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My Gratitude To You

by Evelyn on December 30, 2009

I would like to express my gratitude with today’s post. Let me first start by sharing what gratitude really means.


(A heart-shaped leaf from the Hibiscus Tree)

Gratitude Definition

Gift of giving
Remembrance of all that is good
A touchstone of global transformation
Transition of greatness
In acts of kindness
True wealth and abundance
Unyielding compassion
Divine clarity
Everlasting commitment to appreciation


Beautiful definition, isn’t it? Lee Bower, who appeared in The Secret, created his own acrostic for the word “gratitude”. The above lines were quoted in The Vision Board Book.

I Express My Gratitude

In the spirit of what gratitude is about, allow me to express my thanks. This site would not have been possible without the support of some of those closest to me. Most importantly, much thanks to my husband who has encouraged me to keep it going during some of my most challenging periods. My thanks also to my kids who keep me on my toes everyday with lessons on patience and making peace.

With much appreciation, I also note that my decision to move to a new site is met with support and kindness. In the move, I have not lost that many of my subscribers. Thousands remain. I also received many validations for what I was doing from readers throughout the year.

I am forever grateful that what initially started as a site to make money has taught me the value of true abundance and wealth. I learn this with the support of every single one of you.

Link Love

Here is a round of link love for my blogger friends (in no particular order):

Albert from UrbanMonk,
Ariel You are Truly Loved,
Nadia from Happy Lotus,
Daphne from Joyful Days,
Dani from Positively Present,
Daniel from The Daniel Richard,
Marelisa from Abundance Blog,
Katie from The Levity Project,
Chris Edgar from Purpose Power Coaching,
Lance from Jungle of Life,
Lisa from MommyMystic,
Slade from Shift Your Spirits,
Joy from EtherealJoy
Suzie Cheel from Abundance Highway,
Kaushik from Beyond Karma,
Megan from All about Joy,
Lana from DreamFollowers,
Kikolani from Kikolani,
J.D. from Sources of Insight,
Julie from Welcome to JulieWorld,
Barbara from Blogging Without a Blog,
Jenny from Healing Pain Naturally.

If I have missed anyone out, please forgive me. It is impossible to name all of you. But many of you in the blogging arena has touched me with your beautiful gift of sharing, keeping me inspired in 2009!

I also thank my clients who taught me much about myself, my values and commitments and where I need to go. I sometimes wonder if they are being sent by the Universe to teach or remind me of an important lesson instead.

Then, there is my spiritual team as well (much thanks to Mia, my spirit guide). There have been moments when I thought I was being abandoned somewhat. But through it all, they were behind me in my development….quietly coming forth only when I decided to be still and to let go!


My Gratitude to Mother Earth

Thanks to Suzie, I got to know about the following clip made by makers of The Secret. The video clip encapsulates my love and gratitude to Mother Earth as well….

Best Wishes for the New Year

Well, this post is going to be my last for the year. I am occupied with a number of projects this period. I intend to be back with a new post sometime in mid-Jan 2010.

In the meantime, please take care!
And…..To Abundance for a Brand New 2010! !!!!

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{ 26 comments }

Lance December 30, 2009 at 7:41 pm

Evelyn,
You shine abundance and gratitude always. Being here, along on this journey with you – that is a gift. Your words touch deeply in my soul, and I am forever grateful for that, and for your presence in my life. Keep shining, awesome friend!

Evelyn Reply:

Oh Lance, the thoughts and feelings are mutual. I am honored to be your friend. I have been touched by your light. May you shine in abundance always!

Have a Happy New Year!
Evelyn

anonymous December 30, 2009 at 7:49 pm

Wonderful site, Evelyn! Your writing reflects so much beauty and love which I believe comes inherently from you or through you as a reflector of things you choose to be focus on. The message throughout is pretty clear: that you are moving, searching and reaching, in the process, evolving. It’s also clear one of the main aims is healing, and I could sense very very deep injury too in the past. Your family is now your emotional bedrock, the world your oyster. Your friends and readers have benefitted profoundly from your works and thoughts.

Evelyn Reply:

Hi there,

Welcome to my site. Thank you for your lovely comments. Indeed, I am not here to portray that I am know-it-all. Much of who I am today comes with having worked through past hurts on a deep unconscious level. My site is an open invitation for all to investigate for themselves their own truths. It is only with experiential knowing that wisdom arises and not through the thinking intellect.

