Once again we are here…the time of year when we often reflect on what this year has been for us, for those around us, and perhaps most especially for those we love and cherish the most. Hopefully we are grateful for many things and many people who are part of our lives… for experiences and moments that have touched us, taught us, supported us, and loved us. 🙂
My personal experience of being in a place of gratitude has shown me so many things… peacefulness, harmony, joy, acceptance, and love. Feeling and showing gratitude just feels good. 🙂
Here are just a few of the things that I am most grateful for…Yes 7 of course. 🙂
My loving nurturing husband and partner!
Beautiful happy memories of Simon (our kitty)!
Our beautiful special camp friends!
A warm happy place to call home!
Plenty of healthy yummy food and a partner who LOVES to prepare it!
An amazing place to collaborate, explore, share, and grow (LDW)!
Beautiful, helpful, kind, and compassionate people (LDW)!
What about YOU??? What are you most grateful for??? Call me and tell me OR share a comment right here and let me know!! 🙂
“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” Marcel Proust
“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” Robert Brault
“When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.” Kristin Armstrong
“‘Enough’ is a feast.” Buddhist Proverb
Joy & Love,
Goddess Mandy 🙂 XO
Even though gratitude is not a new concept for me, as You well know Goddess, it is my recent paradigm shift i am most grateful for. Shifting my perception of loss from lamenting future possibilities to being thankful for the good times shared, greatly diminishes my depression over the past and my anxieties for the future. Both of which i accept are completely beyond my control.
i am grateful for being able to be present in the moment and seeing the beauty that surrounds me and the mystical energy connections i share with like minded souls.
i, like You, am grateful for my LDW support system. Ms. Ally and the talented team She has put together has sustained me through a long abyss with my best friend. my caregiver, and my Mistress, as well as a few other fun dalliances along the way. i must also express a generous thank You to the dispatchers who are the gateway to the Mistresses and all they do to take care of the ladies, and me.
i am grateful for my kids and exes.
i am grateful for my RL Tantric Priestess who has been most generous with Her teachings and love.
i am grateful for all the shit that happened previously in my life and the lessons it taught to make me who i am. Present, in this moment, with gratitude and acceptance instead of depression or anxiety.
i am grateful for the beauty of nature and the opportunities my previous life has given me to enjoy it more frequently at this point in my life.
The list could go on, but for You Goddess Mandy, i’ll stop with my top seven.
Even though You are my Best Friend mentioned above, please accept my perpetual gratitude for Your willingness to be such an integral influence in my life for the past nine years. The roles You have filled are too numerous to mention. May You, and those special to You have their days filled with joy and wonder.
Dear Goddess Mandy,
Once again you shine through with your sincerity as a truly loving & caring human being.
Thankfully, Ms. Scarlet put a link to this post from her own similar post yesterday.
It’s a good day to make a stranger smile…just like every other day of the year :).
Have a wonderful day and thank you for posting this message.
Goddess Mandy – thank you so much for being you! I’m always so happy to see your pretty face pop up on the sites as available, because it means I’ll get the chance to say hello. You’ve been a wonderful friend and I’m so grateful for the opportunity to be here with you at this place we both love so much. Our chats have a way of making me feel good, no matter what’s going on in my day. Know how special you are!!!
peewee – I want you to know how much you’re adored here at LDW. Dispatchers aren’t supposed to play favorites, but let’s just say that I think most of us can agree that you’re sweetheart. I’m touched by your words and hope that this Thanksgiving has you surrounded with joy and love.
kneel, hearing your voice on the line always brightens my day. You always have a kind word to share and it is truly appreciated. I hope the upcoming holiday season finds you happy, healthy and feeling much love. And I am sure everyone can agree, Ms. Mandy is a beautiful person inside and out! We are blessed to be able to call her “friend.”
Things I am grateful for
1) my family
2) being in a position to always
Lend a hand
3) the people who are kind n supportive an understanding
4)Ms Mandy n Ms Molly
To consider you as friends
So may I hope you had an amazing holiday
5) so stay real an all tour dreams come true
kneel, I am so very grateful for your friendship, wisdom, kindness, and love over these past 9 years. I am also incredibly grateful for your paradigm shift and ALL of the ways that you’ve bettered yourself and become so much more generous, loving, and giving to yourself. And lastly I will say that I am beyond grateful to know how much I have been a part of your growth and continuing self-love. 🙂 <3
Yes, peewee…thankfully she did. And thank you for your beautiful and kind words to me. I absolutely LOVE that I made you smile! 🙂 <3
Ohhhhhhh Ms. Molly…I nearly cried when I read your beautiful sweet words! xo And you’re right…we DO love this place…we SO love this place. And being here with you makes it all the better! So I need to say thank YOU for being YOU! 🙂 <3
Ohhhhhhh Kim…thank you for your beautiful words!!! I SO appreciate that you find me beautiful inside and out! My feelings truly mirror yours. And I feel the very same way about kneel…my day is always brightened when I connect with him and feel his kindness and his heart. 🙂 <3
Lexi, thank you SO much for sharing all of the beautiful things that you are grateful for! I am grateful to be on your list of gratitude’s! I think you know me well enough to realize just how much this means to me. And I hope that ALL of your dreams come true, as well! 🙂 <3
Dear Goddess Mandy and Miss Molly,
I hadn’t seen your wonderful replies until now and wow! Thank you for your kindness. I’m lost for words. I honestly cannot tell you how touched I am. I hope that both of you were also surrounded by joy and love on Thanksgiving.
What an amazing way to start a week! Happy Monday everybody!! 🙂
You’re welcome, peewee! And Happy Monday to you!! 🙂