Did You Know?

by Tess on August 25, 2009

Warning! My blog will challenge you to be more, give more, live fearlessly, take more chances and show up in the world unstoppable, daring and bold.

I found this on Jamie Ridler’s blog and asked if she minded if I shared it as well. It’s about 5 minutes, it will change your day and if you watch it often it will change your life. Sit back, relax and be grateful! I am blessed by all of my readers and value you the imput you give me. I want to tell you thank you!

Check out Jamie, you’ll like what you find!

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    It's Not Things, It's The Things In Life That Are Important | simply stephen
    08.28.09 at 7:26 am

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    Patricia 08.25.09 at 12:40 pm

    An exquisite present - thank you for sharing this - took my breath away

    Caity 08.25.09 at 1:32 pm

    When you talked about length, I thought it was going to be an hour or something. That was 5 minutes well spent. Thank you so much for sharing.

    Tess The Bold Life 08.25.09 at 2:50 pm

    It did mine too. I’m so used to being grateful for the same stuff. This shows me how unaware I really am!

    I think I’ll go edit that statement, it may keep people away!

    Lance 08.25.09 at 2:51 pm

    What a wonderful gift to receive here today. I am blessed to know you. And it is such an honor to be here today, and to soak up this beautiful message. Thank you, my friend, for being YOU, for giving so freely, and for loving and honoring life.

    Tess The Bold Life 08.25.09 at 3:30 pm

    I’ve been so blessed in my life that I only want to give back. I love spreading love and happiness and boldness throughout the blogosphere.

    Ann-Marie 08.25.09 at 4:24 pm

    Hi there Tess.
    Thank you so much for this gift; the opportunity to stop and observe every gift given to me on this day.
    Thanks for your generosity in sharing this.
    Your attitude of gratitude is alive and well.

    Megan "JoyGirl!" Bord 08.25.09 at 5:25 pm

    That was such a beautiful video. I played it full-screen and found myself watching it in awe, smiling, and let it fill my heart. The crocuses in early spring, the johnny jump-ups, the gorgeous faces… I loved every second of that video. Thank you!
    And I’m bookmarking Jamie’s blog because any friend or recommendation of yours, Tess, is one of mine.

    Keith 08.25.09 at 6:50 pm

    This video is totally awesome, and I can relate to it so well. I consciously work to be AWARE each day, to notice all the little things that in the end, are the really important things. I love all the beautiful pictures of nature in this video. Being out in nature like that..well, to me it is like my church.

    Thanks Tess, for this wonderful reminder of how much we have to be truly grateful for. I am certainly grateful to have “met” you and am more blessed because of it.

    Mary B Sheffield 08.25.09 at 6:58 pm

    This gives inner peice to all that view it ! I made my husband watch it and he loved it ! This should be used when your at work and stressed out !
    It makes the entire world seem brighter . And reinforces ones faith.
    There is so much in life everyone takes forgranted . This makes you stop and
    enjoy the little things the world has to offer !
    Mary B :)

    Vered - Blogger for Hire 08.25.09 at 8:53 pm

    “If you learn to respond as if it was the first day in your life, and the last day, then you would have spent this day well.”

    And we DO rarely look at the sky!

    Suzie Cheel 08.26.09 at 12:20 am

    This is awesome Tess.
    I am grateful to you posting this.

    I know that since I started http://whatamigratefulfortoday.com and post everyday have become so much more grateful and blessed by the small things like my eyes and the patterns in the sky that the clouds make.

    I will share this tonight on my gratitude blog- hope that’s okay with you

    Giovanna Garcia 08.26.09 at 12:33 am

    Hi Tess,
    Thank you for the gift. You are a blessing to all of us. :-)
    I love the message… everyday is THE ONE DAY! In fact all that we really have is the day we are living.
    Thanks for the wonderful reminder.
    Many blessing to you.
    Giovanna Garcia
    Imperfect Action is better than No Action

    Robin 08.26.09 at 6:15 am

    Hi Tess - a very beautful film. Gratitude is certainly a very powerful thing!

    PS - I look at the sky often.

    Tess The Bold Life 08.26.09 at 8:15 am

    Your welcome, your welcome and your welcome! Thanks for stopping by.

    You’re so kind. I admire you as well and love johnny jump ups and all flowers in the world.

    That’s why we found each other. We’re on the same path and look at life the same way.
    You’re the best!

    Yes we have so much and sometimes we forget that. It’s a beautiful thing…my life and yours.

    So simple isn’t it? I’m all for making the extra effort to remember to do this.
    Happy first and last day!

    Yes I’m all in to sharing. Thanks for sharing Suzie!

