Monday, December 31, 2012

2013 Will Be Full of Abundance

 Living the secret New Year 2013 
Welcome 2013 and all of your riches! 2013 Will Be Full of Abundance!!!

Attraction
by Kelly Athena (Source for this Poem)

I am a powerful magnet

What I keep picturing, I’ll get

Whether a secret or a well-known fact

What I focus on, I’ll attract

Whatever I’m feeling strongest about

will come to me without a doubt

If I see it inside repeatedly

It will show up outside—it’s a guarantee

Friday, December 7, 2012

Affirmation of the Day - I Will Get a Dog

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chihuahua image downloaded from http://cutedogpictures.org

I will get a dog. I will get a dog. I will get a dog. Seriously! How frikkin' cute is this little ball of fur? I want a black chihuahua! So cute! I shall name him Czarawr but call him Czar for short. 


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 AHHH! Even more cuteness. I will get a dog! I will get a dog! I will get a dog!



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chihuahua image downloaded from cassiesclosetinc.com

I'm going to get a dog and make it cute toys and homemade dog treats and spoil it like crazy!! Thank you for my dog! I'm looking forward to playing with my cute little dog from now on!

Friday, November 30, 2012

30 Days of Gratitude - Day 30

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image from abundance-and-happiness.com


Today I am grateful for my ability to talk and hear. I love being able to hear music and say the things I want to say. I'm very thankful for my sense of hearing and my ability to speak when I want to speak and sing when I want to sing. Thank you for my hearing and ability to talk!! 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

30 Days of Gratitude - Day 29

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 image from http://joettles.com/ 

Today I'm grateful and thankful for my creativity and my active imagination. Thanks to my creativity I have a career I love as a writer and photographer. I am loving becoming a problogger as well. Thank you for my creativity and my active imagination.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

30 Days of Gratitude - Day 28

 Gratitude image day 8 
image downloaded from mentalhealthnews.org

Today I'm thankful for my cell phone. I'm grateful that no matter where I am or what I'm doing I can pick it up and call anyone, any time. Thank you for my cell phone!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

30 Days of Gratitude - Day 27

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image from free-tarot-reading.net

Today I am thankful for my car. Thank you for my car! It helps me quickly and easily get from place to place and provides refuge from the elements as well as a place to sleep occasionally. 

Monday, November 26, 2012

30 Days of Gratitude - Day 26

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I'm thankful today for my dishwasher, my washing machine and my dryer. Okay, I'm actually thankful for all the appliances in my life that make life a little more convenient. I love that I can throw clothes in the washing machine and it will work on them while I do another task and then I can throw them in the dryer while I do another task and that dishes can be cleaned without me putting much effort into that was well. Thank you for convenient appliances!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

30 Days of Gratitude - Day 25

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 image from http://joettles.com/ 




Today I'm grateful for rain. It washes away the bad and brings in the good, it renews the ground and the plants and gives us drinking water. Every rain is like a rebirth. I also love the rain because it reminds me of wonderful times in my life. My husband and I went on our first date because it was raining. We said I love you the first time while it rained. It rained on our wedding night and on our honeymoon. I am so thankful for rain! I love sleeping while it is raining too :)

Saturday, November 24, 2012

30 Days of Gratitude - Day 24

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image downloaded from mentalhealthnews.org

Today I'm grateful for traveling and having new experiences. Every time I have gotten to travel or have a new experience had been wonderful. I love seeing new things and exploring new places. Thank you for my trips to New York, Las Vegas, Miami, Cozumel, Belize, Grand Cayman, South Carolina, North Carolina and everywhere else I've been and all the places I've yet to go but will visit in the near future!

Friday, November 23, 2012

30 Days of Gratitude - Day 23

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image from free-tarot-reading.net



Today I'm thankful for my bed and my fluffy pillows. It was so nice waking up in a pile of fluffy pillows on a comfy bed this morning. Thank you for my bed and fluffy pillows!


Thursday, November 22, 2012

A Thanksgiving Poem

 Thankful each day image downloaded from idlehearts dot com 
image downloaded from idlehearts.com


I've seen this Thanksgiving Poem show up all over the internet and although I do not know it's origin, I felt today being a Thanksgiving I'm so very thankful for that it is an important one to share this:
I am thankful for the taxes that I pay because it means that I am employed.

I am thankful for the mess to clean after a party because it means that I have been surrounded by friends.

I am thankful for the clothes that fit a little too snug because it means I have enough to eat.

