Practicing Gratitude

Adam Taggart
By Adam Taggart on Wed, Dec 24, 2014 - 8:58pm

Practicing gratitude is both healthier and a heck of a lot cheaper than obsessing over/regretting the things we don't have.

The end of the year, with family close for the holidays, is an excellent time for reflecting on what is most dear to us, and appreciating the wealth we do have (social, spiritual, experiential, financial, or otherwise)

What are you grateful for?

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Hotrod
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Gratitude

Adam,

I am most grateful for the fact that my children and grandchild live within 15 miles of our home. I get to see my grandaughter every week. It is hard for me to imagine not having family close-by. I am additionally grateful that for the 1st time in my life I am debt-free. What a feeling of independence!

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Gratitude

Gratitude makes us joyful!

Watch Dr. Berne Browns short video on her research on gratitude and joy.

 

I am grateful that my path in life brought me to Peak Prosperity and as a willing student I continually learn from Chris, Adam, their guests and ever so many of my fellow members.

AK GrannyWGrit

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Seconded AKGranny!

Especially the gratefulness of being able to connect with like minded individuals on this site, which aids in the continuous learning and personal growth. I have learned so much here over the years, which change my life for the better, in profound ways.

My wish from Santa: for more patience, a requisite when trying to bring people over to the enlightened side of the fence - the message of the 3E's.

Merry Christmas everyone! And may you enjoy prosperity in that which means the most to you.

Jan

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everything

Grateful for everything! Life is astounding.

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Right Brain Beta Test 2.0

The prime driver moves relentlessly, pounding waves from the new strange attractor.  The system clings to the reign of the old state...levers frantic. The system must shift. The greatest part of the shift is spiritual.  

Merry Christmas!

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So much to be Thankful for

Children embody the things for which I am most grateful: Love; Curiosity; Honesty. They give me hope for a better world, and they give me purpose to work hard to try and make my little spot in the Universe a better spot. 

Cheers

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words to live by

“If we do not feel grateful for what we already have, what makes us think we’d be happy with more?” — Unknown

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Is Nova Scotia a good place?

The real estate is very affordable.... water front homes less than 200K... even less than 100K for fixer uppers.

The real estate taxes aren't too high.... about 1/4 of what I pay in NH.

Not much full time employment ...

Soils OK for gardens....

Still some seafood available....Maritime tradition still strong.

Weather /temperature  a little warmer in winter and cooler in summer than NH.

People are very pleasant.... more of a sense of community.

Even in areas where they think crime is high.... its low to US standards.

Now I'm talking the South shore area from Yarmouth to Lunenburg.  Let's take a look at this place for affordability for someone who is business minded or in retirement.   They have a sales tax HST of 15% on everything....but the dollar trades for about 85 cent US to the Canadian dollar as I write. 

Canadian R E looks bubbly but Nova Scotia's bubble never grew that large like western Canada. 

Less than a million people in the whole province ... of which 400 K in Halifax...Low population density everywhere else.

Negative is many young move away for better jobs ... and too much socialism and big government.

I 'd like to have comments and a discussion on Nova Scotia as a northern retreat.... Over all if you are retiring or have outside income Nova Scotia seems to be a good northern retreat.   Subject to change .. my plan is a northern retreat in Summer ... southern retreat in winter and a boat to go in between.  Motor/Sail for the best fuel economy and engines whenever the need arises. 

 

 

 

 

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