Find me only 3 things.

Last Update: June 02, 2015

Having an attitude of gratitude is probably one of the most important tools one can have to creating more success and contentment in our lives. To often we take the things that we have for granted, food on the table, a hug from a friend, a nice word from a stranger. We let these beautiful things pass us by like ships in the night and wonder why we remain so numb.

We are all guilty of this and I for one have been neglecting my gratitude as of late...maybe a few little successes that I've had of late has got me a tad complacent, who knows. But the universe as swift as it is has come "a knockin" so to speak and it has been in my face daily. Out on the street, on social media, here at WA, people are talking about gratitude and how to "get it".

This is not going to be a blog about how to get it but rather how to let the seeds of gratitude grow in your heart from all the wonderful things that are around you right now. For the beauty you seek you shall find, this I am sure of, and all it takes is to write down and acknowledge 3 things that you are grateful for today.

And as the law of attraction states, what you think about most of you will attract...So actively looking for and acknowledging the good news of the day will bring more of it. This isn't rocket science folks, it is simple and it's attainable for all. I will start off this gratitude train with 3 things that I am grateful for. I will make it simple and to the point as that is all it takes and then I would love YOU to list me 3 things that you are grateful for "today".

1. I am thrilled to bits that I have just finished off a new work (and I'd love to show it you guys of course)

2. My daughter is playing the saxophone in her first concert tomorrow, I am grateful for this as she has the opportunity to play an instrument where I couldn't due to my disability.

3. Grateful for the beautiful sunny day that we had in Sydney today, it was very cold but the sun was out and there was not a cloud in the sky :o)





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justmeM Premium
Fully agree with you Amber , Gratitude is our gate to success. I wish your daughter to shine at the concert. Congratulation for both of you !!!
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AmberSubaki Premium
Many thanks...she did very well and we are so proud of her :o)
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Christabelle Premium
My life has been such that I have never been one to take anything for granted! There are so very many things to be thankful for but without Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit I wouldn't even be here to thankful for any of the others! Wonderful artwork Amber!
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PamBrown Premium
Your artwork is amazing, Amber! I always try to be positive about life and try to stay optimistic about everything. I slip sometimes and drop a few notches but we always have to remember to pick ourselves up and get those positive feelings back. Life is good! 3 things I am grateful for today: 1) The beautiful orange daylilies that are blooming just across the street from my real estate office (where I am right now) 2) Our loving grandchildren who light up when they see us. 3) Having a comfortable home. There are many many more of course, but these are just the three for today.
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AmberSubaki Premium
Well done Pam, and good to see that you pick yourself up quickly. Love your gratitude list too :o)
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bsmith1222 Premium
Great job and I always love your art work! Amazing Talent
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AmberSubaki Premium
Many thanks for the lovely comments :o)
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Harrysastar2 Premium
Hi Amber, love that artwork, and congratulations to your daughter on playing her first concert. As far as three good things that happened to me today, I am blessed with so many it would be hard to choose.

THINK ON THESE THINGS
If only I were rich, I sigh,
Think of the things that I could buy,
If only I had pots of gold
Then I’d be rich, with wealth untold.
But before you dwell on what gold brings,
Just rest awhile, think on these things.
If you have health, there is your wealth,
For eyes that see and hands that hold
Are things you cannot buy with gold,
To smell a field of new mown hay,
To hear young children at their play.
The setting sun, the rising dawn,
To greet each day as it is born.
Nature’s gifts, beyond compare,
Are given free for all to share,
So before you dwell on what gold brings
Just rest awhile, think on these things.
‒BRIAN SHAW (Harrysastar2)
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AmberSubaki Premium
Just beautiful...thank you for sharing this wonderful gem with us all.

Warmest Wishes and blessings to you, Amber
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Geoff-n-Jane Premium
You are extremely talented, Amber.