I am thankful for my shadow that watches me work because it means I am out in the sunshine.

I am thankful for a lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning, and gutters that need fixing because it means I have a home.

I am thankful to all the complaining I hear about the government because it means we have freedom of speech.    

I am thankful for the parking spot I find at the far end of the parking lot because it means I am capable of walking and that I have been blessed with transportation.
I am thankful for my huge heating bill because it means I am warm.

I am thankful for the lady behind me in church that sings off key because it means that I can hear.

I am thankful for the pile of laundry and ironing because it means I have clothes to wear.

I am thankful for weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day because it means I have been capable of working hard.

and...

I am thankful for the alarm that goes off in the early morning hours because it means that I am alive.

30 Days of Gratitude - Day 22 - Happy Thanksgiving

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image from susanpolgar.blogspot.com

Today I'm thankful for the food in my pantry. I'm thankful that I've always had enough to eat and I'm thankful that we have enough food for a wonderful Thanksgiving feast. Thank you for the food we have and that we will always have plenty of food to eat.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

30 Days of Gratitude - Day 21

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 image from http://joettles.com/ 

Today I'm thankful for the ability to forgive. I forgive anyone who has ever done me wrong. I forgive myself for the mistakes I've made in the past. I love the ability to forgive because it means I can move on from something that once hurt me.  

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

30 Days of Gratitude - Day 20

 Gratitude image day 8 
image downloaded from mentalhealthnews.org

Today I'm thankful for my camera. Not only does my camera allow me to capture memories and amazing images, it allows me to make money. Thank you for my camera!

Monday, November 19, 2012

30 Days of Gratitude - Day 19

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Today I'm thankful for comedy. Anything that makes me laugh makes me happy. Thank you for funny cartoons, goofy movies, hilarious comedians, stupid facebook images, funny pictures on the internet and anything else that makes me chuckle!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

30 Days of Gratitude - Day 18

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image from abundance-and-happiness.com

Today I'm thankful for laser hair removal. Thanks to my laser hair removal I have not needed to shave my legs in more than two years. Considering how thick and coarse my hair used to be, that is quite amazing! I used to have painful stubble and really awful razor burns, but now I have beautiful silky smooth legs year round. Thank you for laser hair removal! 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

30 Days of Gratitude - Day 17

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 image from http://joettles.com/ 

Today I'm thankful for my Lasik Eye Surgery that I had more than a year ago. It restored my vision to 20/20 and I'm so grateful to not need contacts or glasses anymore. Thank you for my Lasik Eye Surgery! 

Friday, November 16, 2012

30 Days of Gratitude - Day 16

 Gratitude image day 8 
image downloaded from mentalhealthnews.org

I'm grateful for blankets to keep me warm. In the winter months in Florida it doesn't really get that cold too often, but when it does I'm so thankful I have plenty of blankets to snuggle up with. I get a kick out of layering my bed with a bunch of fluffy blankets to get warm in. 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Days of Gratitude - Day 15

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Today I'm grateful for big opportunities in my path! I am overjoyed with excitement for the big things coming to me in my life and in my career. I'm receiving an abundance of happiness and a surplus of income and I'm just so tickled pink about it that my heart is full of hope and love. I love my job and I love the opportunities coming my way in my job. Thank you for big opportunities!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The 3-minute Chakra Test




The 3-minute Chakra Test 
Try it yourself and check out your results.

According to ancient Hindu science, there are 7 Chakras, or 'energy centers' in your body, starting at your tailbone and ending at the tip of your head.

They act as your energetic ecosystem, and each of them influences a certain aspect of your life.

For example Chakra 1 influences your career and finances, Chakra 2 influences your sexuality, Chakra 3 your self-esteem, and so on.

Chakras can either be strong or weak, and their state determines your circumstances in the area of life that they influence.

So for example if your Chakra responsible for your intuition is strong, you'll enjoy highly sharpened intuitive senses...

But if it's weak, you may feel totally disconnected from your intuition.

The question is, how are YOUR Chakras affecting your life?

Which are weak, and which are strong?