With love,
Evelyn

Suzie Cheel December 30, 2009 at 7:53 pm

I just love the heartshaped leaf, beautiful like this post, thanks for the poem and like Lance I am grateful to know you and share a similar journey along this abundance path. I love the new direction you have taken with the blog and I always get a new insight on each visit.
Thanks for the link love and for your friendship
In appreciation
namaste
Suzie

Evelyn Reply:

Hello Suzie,

In addition to having the same birthday, we share many similar interests. Thank you for being my friend, as I take my journey. May we all experience much abundance and shine in the light always!

With love,
Evelyn

KRISHNA PAUL December 30, 2009 at 9:14 pm

There are no individuals Evelyn – we are simply all part of the HUMAN BEING and in order for this being to blossom we all most work together in unity and harmony – this is SYMBIOSIS ………
And may your 2010 / 2012 be full of light/love and truth and may you prosper in readiness for the change – NOT THE END BUT CHANGE that will bring in THE BEGINNING OF WHAT THE NEXT PATTERN WE ARE TO SYMBIOTICALLY BE WORKING WITH COMES INTO FULL EXPRESSION … IT IS NOW TIME TO GRADUALLY WITHDRAW FROM WORKING AND LIVING WITH THE CURRENT WORLD PATTERN – FOR IT’S TIME OF COMPLETION DRAWS NEAR TO AN END.
WE THEN MUST EMBRACE THE NEW PATTERN – WORKING WITH EACH OTHER AS A WHOLE AND TO PUT DOWN THE TOOLS OF OWNERSHIP AND MONEY AND MATERIAL AQUISITION AND PICK UP THE TOOLS OF MATURE UNIVERSAL LOVE AND WORKING WITH UNIVERSAL LAW TO MANIFEST AND CREATE THE NEW WORLD PLANETARY COMMUNITY.

Evelyn Reply:

Hello K Paul,

Thank you for your love, support and encouragement for me. I may not fully understand everything that you’ve said but I am definitely working on wholeness and through my very being, inspire others to do the same.

May you be well always!

Namaste.
Evelyn

Hilary December 30, 2009 at 9:56 pm

Hi Evelyn .. the gratitude acrostic says it all .. I liked the word touchstone ..as well as the others. Your new site is great and a good move – you’re always doing things ..thinking, giving us ideas to think about – your Christmas trees – I gave a copy to an Indian nurse .. today I must see what she says about it ..

The video is superb – we really should be out there protecting ourselves, and all the flora and fauna ensuring we live on ..

Good for you and it’s a pleasure to be around with you – enjoy the peace and time to think break .. and see you next year: Happy New Year
Hilary Melton-Butcher
Positive Letters Inspirational Stories

Evelyn Reply:

Hello Hilary,

I am graced by your presence so often on my blog. It’s great to have met you online! Thank you for sharing the Christmas tree to an Indian nurse. Bet she must have liked it!

Peace, love and joy to you always!

Namaste.

Evelyn

Marelisa December 30, 2009 at 11:40 pm

Hi Evelyn: I remember the first post I ever read by you was about doing a bit of “house cleaning” in our minds, and it was based on the Silva System which I’ve been practicing for years. I thought: “This is someone who I probably have a lot in common with.” And ever since then I’ve being enjoying your enlighting posts. :-) Have a great 2010 Evelyn!

Evelyn Reply:

Hi Marelisa,

Your research skills continue to astound me. I can barely keep up with the amount of detail and info you put into your posts!

It’s great that we have both benefited from the Silva Method! I became more self empowered after learning its techniques.

May you experience more breakthroughs in the coming new year!

Much blessings to you,
Evelyn

Katie West/The Levity Coach December 31, 2009 at 12:18 am

Evelyn,
Gosh, How I adore you. I read your post early this morning and my eyes filled with tears and then I did a little joyful dance in the kitchen. My husband looked up and asked me “What is it?”
And I responded with “It’s Evelyn. She is just wonderful!” Knowing you more this year has touched me on a deeper level not only because I love what you write and recommend(I bought the Goddess Cards by D. Virtue because of you!) but more so because you have taught me that spirit and energy is not bound by physical limitations, country borders, or time. Spirit is forever connecting us all as much as we allow it to. I am grateful you are woven into my tapestry and I yours.