1. Geoff and I are grateful to have each.
2. We are grateful for our health.
3. We are grateful that we have Bubbygirl.
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AmberSubaki Premium
Beautiful list Geoff-n-Jane, many thanks for your lovely comments :o)
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JewelCarol Premium
Wonderful blog post, I love yr artwork, Amber. ;) Many times, we take things for granted. :( Ok, three things, I have a supportive family and fantastic children, I have good health and I have WA friends, and especially nice friends like you, lol. :)
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AmberSubaki Premium
Such sweet comments Jewel Carol, many thanks for your support and care :o)
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JewelCarol Premium
You are very welcome, Amber. I just saw this this morning :-

https://sg.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/burpple-cheap-good-food-singapore-000000074.html
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Faraz Ahmed Premium
Nice artwork. That's some nice talent there. Congratulations for your daughter's first concert.
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AmberSubaki Premium
Many thanks Faraz Ahmed
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sSchovajsa Premium
Very nice artwork. I have an enormous amount of things to be grateful for. You are completely right to say we often take things and people for granted. Sometimes we just have to step back and revamp our lives, putting our priorities in place. Keep up the nice work. God bless you. Sharon
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AmberSubaki Premium
Thank you for your kind and caring words Sharon
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Love your new picture. First day of winter Monday and first snow.
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AmberSubaki Premium
I must say, I do love the snow too!
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DarleneB Premium
I have a gratitude journal I write in at night before I go to bed. Good post. Love your drawing --- very unique.
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AmberSubaki Premium
Fantastic Darlene, you are well on your way to much greatness :o)
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glycogen Premium
I am often most grateful for bums on the street that come up to me, ask for a cigarette or spare change, and no matter what I do still just stand there having a conversation with me. Somehow they often come to me in particular and I am greateful for that. I always feel so much better afterwards. Glyn
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AmberSubaki Premium
Street people always can put things into perspective I find too. You seem to have a lovely energy about you Glyn!
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glycogen Premium
I cannot let this comment pass unless I say: Thank you very much!. Glyn
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Papi Premium
Hi Amber.
Great piece of art :)
1) Greatful for long, sunny, slight breeze in the air, kind of days/ great to get out and work/play.
2)Greatful for still being here despite a few set- backs and/ not planning on leaving till the head honchos throw me out :)
3)Greatful for the challenges/good or bad that life serves up on a daily basis :)
Thank you for your post today :)
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AmberSubaki Premium
Love these ones, all written from the heart too...many thanks :o)
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Rich908 Premium
That's what I like about WA there are so many creative talent and You are one of them - lovely blog
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AmberSubaki Premium
Such sweet endearing words :o)
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dickw Premium
Amber you are truly a character. You have a ton of talent, both in the world of art and in the understanding of human nature, not to mention the not too inconsiderable business skills you have acquired.
I will write a blog shortly on Gratitude, but for now I'll borrow from Marci Shimoff (The Secret) whose technique I now use. Simply, from the moment my feet hit the floor on waking, till I clear the shower, I rattle off roughly 150 items for which I am grateful.
The effect is nothing less than powerful and I suspect, much more healing than any drugs. Thank you for this marvelous post. As always, it's good........stuff.

Dick
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AmberSubaki Premium
You cease to amaze me Dick...what a fantastic way to start the day. I'm usually shuffling my way around the kitchen with my eyes half closed, packing kids lunches in the morning lol.

I am known to many as a "strange" character around my neck of the woods I feel...at school it used to be voiced but with adults you can see their minds tick over in silence.