Just answer a few simple questions in this 3-minute Chakra Test, and you'll get your results instantly:

The 3-minute Chakra Test

And don't be surprised when the answers are an almost exact match to your life circumstances. They
were for me :)

All the best,

Ashley Grant

P.S. I'm told that over 200 000 people worldwide have taken this test. It's designed by Carol Tuttle, one of the world's most respected Chakra experts.
The 3-minute Chakra Test 

30 Days of Gratitude - Day 14

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image from abundance-and-happiness.com

Today I'm grateful for the clothes in my closet. It's easy to laugh thinking about how I always complain I have nothing to wear when the truth is my closet is bursting with clothes. I am so very grateful that I have clothes in my closet that I can argue with myself about matching and mismatching. I'm thankful for the sweaters that warm me in the winter and the tank tops I can wear in the summer. I'm thankful for all the clothes that keep me covered all year long. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

30 Days of Gratitude - Day 13

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 image from http://joettles.com/ 

Today I'm thankful for the roof over my head. Whether it rains, when it's sunny, when it's dark or when it's cold, I am grateful that I have a roof over my head. My apartment is not the biggest or the fanciest or even the cleanest place in the world, but it's mine and I am so very thankful for it.

Monday, November 12, 2012

30 Days of Gratitude - Day 12

 Gratitude image day 8 
image downloaded from mentalhealthnews.org

Today I'm thankful for my library. My library offers free rentals of books, movies, magazines and even music. My library also offers rentals of eBooks so that I don't even have to leave my apartment. Freebies make me so happy and the fact that I have access to so many freebies at the library is just awesome!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

30 Days of Gratitude- Day 11

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This one might seem silly to some people, but today I'm thankful for the internet. Thanks to the internet I am employed in a position I love, I can find information I didn't know before and I can connect with friends and family all over the world.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

30 Days of Gratitude - Day 10

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Today I'm grateful for the ability to workout. Exercise and me have never really been friends, but lately I've been trying to change that. I want to be healthier and so I've been making more of a conscious effort to workout. I'm thankful I have so many exercise DVDs and that I have access to free workout programs online and in my library.

Friday, November 9, 2012

30 Days of Gratitude- Day 9

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 image from http://joettles.com/ 

Today I'm grateful for my friendships. I'm so thankful for the people that know who I am and still hang out with me anyway. I'm grateful for my talks with them, my times doing things with them we have in common. Thank you for my friendships.  

Thursday, November 8, 2012

30 Days of Gratitude- Day 8

 Gratitude image day 8 
image downloaded from mentalhealthnews.org

Today I'm grateful for the lights on inside my apartment. I'm thankful for the ability to flip a switch and have a light come on! Thank you for the lights! 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

30 Days of Gratitude- Day 7

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image from free-tarot-reading.net




Today I'm grateful for music. I am so very grateful for music. Regardless of my mood music always makes me feel better. It helps me dance, it helps me move and it makes me feel alive. Thank you for music! 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

30 Days of Gratitude- Day 6

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image from abundance-and-happiness.com



Today I'm grateful for my hands that I use to type with. I'm grateful for my fingers to type the letters on the keyboard. Thanks to my hands I'm able to write for a living and that is my dream job. I love being able to make money doing the things I love to do. I also get to take pictures with my wonderful hands and I'm grateful for that too because that is my other passion. I love being able to write and take pictures for a living. Thank you for my hands that enable me to work!


Monday, November 5, 2012

30 Days of Gratitude - Day 5

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 image from http://joettles.com/ 

Today I'm grateful for always having enough money to pay my bills. I always have enough money to pay all of my bills and I'm grateful for the services that are provided by the bills I pay. From my rent to my electric bill to my car insurance, every bill I pay fulfills a very important service for me and I'm grateful these services exist.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

30 Days of Gratitude - Day 4

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Today I'm grateful that I live in a city where I'm able to walk outside and get a breath of fresh air. I'm grateful that I don't have to wear a mask like some other countries do from too much polution. I am so thankful for fresh air!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

30 Days of Gratitude - Day 3

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 Today I'm grateful for the legs I can stand on. The legs I walk with. The legs I can dance with. Thank you legs for working every day for me. I'm thankful for my legs!

Friday, November 2, 2012

30 Days of Gratitude - Day 2

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Today I'm grateful for my mom and my dad. My mom was the rock I leaned on while growing up. She took care of me and helped keep the peace in the house. My dad always busted his butt to provide for us. He worked hard to make sure our needs were met.

I love my mom and dad very much and I'm so thankful for them.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

30 Days of Gratitude - Day 1

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 image from http://joettles.com/

Today I'm grateful for my husband. He is my rock, my love, my life. He is the reason I became a writer because he was the first person in my life to tell me it was okay to pursue my dreams. I love him more every day and although sometimes he drives me a little bit crazy, there is no other man I could see myself with. I'm grateful for the way he helps me through my problems, the way he treats me and the way he loves me. I love you Jeremy and I'm thankful for you baby!

