FREEBIE: Printable Gratitude Cards!

by Jen on November 26, 2014

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Gratitude changed my life.

As clichéd as it sounds, finding things to be thankful for was a huge turning point in my life. At a time when I hated myself, hated my life and hated the world, those little moments of gratitude saved me. Each thankful moment acted as a little ray of light in the darkness, and every day grew brighter and brighter as time went on.

Today – right now – I’m overwhelmed with gratitude for many reasons…

I just received the final proof copy of the first ever Wild Sister book: Wild + Precious, and the paperback will be released on Monday.

The eBook is already an Amazon bestseller and has also made it to the top of three different Hot New Release lists.

I had a fun-filled weekend with family, my husband and a very dear soul sister. We cooked healthy, delicious food, drank coconuts, listened to 90s music, watched documentaries and laughed too many times to count.

The sun is shining as Summer begins to set in.

There’s just so many reasons to smile.

I truly believe one of the best ways to express gratitude is to pay it forward. So, this morning I created six printable gratitude cards for you.

If you’re celebrating Thanksgiving this week, I’d love for you to print these, write a little note of thanks on the back and hand them out to your loved ones.

If, like me, you’re not in the US and don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, I still invite you to print them out, write on them and give them away. Give them to the special people in your life. Leave them for strangers to find, like in a book in your local bookstore or on a seat on the train.

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Click here to download these printables… they’re free!

 

So much love + gratitude to you, my Wild Sister!

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3 Quick Tips For A More Positive Mindset

by Jen on November 20, 2014

Editor’s Note: this is a guest post by Patrice Nicole Rivers.

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One positive thought can truly make a difference.


I’ve always had a tendency to think negatively, and doubt myself with thoughts like “What if I can’t?” or “I don’t know…” It’s been that way for years and I grew so used to it that the vibe and feeling of negativity became comfortable for me. Even when I applied to several jobs; at the end of completing my online application, I normally said “I probably won’t get the job.”

Negative thinking makes people feel miserable and stressed, but by having a positive mindset and thinking positive thoughts, you can have a better outcome. At the very least, if things don’t turn out the way you’d hoped, you’ll feel good knowing that you didn’t beat yourself up once again. Try living life to the fullest without allowing the darkness of your thoughts to get in the way. Here are three ways to get started on the path of a more positive mindset:


1. Self-talk

Positive self-talk is encouraging yourself by simply implanting and nurturing positive thoughts in your head. For example, “I will make today a good day.” When you constantly tell yourself this throughout the day, it’s already in your mind that you will have a good day.

2. Write it down

Write down positive things about your life, start a gratitude journal, or list all the things you love about yourself. When you do this, you are inviting happiness and more things to be grateful for into your life.

3. Surround yourself with positivity

Sometimes hearing somebody on TV or reading something inspiring will lift your spirits. My grandmother used to watch Joyce Meyer every morning; it was her daily inspiration to keep her mind focused and stay positive. At times it can be hard to stay on that positive path, and you will stumble, but all that matters is you keep at it. A lot of times, doing kind things for others can brighten your day; try giving an inspirational card, sending flowers, taking someone you love out for breakfast or dinner, or simply just speaking encouraging words when someone needs it most.

I remember a time in my life when I felt down, depressed, and plagued by negative thoughts. I wanted to give up on myself. This happened several times, but with the encouragement of my loved ones and peers, I began to pick myself back up again and surround myself with positivity.

Keep your head up, my sister!

 

Patrice Nicole Rivers

 

Patrice N. Rivers is an author, poet, blogger and columnist with a definite passion for writing. She is also a contributing writer for Our Voices – An Inspirational magazine for Women, and City Girl Magazine.

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