Gratitude is not for wimps.

Via David Romanelli
on Nov 23, 2012
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This is #52 of 108 Ways to Livin the Moment. Let’s take back our lives one beautiful, funny and delicious moment at a time!

#52 of 108: Sniff Some Gratitude

“An attitude of Thanksgiving is hard work.” ~ Anonymous

There’s nothing like a good scent to get your attention.

And the only thing more intrusive than a good cologne saying “Check me out! I’m in the room and I smell!” is something you shove up your nose and spray!

Have you seen the Gratitude Inhaler from Earth Solutions? Genius.

It should be a requirement for any of us who complain about life.

We can talk about gratitude all day long but the truth is, gratitude is morally and intellectually demanding. It takes mental fortitude to see what is awesome in your life instead of what is not awesome.

And therefore, for some of us, not all, but some of us…abrasive action is needed to divert those neural pathways etched in negativity.

Enough of the sweet loving poems and gratitude blogs. Just take that f*cking inhaler, shove it up your schnozz and blast some gratitude where the sun don’t shine!

Thank you very much!!!!

And for those friends you have, the real whiny ones who drive you craaaaazy, forget trying to help them by suggesting the Tony Robbins seminar or a shrink costing $500/hour…a blast up their beak and they won’t be able to speak.

And for the relatives who drive you insane and cause you great pain, because their demands are tough and you don’t make enough, just give them a whiff, a gratitude lift!

The science states that “gratitude is not for wimps.” So this Thanksgiving, step it up a notch…

After your meal, when your tummy is round
When it gets real quiet, food comas abound
Take a gratitude sniff and lead from the heart
As you prepare to release…that Thanksgiving fart!


Photo: Roads Less Traveled Photography

If you are ready to have a super healing weekend that does not require you to travel to faraway lands and spend thousands…but rather establish some love and peace in the comfort of your own home, you are going to love my In-Home Retreat, taking place in January.

(This experience is only for people who need to relax. If you do not need to relax, this is not for you.)

I will lead you through an audio experinece rich with storytelling, inspiration, yoga, and deep relaxation.

And best of all, it will be live! However, if the scheduled times don’t work, no worries, you can download and listen later at your convenience.

Email me at with the subject Bring It Home! to receive early registration info.



Ed: Bryonie Wise

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About David Romanelli

David "Yeah Dave" Romanelli has played a major role in pioneering the modernization of wellness in the United States. He believes wellness and feeling good is so much more than fancy yoga poses, green juice, and tight-fitting clothes. Dave launched his career fusing ancient wellness practices with modern passions like exotic chocolate, fine wine, and gourmet food by creating Yoga + Chocolate, Yoga + Wine, and Yoga for Foodies.  His work has been featured in The Wall Street JournalFood + Wine, Newsweek and The New York Times; and his debut book, Yeah Dave's Guide to Livin' the Moment reached #1 on the Amazon Self-Help Bestseller List. Dave's new book launches in Fall 2014 from Skyhorse Publishing. Check out his new show Yeah Dave! brought to you by Scripps Network, the people behind The Food Network, Travel Channel, HGTV, and more.  He is a current contributor to Health Magazine, Yoga Journal, and various other publications. Discover more about his journey on


2 Responses to “Gratitude is not for wimps.”

  1. Robin says:

    Gratitude requires awareness of the life and world you live in. It also requires an aware person to do what they can to improve life and the world for others.

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