30 Days of Gratitude….Day 13….

What do we really have control of in our lives?


In writing about ” what is a Cottage Necessity”, I’ve emphasized being in control or being the Boss of what comes into your home.

We have a certain amount of control over what we put into our  bodies.

Unless, we grow our own food, we don’t have control over how it’s grown or how it’s packaged or transported and handled.

We do have the ability to research, read labels, and choose what chemicals go into our bodies.

We only have control in our choosing.

We can choose our friends,

how we clean our homes

what to wear

the furniture we sit on

the food we eat

the water we drink

what to watch on TV

how we spend our day

We can choose our thoughts and our words

We can choose our perception of a situation

When making a choice are we basing our choices on wisdom, reason, feeling?

How many decisions do we make out of fear?

To fight or flight?

Is that the only question, because most of our choices are based on our survival instincts pressing us to act?

Only through finding our inner stillness and developing it and nurturing it through daily practices, meditation, prayer and rituals that connect us, ground us in our presence and to our earth mother, will we be able to connect with our higher truths, and make our choosing based on centered intuitive guidance.

We can listen to our bodies when after we’ve eaten something how it makes us feel.

After we’ve cleaned the floors, is my head stuffed up and a sick feeling in my stomach?

Animals naturally avoid things that are harmful to them because they’ve developed their instincts.

Praying over food and water helps to raise the vibration.

As a child, we prayed at every meal without understanding that.

That’s why this gratitude journey is so important as we practice prayers of gratitude for 30 days so that we can form a new habit and raise the vibration of our lives and our planet.

The more we act like we have control, the less we really have.

Today I choose to become wiser by realizing that I have control over nothing but my own perception.

I am a creator and choose inner stillness as my guiding light.

In gratitude, that there is a Divine plan greater than I could ever imagine, I release all of my misperceptions of a less than beautiful life.


Today, find a corner in your home that needs brightening.

Bring in some fresh flowers.

Burn a salt lamp with some essential oils.

Add a pretty pillow or an uplifting picture.

Tell your home ” Thank you”.


Every word you speak, every thought you think, is like a prayer that you call to the Universe.

Are you calling in what you want, or what you don’t want?

Today, when a negative thought enters my mind, I will replace it with a positive affirmative thought.

I can control my thoughts and what I ask for.


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How many of us long for our own comfy cottage in the woods? I know I do! We can make our own comfy cottage, right here, right now, no matter where we live. I'm a mother of two, grandmother of two boys, interior designer who thinks out-of-the-box, up cycler, and interested in just about anything related to living comfortably and finding contentment, connecting with the Great Spirit in the natural world and respect for all beings who walk the earth.

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