A Gratitude Break - Terri Cole
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A Gratitude Break

Let’s start our week on a high note by setting an intention to be grateful. To start you off, let’s take less than two minutes right now for a gratitude break.

Take a seat, gently close your eyes, and begin to breathe deeply. Start to think about all of the things that are right in your life right now.

Let’s start with your physical body. Be grateful for your eyes, and all they allow you to see. For your nose—all you get to smell. For your mouth—all it allows you to taste and who you get to kiss. Go down your entire body, and be grateful for how it carries you around. How your feet do everything you ask of them. How much work you do with your hands. Give thanks to your healthy body right now.

Think about all the people in your life—your relationships, your heroes, your champions, the people who always have your back and unconditionally support you and your dreams. Feel the feeling, in the center of your chest, of gratitude for them being in your life.

Think about the experiences you have had—a vacation, a trip, a job you love. Feel the feeling of graciousness in your heart.

Take two deep, releasing breaths. Carry this feeling with you throughout the rest of the day, the week…your entire life.

When Challenges Arise

Oftentimes, when we are ill or going through a break up or other difficult time in our life, we can lose sight of what is right because what is “wrong” seems so overwhelming and time-consuming. Release the fear and draw your attention to what is good, whatever it is. Maybe it’s having internet access so you can research treatment options online. Maybe it’s the food on your table, the friend, the opportunity to find a job that fulfills you more. Whatever it is, find those people and things that add value to your life and be grateful.

As many of you have read, my sister Tammi has liver cancer. It is during this time that she is focusing on all the parts of her body that are healthy and on her family and friends who are raising money and awareness and sitting by her side, listening to her worries and fears while holding space for her healing.

Personally, I am grateful to have not only one, but three sisters. I am grateful for my health and that, on Tuesday, Tammi and I are both getting testing done to see if I can be a living donor for her. I am grateful to all of you, who read my posts and watch my videos. Who send positive energy out into the world. Who offer kind words and support to my family, me, and others around you, whether they are friends, family, or complete strangers. I thank you for being right here, right now.

Thank you.

What are you grateful for? Share in the comments section. Let’s build this page as a place where anyone can go to feel gratitude!

I hope you have an amazingly grateful and grounded week and, as always, take care of you.

Love Love Love


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  • Deanna
    Posted at 08:47h, 15 October Reply

    What a lovely family. Dee

  • Rose
    Posted at 09:18h, 15 October Reply

    What a beautiful family. As a Mom, I know how important it is to get with your children. I would love to have a sister but am grateful for my two grown sons and husband. I am also grateful for Unity Chapel of Light and my friends who share with each other, who really care about each other. My life is full of wonderful, kind loving people. Thank you God. Thank you Terry. My healing energy be with your sister.

  • Liz
    Posted at 09:25h, 15 October Reply

    What a treat to find in my inbox this morning. I was getting ready to rush around and do do do before leaving for work. Instead, I sat with tears feeling grateful. Beautiful, Terri. Thanks to YOU.

    • Terri Cole
      Posted at 12:16h, 15 October Reply

      I am so happy you took a moment for gratitude this morning! I hope you have a beautiful relaxed day, knowing everything will fall into place with ease and grace. So glad you are here with us <3

  • Joann
    Posted at 10:24h, 15 October Reply

    Dear Terry,
    My long lost friend, I have been thinking of you and Vic and miss you both so much.
    I’m amazed at all the wonderful work you are doing and my heart goes out to you and Tammy and your family during these tough times.
    You and Tammy are in my prayers, you are both so brave, and I will keep you in my prayers everyday.
    love you ! Hugs !

    • Terri Cole
      Posted at 12:14h, 15 October Reply

      Thanks Jo! We will take all of the prayers and visualizing Tammi healed as we can get! Sending love back your way <3

  • Andi
    Posted at 12:34h, 15 October Reply

    Oh Terri! My heart goes out to you and your family right now and I will be sending lots of love and light to your sister Tammi and to all of you. Please let me know where I can send $$$ and if I can post that info on your behalf.

    All my love,
    Andi <3

  • Gregory
    Posted at 14:03h, 15 October Reply

    After a weekend spent in physical and emotional self destruction, I am truly grateful for the willingness and strength to go on today. A friend ‘shared’ this on facebook this morning. I’m grateful for her timing.

    Sometimes we must be hurt in order to grow,
    Fail in order to know,
    Lose in order to gain.
    Sometimes he have to broken
    So we can be made whole again.

  • Alex Soto
    Posted at 18:24h, 15 October Reply

    Thank You!!!

  • Antonia
    Posted at 04:41h, 16 October Reply

    I am grateful for my wonderful son, he makes every of my days to special. I am grateful for my boyfriend who makes my life much easier. I am grateful for my work, it is good feeling in the morning to look forward to go to work.
    I am grateful for all the way through my life that have leaded me into today’s life.

  • Yvonne
    Posted at 19:08h, 16 October Reply

    Loved the gratitude break and love seeing the support and genuine care going in to TLC.
    I do so hope that you are a match for your sister and I will be praying for you all at this time 🙂

  • marjorie
    Posted at 11:09h, 08 November Reply

    I loved this gratitude break! thanks for having it so that I can share in the awesome feeling of gratitude and thank you for your blog and words of encouragement, positivity and love!

    • Terri Cole
      Posted at 08:25h, 16 November Reply

      You are so welcome! I am happy to see you getting your gratitude on <3

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    Posted at 17:24h, 11 February Reply

    I personally wonder exactly why you labeled this particular post, “A Gratitude Break”.
    In any event I actually appreciated the post!Regards-Fern

  • PK
    Posted at 08:24h, 09 May Reply

    I’m thankful for finding this website and being introduced by my doctor to meditation and mindfullness therapy. I suffer from anxiety and depression and all this has helped to bring my mind back from negative thoughts and feelings. I have a wonderful husband, son and best friend who are always there for me and never in judgement and for that I am truly blessed. Again, thank you and keep sending the messages:)

    • Terri Cole
      Posted at 16:00h, 10 May Reply

      So glad we are able to connect, PK! I am happy to hear you were introduced to meditation – definitely an amazing and transformative daily ritual to adopt – and that you have a sound support system. Looking forward to connecting with you more. xoxo.

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