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September 26, 2009

My Gratitude Flower

Filed under: appreciation,Gratitude Legacy Journal,healing,Hestia,hospice — by thalia @ 8:18 am

 

For the opening of the hospice workshop this year on Gratitude, I asked everyone to fill in a gratitude flower I had created.   The petals of a sunflower seemed like an appropriate way to express gratitude since the petals allow for individual items and the sunflower is associated with sunshine and good feelings. I drew large petals surrounding the inner circle and made copies for everyone.  Each person was to fill in the items he or she were grateful for, and then paste their picture that they brought along for this purpose, in the center of the sunflower.  The finished project became the first page in their new Gratitude Journals that would be worked on throughout the day (for another see Timeline Goals in A Hestia Project).

 

My Gratitude Flower-filled in-cropped. 

This was my page which I then added my picture to.  I have since put it in my Gratitude/Legacy Project, but am not sure where it will wind up since it has to do with general categories I am grateful for rather than about specific people.  I do plan to then take this same sunflower outline and put in the names of people I am grateful for, probably having to add more petals to make this work or to break down the people into specific categories for each sunflower.  Perhaps then even use one sunflower per person with their picture or name in the center and listing the various aspects of them I am grateful for.  Since this is an ongoing project, there is no telling where or what this will develop into.

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5 Comments »

  1. We all have things and people to be grateful for, but sometimes it’s hard to articulate them. This is a brilliant exercise to accomplish this.

    Comment by Lori — September 27, 2009 @ 8:09 am |Reply

  2. Such a beautiful idea.

    Comment by jill — September 27, 2009 @ 10:12 am |Reply

  3. This is nice. All your gratitude work is so clear and to the point. It’s inspiring.

    Comment by almurta — September 27, 2009 @ 4:09 pm |Reply

  4. Thanks for your personal marvelous posting! I truly enjoyed reading it, you could be a great author.
    I will be sure to bookmark your blog and will often come back down the road.

    I want to encourage yourself to continue your great writing, have a nice weekend!

    Comment by buy magic shrooms — May 22, 2013 @ 12:42 pm |Reply

    • Thank you for your kind words. I have continued to be grateful for many people and things in my life and to have continued writing. Thanks for stopping by.

      Comment by thalia — May 22, 2013 @ 1:37 pm |Reply


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