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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One way to eliminate self-negating thoughts and behavior is by gaining more understanding through realizing that you cannot force others to see that what you feel is real.

–Iyanla Vanzant Sign Up for Gratitude and Trust

Scared is what you’re feeling. Brave is what you’re doing.

– Emma Donoghue Sign Up for Gratitude and Trust

Invisible threads are the strongest ties.

– Friedrich Nietzsche Sign Up for Gratitude and Trust

Mercy is like a mirror.  I think mercy is what you give to others with the hope that it will come back to you.  It’s what you give to people who don’t deserve it.  It’s what you give to people who haven’t asked for it.  It’s what you give and it will come back.

–Bryan Stevenson from The Wisdom of Sundays Sign Up for Gratitude and Trust

Oct 26 2017

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Addictions

The ingredients of both darkness and light are equally present in all of us,…The madness of this planet is largely a result of the human being’s difficulty in coming to virtuous balance with himself.

The ingredients of both darkness and light are equally present in all of us,…The madness of this planet is largely a result of the human being’s difficulty in coming to virtuous balance with himself.

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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Ella Steinbeck,

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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