The Polygamist's Daughter

Stories, Reflections and Conclusions of Life on the Inside


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Gratitude Saved My Life

Thanksgiving was my favorite childhood holiday but I never understood what it really stood for.  It was a day of eating food my parents could otherwise not afford for me to eat.

As a child I knew very little about gratitude or how to express it. I had no concept of what gratitude was or how to really appreciate any part of my existence.

We were not taught the simple expression of “thank you” and the only mention of gratitude was in the meaningless words that were simply lip-service at the many prayer times. I had no real association to a feeling of genuine gratitude for anything in my life. I knew nothing of what it could do for me and its real value. In fact, I did not really understand gratitude until my mid-life breakdown when I discovered it to be the first essential component to rebuilding my life.

I began to discover gratitude at a time when my life was falling apart around me.

sunrise-neighborhoodEverything I had built in my life was crumbling and I was forced to rethink everything I thought I knew.  I was in such a state of dark depression that my mind slipped into thoughts of suicide.  Out of desperation to save myself, and be who I needed to be for my family, I began carving out a few minutes each day for me. The only time I had to myself was at 6:30 each morning and in that precious time I started walking through the quiet streets surrounding my home. In those few minutes each morning I began clearing my mind and reconnecting with myself. And, it was in one early morning sunrise that I discovered gratitude.

Gratitude saved my life!

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Until next time, be fearless, fabulous and free!

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The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Not long ago I had no concept of the true value of giving and the internal joy and self-satisfaction that come with it.

As a child I gave merely out of expectation and sometimes coercion. There was never enough of anything to go around and that feeling of lack prevented me being able to give with any semblance gratitude. As I grew older I gave begrudgingly, knowing that anything I gave away meant significant loss for me. A few years ago when I began to consciously use gratitude to change every aspect of my life I saw that giving with gratitude made giving pleasurable. And, in giving from gratitude I received an abundance of joy. Not only did I receive joy but I had an inner sense that all is well and I would always have enough. Now I fully understand that when I give from gratitude the universe rewards me with more abundance and inner fulfillment then I would have ever had otherwise.

“The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving.”  – Albert Einsteingift-giving

At the core of every human being is the desire for love and acceptance which ultimately translates into a need for connection. As social beings, connection to other loving beings (human or animal) is one of our most basic human needs, right up there with food and water. Without expressions of love we become lifeless. Lack of feeling love and acceptance can lead to depression and even suicide.

Giving and receiving are an outward way that love and appreciation are expressed. This form of expression is so vital to our well-being that we have created entire celebrations around reciprocation.

The act of giving is a natural anti-depressant and creates an emotional high when the giving is truly from the heart. For the rest of the story click HERE.

Until next time, be fearless, fabulous and free. 

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It’s Official. I’m Moving On Up

To all of my followers, fellow survivors and looky-loos, I want to extend a huge thanks for you readership and support over the last five plus years.

It’s official, my new brand is up and sizzling hot. I’m blogging over HERE now. I can’t wait to give you even juicer information on leaving your fear-based beliefs behind and following your own path so that you can experience true spiritual freedom.

Why would you want spiritual freedom and what it is exactly?  Check it out!

Here’s a guidebook to get you started. It’s totally free and it keeps you connected to me.

Take a look at my hot new website and for the rest of the story click HERE.

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P.S. I have some VERY big news to share in the near future. For now, I am sworn to secrecy. The film industry is funny that way.