Monday, October 22, 2012

I Will Be Healthy and Fit

I love junk food, but it doesn't love me. I want to love healthy food and have it love me back. I want to enjoy working out and working towards getting fit. I want to desire pushing myself to physical extremes and getting stronger every day for it. I want to be healthy and be fit!

My Hope for Tomorrow and Everyday Going Forward

I want to wake up in the morning so motivated to work that I get a lot of stuff accomplished. I want to knock things off my to do list left and right so fast that people will wonder what's up. I want to write all of the articles I need to write for my deadline by the end of the day tomorrow. I want to schedule blog posts on all of my blogs and set up my website once and for all. I want to start every day of this week and every day for the rest of my life motivated to work towards the goals I have always had for myself. I want to be so accomplished that even I won't believe how much stuff I have done.

All I Really Want

Like most people I'm sure I can sum up everything I have ever wanted into one single word. That word is happiness. I want to be happy. I want my life to reflect a state of happiness. I want my relationships to be happy. I want my job to be happy. I want my financial state to be happy. I want my heart, my mind, my body, my soul to be happy. I want to be a happiness magnet and I want to make others around me happy. I want happiness all around me. True, honest, deep seeded happiness!

Chapter 2 Life Lesson #3 Exercise: Mastering LOA

LOA chicken soup book 

I said that I was going to do the exercises from the book  Life Lessons for Mastering the Law of Attraction and, so, here is the exercise from Chapter 2, Life Lesson Life Lesson #3 which is "Where You Currently Stand is Perfect":

The exercise is to think about some negative things going on in my life right now and choose one to completely release from my mind. It suggests writing them down and then choosing one to release. I choose to release my financial situation. I choose to think of myself as wealthy right now instead of up to my eyeballs in debt!


 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Money Can't Buy Happiness

The other day I was droning on and on and on and on ( you get the idea) about how happy I would be once I finally get a million dollars. My husband looked at me and said, "You won't be happy even once you get a million dollars."

At first, I was pissed. I felt insulted, hurt and annoyed that he believed that a million dollars would not make me happy because come on, it's a million dollars. Who wouldn't be happy with a million dollars. Then, I thought about it. As much as it sickens me, I think he is right.

All too often I focus on happiness as something I'll have in the future.

I used to say, once I lose 40 pounds I'll be happy. Then, I lost 40 pounds and you know what? I still wasn't happy.

I used to say, once I am married I'll be happy. I've been married for 6 years and you know what? As much as I love my husband with every fiber of my being I'm still not happy.

I used to say, once I get out of high school and away from all the people who bully me I'll be happy. I've been out of school for 10 years as of this year and I'm still not happy.

What does all this tell me? It's not the things going on in my life, the things that will come into my life or even the people in my life holding me back from being happy. The only thing that has been constant is me. I'm the only one holding myself back from happiness.

So, with all this said, I think I need to just focus on being happy regardless of my environment. I'm the only REAL thing in my way of happiness. I need to commit 100% to being happy overall. Right now!

I Want More Positivity in My Life

Too often it seems I am focusing on the bad things in my life. The bills I can't pay, the money I haven't made, the jobs I've not gotten, the tasks I've not yet completed. I'm sick of all that crap. I want more positivity in my life. There are so many awesome things that happen to me all the time and I think it's high time I focus on those things.

This morning I woke up. That alone is huge. I woke up and was able to breathe, sit up, stand up and walk into my living room under a roof to shelter me from the outside and say good morning to my husband who I love and that loves me. I was able to get a diet fountain soda and cook breakfast with him. I spent my day goofing off on facebook and pinterest and then indulged in freshly baked cupcakes and a glorious 3 hour nap and then awoke to another fountain soda. Then, I got to make a delicious quesadilla, had more cupcakes, enjoyed a couple of cocktails, crafted for a while and then watched some movies. I'm so lucky to be able to enjoy everything I enjoyed today.

I focus waaaaaaay too often on the things I don't have, but sitting here for these few minutes looking at everything I DO have was really nice. Thank you for my awesome luxuries and the many things in my life that I got to enjoy today. Thank you for my wonderful husband, my delicious breakfast, my glorious nap, my amazing cupcakes, my time enjoyed watching movies and my yummy dinner. Thank you for everything positive in my life.

