Sunday, November 21, 2010

Simple Abundance

As we move into the Thanksgiving holiday,
my theme for this week is simple abundance
 and being thankful for our blessings.

~ Simple Things | Amy Grant ~

“Many women today feel a sadness we cannot name. 
Though we accomplish much of what we set out to do, 
we sense that something is missing in our lives and . . . 
fruitlessly . . . search “out there” for the answers. 
What’s often wrong is that we are disconnected
 from an authentic sense of self.”
Emily Hancock

The simple abundance lifestyle is a spiritual and practical course in creative living leading to contentment that comes from within. One of the fundamentals is the awareness that we all possess the inner wisdom, strength and creativity needed to make our dreams come true.

This is the core philosophy of the book
“Simple Abundance” by Sarah Ban Breathmach

At the heart of Simple Abundance is an authentic awakening, one that resonates within your soul. The way you reach that is through an inner journey that brings about an emotional psychological and spiritual transformation that produces inner peace, well-being, happiness and a sense of security. It all starts with gratitude and knowing we have everything we need to take that inner journey within ourselves.

For me, part of it is being true to myself, being my authentic self. I believe in the philosophy that “you must first be who you really are, then, do what you need to do, in order to have what you want” . . . the quote comes from the book “Simple Abundance.”

18 comments: said...

Morning Gina. My mum had a copy of that picture...pity it wasn't the original lol. Just to say thank you for this post. It has made me feel all cozy and warm inside and restored calm today.

Gina Alfani said...

Good morning to you too . . .I love the picture of those dogs :-)

You are very welcome . . . it makes me so happy that my blog puts a smile on even one face.

Have an awesome Sunday . . . Gina

missykade said...

Following you from Lucas's Journey w/SPD
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Gina Alfani said...

Following you back Debbie . . . love your SUPER MEGA BLOG HOP!!

Jaime said...

I'm a new follower via Sunday Strolling
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emilene said...

Hi Gina! What a lovely post - found you on JJ's blog - have just joined as a follower. Come and say hi at

Look forward to reading your posts! :)

Sofia's Ideas said...

I'm now following you through Three P's in a Pod Sunday Blog Hop. I hope you'll do the same! You can find me @

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Debbie Does Coupons said...

Following you from Say hi Sunday blog hop. Hope you will visit me and follow back at

Single and Sane said...

Gina -

You have a great blog. I think a lot of being true to our authentic selves comes with maturity. It takes us time to learn that there's no point in trying to be like anyone else, and to learn to be the best "me" that each of us can be.


Romina said...

Hi. Following you back. Thanks for stopping by

Dana @ The Coupon Challenge said...

Thanks for joining Surfin' Saturdays! I'm following you back

Johnnie said...

Hi! I am a new follower from Monday's blog hop. I am looking forward to reading more of your blog. Blessings...
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KellyJ Doll Dependant said...

Hi there,Im your newest follower from the blog hop

Would love to have you follow me back at:

Shinade said...

This is one I always have problems with relating to myself. I am and always have been a very open, honest and true to myself person. This has gotten me in trouble quite a few times.

But, I do lack a sense of direction at this stage in my life. I am the essence of a woman with 'The Empty nest Syndrome.'

i have always been a care taker, even as a child, I always took care of things. I became a mother at the age of 14(that's another story all to it's self) and spent my entire life always taking care of other people.

Now, my parents are dead, my children grown, independent and completely on their own and my husband's job requires him to travel constantly.

So I find myself basically living alone with no one to take care of. It is getting better but I am still very much trying to find my own identity without the taker.

Great article Gina and I will email you. the weekend was some what exhausting working on the blog. I will be in touch some time today if I still can get your email.

Have a great day!

aquariann said...

Sounds like a lovely book and way to view life. :D

Btw, I hopped here from the Pink Dandy blog. Please come join my Autumn Blog Hop if you have a chance.

Giveaways for Mom said...

I'm your newest follower from Follow Us Monday Morning :)

Anna said...

New follower and thank you for sharing such lovely thoughts. I tend to subscribe to the sillier side of life, and I always think Dr. Suess says it well, "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." :)

If you wouldn't mind, I'd love for you to share these thoughts in my Stress Less this Thanksgiving post.

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