Gratitude Journal Experiment Days 17-22: Gratitude Journaling Results

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Wow! All of this thankful talk has really got me. I’m amazed. We’ve come full circle in so little time, all because we stopped stressing over what was bothering us and kept focus on what makes us happy.

Last month seems like a dream to me now. Back then I was whimpering over plumbing problems in the third world country we decided to visit on our Tour de Bliss– and now, I’m lounging in a comfy chair on a breezy roof-deck listening to the birds and roosters sing.

If we were setting out to improve anything, it would’ve been our financial situation and how that also relates to all of those material human stuffs that we need for balance such as our physical health and connection to our bodies, availability of healthy food, our home-front, and our business and work situation. When things seemed to get “bad” for us, it was always on the material front. Our spirits freaken shine like neon lights. We know we are on the right life path. But, there have been times when we’ve cheated ourselves out of full reward for our work. This left us tired, sick and often struggle-working for money.

We created the gratitude experiment to change that. Not knowing what we could possibly do differently, on the work front (as far as career changes etc), we decided to put extra faith in what we already do. We teach people about energy, love, gratitude and co-creation of Bliss.

So, we’ve given ourselves an extra heaping helping of our own medicine.

Here’s our Lists of the moment.


Doug’s Gratitude List
:
Green grass
Smiling dogs
Smoothies
Markets
Naps
Hugs
Yoga with Dougie
Hidden paths
Fresh food

Dougie’s Gratitude List:
Tinny the tin toy

Gina’s Gratitude List:
The voice of a soul sister
The sound of Kundalini Yoga chanting
Thoughtfulness of others
Swimming in the ocean
Taking the long way home
Feeling at home
Breakfast with friends
Amazing Clients

The Results:

Having done this each day for close to a month now has helped us measure some concrete results.

We have officially increased our readership, private client base and income, and still been able to spend less time online

We’ve greatly improved our homeschool/unschool program for Dougie and he seems to be learning in greater detail and with greater interest and involvement.

We have met countless amazing people in our new town and have been shown amazing generosity and hospitality. We have found everything we were looking for in a town that will provide us with healthy food, friends, support, stability, fun, conscious events and more.

Can you just tell that we’re happy? We’re satisfied! We will be teaching some classes and setting up shop here (with a few small trips to ruins etc) until we get our new Bliss Mobile. Looks like after 12 years, we’re in a place inside ourselves that fosters creativity and spirit enough for me to feel like I can continue writing a novel series I started so long ago. Gratitude seriously reminds me that that place has always been there, it’s just ever -growing. Now, I see it more clearly.

Gratitude Experiment Day Five: Gratitude Journal Results

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Friday is 5 Day Here in Bliss Land! We’ve been recording our thankfulness now for 5 days, and we’re all feeling pretty good. Here’s the lists:

Gina’s Gratitude List

Kindness from new friends
Chances
Accents
Besos
Lots of lessons
The coconut man who cuts my coconuts
Chaos
Time outside
Helping people who need me
Being appreciated

Doug’s Gratitude List
Vibrams
Palm trees
Coconut kefir
Music
Books
Dolphins
Jokes
My BFF
LOL
Dougies new teeth

Dougie’s Gratitude List
United States
Rockets

The Results
One really cool thing is that the 3 of us seem to be really flowing together even more than usual. Of course, we spend lots of time together anyway and rarely argue. But, now we seem to be taking more needed personal time, and coming together more consciously. We’re paying closer attention to our individual needs and paying closer to attention to one another’s needs too. That was unexpected but very needed.

As far as our business goals, we couldn’t be happier. We’re getting more and more readers from all over the world and we feel very productive.

The weekend’s here now. So, we’re gonna relax into this gratitude vibe and see how we can ride that wave even longer. Well have more on this for you Monday!

Gina, Doug and Dougie

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