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Spirituality vs Religion

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The essence of who you are is your spirit, soul, inner being, or life-force.  Spirituality is when you experience a direct connection of your inner most being with the divine power of the universe.

Organized religion is when you follow someone else’s collection of beliefs, customs, and/or rituals.

You can practice spirituality without belonging to a specific religion; you can also be religious but not spiritual; and lastly, you can certainly practice spirituality while belonging to an organized religion.  I recommend doing whatever keeps you aligned with the divine power and on the right path in life.

Thankfulness Challenge

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I am all about being grateful.  Recently, I was challenged by a dear friend, Beverly Austin, for five days to list five things I am thankful for.  Here is my list of 25 (in no specific order) to fulfill this challenge.  Of course, my list is endless, because every day there is always something new to be grateful for.

  1. I am very grateful to know you and all the people who have crossed my path.
  2. I am very grateful for family, especially my parents, siblings, children, niece, and grandson.
  3. I am very grateful for my darling little Oscar and all the animals in this world.
  4. I am very grateful for nature.
  5. I am very grateful for my job.
  6. I am very grateful for my home.
  7. I am very grateful for technology.
  8. I am very grateful for all inspirational leaders.
  9. I am very grateful for music.
  10. I am very grateful for the sun, the moon, and the stars.
  11. I am very grateful to have the desire to help people.
  12. I am very grateful for my artistic abilities.
  13. I am very grateful for my intuition.
  14. I am very grateful for guidance from a higher divine power.
  15. I am very grateful for the universe.
  16. I am very grateful for little nudges to wake me up.
  17. I am very grateful to be conscious and in the present moment.
  18. I am very grateful for my accomplishments.
  19. I am very grateful for change.
  20. I am very grateful for encouragement from other people.
  21. I am very grateful for good health.
  22. I am very grateful for Oprah Winfrey.  She has truly inspired me.
  23. I am very grateful for vacations, the beach, the ocean, the sand, and the breeze.
  24. I am very grateful for love, patience, and compassion.
  25. I am very grateful for time for myself.