Gift of gratitude

November 27th is a special day for me , even though here in Australia we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving. I think it is a day the country would benefit from adopting.  I am going to have a Thanksgiving lunch next year and start a tradition.

 Gwladys CheelIt is my Mum’s birthday, she would have been 101 yesterday and it is the day that 3 years ago I came out of hospital after my kidney relapse.  Three years on I still give thanks every day for my life and have so much to be grateful for, not to mention the gifts that have come from my healing journey.

 This week I was interviewed about gratitude and the impact of gratitude on my life, by Heather Bestel founder of The Happiness Garden. There will be a month of gratitude at the Garden in December and I know Heather is putting the finishing touches today to this special challenge. it is looking wonderful.

circle of gratitudeThen today I discover my blogging pals Vidya Sury and Corinne Rodrigues  have launched The Gratitude Circle, You can join in  each month by clicking on the  Gratitude Circle image.

 I then thought what a wonderful time to share the images and quotes from The Gratitude Gift. A video I made a couple of years ago and am updating to gift to my Heart Whisper Tribe ( are you a member- it’s free!)

These are heart whisper paintings and some of my sand writings- Beach Inspirations with my channelled messages that will be in the updated mini-movie titled The Gift of Gratitude.

Yes, we can give ourselves the gift of gratitude. Being grateful allows the abundance to flow, heals, increases inner love and peace, plus so much more.

I keep a gratitude journal where I do write 5 things I am grateful for each day, I wake in gratitude and silently say a gratitude prayer. The shower is another place that I love acknowledging the gratitude I have in my life and then again when I am at the beach most mornings.

Gratitude flows when we open our heart and listen to it whisper: l love you Then we allow our gratitude to flow outwardly and touch others with love and abundance

gratitude flows

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like a wave

 “Like an onion skin I peel back the layers, I forgive the past, I let go, I feel  gratitude flow”


When we are grateful, we let go of the fear, we open our hearts and allow abundance to flow.when-we-are -grateful

abundance flows

My heart open to the joy that comes from the gratitude I feel from counting my blessing daily

My Heart Opens

What are you grateful for today?

You can join the Happiness Garden here


with love and gratitude

from my ♡ to yours ♡

Listening to the whispers of your heart brings ♥More FUN ♥ More LOVE ♥ More ABUNDANCE ♥

Please Share this article on your favorite social  networks and with your community. This can help others heal and transform their lives. Thank you!”♥♥

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23 Responses

  1. Love the power of gratitude. I haven’t been as diligent as I should be with my gratitude journal, but I do think of things I am grateful of every day!

  2. I’m grateful to live near the beach – it is my happy place, so I love your beach inspirations Suzie. Positive & powerful post as always, thank you.

  3. Oh Suzie, what a wonderful post. I am so grateful for you in my life {still can’t believe it’s been three years since you were in hospital} it’s an honour watching your magical healing journey. I loved our interview, it was such fun and will create so much inspiration in the happiness garden. Thank you my friend, much love xx

  4. These are all so beautiful Suzie! I read an interesting article this morning that referenced a research study about gratitude. The study referenced how useful a journal is, but also that instead of say writing down 5 things you’re grateful for each day – to write down one thing followed by 5 truly heartfelt reasons WHY you are grateful for that thing. If you think about that, it makes perfect sense!

    1. Hi Marty,
      I thought I had replied to this before I went offline. I did a gratitude challenge a while ago where I did exactly what you were suggesting. It makes you think more deeply about the thinks you are grateful for and brings a deeper meaning

  5. Oh, Suzie! I love the post and found it so uplifting! I have sort of a miracle report 🙂 for which I am so grateful! For over 25 years I have had to take a mucous thinner to keep fluid out of my ears. When fluid gets into my inner ears, I hear horrible noises and get really dizzy and cannot leave my house—-not the way I live my life! Well, the ears were getting worse and worse and the docs had no other thing I could do AND the meds were having BAD side effects because I had to take so much to keep the symptoms away. I asked God for help because I was in a real dilemma—-what to do? Well, I heard “why don’t you just not take the meds until you have symptoms?” and that is what I did! I have not had the ear meds for 3 whole days! I am SO GRATEFUL!!!!!! If it only lasts for these 3 days, I had 3 days off the meds I have been grateful for for over 25 years! It sort of puts all of life in perspective—if I start to worry, I just remember the healing and am filled with awe and gratitude and do not worry! What a wonderful Thanksgiving !!!! It has changed my life in so many ways! Lots of love to you! <3 And I know that you really understand what I am talking about!

    1. Jean I am so happy for you. amazing the power of those messages from within that guide us to to both heal and grow.
      I will be in touch to see if you are still off the meds- I think you are

  6. Beautiful as always, Suzie! Especially “Abundance grows from the wings of gratitude.” And I’ll add one: “Gratitude melts deprivation (they cannot co-exist). Try it.”


    1. Hi Sue,
      Thank you and I love your quote it is so true too 🙂
      I am sitting in our local library replying to you wonderful comment as we wait for our new internet connection. and thought we must connect live again soon
      Suzie xx

  7. Hi Suzie! Thank you for inviting us. I think I am gonna join your circel. Gratitude is so important, but that is not why I wanna be grateful. It just FEEEELLLLSSSSS so great!


    1. Hi Linda,
      Great to met you and look forward to sharing with you each month in the circle.
      yes it does make you feel great band your words brought a big smile to my heart
      namaste xx

  8. Suzie! So very happy to have you in the Gratitude Circle!

    It must be such a significant day for you…with your Mom’s birthday and your recovery. I always admire your attitude, and the way you’ve recounted your experiences with such a wonderful attitude – so inspiring.

    Love your paintings and the quotes! Hugs! And thanks again for being my friend.

    1. Hello my dear friend, I love your circle and will be wonderful to do a post focused on gratitude each month- next one video 🙂
      Your comments make my heart sing Namaste 🙂

  9. We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in India too but agree with you that adopting this day can do a lot of good! Of course, practicing Gratitude should be a a part of our daily life. Loved the quotes you shared. Thank you for inspiring, Suzie 🙂

  10. Hi Suzie! I just wandered over from Corinne and Vidya’s Gratitude Circle and read your lovely post. So many genuine and helpful ideas about the power of gratitude–thank you! And while I would encourage anyone to come up with a ritual to celebrate Thanksgiving, I personally love the quote, “Thanksgiving is good. But Thanks Living is better!” ~Kathy

  11. My dad would have been 101 as well! I love all the quotes you shared here. It is so true and it is nice to read all that have entered here

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