Sometimes people come into your life who drain your energy. They are constantly complaining about anything and everything.
Then there are those times when someone comes into your life who shines so brightly you can’t help but put a smile on your face and feel uplifted and inspired for the rest of the day.
This is what I found in Elizabeth Hartigan, who is a Coach and calls herself The Gratitude Girl.
I first heard about her page on Facebook. It was Thanksgiving and she was talking about what she is grateful for. Before long, I noticed that she posts her gratitude every single day. That was a good reminder for me to stay centered in gratitude, as I know how easy it is for us to lose sight of that.
Her daily reminders to be grateful has increased my joy and contentment tremendously. I now find myself feeling grateful for so-called little things, like toilets and fly swatters. 🙂
Recently, I asked Elizabeth a few questions by email, and here are her responses.
(Then, be sure to leave a comment below sharing what you are grateful for. This is part of a fun contest and the winner will receive some great gifts! Read more about the contest below, after the interview.)
I love your title. Will you share with us how you became The Gratitude Girl?
Thank you, Kellie. Truthfully Gratitude found me! 12 years ago I found myself in a bit of a funk. I discovered a lump in my neck and was told I had cancer.
In that moment my world began to shift! Gratefully Oprah had a very special guest Mattie Stepanek a little boy with Muscular Dystrophy who lost 3 siblings and was sharing his battle and struggle in his life. I thought if this little guy can be so loving and so grateful, than so can I!
I started with a simple spiral notebook, and have to admit when I started it was a struggle to jot down 5 things a day to be grateful for. Now I can easily list hundreds in a few minutes.
About 40 days later the lump was gone, I did no traditional treatment, I simply went within and removed negativity, release people and things that needed to be released, followed my intuition, and started with Gratitude!
This diagnosis was a blessing in disguise, I realized the power we each have in changing our lives by changing our thoughts. My life has never been the same, it is now an honor and joy to share this gift with others!
Explain with us the benefits of why it is so important to practice gratitude every day.
Sharing gratitude is such an important and powerful tool. It has been scientifically proven that gratitude is one of the highest levels of vibration in the world. So as we practice gratitude personally, and practice sharing gratitude we instantly lift our vibration, we enhance and strengthen our relationships. Know that your words have the ability to heal and bless another, often we are told what is wrong rather than what is right. I make it a point to share gratitude with someone each and everyday!
I know you have mentioned to me before that you don’t just talk about gratitude. Can you share some examples of what you discuss with your clients?
Absolutely, Gratitude is the foundation of my work. I also help my clients discover their purpose and live from their passion.
Much of the work I do is on shifting our thinking, releasing old negative thoughts that are running in the background, letting go of that which no longer serves us, and clearing space for that which we intend to attract in our lives. I help clients make conscious changes in our lives, and allow their own unique magnificence to Shine!
How does someone know if they could benefit from a Gratitude coach, such as yourself?
I specialize in working with Female Entrepreneurs who are looking to make a change or shift in their lives. They love their lives but may be wondering how do I live fully and passionately from my purpose? They may be feeling stuck or blocked in a particular area of live and wondering how do I attract more of what I want into my life? They may want to release a block or find a new way of looking at things, I always say Perception is everything! We see the world through our own filtered perceptions. When we begin to shift the way we look at things, the things we look at begin to shift.
What is it about being The Gratitude Girl that really lights you up and brings you joy?
I love hearing stories of relationships that have been healed or repaired through gratitude after working with me or attending a seminar.
I love seeing someone get that a-ha moment right in front of you. You see it in their eyes and in their heart.
I love helping someone to release a block or self imposed limitation by bringing it forth. So often we do not even realize the limiting ideas or blocks we carry around until someone else see’s it in us. As a coach or guide part of my work is in paying attention to what is being said or going on underneath the surface by bringing it to light and using gratitude to re-frame a situation. Perception is everything!
Lastly, please share what you are grateful for today!
There is so much to be grateful for! Today, I am grateful for a custom blended iced tea infusion, YUM! I am grateful for my husband Kurt who is so supportive and loving. I am grateful for my doggie Sterling who is endless joy, unconditional love, and reminds me to play! I am grateful for the ability to go within and to listen to that small voice that is guiding me. I am grateful for my friends who bless and enrich my life in so many ways! I could go on and on!
Thank you for this opportunity to share! I am truly grateful! 🙂
Thank you, Elizabeth! I am grateful for YOU!
So, my friends…How often do you share gratitude? I challenge you to write down what you are grateful for every day, and visit Elizabeth’s special gratitude page, The Gratitude Girl on Facebook, to share what you are grateful for! Also, to learn more about The Gratitude Girl, please visit her website at www.TheGratitudeGirl.com.
You may also connect with her by “liking” her facebook page HERE.
So, now for the CONTEST!!
Here is what you need to do: Share in the comments below (click the link underneath this post), what you are grateful for! Simple as that!
How you win: I will pick a winner at random through random.org
Deadline: Tuesday, June 18th at midnight, AZ time (please note date change) …. but go ahead and share your comment TODAY!
What you will win!:
-a copy of the book The Slow Down Diet, by Marc David (this book transformed the way that I look at food),
-PLUS 2 FREE health coaching sessions with myself (for you or a friend) (visit my website at www.nourishedandnew.com to learn more about what I do and how I can support you around your relationship with food and your body!)
-AND a beautiful Gratitude Stone, from Elizabeth Hartigan, The Gratitude Girl. I have a stone and it’s always a great reminder to be grateful!
You will be contacted by email, so please make sure and leave your email address with your comment! I will also share the winner on a blog post.
Why am I having this contest?
To celebrate one year of blogging!! And to celebrate YOU!
So, I want to see LOTS of gratitudes! And please share this blog on your Facebook page! Thank you for all of YOUR support! I am truly GRATEFUL for all of you!
p.s.- feel free to take a look around at my other posts! I usually post inspiring messages of health and wellness to support and encourage you on your journey! And if you like what you see, I would LOVE it if you could subscribe!