I'm Worthy Of Great Things

I am worthy of wonderful things coming into my life. I am worthy of happiness and great experiences and amazing adventures. I am good enough. I am amazing. I am fun. I am lovable. I am worthy of being rich. I am worth of being loved. I am worth it. I am an awesome chick.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Chapter 2 Life Lesson #2 Exercise: Mastering LOA

LOA chicken soup book 

I said HERE that I was going to do the exercises from the book  Life Lessons for Mastering the Law of Attraction and, so, here is the exercise from Chapter 2, Life Lesson Life Lesson #2 which is "Breakthroughs Don't Have to be Hard":

What are your life-defining moments (pick 10)? (still need to do this part: Next, identify those thoughts and practices that served you in each instance)
1. Meeting and marrying Jeremy
2. Going to USF
3. Changing my major from education to mass communications
4. Traveling to the Caribbean
5. Getting fired for the first time
6. Starting Tampa Bay Freebies
7. Starting to call myself The Famous Ashley Grant
8. Moving out on my own before getting married
9. Getting hired by About.com
10. Dumping my ex


 

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Affirmation 9/9/12

My affirmation for 9/9/12:

- I will find a way to get debt free
- I will find a way to pay off my parents' debts
- I will get my mom ready to retire
- I will be able to retire too

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

What Do I Really Want

What do I really want? I want security, stability, enough money to pay off all debts and then travel the world...
 
I want to share my travels with the world. I want to take photos of everything I eat, see and do and then share my experiences with anyone that wants to see them.
 
I want every day to be an adventure. I want to have fun and feel like every day I did something amazing.
 
I want to help my family be more positive and help them keep their home and have their dreams come true.
 
I want to be happy and to feel happy. I want to be loved. I want to feel love and share love.
 
I want to have fun with people and enjoy their company while they enjoy mine.
 
What makes me happiest is when I am hanging out with people and enjoying time with them. I love eating good food, drinking yummy drinks and talking about stuff. I like dancing and singing and crafting and building things. I love new experiences and adventures. I love telling the stories of things I've done and the things I will do. What I really want is to be able to do these things every day for the rest of my life.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Chapter 2 Life Lesson #1 Exercise: Mastering LOA

LOA chicken soup book 

I said HERE that I was going to do the exercises from the book  Life Lessons for Mastering the Law of Attraction and, so, here is the exercise from Chapter 2, Life Lesson Life Lesson #1 which is "You're Never Stuck!":

Is there an area of your life you're tired of? Yes! I'm tired of not being able to afford the things I want to do. My husband and I fight about money all the time because we are so in debt and struggling to make ends meet all the time.

My ideal outcome for this issue is to pay off all of our debt and to get over my procrastination and laziness issues to make more money to set ourselves on the right track finally!


 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Chapter 1 Life Lesson #6 Exercise: Mastering LOA

LOA chicken soup book 

I said HERE that I was going to do the exercises from the book  Life Lessons for Mastering the Law of Attraction and, so, here is the exercise from Life Lesson Life Lesson #6 which is "The Power of Intention, Not Attachment":

1. Identify a goal or dream in which you've run into an obstacle- Every dream has the same obstacle! My obstacle is simply that I'm lazy and lacking motivation to get things done. I'm way too good at procrastination.
2. Determine if your dream or goal needs to be chunked down further- the bottom line is that I need to stop procrastinating and being lazy!
Questions 3-5 are irrelevant until I can get over my procrastination and laziness.

 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Thankful for the Ability to Make Money

Today I'm thankful that I have the ability to make money. I have always found a way to make some form of income and I'm thankful that I'm willing and able to work and able to find work. I am thankful for this because it helps me bring in the funds needed to pay my bills, fill my pantry with food and gets me closer to my dreams coming true.

Monday, April 23, 2012

I'm Thankful For My Job

Today I am thankful for my job because of the awesome opportunities it gives me. Thanks to my job I have gotten to try new foods, new drinks, new products and have new experiences. I've done everything from parasailing for the first time to enjoying a free massage to indulging in a five course meal complete with a $300 bottle of wine. Every experience I have had working as a writer and photographer has made me appreciate my job. I look forward to many more opportunities and new experiences as the years go on. I love my job and am so grateful that I am doing what I love for a living.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

My Daily Affirmations 4/21/12

I am so happy and grateful that:
1. Money is mine to receive, invest, grow and share
2. Money flows to me easily and effortlessly
3. I am outrageously successful in everything I do
4. I embrace abundance and abundance embraces me
5. I live every day to the fullest and am truly happy inside and out

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Positive Quote of the Day 4/17/12

"Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life." - Wayne Dyer

This quote was found here.