Evelyn Reply:

Dear Katie,

We may not be physically close but I believe that our spirits must have shared the same sunrise in another dimension, another time. It may also be that in our sleep, our spirits may have gotten together to tango in a joyous dance or soar in a flight towards the sky.

I am glad to know that you bought the Goddess cards. It remains my favorite pack! The divinity in you shines like a luminous pearl, bringing love, light and laughter to all!

Happy New Year to you and your loved ones.

Namaste.

Evelyn

Shafiq Kamal December 31, 2009 at 12:28 am

Thanks. Nice Definition of Gratitude.

Evelyn Reply:

Hi Shafiq,

Yes, beautiful isn’t it?

With love,
Evelyn

Amit Sodha - The Power Of Choice December 31, 2009 at 12:40 am

I’m very grateful to have come across your blog and be inspired by what I see!

I also wish you a wonderful 2010 Evelyn! :-) x

Evelyn Reply:

Hello Amit,

And…I am blessed with your friendship! Let’s continue to inspire each other in year 2010, shall we?

Have a Happy New Year!

With love,
Evelyn

Lana - DreamFollowers Blog December 31, 2009 at 5:43 am

I am so happy I met you Evelyn and soooooo honored you mentioned me in the link love. Honestly, you made my day today! You are a true inspiration to me, living from your heart and soul, so authentic in everything you write here. I really learned a lot from you in this short period of time I’ve known you, you are truly a very special person, Evelyn! Thank you and please continue inspiring us! Best wishes to you for 2010!
Lots of love, Lana.

Evelyn Reply:

Hello Lana,

You have also made my day by showing your love and appreciation. Length of time is not as important as the fullness of presence. I am indeed blessed to know you!

Sparkle and shine always!
Evelyn

Kaushik | beyond-karma.com December 31, 2009 at 11:05 am

What a wonderful way to express gratitude. I’m honored to be on the link list.

Thanks for shining the way!

with love, k

Evelyn Reply:

Hello Kaushik,

Thanks for gracing my site with your presence!!

Have a wonderful New Year!

Namaste.

Evelyn

Daniel December 31, 2009 at 11:36 am

Thanks Evelyn! May we all — and to the readers here — have an excellent 2010 ahead. :)

Evelyn Reply:

Daniel,

Glad to have met you in person last month. Most certainly, have an awesome year ahead!

With love,
Evelyn

Chris Edgar December 31, 2009 at 12:02 pm

Hi Evelyn — thanks for another year of insightful posts — I’ve really appreciated coming along on your journey of self-discovery and it’s definitely given me some clarity around my own. Best, CE

Evelyn Reply:

Thank you, Chris, for allowing me an opportunity to assist you in gaining clarity. Writing down my thoughts in a coherent manner is also an enlightening process for myself.

Have a Great New Year! May you continue to inspire us all!

With love,
Evelyn

ailyn sim December 31, 2009 at 8:13 pm

Hi Evelyn,Thks 4 d wonderful and inspiring site. It is indeed beneficial and encouraging. Keep up!
Cheers and have a great 2010.
ailyn

Evelyn Reply:

Hi Ailyn,

Thank you for your feedback and encouragement! I’m glad to know that you’ve found my posts useful. I wish you much success in your journey!

Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!

With love,
Evelyn

Jenny Mannion December 31, 2009 at 9:45 pm

Hi Evelyn,

Thank you so much for the mention. It has been a joy getting to know you. I am honored to call you a friend and it has been a joy to share our spiritual growth.

Your poem is beautiful as are you and I wish you all the best for you and your family for the new year.

Much love and big hugs,
Jenny

Nadia - Happy Lotus January 1, 2010 at 2:25 am

Hi Evelyn,

Happy New Year to you! Thank you so much for mentioning me in your list. I am so grateful that our paths crossed this year. Not only did you allow me to share my thoughts on your beautiful blog but you also became a friend too!

Your love for your work shines through in all that you write. May 2010 be a year filled with lots of love, joy, great health, success in the ways that matter and many more blessings! Of course, lots of spiritual growth and wisdom too! A person can never have too much of that!

Love and hugs to you!

