That Gratitude Attitude – The Class

 gratitude class 1The Gratitude Attitude Class

When: December 7th from 9am-1pm.
Where: Motivational Institute of Hypnotherapy 8969-A Complex Dr. San Diego, CA 92123
Advance Registration Required:
Registration Fee: $30
Join us for a 4 hour class on creating a daily practice of gratitude Learn the language, the psychology, the self-talk, and the other strategies for viewing the world and all your circumstances through grateful eyes. Learn exercises to refocus on the positive and to leave the negative thoughts behind. Using NLP, tools from her practice as an RMT coach, the latest though leader concepts in teaching gratitude, this will be a lively, fun, and positive experience to all who participate. Seating is limited. Please register and reserve your seat now. 

 gratitude class 3 Lin Laurie – Author of That Gratitude Attitude , and upbeat motivational speaker, Lin has been writing and creating a following for people who want to attract gratitude and all the good that is in the universe to their lives. She is a RMT life coach, trainer, and speaker who loves talking about gratitude and sharing her knowledge with others. Questions about the Class?  Contact Lin Laurie  Cell: 858-736-7121  Home/Office: 858-246-7347
 gratitude class 4 David Block – Dave is The Gratitude Guy and is the founder of GLADD.  It stands for: Gratitude, Love, Awareness, Determination and Devotion. He is also the leader of an Annual Gratitude Retreat at Deer Park Monastery and is becoming a thought leader whose focus is in creating a grateful planet.
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See Through The Eyes Of Gratitude

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I was standing in front of my bookcase at home looking for a book to read. I saw one that caught my eye, but it was on the top shelf and hard to reach. I stretched out as far as I could and managed to reach the book as I pulled it down quickly. But my force caused the bookshelf’s to come loose, as an avalanche of books began hitting my body.  I found myself laying on the floor, bloodied, with a pain that was intensifying. I tried to open my eyes but could not as everything remained pitch black. “Oh, my god, I’m blind”, I said to myself. I started whispering a prayer when all of a sudden I heard a familiar ring tone and was awakened. It was 6:30am, as my cellphone alarm goes off. Wow! I was just dreaming. But what a wake up call it was.

For I just realized just how quickly life can change. It can be in a matter of seconds. As I ventured out to do my daily errands, I noticed today that I am more aware of my  surroundings and the beauty of nature.  I cannot imagine how drastically my life  would have changed if this accident really happened. I am so grateful that I can  see, my eyes remain healthy and I continue to be blessed.

Because each day when the sun rises, you are given a CHOICE about how you are going to live that day. Will you allow myself to be grateful for what you have and make the most of it, or will you dwell in despair, and allow it to pull you into the BELIEF that whatever you might want to happen just can’t, or won’t?

There’s a gratitude exercise that instructs that you should imagine losing some of the things that you take for granted, such as your home, your ability to see or hear, your ability to walk, or anything that currently gives you comfort. Then imagine getting each of these things back, one by one, and consider how grateful you would be for each and every one.

When we are living life with great joy in our heart, powerful vibrations are being sent into the universe to guide us toward MORE of what we truly desire in life. By doing so, we allow ourselves to inspire each other to become more confident, loving, caring people with stronger desires to serve others.

No wonder gratitude helps you to be a little happier – you’re focusing on the good in your life even when things aren’t going great.

So, next time you are in the face of adversity, ask yourself: “What’s good about this?”, “What can I learn from this?”, and “How can I benefit from this?”

Remember: the more that you focus on the good, the more good will come into your life.



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Jump on the Catch Gratitude Bandwagon!

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How can you Catch Gratitude?

You can: capture it; become suddenly aware of it; attract and take hold of; be affected by suddenly; grasp and hold on to; get aboard in time; make contact with and to grasp by the senses or the mind and to meet with.

CATCH GRATITUDE is a new fun, empowering way to live life on your terms by seeing the goodness that lives before us each and every day. When you share your emotions with others and encourage them to CATCH GRATITUDE, you are living in… a world that was intended by our creator. A world of unconditional love, open to any color, greed, sex, race, or religion. A world of pure love. A world of everlasting positive change.

Jump on the Catch Gratitude bandwagon!

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The Time is Now to Catch Gratitude


Catch Gratitude is about reaffirming the passion that lives within each one of us – the light of greatness that awaits its opportunity to shine.

Brightening someone’s day is so easy that I wonder why it is not done more often. It takes very little effort to show someone appreciation, but will mean so much to them. And to you as well!