    Any time it’s the only way I want to go through life…shining and thanking:)

    How did I know that about you! Me too…

    Evita 08.26.09 at 8:46 am

    Oh Tess that was so beautiful!

    I loved how calm he spoke and just the atmosphere that was presented in this video. Gratefulness is indeed such a powerful gift that we can give ourselves all the time.

    So I thank you too for being the wonderful person you are and may lots of love and light always shine on your path :)

    Avani Mehta 08.26.09 at 9:44 am

    This is such a beautiful video - simply awesome! Love that he keeps asking us to open our eyes and our hearts …. to soak in the beauty and love that is all around us. Looking at the video, I truly feel the wonder and the abundance which is all around us. Kind of makes me feel like bowing down my head to thank god and raising it to take in and experience everything at the same time. Thank you for sharing it.

    Tess The Bold Life 08.26.09 at 9:51 am

    I need to aquire a non-stressful manner like him! You’re correct … gratitude is a gift we give ourselves! Thanks Evita. Honored to have you here:)

    Positively Present 08.26.09 at 1:26 pm

    Thank you for sharing this. It was wonderful!

    Wilma Ham 08.26.09 at 4:44 pm

    Oh Tess, how on earth have we forgotten how beautiful life is and how incredible that we have to be reminded to see the wonders of the world.
    This video show every day things and yet how extraordinary beautiful they are.
    I am so relearning how to live and I so appreciating all these reminders and I am so appreciative of noticing that there are quite a few of us starting to realize there is another way to live, one that let us enjoy these gifts.
    Tess, thanks so very much for these minutes of beauty.

    Caroline 08.27.09 at 12:38 am

    Tess, what a gift you have given us with this incredible video. How blessed we are to have running water. I know millions do not, yet I take this for granted. When I look at my life, I am surrounded by beauty and people that love me. I have a nice car and home. Yet what is the meaning of “things”? This video makes me pause. This tells me to stop being so concerned with the “must haves.” Life is short…and it about sharing gratitude, love, light and compassion with our fellow spirits on this earth. Thank you for this today…I really needed to watch this.


    Jannie Funster 08.27.09 at 7:23 am

    Yep, a great day cooking here. Me with so many dishes to do will be grateful for my fawcet and for the clear clean water running from it.

    Thank you!

    Hilary 08.27.09 at 9:27 am

    Hi Tess… that was brilliant - I left it til I had time to watch and have just loved it - so peaceful and calm, but so true are the words, today is today .. be blessed with all the blessings we have, realise all those around us, live life to the full ..

    Jamie’s workshop is lovely - looks great and I’d love to have a look around one day ..

    Thanks for the inspiration and reminders ..
    Hilary Melton-Butcher
    Positive Letters Inspirational Stories

    Joy 08.27.09 at 1:21 pm

    Thank you for sharing such a beautiful reminder of how precious this day truly is.

    I look at the sky morning, noon, and night. It’s very reassuring….

    Tom Volkar / Delightful Work 08.27.09 at 3:51 pm

    I enjoyed the line .. “like a life giving water if you only open your heart and drink.” Thanks for who you are and what you do. Namaste

    SnaggleTooth 08.27.09 at 11:07 pm

    My Day Off has been emotional n contemplative, but I appreciated all of it, because I chose what I was to do. It’s interesting I recently posted in “Filed Sky” : “Sometimes, you just need to look up…”
    (Great minds think alike?)
    Today I watched sunset at my fav place in the world again. For me, it IS a Good Day-

    Barbara Swafford 08.27.09 at 11:18 pm

    Hi Tess,

    I’m so happy you stressed we watch this video. It was indeed an eyeopener. Not only were the photographs gorgeous, but the message is clear. Today is definitely a gift. A gift we unwrap from the moment we open our eyes. And if we’re lucky, tomorrow we’ll receive a new gift.

    This is a great reminder how living in the moment and enjoying all we are truly blessed with is what’s important.

    Thank you Tess for this beautiful gift. I know I’ll be back to watch it again.

    Tess 08.28.09 at 9:51 am

    I’m bowing with you my friend.

    I think I relearn how to live each day a little better than the day before.

    I agree material things don’t matter yet I still get hooked sometimes. And our values are the same only love matters.

    did you say food? i’ll be right over:)

    You’re the best and I know you appreciate life and all that goes with it. How’s your mother doing?

    Yes it’s a beautiful reminder the sun and sky!

    Thanks to you as well and thanks for stopping by.

    Snaggle Tooth,
    A great day and great minds indeed!

    A gift the minute we open our eyes. Isn’t that the truth! I need to remember it more.

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