Our Amazing Gifts …

by Tess on September 27, 2009

You're My Best Friend!

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“At the deepest level, there is no giver, no gift, and no recipient…

only the universe rearranging itself.” -John Kaba-Zinn 

Today I’m going to practice sharing me:

My best self

My laughter

My energy

My smile

My openness

My attitude

My talent

My wisdom

My willingness

My inner peace

My patience

My attention

My wholeness

My spirit

My joy

My vision

My dream

My beauty

My presence

My life

Won’t you please join me? 

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    { 38 comments… read them below or add one }

    Positively Present September 27, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    I’ll definitely join you!! :)
    .-= Positively Present´s last post…words to live by: dare you to move =-.


    Keith September 27, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Hey Tess,

    You can count me in!
    .-= Keith´s last post…Joy In The Journey =-.


    Lance September 27, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    I’m there with you, my friend…Here’s to sharing!
    .-= Lance´s last post…Sunday Thought For The Day =-.


    Mary B Sheffield September 27, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Hi Tess,
    What a Great way to start a Monday ! :) Count me in .
    Mary Beth


    suzen September 27, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    Hi Tess! This is the best list I’ ve seen in a long time! What a great way to start off the week! Thank you for your enthusiasm and encouragement!
    .-= suzen´s last post…Be Happy! A Good Choice! =-.


    diantha September 27, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Wonderful list Tess….I’m in! xo


    Linda Freed September 27, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Yes, of course I”m in! You’ve already led me to a new perspective in my life. I’m loving and overflowing with the most simple joy filled moments.


    Patricia September 27, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Oh I loved this list Tess and definitely count me in!

    This just made me smile brightly
    .-= Patricia´s last post…I LOVE THIS MAGAZINE =-.


    Jannie Funster September 27, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Yep! And will you share your chocolate?? :)
    .-= Jannie Funster´s last post…Now, Where’d I Put Those Passports? =-.


    Jill September 27, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    This is fabulous. I would love to share my gifts. Thanks for the great idea.
    .-= Jill´s last post…Embrace this pain, and it will not linger. =-.


    Daphne @ Joyful Days September 27, 2009 at 9:21 pm


    I love the quote that all that happens is just the universe rearranging itself. Thanks for sharing your best self all the time!
    .-= Daphne @ Joyful Days´s last post…What Makes A Good Relationship =-.


    Tess September 28, 2009 at 4:46 am

    Positively Present, Keith, Lance, Mary, Suzen, Diantha, Linda, Patricia, Jannie,
    Jill and Daphne:

    Thanks for sharing your gifts with me and the rest of the world! I won’t write to much in my comments today because I’ll be out sharing. Thanks for dancing through life with me!! I appreciate everyone;)


    Hilary September 28, 2009 at 5:55 am

    Hi Tess and everyone .. I’d love to share your happy, positive, looking at the half full glass of life .. and share with others as I go about my future days …

    As you say .. I can’t dance – but I’ll dance through with you – it’ll give everyone a head start – they’ll be laughing as they go ..

    Have a great week – Hilary Melton-Butcher
    Positive Letters Inspirational Stories
    .-= Hilary´s last post…Garnets, Tolkein, Silver and Gold …. =-.


    Megan "JoyGirl!" Bord September 28, 2009 at 5:57 am

    Ahhh, that word “gift” must have been in the cosmos yesterday. I love it! And I love the idea of sharing myself as a gift with the world: in how I breathe, act, think, and in how I simply am.

    You’re a phenomenal gift, Tess, and I’m grateful each day I get to witness or experience you.
    Happy Monday!
    .-= Megan “JoyGirl!” Bord´s last post…The Unique Gift Awakening Brings =-.


    Daphne September 28, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Yes, yes, and more yes. Thank you for reminding me of all of the ways I can share myself.
    .-= Daphne´s last post…More Inspiration =-.


    Stacey Shipman September 28, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    Tess, I’m in. And in one of your comments you wrote “dancing through life” that is how I want to live…always dancing! It is the best!


    Carolynn September 28, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    This is lovely and something I aspire to do on a daily basis. Sometimes the effect is more deeply profound than others. It is always good.
    .-= Carolynn´s last post…Silent Sunday – A Second Spring =-.


    Karl Staib - Work Happy Now September 28, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    I’m on board as long as we are eating well. What would you like me to bring. I could bring a side dish or dessert.
    .-= Karl Staib – Work Happy Now´s last post…21 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Every Monday =-.