The time is NOW to reconnect to the courage, passion, and wisdom of our unconditionally loving hearts and reclaim the greatness that lies within us.

If we all made that choice right here, right now, in this moment, we would wake up to a far different world tomorrow morning.

Allow your true self to reveal itself by becoming the gift that God had intended you to become.

The world and the universe thanks you in advance!


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Make Your Purpose Count


Life is full of many challenges. The key to overcoming these challenges is to keep moving forward. Leave your mistakes and regret in the past. They don’t define your value, then or now.


Replace self-limiting internal programs with newer beliefs that contain the real TRUTH about who you are capable of BEING.

Whatever you do, NEVER give up! You will reach your potential and fulfill your dreams if you remain grateful through the difficult times and faithful to the end.

The miracle of all this is that once you COMMIT to making change, you DISCOVER more abilities that you didn’t know you had. You also begin attracting the right circumstances and people in your life who BELIEVE in you and want to be around you.

Remember, our EGO feeds on fear, doubt and pain. The more we attach ourselves to our ego thoughts, the further we move away from our true self.

We can only manifest love, happiness and success when we are operating from our TRUE self.

Focus on the power of thought and intention by living with a grateful heart. This way we can only see what is good about our surroundings, our relationships, and our situation.

We were all put on this earth for a PURPOSE.

Make your purpose count!


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Be Ready to Catch Gratitude

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Life gives us what we get, as anything can be taken away at a moments notice. It’s up to us to use ‘what we get’ to the best of our ability, in order to have the most enjoyable life possible. Don’t let your disability or handicap DEFINE you. We are born with the gift to adapt and survive.

Remember, GOD doesn’t test us because HE doesn’t know how strong we are. Instead, he tests us because WE don’t know how strong we are and how much we can handle.

Being GRATEFUL, not only for every day, but for every moment of life we are given, GIVES BACK in so many beautiful ways.  The more grateful we are, the more content we are with life. The more content we are with life, the more it rubs off on others that you come in contact with.

It’s contagious!


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Learn to Catch Gratitude


When you CATCH GRATITUDE, you are capturing moments of LOVE and joy into your heart by empowering your existence on this planet.

And something really special occurs when you combine LOVE with GRATITUDE.

You create a formula that spells out the true meaning of life. You discover that LOVE is the emotion or the feeling and GRATITUDE is the action. As LOVE unlocks the heart, GRATITUDE opens us to the fullness of life. This then becomes the answer that all of mankind continuously seeks: “Happiness.”

Although it may not always be easy to show LOVE and GRATITUDE daily, when we do, there is always a beautiful ripple effect that occurs from it, whether we visually see it at that time or not.

As an additional bonus, our spirit knows what we are doing what we came here to do, and as this inner happiness expands we feel more comfortable, peaceful and confident as we start to satisfy our deep sense of purpose.

Share the LOVE!


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Pennies From Heaven


Do you pick up pennies off the ground when you see them?

If not, why not?

Do you know what happens when you see a penny and leave it on the ground because it’s not worth it to you to pick up?

The universe gets your message.  It hears, “Don’t bother trying to send me money.  If you do I either won’t notice it or won’t bother to pick it up.”

When you walk past free money lying on the ground you are blocking the flow of wealth.  In order to be wealthy you must be open to receiving money.  So when you walk past it as if it’s not worth your time to pick it up you are closing the door on financial abundance.

Speaking of abundance, do you want to know a secret?  And do you promise that you’ll tell?


That’s right! You Are Already Rich! You Were Born That Way!

The silver spoon was in your mouth on the day you were born.

What most people don’t understand is that wealth is an energy force. Every one of us can tap into this wonderful force whenever we like because it comes from a divine source of ABUNDANCE that is always available to us.

The fact is we are all born with access to this faucet of ABUNDANCE.

Just look at the eyes of a child, who can recognize riches when he sees them and claim them for him, without guilt or embarrassment. You, too, have this ability to reclaim your birthright and start living a prosperous, abundant life.

Turn it on and you’ll find that wealth manifests in your life in many different ways: You may have plenty of friends and family, a treasure chest full of ideas, abundant joy and enthusiasm, and any number of expressions of affluence.

But a major reason why most of us block the flow of wealth and ABUNDANCE is that we get stuck on the details of how it shows up in our lives. This blinds us to the creativity that the Universe has in store for us.

Give yourself permission to let go of the negative thoughts and feelings that have been blocking you and open yourself up to the gifts you were born with.