Evelyn Reply:

Oh Nadia,

Thanks for being a friend! It’s great to “meet” someone who is so like-minded from so far away! It’ll be wonderful to see you in person one day!

May your 2010 be also filled with plenty of abundance and blessings! May you continue to evolve spiritually! Shine always!!!

Most certainly, let’s stay connected in the New Year!

Love and hugs,
Evelyn

Ariel January 1, 2010 at 9:02 am

Thank you so much Evelyn,

It is SUCH a joy to see your evolution and to be a part of your life. What a gift you are not only to the world, but to me, and I’m so glad you’re here doing what you do. I love where you are now and I love where you’re going. Here’s to a wonderful 2010! Cheers! :)

Ariel

Evelyn Reply:

Dear Ariel,

And I am also very lucky to experience the evolution of your soul. It is obvious to the world that you radiate in love and beauty. You’ve also got so much to teach us all!

May your dreams come true, my dear friend, in the new year. Continue to keep us inspired and guide us in your discussions of who we truly are!

With love,
Evelyn

Patricia January 4, 2010 at 9:50 am

Evelyn,
I love the poem and I was so pleased to discover your new blog, I so enjoy your writing and what you have to say and share. I was still looking at your old site and thinking you were just doing twitter these days – I am feeling like I have a new gift in this new year of rediscovering your words and ideas.

I am so glad I jumped over from the comment love on Nadia’s page.

Happy New Year and what a wonderful post this is – gave me pause.

Lisa (mommymystic) January 7, 2010 at 5:42 am

Hi Evelyn, I’ve been occupied too and just saw this…thanks for the mention and I have so much gratitude for you too…your sharings this year have been so inspiring for me…here’s a to a light-filled 2010!

Barbara Swafford January 7, 2010 at 12:34 pm

Happy 2010 Evelyn,

I love how you took the word gratitude and gave it definition. That’s truly beautiful, as are you and your beautiful and gentle spirit.

I’m wishing you all of life’s best and am so grateful our paths crossed.

Thank you also for the mention. :)

Ninya January 8, 2010 at 6:11 pm

Hi Evelyn…

Wish you a very happy & very prosperous 2010…You & your site are truly beautiful….

Megan "JoyGirl!" Bord January 10, 2010 at 10:28 am

Oh my gosh, I feel like Rip Van Winkle — I nodded off (took a blogging break) in December, and come back to find all of this! Speaking of gratitude, THANK YOU! My incredible thanks to you, Evelyn, for putting forth the incredibly inspiring words that you do on a regular basis. I love what you’re all about, and what you have to say. Thank you, too, for loving your readers so completely, and being so generous with your accolades. You are a bright, shining star in the midnight sky, and I am so completely honored to be a part of your world.

As for the definition of gratitude, this part really grabbed me, “Everlasting commitment to appreciation.” For me, that sums it up beautifully.

Happy 2010, and here’s to a year that exceeds all of our fondest dreams and draws the world closer together with the energies of love and compassion.

Robin January 10, 2010 at 12:48 pm

Hi Evelyn – I’m very grateful you have been part of my blogging adventures! I love your beautiful blog, and though I am moving on I am sure I will visit now and then.

Love the video! Thanks. I was intrigued at the words that came up at the end – I thought they were an unusual touch.

love from Rob

Jodi at Joy Discovered January 14, 2010 at 5:56 am

Hi Evelyn,
This is lovely! I like it that you expressed gratitude to your children for giving you so many lessons on patience and peace. Funny how kids are so good at that?!! Happy New Year to you and best wishes for all the projects you are currently working on. -Jodi

SARAVANAN January 21, 2010 at 1:57 am

HAI I AM SARAVANAN FROM INDIA AT TAMILNADU MADURAI. a I am so happy I met you Evelyn and soooooo honored you mentioned me in the link love. Honestly, you made my day today! You are a true inspiration to me, living from your heart and soul, so authentic in everything you write here. I really learned a lot from you in this short period of time I’ve known you, you are truly a very special person, Evelyn! Thank you and please continue inspiring us! Best wishes to you for 2010.
THANK U GAI.

WITHLOVE
VAIGAISARAVANAN

Ana Goncalves February 6, 2010 at 9:45 am

Evelyn,
What a unique and truly beautiful way to express Gratitude, not only to others, but to yourself ultimatetly. :)

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