Positive Quote of the Day 4/17/12

"Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life." - Wayne Dyer

This quote was found here.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Positive Quote of the Day 4/15/12

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
- Dr Wayne Dyer

This quote was found here

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Positive Quote of the Day 4/14/12

"You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about.  By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be.   Put your future in good hands – your own." – Mark Victor Hansen

This quote was found here

Friday, April 13, 2012

Positive Quote of the Day 4/13/12

"I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances." – Martha Washington

This quote was found here.

My Plans for Once I Become a Millionaire

lots of money in a pile 
Here are my plans for what I will do once I get my millions:

- I will travel more often and take pictures to share on my websites
- I will craft more
- I will cook better meals
- My place will already be clean and organized but I will maintain it
- I might write a book if the mood strikes me
- I will schedule more days at the spa
- I will enjoy more nights out
- I will work out daily
- I will take a lot more photos and share them with the world
- I will help out at the Spring because no one should be scared of their home situation. 
- I will continue writing articles and blogs and posting things to Facebook
- I will do more to help my mom launch her business/ take her business to the next level
- I will probably buy a house and two new cars
- I will probably go back to school an get my master's degree and my PhD to be a professor
- I might have kids 
- I will get a dog
- I would buy two bicycles for me and my husband to ride
- I would go camping

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

I Am The Famous Ashley Grant

The Famous Ashley Grant


I've been calling myself The Famous Ashley Grant since February 2010. It began as a joke and then became my hook and my niche. Now I want it to BE TRUE. I want to BE The Famous Ashley Grant. What I mean by this is I want all of my blogs to have a shitload of page views, I want to make enough money through writing and photography to become financially stable, I want people to know who I am and get on the lists I want to be on, I want enough work to keep me busy and I want enough attention to stay happy.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Chapter 1 Life Lesson #4 Exercise: Mastering LOA


I said HERE that I was going to do the exercises from the book  Life Lessons for Mastering the Law of Attraction and, so, here is the exercise from Life Lesson Life Lesson #4 which is "The Power of Your State of Mind"

This exercise is to write on index cards 4-5 "I am" statements "to be repeated twice a day, just before going to sleep and getting out of bed each morning. Begin your affirmations with I am so happy and grateful that..."

The examples in my opinion were such good ones that I am using them. However, instead of putting them on index cards I wrote them in my phone's memo section. I always have the phone by the bed in the morning and at night because my alarm is on it so I thought I'd save a tree and put these statements there.  Here are the statements from the book:

"I am so happy and grateful that money is mine to receive, invest, grow and share."

"I am so happy and grateful that money flows to me easily and effortlessly."

"I am so happy and grateful that I am outrageously successful in everything I do."

"I am so happy and grateful that I embrace abundance and abundance embraces me."

the one I'm adding to this list is:
I am so happy and grateful that I live every day to the fullest and am truly happy inside and out.

Chapter 1 Life Lesson #3 Exercise: Mastering LOA


I said HERE that I was going to do the exercises from the book  Life Lessons for Mastering the Law of Attraction and, so, here is the exercise from Life Lesson #3 is "Releasing the 'How' So the Dream Can Unfold"

This exercise is to list your dreams, goals and desires and then ask the what, when, where and who around them and release the how from my thoughts. So, I simply took my list of goals created HERE in a previous exercise and did just that! After that I was supposed to go back and add the why to each item so I did that too.

The exercise said to consciously take note of any negative thoughts that pop up with each goal and then to deliberately kick that negative thought out of my head! The end result is to look at what you DO want instead of what you don't.


1. What: Visit every continent
Who: me
When: ASAP
Where: Every continent
Why: I would like to see the world. I want to see all the beauty there is to see and then share the images I see and take with my camera with the world.

2. What: Run a marathon
Who: me
When: ASAP
Where: anywhere works for me
Why: to me being able to run a marathon means I'm healthy

3. What: Eat healthy foods that taste good
Who: me
When: daily
Where: at home, on the go, anywhere and everywhere
Why: I think if I eat healthy foods I'll feel better over all.

4. Have sex more often
Who: me and my husband
When: I wish it was a daily activity
Where: anywhere. I honestly prefer it anywhere but the bedroom
Why: I want to feel closer to my husband and fall deeper in love with him daily and I think a more active sex life would do that for us.