So, the next time you see a penny on the ground, PLEASE pick it up as you are reaffirming to the universe, “I see the money you are sending my way and I am grateful.”

Be thankful for these pennies from heaven.

Ironically, after I finished writing this post, I stopped at my bank and as soon as I opened the car door, I saw a shiny penny on the ground in front of me.

I just looked up and smiled!


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Don’t Quit!

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How often do we start moving in one direction, face opposition and then QUIT?

You had a great IDEA, you had tremendous PASSION, but once the real work came, you wore yourself out! It happens all the time to even the strongest willed people. They GIVE UP right before the good stuff IS about to happen.

You can finish first, you can finish last or perhaps somewhere in between but that doesn’t really matter. The most important thing is that you FINISH whatever you are doing.

In life there will be many people who try to pull you DOWN, and make you second guess your dreams. DON’T let them pull you down, the TRUTH is they just want you on the same level as they are. MISERY loves company!

You are a SPECIAL and UNIQUE individual. You WILL have your OWN success story, NO matter what your hardships may be. When you accomplish your goals and dreams you will be an INSPIRATION for others who are in SIMILAR situations.

And finally, no matter what situations you are in, it could always be worse. Be GRATEFUL for what you HAVE, and don’t WORRY about what you don’t. You will soon enough COMPLETE all your dreams and goals, but FOCUS on what you can DO to ACHIEVE them instead of what LIMITS you.


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Stuff Happens in Life

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We are human. We are not perfect. We are alive. We try things. We make mistakes. We stumble. We fall. We get hurt. We rise again. We try again. We keep learning. We keep growing. We are thankful for this priceless opportunity called LIFE.


Life puts us all through all sorts of different twists and turns. We are forever and consistently being presented with situations that challenge us, make us grow to become better people, teach us divine lessons, and bring us closer to finding our true purpose and meaning in life.

I received my true purpose from the universe when I awoke one morning and suddenly realized I understood with complete certainty who I was meant to be on this planet.

Since declaring myself as The Gratitude Guy in 2009, new powerful intentions have come freely into my mind, wondering why I didn’t think of them before. And when I start to act upon these ideas, the people that I connect with can feel my inspired passion as well.

By living with gratitude, I have discovered an amazing force that starts the process of happiness going. How else can you explain the people that come into your life, the opportunities that become available, and the inner feelings of pure joy that engulf your life when you live a life of gratitude. The best thing about gratitude is when you live with a grateful heart, you are able to see both sides of a situation, good or bad, and can better understand its true meaning.

My advice is to start playing a bigger game that serves you and to those whose lives you WILL touch. Be thankful for the lessons and the blessings you’ve experienced in your life. Take time to love, laugh, cry, learn, and forgive. Live each moment in full, in kindness and peace, without fear and regret. Because there are only so many tomorrows.

What I am saying my friends is that you only get one shot at life so let go of the people and things that continuously hold you back and no longer serve you. Realize that everything you’ve been through was preparation for where you are right now and where you can be tomorrow. How can you ever see the great things ahead of you if you keep looking at the bad things behind you.

Live a life that makes you proud – one that matters and makes a difference. Live a life filled with passion and love. Embrace your imperfections while pursuing your best self. Just be you, do your own thing and work hard on your passions. The right people who belong in your life will eventually come to you, and stay.

You are a Gift! Your Life is a Gift! BE the light that helps others see!.



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See Catch Gratitude


The definition of ungrateful is – not feeling or exhibiting gratitude, thanks, or appreciation. Not agreeable or pleasant. Yet, so many of us feel like this every day.

Why is that?

Did we have a bad day? Did things not go according to plan? Maybe we’ve just lost a job, or a loved one . Maybe we have difficult financial struggles. Maybe we are mired in depression and sadness. It’s hard to feel grateful during moments like that, right?

But how different would our life be if we allow GRATITUDE to take over.

Instead, we can feel that another job or better opportunity is just around the corner. Peace and healing will come to us as we go through the grieving process for our loved one. Financial struggles will come and go. Out of a broken heart comes one more loving and stronger.

We are all on this journey of awakening through this mysterious and wonderful process we call LIFE. With this gift, we have an amazing opportunity to learn to love ourselves and to love others more unconditionally, more deeply, and more completely.

Begin to open up your eyes to SEE and FEEL this beautiful invisible force of energy we call GRATITUDE and be a witness to it’s true power that exists in everything we do, every moment of our lives.


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