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Hello, Beautiful Souls!
It's Karen Smith, your host, welcoming you back to another episode of My Happy Ass LIfe! Today, I'm overflowing with thoughts and insights, especially about gratitude. I've always believed that a little bit of gratitude goes a long way, and I'm excited to delve into how these small changes can make a big impact on our lives.

1. The Significance of Small Changes
In today’s episode, I discuss the importance of recognizing that life-altering changes don't always have to be monumental. Sometimes, it's the minor shifts, the small steps we take, that accumulate and lead us to our biggest breakthroughs. Remember, it's not always about the giant leaps; often, it's about those little inches that move us forward.
2. Lessons from "Chop Wood Carry Water"
I shared a story from one of my favorite books, "Chop Wood Carry Water". It beautifully illustrates how minor adjustments in our actions or mindset, as simple as how we stand, can have profound effects on our outcomes. This analogy isn't just about archery; it's a metaphor for life. Each tiny choice or change, as insignificant as it might seem, adds up and can drastically alter our path.
3. The Impact and Importance of Gratitude
I firmly believe the 'tweak' we often need in life is gratitude. If there's one 'Happy Ass Tip' I want you to remember, it's to practice immense gratitude. It's a game-changer. Waiting for the perfect moment to feel grateful is a trap; gratitude is a choice we make, and it's available to us at any moment.
4. Finding Gratitude in Everyday Life
During the tougher phases of my life, I find myself practicing gratitude more intensely. It can be for the simplest of things, like someone picking up my trash. It's about finding magic in the mundane and appreciating the intricate, beautiful tapestry of life.
5. Today's Affirmation
I shared an affirmation that deeply resonates with me:
Don't wait. Don't wait for healing to feel gratitude. I start with gratitude. It is not a feeling, it is my choice. Heaven gives me hundreds of reasons for gratitude each day.
Irrepressible optimism is my superpower. Focusing on what's right attracts more goodness. I believe in my mind's power to manifest positive change. My daily practice is gratitude in all seasons, and so it is.
6. Living by Principles
Lastly, I touched upon living life guided by principles, not fleeting emotions. This philosophy has been my cornerstone, guiding me through life's ups and downs.
Your Turn!
Now, I want to hear from you. What are three things you’re grateful for today? Write them down, feel them in your heart, and see the difference it makes.
Until next time, keep those eyes happy and hearts full. Sending you love, hope, joy, and an abundance of gratitude. Peace of me to all of you!
Karen Smith

Hello, Beautiful Souls! It's Karen Smith, your host, welcoming you back to another episode of My Happy Ass LIfe! Today, I'm overflowing with thoughts and insights, especially about gratitude. I've always believed that a little bit of gratitude goes a long way, and I'm excited to delve into how these small changes can make a big impact on our lives. 1. The Significance of Small Changes In today’s episode, I discuss the importance of recognizing that life-altering changes don't always have to be monumental. Sometimes, it's the minor shifts, the small steps we take, that accumulate and lead us to our biggest breakthroughs. Remember, it's not always about the giant leaps; often, it's about those little inches that move us forward. 2. Lessons from "Chop Wood Carry Water" I shared a story from one of my favorite books, "Chop Wood Carry Water". It beautifully illustrates how minor adjustments in our actions or mindset, as simple as how we stand, can have profound effects on our outcomes. This analogy isn't just about archery; it's a metaphor for life. Each tiny choice or change, as insignificant as it might seem, adds up and can drastically alter our path. 3. The Impact and Importance of Gratitude I firmly believe the 'tweak' we often need in life is gratitude. If there's one 'Happy Ass Tip' I want you to remember, it's to practice immense gratitude. It's a game-changer. Waiting for the perfect moment to feel grateful is a trap; gratitude is a choice we make, and it's available to us at any moment. 4. Finding Gratitude in Everyday Life During the tougher phases of my life, I find myself practicing gratitude more intensely. It can be for the simplest of things, like someone picking up my trash. It's about finding magic in the mundane and appreciating the intricate, beautiful tapestry of life. 5. Today's Affirmation I shared an affirmation that deeply resonates with me: Don't wait. Don't wait for healing to feel gratitude. I start with gratitude. It is not a feeling, it is my choice. Heaven gives me hundreds of reasons for gratitude each day. Irrepressible optimism is my superpower. Focusing on what's right attracts more goodness. I believe in my mind's power to manifest positive change. My daily practice is gratitude in all seasons, and so it is. 6. Living by Principles Lastly, I touched upon living life guided by principles, not fleeting emotions. This philosophy has been my cornerstone, guiding me through life's ups and downs. Your Turn! Now, I want to hear from you. What are three things you’re grateful for today? Write them down, feel them in your heart, and see the difference it makes. Until next time, keep those eyes happy and hearts full. Sending you love, hope, joy, and an abundance of gratitude. Peace of me to all of you! Karen Smith leer más leer menos

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