Gratitude is the foundation of everything wonderful that has ever happened in my life. No matter what is going on around me..... if I am able to conjure up Gratitude for something (anything!) my experience shifts to more of what I desire in my life. Each day it us up to us whether we will find things that delight us or things that bring us down. I am going to be looking for the things that make me happy. Sometimes its serious and sometimes it is crazy, the things that make me happy and full of gratefulness. I will be sharing some of those things here with you all. Pass it on. People all over the world are tapping into the benefits of GRATITUDE in our lives. Create your own daily gratitude practice... whatever that may be! With open hearted love & a grateful heart ~ Leslie Indigo Alison

Thursday, September 20, 2012

I COULD BOTTLE IT UP : windows open, dinner dishes being washed, browsing etsy, and listening to disco music up high - singing along and dancing in my chair. dogs tails a waggin THIS is the MOMENT to enjoy. fall night feeling so damn good.

Friday, July 27, 2012

A big bite

Leftover Pizza on the backyard patio.
Dining alfresco in the simplest form. Still a yummy life pleasure!

Monday, June 11, 2012

summer rainstorm ~ fat raindrops of goodness

summer rainstorm rollin in while i play with the dogs in the backyard, big fat raindrops plopping on the ground... counting down to wine with good friend... gonna step over a pile of laundry & go put on a dress .... THIS is the GOOD LIFE. beautiful messes and rock solid Gratitude for all that is Pleasure in my world ~~*~**~*~

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Fresh strawberries from my mom's garden

fresh bite!
Today I am grateful for warm breezes, and warm welcome hugs when I arrived at my childhood home... Time to soak in the moment on the back porch ... And fresh berries hiding in moms garden. Small, ripe, delicious berries like you only find on a vine.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Morning walk

I'm grateful for morning urban walks, sidewalks that are lined with beautiful houses, high energy music that makes me want to run and dance a bit, kittens cuddled on a lawn with their momma, cool grass to settle in at the end....teeny tiny flowers and puppy dog kisses

Friday, April 13, 2012

Really !? Im being given this sweetness !?!

I just arrived at the local coffee shop. .... little did the sweetheart behind the counter know I've had a slightly rocky start to the day. But I did have my chin up and I was looking for the things to be grateful for in spite of it all.

Well, she was the sunshine I needed & chit chatted with me about my hat and my day. She was present with me and truly engaged in conversation.
Then she served this up for me ! A custom sandwich :) and she added not one, but two smiles.  I didn't even know you could write on a coffee mug with markers!

I am grateful. And now smiling too ...

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Yellow flowers in the parking lot

Sometimes gratitude just Sneaks up on me ! I rounded the corner on my way to the trails at Shelby Park today and the parking lot had ABUNDANT tiny yellow flowers in all the grassy areas.
Sunshine in concentrate!

Simple pleasures of living in the present moment.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Morning quiet moments

Just a few minutes.. No noise. No phone calls. No email. Just me, my tea and the birds sing. Sunlight streaming in on me. I have my favorite purple blanket since spring still has a chill in the morning. I don't spend my time thinking about anything that bugs me right now. I move my mind along to everything that pleased me. This is how I will set my entire day on the right track. Simple gratitude for this cup of hot tea and this moment. These moments are incredible ... When I pay attention.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Hot Cup of Coffee

It's the simple pleasure of hot coffee served in a beautiful cup & saucer.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Walk in the Park

Shelby park is beautiful today...
It's my first walk here since winter & the spring blooms and vibrant green are intoxicating.