Being Gracious

Being a gracious host is about accommodating one’s guest; to ensure your guest is comfortable and that their needs are met. For example, if one is providing a place to stay and sleep, then providing clean linens and a quiet place to rest is a priority. Included in this hosting can be providing food and taking the guest out to view and experience the sights. In some cases, the host may also give up their own bed or bedroom for the visiting guest…of course this depends on who the guest is and the size of your home. Sometimes use of the hosts vehicle can also be included in hosting.

On the flip side, there is also a proper way to be a gracious guest. The guest must genuinely be thankful and words are not the only requirement. Bringing the host a small gift is being gracious, regardless of the length of stay. Additionally, the guest should pick up after themselves and not expect the host to act as a maid. For example, keeping ones sleeping quarters tidy or maintaining a clean bathroom is a kind gesture; basically, do not be a slob and a messy person and definitely do not leave your dirty dishes all over the place. A guest can also demonstrate their thankfulness by treating their host to a home cooked meal, purchasing groceries, or ensuring the borrowed car is returned with a full tank of gas (now these are just examples of what a guest can do, do more or be creative; the most important part is making it personal).

On a final note, graciousness is also required when receiving gifts. Receiving gifts without judgement, without expectation, and being genuinely thankful is all part of being gracious. This is the part when we remove our pride and just be thankful.

Being a gracious recipient is all part of being a gracious host and a gracious guest.

You, Me, We All have the POWER

“You have the same power as any other human in the world.  The main difference between you and someone else is how you apply your power, what you create with your power.  You may be similar. . . but no one in the world lives your life the way you do.” 

Spread the love & happiness.

Emotional triggers

The following article came at a profound moment and sharing it will help promote health and happiness.

“…once we can separate ourselves from the heat of the moment, we may find that the emotional trigger that began the arguement has little to do with the present situation . . . misplaced anger can cause more harm than good . . . truly knowing our reasons for arguing enables us to grow emotionally in way that will affect our whole bing.”

Complete article at http://www.dailyom.com/articles/2011/28435.html

It is alright to re-start.

Re-start, it is alright to do it.  Says who?  Says YOU!
“Be a risk taker, mean what you say, have strong conviction, live with passion, connect with the universe, respect yourself, stand for something, laugh at yourself, get up and restart…it’s never too late.”  So be kind to yourself.
Spread the LOVE and GRATITUDE.

Celebrate EVERY DAY!

“There is no need to feel guilty about having fun; having fun and being happy is our birthright!”  – DailyOM

If you are awake and breathing, it is your duty to appreciate the moment and celebrate!  While it may be important to be serious and handle the important things in life, laughter IS ALSO important!  So get outside, soak up some natural vit. D, smile at the simplicity of joy, and laugh!  It won’t cost you a cent!

Thank you for today.  Spread the love and positive vibrations!

Change your thoughts AND bring love into your life <3

You attract everything! If you consistantly have a negative attitutude, you will attract it. Change the negative frequency by changing your thoughts. Positive thoughts and positive articulation is crucial to alter one’s life and live a healthy and loving one.

I AM THE MASTER OF MY THOUGHTS

Intended action on this unique day, 1.11.11

To have an attitude of gratitude, to be mindful, positive articulation, have loving thoughts, and remain cognitively aware of my self and my environment. 

Thank you and have an awesome day!