel quite right, choose again. And again. And again.



365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 128: And Because We Are All Connected…


… the ONLY way to change what we see happening today in our world is to do our own inner work. Each and every one of us. The transformation starts inside, with how we feel and what we think.

Every action we take is driven by our inside world, even when the actions are charitable, well-intentioned and helpful to others.

We are powering our immediate life and our immediate world with our feelings and with our thoughts.

Are you judging yourself? Are you judging others? That judgment propagates outside of yourself and instills judgment in others. Change it inside yourself first, release all judgment. Your transformation will inspire your family, your friends, your co-workers, your neighbors.

I am inviting you right now to stop for a moment and look deep inside yourself, with complete honesty and see who, what and how you are judging yourself and others. Be honest. Just look. Make a commitment to yourself to see it all. You can only change something that you are aware of. So become aware first.

I don’t know what changing the world means: it is too vast; and where do we start; who is going to start; what do we need in order to do that?

But what I know, beyond the shadow of a doubt, is that I can change my inner world, so that there is no judgment.

And you can change your inner world, so that all judgment stops inside you.

And then… you and I together will teach others to release judgment.

Do you see it now?

It starts inside each one of us.

Feels like a lot?

It is not.

It works.

Let’s do it.




365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 127: Why I Am Writing These Posts


I started this 365 Days of Gratitude blog because I believe that we are all connected in ways we cannot yet comprehend. I believe that as each one of us is shifting the inner perception from the lower vibration feelings (anger, fear, shame, hatred) to the higher vibration feelings (acceptance, love, compassion, forgiveness) we become more aware and we help raise the awareness level for everyone around us.

As I am writing my posts everyday I feel connected with you; because of this connection I write with ease.  My words might inspire you to be more, do more, create more; or my words might challenge your belief systems and offer you a different point of view.

Regardless of the fact that you agree with what I am saying or not, as I am writing, I am becoming more authentic and my inner essence becomes more visible to you; as you are opening yourself up to reading something new, as you are willing to contemplate the possibility of a different way of being you allow more of who you truly are to come to the surface.

Our connection allows us both to become less afraid of showing the world who we are and what we can do. Because we are connected, the subtle energy field between us becomes less opaque; it becomes stronger, clearer and more vibrant. And in turn, it starts to affect the people around me and the people around you.

These wonderful ripples of awareness and connection intensify the desire to transcend what we think are our limitations. We raise each other up.

So you see, I write my daily posts because I AM CONNECTED WITH YOU.