OK, so maybe not ALL roads, but Jason Mraz has certainly been a big part of my gratitude journey! Those of you who know me may be aware of my... um... affection for Mr. Mraz. I don't listen to music all that much, but I will listen to every. single. word. that Jason Mraz may be inspired to write/sing. His lyrics and his music feed my soul and to see him in concert is an experience that will never grow old. NEVAH! So much of what I love about Jason has to do with his attitude. His attitude of gratitude.
Take the name of his 2009 tour, for example. This is my friend Danielle wearing the t-shirt from that year's tour: The Gratitude Café Tour. (We had the pleasure of seeing him in Toronto that year.) Although I was aware of the power of gratitude in my life, it was this pure celebration of gratitude that stayed with me. Maybe this was something that was not meant to stay between me and my God, but rather, something that was meant to be shared... sung... yes, celebrated!
THEN, in 2011, Jason Mraz partnered up with Energy Muse and co-designed the Gratitude Bracelet.
"This Energy Muse piece was designed to help you align with the practice of
Gratitude. Gratitude shifts our attention back to love, abundance, and the
divine qualities we all have within us. As we express our gratitude awareness
grows. Gratitude is what takes you to the next level. This bracelet, co-created
by Jason Mraz, was inspired by Café Gratitude, a school of transformation guised
as a raw food restaurant." Energy Muse Web Site
So, hubby had it easy in the buying-birthday-gift department that year...
Me: Hon, I'm gonna send you a link, OK?
He: OK, why?
Me: Well, just in case you hadn't decided on what to buy me for my birthday...
Me: Well, just get me this.
And he did. Good, good hubby. :-)
And so now, every day, I wear this visible reminder of my gratitude.
And of Jason Mraz.
Oh, and of my loving & smart hubby, of course.
What about you? How do you keep your gratitude within reach?