The Secret: Gratitude

Right now I’m reading¬†The Secret. I have to say, so far I’m really liking it and it is inspiring me. I’m on a part of the book that talks about gratitude and how gratitude can change your life. I don’t think everyone has heard that before, though I’m sure a lot of people have, I’ve heard it before. My mother has always told me: “Be grateful!” (sometimes shouted it lol). It’s not something you really think about when you’re younger, but now that I’m older I am. I want to be grateful for what I have, less selfish, more giving. Rhonda and all of the teachers in The Secret say that you can’t get further in life, change your life, get more out of it and all of the things that you don’t have but want, if you’re not grateful for the things and people that you already have. So without further ado, here is a list of things that I’m grateful for, that I came up with this afternoon:

1. My mom

2. My health

3. Waking up this morning

4. The past 19, almost 20, years I’ve spent on Earth

5. My grandaddy (may he RIP)

6. My brother

7. My house

8. The food on my table

9. My dreams and ambitions

10. My college experiences so far and all of the amazing people I’ve met so far

11. Living in a democracy

12. Being free

13. Being ME!

I’m sure there are other things that I’m grateful for and I’ll be adding those things/people to my list. I want to start every morning saying what I’m grateful for. (It can be kind of hard as I’m SO NOT a morning person and so when I wake up I just want to be grouchy and complain LOL)

The Beauty Detox Solution by Kimberly Snyder

Rating: 5 Stars

I learned just so much from this book! Everyone should read it, especially if they’re looking for a healthy lifestyle change,¬†BUT I love the fact that it can be used by people who are not looking to change their eating habits totally.

Here are just some of the interesting things mentioned:

  • “Eating too much animal protein animal protein … causes a great strain on your liver to process all the uric acid created from digesting animal protein.”
  • “… to protect the vital organs … the body … expand[s] fat cells to store acidic and toxic waste, to keep it away from our organs … The body won’t let go of excess fat that’s protecting you from you own toxins!”
  • “We are designed to eat a diet primarily made up of plant foods, greens, fruits and vegetables, sprouts, seeds and nuts.”
  • “the full process of digestion takes more energy than any other specific internal function of the human body”
  • “When we aren’t absorbing nutrients, our bodies tell us to keep eating, though we have just been fed.”
  • “acidity interferes with life itself. It is the root of all sickness and disease … this process of acid waste breakdown and disposal could also be called ‘the aging process.'”
The book is just amazing, well put together, and very informative, I’m so glad that I stumbled across her blog a while back, (link down below) it was amazing and I saw that she had written a book, so I bought it on my nook and I’ll always be eternally grateful for that moment and this book!!

Kimberly is just amazing, she looks fabulous:

And she can do this:

You can check out her blog here: Kimberly Snyder Blog