Gratitude and Trust: Six Affirmations That Will Change Your Life

Affirmations and inspiration
to keep you gratefully in the moment & trusting of the future.

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Adrenaline is wonderful. It covers pain. It covers dementia. It covers everything.

–Jerry Lewis Sign Up for Gratitude and Trust

I won’t just have a job; I’ll have a calling. I’ll challenge myself every day. When I get knocked down, I’ll get back up. I may not be the smartest person in the room, but I’ll strive to be the grittiest.

–Angela Duckworth Sign Up for Gratitude and Trust

That’s what careless words do. They make people love you a little less.

–Arundhati Roy Sign Up for Gratitude and Trust

Highly sensitive people are too often perceived as weaklings or damaged goods. To feel intensely is not a symptom of weakness, it is the trademark of the truly alive and compassionate. It is not the empath who is broken, it is society that has become dysfunctional and emotionally disabled. There is no shame in expressing your authentic feelings. Those who are at times described as being a ‘hot mess’ or having ‘too many issues’ are the very fabric of what keeps the dream alive for a more caring, humane world. Never be ashamed to let your tears shine a light in this world.

–Anthon St. Maarten Sign Up for Gratitude and Trust

May 28 2017

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Happy Memorial Day

Holidays

Happy Memorial Day

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it. ~ Mark Twian

Apr 30 2017

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TRACEY STOPS SHOPPING

Tracey Stops Shopping

TRACEY STOPS SHOPPING

If you’ve been following this site for any length of time you know that I have my own website called  traceyjacksononline.com. I don’t usually cross pollinate the sites, as mine is more personal and this one I obviously share with Paul,  but I am starting a new project over there that I thought I would share over here too. It has to do with addiction. In the book I talk about my shopping addiction. I love to shop. How much?… Read More

Nov 16 2016

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DRIFT AWAY

Death

DRIFT AWAY

Yesterday Paul lost his younger brother the talented songwriter Mentor Williams.  Most famous for writing the hit Drift Away,  Mentor had a long career. He loved music, animals, the outdoors and God. He was over six feet of love and warmth. He will be missed. I know you all join me in sending Paul condolences and hugs.   “Drift Away” Day after day I’m more confused Yet I look for the light through the pouring rain You know that’s a… Read More

Nov 14 2016

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DEALING WITH PTSD – PRESIDENT TRUMP STRESS DISORDER

Behavior, Depression, Disappointment, Friendship, Frustration

DEALING WITH PTSD – PRESIDENT TRUMP STRESS DISORDER

  I sometimes cross blog. This is a blog I wrote for my site traceyjacksononline.com There are two kinds of people walking around America these days, those who are happy and feel like they have won some big prize and then there are the ones suffering from anxiety, fear, anger and stress. You can tell the later really easily, there is a look in the eye, a slump in the shoulder, a blank stare that translates into WTF happened and… Read More

Aug 21 2016

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IF IT DOESN’T CHALLENGE YOU IT DOESN’T CHANGE YOU

Habits, Health, READING SUGGESTIONS

IF IT DOESN’T CHALLENGE YOU IT DOESN’T CHANGE YOU

That slogan is by Fred DeVito who along with his wife Elizabeth Halfpapp are the creators of Core Fusion and the heads of the now global EXHALE spas.  They are also the authors of the new book BARRE FITNESS. Fred yells that out in class when he wants to push you and for you to push yourself.  But it is such a great saying it can be used to apply to most anything. Fred had to trademark it as others… Read More

Jul 7 2016

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BLACK LIVES MATTER

Compassion, Death, Family, Freedom, Goodness, Hope, Life

BLACK LIVES MATTER

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. ~James Baldwin  

May 23 2016

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IN MEMORY OF BOBBY/ROBERT LEVITHAN

Death

IN MEMORY OF BOBBY/ROBERT LEVITHAN

A great friend of Gratitude and Trust Robert(Bobby) Levithan passed away on May 13th. Bobby was our first guest blogger here with his piece I Chose Not To Agree which chronicles his battle and victory against AIDS. Bobby was one of the speakers at last years Gratitude and Trust #140 Conference. Bobby was an author of the book The New Sixty. He blogged for The Huffington Post, was a psychologist and advocate for GLBT. Here is a piece I wrote… Read More

Mar 17 2016

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BREAK THE NORMS

Book Suggestions

BREAK THE NORMS

Gratitude and Trust’s friend and speaker at last year’s #140 Conference Chandresh Bhardwaj has a new book out. Break the Norms is the first book by spiritual leader.  Chandresh comes from a long line of spiritual masters, yet in this book he has the courage to question the teachings of certain spiritual practices, but he he spins it around and places the focus on us, on our inner lives.   Have you ever felt like you’re living out a script… Read More

Mar 16 2016

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HE LOVES ME HE LOVES ME NOT

Acceptance, Depression, Family, Loss

HE LOVES ME HE LOVES ME NOT

My Dad wasn’t great at paying child support (he resented the $280 a month). I wound up spending most of my life trying to prove to my Dad that I was worth the money. My father had a MSW and made a very comfortable living. He drove new cars and built two brand new houses. My mother and I drove used cars, wore clothes from the thrift store and counted our pennies. In some ways I am still trying to… Read More

Mar 9 2016

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GAME OVER

Aging, Anxiety, Appreciation, Character, Clarity, Compassion, Courage, Death, Growth, Hanging In There, Inspiration, Life

GAME OVER

I have never reposted a blog before. And if I have it certainly wasn’t two months after the initial publication. But the man who wrote this wonderful blog died suddenly yesterday.  Carl Rahn Griffith was a very insightful man. He came upon some difficult times. He learned a lot and he writes about it with clarity and wisdom. I am reposting it today in his honor and his memory. Take some time, read it, learn from Carl.  And cherish the day… Read More