Danielle LaPorte’s Wishing Well

#doodles in the Powder Keg Sessions writing workshop today. XoS

Gratitude and Grace


Some days I read other people’s work online and feel they have written it for me. (see Danielle’s quote below)
Some days, I wonder if my yoga teacher has been reading my journal. (She asked us what we are waiting for. Why not live bigger now?)
Today, what is going on inside of me is reflected in my outside world as if they are all in on my private thoughts.

This is part of what I read in Danielle LaPorte’s newsletter:

Wish someone well as if you were their personal angel dispensing inevitable fortunes on them.

Wish someone the very same happinesses, freedoms, and fulfillment that you’re wishing for yourself.

Cast your wishes like you have an unlimited supply of magic to bestow. There’s more where that came from.

#canangsari Good Monday Morning and Happy Birthday #Rumi! XoS

I have taken to making these small offerings of gratitude, if not daily, then every few days, that I put on the table where I write and work. I make them in the tradition of canang sari, an ancient practice popular in Thailand. With every piece of the offering, I lay in my prayers of gratitude for every speck of my life, including adversity, for from even this, I have learned much.

Gratitude, like grace, multiples when shared.

Wishing someone well can have a powerful affect on them, beyond a jolly “Good luck”.
When you all leave me comments and notes, they ring around within me for days on end.
There is an unlimited supply of good within us.
We just have to access it.
Wishing someone well by becoming his or her personal angel assures your supply will never run dry.

I am so grateful for what I get to do every day.

Wake up next to my husband in this home, on this land, in this town, in this country, on this planet.
Greet my kids, or lately, our daughter, with love.
Take up my morning routine as the sun rises, touching trees as familiar to me as the faces of my beloveds.
Write, make art, keep house, hang laundry, teach workshops, create events, assist brilliant friends, and lead with my
own brand of wonderment.


As you go about your day, become someone’s personal angel.
You will change someone’s day for the better.
Thank you for reading me here.
xooxox S

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  • Becky

    Hello dearest!
    Great looking table piece!
    xo Becky

  • Lorrin Krouss

    Dear One, during this past beautiful summer, I decided to wake up every day and be grateful for what I have and the freedom at this time of my life to enjoy the birds, trees and flowers. I am grateful for my family and today for my wonderful son and daughter who took time out of their busy, hectic lives, leaving spouses in charge of children, and headed for Florida to visit their ill grandmother and their cancer-stricken uncle. Not enough words can be said about how proud I am of them. Thank you, Suzi, for your words and for leading me on the path of gratitude.
    xoxoxo Lorrin

  • Kyusoku Bihaku

    “Gratitude, like grace, multiples when shared.” nice quote, iam agree with you 🙂