5. Be physically fit
Who: me
When: ASAP
Where: everywhere! From my head to my toes
Why: being healthy is one step closer to feeling better about myself and being sexier and feeling physically well

6. Drink more water
Who: me
When: daily
Where: at home, on the go, anywhere and everywhere
Why: to be healthier and cleanse myself of the toxins in my food, drink and life


7. Meet Oprah
Who: me
When: I would like to meet her by accident or on purpose and get the chance to actually talk to her
Where: it doesn't matter where because when it happens I know it will be awesome
Why: I just feel like she is a positive person and admire her for all she has accomplished. Plus, I think it would be so cool to share with folks I met her!

8. Visit every state in the United States
Who: me and my husband
When: the sooner the better
Where: the more places the better
Why: I would like to see the world. I want to see all the beauty there is to see and then share the images I see and take with my camera with the world.
9. travel through England
Who: me and my husband

When: the sooner the betterWhere: all over but would really like to visit London
Why: I would like to see the world. I want to see all the beauty there is to see and then share the images I see and take with my camera with the world.
10. travel through Spain
Who: me and my husband

When: the sooner the betterWhere: Ibiza and Barcelona for sure!
Why: I would like to see the world. I want to see all the beauty there is to see and then share the images I see and take with my camera with the world.
11. travel through France
Who: me and my husband

When: the sooner the betterWhere: Nice and Paris
Why: I would like to see the world. I want to see all the beauty there is to see and then share the images I see and take with my camera with the world.
12. travel through Greece
Who: me and my husband

When: the sooner the betterWhere: Athens, the Greek Isles
Why: I would like to see the world. I want to see all the beauty there is to see and then share the images I see and take with my camera with the world.
13. travel through Amsterdam
Who: me and my husband

When: the sooner the betterWhere: I'm not going to lie, I want to visit the red light district because the stories I've heard fascinate me
Why: I would like to see the world. I want to see all the beauty there is to see and then share the images I see and take with my camera with the world.
14. travel through Italy
Who: me and my husband

When: the sooner the betterWhere: Rome, Venice, any romantic city there
Why: I would like to see the world. I want to see all the beauty there is to see and then share the images I see and take with my camera with the world.
15. travel through Germany
Who: me and my husband

When: the sooner the betterWhere: don't care. Just want to say I've been there honestly since German is in my blood.
Why: I would like to see the world. I want to see all the beauty there is to see and then share the images I see and take with my camera with the world.
16. travel through Norway
Who: me and my husband

When: the sooner the betterWhere: not sure.
Why: I would like to see the world. I want to see all the beauty there is to see and then share the images I see and take with my camera with the world.
17. travel through Canada
Who: me and my husband

When: the sooner the betterWhere: Vail for the skiing, Vancouver for the site seeing, anywhere else just because
Why: I would like to see the world. I want to see all the beauty there is to see and then share the images I see and take with my camera with the world.
18. travel through Brazil
Who: me and my husband

When: the sooner the betterWhere: wherever there is a good spot to party
Why: I would like to see the world. I want to see all the beauty there is to see and then share the images I see and take with my camera with the world.
19. travel through Peru
Who: me and my husband

When: the sooner the betterWhere: not sure
Why: I would like to see the world. I want to see all the beauty there is to see and then share the images I see and take with my camera with the world.
20. travel through Australia
Who: me and my husband

When: the sooner the better
Where: Melbourne, Sydney, any spot with kangaroos
Why: I would like to see the world. I want to see all the beauty there is to see and then share the images I see and take with my camera with the world.
21. be organized
Who: me
When: ASAP
Where: my home, my car, my websites, my life in general
Why: I waste too much time looking for things and if everything was organized it would be easier to find them and I would quit wasting time looking

22. Catalog all of my articles and photos
Who: me
When: ASAP
Where: online, on my computer
Why: I need a spot where folks can see my work and enjoy it for years to come

23. be an extra in a movie
Who: me
When: ASAP
Where: in Tampa or Orlando
Why: I think it would be cool. I would love the attention and then being able to show off that I was in it.

24. stomp grapes at a vineyard
Who: me
When: ASAP
Where: any vineyard will do
Why: an opportunity to bring out my inner 5 year old!

25. go boating all day with just my husband
Who: me and my husband

When: the sooner the betterWhere: Tampa Bay, Miami, California, wherever there is water
Why: just to get away from everyone and explore with him would be fun

26. get a new car for me and my husband
Who: me and my husband

When: the sooner the betterWhere: doesn't matter. as long as we get transportation.
Why: we need a way to get from place to place and a new car would solve the problems we have with our current ones

27. pay off my parents' house
Who: me
When: ASAP
Where: there home in Tampa, FL
Why: to be able to take that burden off of their shoulders would truly make me feel like a million bucks. I would love to help remove that stress from their lives!