Many thanks again for your very kind and uplifting comments :o)
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dickw Premium
That's a big 10/4 Mom!
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deos331557 Premium
Being grateful for what you have been given, is a lesson that has been taught to me from a very early age. I agree being grateful does open many doors for you. Love your art, as always.
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AmberSubaki Premium
It sure does pave the way for more abundance...many thanks for your lovely comment :o)
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CRawlings Premium
Your drawing is beautiful!
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AmberSubaki Premium
Lovely words :o)
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phoenix2 Premium
Thanks for the post! Your drawing is awesome!!
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AmberSubaki Premium
Many thanks :o)
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mbrin37 Premium
Good post Amber. This is your winter isn't it? We are baking in the southeastern part of the US, 85C - 90C everyday. Seriously, I am thankful to wake up 6 feet above ground and not 6 feet under. In this way I am free to think of the countless things that I am thankful for, just not the hot weather. cheers... :)
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AmberSubaki Premium
Lol...you would be dying here in summer then. In the peak of our summers we can easily get over 104. Sydney got it's highest temp in 2013 at a staggering 114...that combined with a spark and wind is a deadly combo down here
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wendyk Premium
Love your picture! Beautiful! Have a great day!
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AmberSubaki Premium
Many thanks for your kind words Wendy :o)
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ShirleyWoon Premium
Always a joy to see your Art. You're gifted Amber dear. Blessings....
Shirley
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AmberSubaki Premium
Many thanks Shirley, you make my heart sing with your words :o)
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Internetgranny Premium
1) I am grateful I get to see my grandchildren this afternoon and get to help them with revision for school exams.

2) I am grateful for the lovely walk I enjoyed with my dog this morning.

3) I am grateful that we have plenty of food and that I was able to make a large blackberry and apple cake for my daughter and her family with the blackberries I picked last autumn and froze.

That's it for today. In fact, the minute I started thinking about it I could easily have come up with a dozen things....

Thanks for helping us focus our minds on all the great things we have that we often take for granted.
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AmberSubaki Premium
I really love love way you have noted these things in such a free, flowing way...if you could list 3 things like this every day it would really bring about more joy and success to you. I love the fact that you could see the beauty in making the cake for your daughter...just beautiful :o)
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AlejandraB Premium
I'm grateful for (today and every day) to be alive, to be happy and to have a great family.
I'm working now on a Journal Quilt, on my Quilting site, about abundance in our lives, how much we have already and we don't notice, every month I work on a different thing to work on the quilt and to be grateful for.
http://shequiltstoday.com
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AmberSubaki Premium
Wonderful concept for your quilting site...I've only written 1 post on gratitude, but I think it's something I need to continually blog about.
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lindon11 Premium
Iam grateful for the love of my daughter which she conveys every time she hugs me. I was grateful for the opportunity to help a mate get a job today, and Iam grateful for the opportunity to help a total stranger who needed someone to talk to about the loss of his job and possible loss of his house in 3 months time. I gave him options so that things weren't so bad. Those were my three things "just for today"
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AmberSubaki Premium
I am sure that you would be attracting a lot of people that need help...keep on shining the way :o)
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NemiraB Premium
I am grateful that I live on this precious place Earth, that I can breath, move,see, love and laugh.
P.S. I see is to many things here. Live, love and laugh are these three things:)
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AmberSubaki Premium
Yes, the earth is a good one which I acknowledge from time to time too
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tomtitty006 Premium
I am grateful for my Mum,I don,t know how I would cope if she were not here.My animals which I love,I am just back from walking the dog on the beach and I suppose the place where we can walk the Dog,its like a huge green that leads to the beach.

I have to comment on your drawing again,you are a really gifted artist Amber,I would love to see something in colour,that drawing you did would be beautiful in colour.
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AmberSubaki Premium
I love our pets too, i've only just got into dogs recently as i've been a cat person all my life...we got a whippet which is apparently the closest breed to having a cat temperament.

I truly am not that good with colour Mark...believe it or not. I think the drawing would be lost if it were in colour and maybe a bit too over the top for the eye?
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tomarillotta Premium
The 3 things I am most grateful today? The same 3 I'm ALWAYS grateful for; 1. good health, 2. good family, 3. good neighbors.
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AmberSubaki Premium
They are good standard ones :o)
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