The Queen of My Self

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Greetings of gratitude to all my sister Queens and ladies-in-waiting everywhere.

This daily blog has been a great joy to present, and your comments, your confidences, your confessions and your creative contributions have made it even more so. I really appreciate your continued support.

I am so thankful to be connected to this incredible Court of Kick Ass Queens™. May we continue to grow in the nourishing soil of each other’s support.

With royal appreciation,

xxQueen Mama Donna

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity. It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
– Melodie Beattie

A simple grateful thought turned heavenwards is the most perfect prayer.
– Doris Lessing

As each day comes to us refreshed and anew, so does my gratitude renew itself daily. The breaking of the sun over the horizon is my grateful heart dawning upon a blessed world.  
– Adabella Radici

Grow flowers of gratitude in the soil of prayer.  
– Verbena Woods

Whatever our individual troubles and challenges may be, it’s important to pause every now and then to appreciate all that we have, on every level. We need to literally “count our blessings,” give thanks for them, allow ourselves to enjoy them, and relish the experience of prosperity we already have.
– Shakti Gawain

Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting.
– Author Unknown

Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.
– Christiane Northrup

Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend… when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present — love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure — the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on Earth.
– Sarah Ban Breathnach

Gratitude is the heart’s memory.
– French proverb

One can never pay in gratitude: one can only pay ‘in kind’ somewhere else in life.
– Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Gratitude is our most direct line to God and the angels. If we take the time, no matter how crazy and troubled we feel, we can find something to be thankful for. The more we seek gratitude, the more reason the angels will give us for gratitude and joy to exist in our lives.
– Terry Lynn Taylor

When something does not insist on being noticed, when we aren’t grabbed by the collar or struck on the skull by a presence or an event, we take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
– Cynthia Ozick

I thank God for my handicaps for, through them, I have found myself, my work, and my God.
– Helen Keller

Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.
– Margaret Cousins

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
– Melodie Beattie

Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.
– The Hausa of Nigeria

Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.
– Eileen Caddy

I am calling you all in, to be by our side…in prayers of gratitude, and especially, I have it my heart to ask you to sing for us, for all… for the good…and to make a bit of beauty and give it in joy and thanks to what we all love and serve, ardently, completely…daily, moment by moment..
O, may we, may I, with your help, remember that each moment is this same edge, this choice… trust, gratefulness, grief and…and praise.
-Judyth Hill

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