December 11 – reverb11 – Gracias (Thanks)

Via Michelle Margaret Fajkus
on Dec 11, 2011
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Appreciation and acknowledgement are corner stones to building trust and deepening relationships. Write a thank you note or poem to someone who impacted your life in 2011.

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Special thanks to my fellow YAM tribe member, Heidi Johnson, for offering today’s prompt. Here’s my poem in response:
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Dearest one
Thank you for accepting me
Thank you for loving me so fully and openly
Thank you for supporting me, believing in me, trusting me
Your kindness and friendship make me feel like a million
I cherish you
In every moment
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Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. ~William James

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If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.  ~Meister Eckhart

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About Michelle Margaret Fajkus

Michelle Margaret is a Gemini yogini, writer, teacher and retreat leader who founded Yoga Freedom in 2002 in Austin, Texas. Her home since 2012 is Lake Atitlán, Guatemala where she lives in a tiny eco cabin with her Colombiano partner and their adorable daughter, dog and two gatos. Michelle has been writing this column for elephant journal since 2010 and has written some inspiring books, with more on the way. She leads yoga and mindfulness retreats and serves as the retreat managers for the stunningly beautiful Villa Sumaya on majestic Lago Atitlan. Her lineage is the very esoteric Yoga Schmoga, which incorporates hatha yoga asana, dharma (Buddhist) teachings, pranayama (breath work), yin yoga, mindfulness practices and meditation. Join Michelle on retreat in Guatemala!

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3 Responses to “December 11 – reverb11 – Gracias (Thanks)”

  1. Valerie Carruthers says:

    My dear friend, thank you for pushing me to decide which of two paths to walk down. For knowing that if I chose the old familiar one that I would regret it forever. For seeing the future me as much as the present one. Blessings and Peace.

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