    Robin September 28, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Hi Tess – lt’s natural for us to want to share the love we feel by sharing ourselves, isn’t it? Thank you for your sharing – an’ I’ll join you! (psst Tess – your browser is auto-filling a mis-spelling in your email when you comment on LLF)
    .-= Robin´s last post…Relaaaaaaaaaaax =-.


    Barbara Swafford September 29, 2009 at 12:53 am

    Hi Tess,

    What a great way to share yourself. Back at you, my friend.

    Where’s the party?
    .-= Barbara Swafford´s last post…Blogging Etiquette – Write The Wrongs =-.


    Angelia Sims September 29, 2009 at 4:29 am

    Is this a congo line? I’m joining in!!! Shining and dancing with all you wonderful ladies. Radiating positive LIFE. :-D
    .-= Angelia Sims´s last post…Timely moments =-.


    Peggy September 29, 2009 at 7:59 am

    I’m SO in!

    Bringing my happy self to this wonderful party!!
    .-= Peggy´s last post…The Beat of a Different Drum =-.


    Evita September 29, 2009 at 9:42 am

    What a beautiful thing to do Tess! Sharing you, sharing me…

    I am definitely in!
    .-= Evita´s last post…Enter To Win a Copy of the Children’s Book Yndico Is =-.


    Wilma Ham September 29, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Although a late comer at this party today, I still feel the love and the joy of all of us here.
    So I am joining the sharing, here and everywhere by being the love that I am and being love in action, yahhooo.
    Love to you all, Wilma
    .-= Wilma Ham´s last post…Regrets, mindclutter and weakness in completion. =-.


    Jodi at Joy Discovered September 29, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Love that quote, Tess, as well as all the really wonderful things you listed. This is yet another example of the ways in which you “show up” each day! Definitely, I’m in–thanks for the inspiration!
    .-= Jodi at Joy Discovered´s last post…My Happy Place, Your Happy Place =-.


    Tess September 29, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    If your heart is dancing I count that as dancing and yours does!

    I feel the same way about you. Let’s just call it Divine Order.

    I really don’t think you need a reminder because you do this already but I’ll go along with it;)

    Dance on!

    Yes it’s always good and it’s all good!

    I definitely want you to bring dessert!

    Thanks for the warning but I don’t know what it means or how to fix it. I’ll ask Lance. He knows everything!

    Party at Karls and he’s bringing dessert;)

    Yes we’re dancing, shining and radiating today, can’t get any better than this.

    Bring your friends as guests!

    You rock!

    Yes love in action thats it! Can you bring a dish of joy to pass?

    Thanks for the compliment. If you spot it you got it!


    Mary B Sheffield September 29, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Hi Tess ,
    In honor of this being a sharing week here goes nothing !
    My Blog: creativeendeavers.blogspot.com
    I am not sure if this will get you there but we will see :)
    Thanks for the Push !
    Mary Beth


    Sara B. Healy October 1, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    Tess — This list reads like poetry and it looks like a poem too:~) Not only did I enjoy you sharing yourself, but also all the comments. The energy from the comment box is so open and giving. I loved the enthusiasm of everyone:~)
    .-= Sara B. Healy´s last post…When You Need a Hug =-.


    Tess October 1, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    I’ll check it out today! Your welcome.

    Yes I love the open and giving part as well. And to actually do it changes the world.


    janice October 2, 2009 at 3:57 am

    Can I bring my words to your wonderful party, Tess, and share them as my gift?
    .-= janice´s last post…Berries and Birds =-.


    Tess October 2, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Janice, Yes, Yes!


    Tabitha Blue October 3, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    I will join you, and Tess, what a great post!! Love that quote as well!


    .-= Tabitha Blue´s last post…days of summer:: 30 =-.


    I TAKE OFF THE MASK October 4, 2009 at 5:17 am

    We often think of what gifts to give when the greatest gift we could ever share is ourselves and the best of who we are! ;)
    .-= I TAKE OFF THE MASK´s last post…Quote on Reality – Albert Einstein =-.


    jenn October 4, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    count me in too friend!
    .-= jenn´s last post…benny… =-.


    Stefan October 11, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    I’m a few days late but I will join you today, tomorrow and hopefully forever. It’s effortless for you to smile but you can make someone’s day. Now get out there and share your happiness.
    .-= Stefan´s last post…How to Automatically Back Up Your Computer =-.


    Robin October 22, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Hi Tess – all I meant is that when you comment on LLF, your email address is wrong, and you haven’t noticed. It just means that your gravatar doesn’t show up – I fixed it for you the first couple of times by editing your comments, but kinda gave up on it. You just need to check it before hitting Submit (I notice you haven’t visited lately, so my apologies if I am overdoing things here).
    .-= Robin´s last post…Keeping Body And Soul Together =-.


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