28. take more pictures of me and my husband
Who: me and my husband

When: the sooner the better and as often as possible until the end of our days here
Where: everywhere! especially while traveling
Why: it's so much fun to look through photos of us from the past and see where we have been and how far we have come and photos are my way of remembering things we have done together.

29. relax more often
Who: me
When: the sooner the betterWhere: at home, in public, just everywhere in general
Why: I stress way too much and need to get some calm in my life!

30. get weekly massages and pedicures and manicures
Who: me and my husband

When: the sooner the better, the more often the better
Where: anywhere
Why: I stress way too much and need to get some calm in my life!
31. be a highly successful writer and photographer
Who: ME
When:  ASAP
Where: online, nationally, internationally
Why: finances cause so much tension in my life and I would like to focus on things that are more fun. Being able to say "I never worry about money" and actually mean it would be such a stress relief!

32. make enough money to live off of for the rest of my life.
Who: ME
When: ASAP
Where: online, nationally, internationally
Why: finances cause so much tension in my life and I would like to focus on things that are more fun. Being able to say "I never worry about money" and actually mean it would be such a stress relief!
33. run a marathon every year
Who: ME
When: annually
Where: anywhere
Why: to me it means I'm healthy!

34. be able to walk up a flight of stairs without pain or running out of breath
Who: me
When: ASAP
Where: any flight of stairs
Why: I want to lose weight and feel healthy and feel great!

35. do the Bank of America stair climb
Who: me
When: annually
Where: downtown Tampa
Why: I want to be able to be healthy enough to tackle this tough of a challenge.

36. have clear and healthy skin
Who: me
When: ASAP
Where: all of my skin
Why: my skin has always caused insecurities and I feel like if I have clear skin I will feel more confident.

37. be able to know where every single thing in my apartment is when I need it
Who: me
When: ASAP
Where: at home
Why: I waste too much time looking for things and if everything was organized it would be easier to find them and I would quit wasting time looking
38. have my blogs become some of the most highly viewed-some with a million views a month!
Who: me
When: ASAP
Where: online
Why: because a whole lot of page views translates into a lot of money and a lot of money eases financial tensions!

39. be able to make money any time day or night without even trying
Who: me
When: ASAP
Where: online, nationally, internationally
Why: finances cause so much tension in my life and I would like to focus on things that are more fun. Being able to say "I never worry about money" and actually mean it would be such a stress relief!

40. see my family more often
Who: me and my husband
When: ASAP
Where: Tampa and in Kentucky
Why: I love them and wish I felt closer to them.

Chapter 1 Life Lesson #2 Exercise: Mastering LOA


I said HERE that I was going to do the exercises from the book  Life Lessons for Mastering the Law of Attraction and, so, here is the exercise from Life Lesson #2: What You Think and What You Feel Are Always a Match.

1. The first part of the exercise said to "Make a list of all the limiting beliefs and feelings you currently have around the desires you've identified. These are nothing more than habits of thinking you've had up to this point...thoughts you keep having over and over again."

The list of negative thoughts for part 1 of this exercise have been deleted/purged/done away with as part of item #3 in this exercise!

2. Part two of the exercise is to "take those limiting beliefs and thoughts and deliberately replace them with a list of thoughts that support who you are, who you want to be and what you want in your life. Go back to your Journal, and for each limiting belief you identified, list your new thoughts that support what you want."
+ New Thought- I make great decisions!
+ New Thought- I always think things through before trying them. I have a perfect plan ready to execute.
+ New Thought- I may not be the fastest, but I will always make it to the finish line. I always at least make an attempt!
+ New Thought- I can do it today! There is no reason to wait!
+ New Thought-I will succeed! All I have to do is start the project or work on the goal and I will succeed!!!
New Thought-All that truly matters is that I did my best. The opinions of others is irrelevant. Only I can make my path, only I can live my life. Only I can take the steps needed to be happy.
+ New Thought-Who cares? Others can't live my life for me. I have to make my own decisions and do what is right FOR ME!


3. Part three of this exercise is to release the list of limiting beliefs and thoughts by burning them, tearing them up, etc... For this part I've simply deleted the negative thoughts. That's why #1 has the sentence about part 3 in place of the list of negative thoughts :)