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I lack discipline, in general, as a person. It’s a strange confession to make on Day 1 of a 365 day kind of public gratitude journal; but it’s true.  Left to my own devices, with even a sliver of free time at my disposal, I will lie on my couch with my well-worn, heated to the max, frayed at the edges Minnesota corn bag  and revel in indulgent, self-absorbed complacency.  And love it!

Nevertheless, in the spirit of partnership,  buoyed by that effervescent burst of energy that has always accompanied me on the first day of a New Year, I have decided to partner with my own Spirit, the essence of who I truly am, and commit to expressing gratitude once a day through this blog for the entire year.  And I hope you will join me.

My intention is to create an umbrella of gratitude expressed through this blog. The container or vessel or method of expression is not important. I will post once a day on some kind of elusive or ephemeral or sometimes even immediate experience of gratitude and I hope you will do the same.

Let’s begin… It is in partnership that we are best  able to uphold, support and create a community of belonging that has unfathomable deep and ever-lasting meaning. Let’s bear witness to all that unfurls, trusting in the process, not needing to know the outcome ,  just grateful to be able to be here today, together, shimmering, sharing…..

Post your comments as you wish!

About livebig365

Join me as I dive in to the deep end of the pool and challenge myself to live big and love big. What does that mean? In 2012 , I accepted the invitation to push myself beyond my comfort zone, at least once a day, and engaged and responded to my life, or a given situation in my life, in a way that would normally scare the hell out of me. Why did I do it it? Because it was time time to begin, and I was ready! Each day brought a new revelation, lesson, challenge, encounter, a teaching moment, that revealed to me that living big and loving big are uniquely interconnected. Welcome 2013, the year of lovebig 365. Each post was an expression of love experienced, witnessed, inspired, manifested. It didn't always make sense in the moment, and yet its sheer mystery hopefully evoked a beautiful affirmation of life and all of its shimmery brightness; broken up, lovely to behold, tender and full of purpose. 2014, jagged, bumpy, disjointed posts. 2015, silence, and plenty of growth within that silence. Manifesting 2016: The creation of a gathering place for gratitude. Join in the wavering, audacious, unequivocal fun. 2017: Reflection 2018: POWER, MAGIC, TRANSFORMATION
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  1. Linda R Neff says:

    Susan – this is phenomenal. In this moment I am grateful for knowing you! Happy New Year my friend! xoxo

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    • livebig365 says:

      Thank you Linda. My plan is to donate 10 cents for every expression of gratitude made throughout the year to a, I think a charity that supports victims of human trafficking. Do you know a good one. Preferably in the midwest. I am grateful, as always for your friendship.
      see, easy, we have already made 40 cents. I’ll announce the charity part in a few days. All part of partnership

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  2. Fred Parvaneh says:

    Susan- you write so elegantly!!! Write a book!!!
    Today, I’m grateful to my friend- Linette who purchased over 100 blankets and panchos and we distributed them to the homeless on Skidrow in Downtown Los Angeles.
    A truly humbling experience,


  3. Beth Bryce says:

    So excited for what you have created here and invited our collective souls to experience with you, for the greater good. I’m grateful for your magnificence that rains down on me.


  4. Sheryl Mortensen says:

    Susan, I look forward to reading what you write- I remember from college what an exceptional writer you are! You were so far beyond me emotionally and spiritually back then ( and clearly still are now!) but now I am in a place that I can appreciate and will love learning and reading your gratitude journal. Happy New Year my friend!


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