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“Gratitude and Learning.” – Doc Meek

Friday, August 13, 2010. I read a report once about all the good and great things that have happened on Friday the 13th. So I have been delighted with Friday the 13th ever since. 😮

Today I am grateful, once again, for Stacey Grewal’s persistence in practicing what she preaches in her book, Gratitude and Goals: Create the Life You Would Love to Live. Pure genius. Who would ever have thought to connect gratitude and goals?

Here’s quick review of Stacey Grewal’s book, from her website: http://www.


Gratitude and Goals: Create the Life You Would Love to Live, by Stacey Grewal

[Stacey] intentionally made this book short and sweet. Everything you need to create the life of your dreams is already locked inside of you. Gratitude and Goals is the key to making it happen.

In just ten to fifteen minutes each day, the Gratitude and Goals Daily Journal will forever change the way you think and feel, and the way you live your life. You will accomplish more in the first thirty days of using it than you ever did before you had a plan of action. It will help you turn any hobby into a career, start a business, earn a degree, find true love, lose twenty (or even 120) pounds, clean the garage, improve your golf game, learn how to play an instrument, read War and Peace or maybe write a book of your own. It can even completely alter your way of life, helping you become a better, more successful and happier person in all areas of your life.

Gratitude and Goals is a two-part book (Book One and Book Two). It is a step-by-step, instructional guide and a daily gratitude, goal setting and personal growth journal, written for the millions who have settled for a mundane life, a mediocre job and ho-hum relationships, but who know they want and deserve more. More happiness, deeper love, greater wealth, better health, heightened spirituality, inner peace and explosive success. It’s for those who want to be the very best they can be and who want to experience all they’ve ever dreamed of. It’s for those who want to feel the throb of passion and purpose in every waking moment, but who have been either too busy or too afraid, or who just haven’t known how to achieve it.

It is for those who have waded through piles of “inspirational” books that promise: “You can have everything!” but who still find themselves eating the boxed macaroni and cheese dinner of life. I don’t know about you, but I’ve found many of the popular “self-help” books to be long on promise, but short on delivery. They fail to create any real, lasting results. Well, I’m happy to tell you that this book is different.

Book One, titled, You Are the Master of Your Today and the Creator of Your Tomorrow is a “how to” manual, spiritual teacher, personal coach and mentor. It is filled with valuable gratitude and goal setting strategies, easy to follow instructions, examples, experience and quick exercises to help you achieve the physical, emotional and spiritual prosperity you desire. It thoroughly explains why gratitude works, what you can do to achieve this remarkable feeling and, most important, how you can use it to confidently set and achieve new long term, short term and daily goals.

Gratitude and Goals is a complete mind, body and spirit system designed to help you increase self-awareness. It will help you identify those things which are running counter to your dreams, then motivate you to become accountable, and committed to changing them. After only a few weeks of working with this program, you will be astonished to find that not only has your overall success rate increased, but you will be on a new path towards enlightenment.

Book Two, The Gratitude and Goals Daily Journal, is a practical, hands-on application for those who want to do more than just talk (or read) about changing. It is a gratitude list, a goal setting journal, a personal growth support system, a to-do list, a memo pad and a progress tracker, with over 120 daily journal-style, fill-in-the-blank pages that you just won’t find in any other book. And it is so easy to use that you are guaranteed to experience real results the very first time you use it. …………………………………………………………………….

Thank you , Stacey!

You inspire me to write my own book, Gratitude and Learning: Create the Brain You Would Love to Have. 😮

Doc Meek, Friday, August 13, 2010, at Nose Hill Public Library in Calgary, Alberta, CANADA

P.S. Can anyone out there (besides Stacey Grewal) help me write my own book, Gratitude and Learning: Create the Brain You Would Love to Have?

I need help to get this book written!!! Help!!!

Or I could write, How to Be Happy Though Desperate, eh? 😮

I’ll need help with that one too!!!



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Sunday Can be a Day of Gratitude

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One of the places we can go on Sunday is into our minds. There we can find a place of gratitude that is not only good for us mentally, emotionally, and soulfully, it is also good for us socially and medically, as the research shows. 😮

I have a special place of gratitude for family, especially for my wife Jeannette, and her family and extended family.

I am filled with gratitude for my sons Jim and Robert, and for my daughters Tanya, Seana, Lori, and little Deborah, who died at birth. And for the families of these children. And for their mother Loretta, without whom they would not be the great people that they are.

I am also very grateful for my sisters Anita and Emily,  my brothers Chet, Gary, and Norm, and their families.

I am also filled with great gratitude for my deceased father, “Mr. Integrity,” and my still-living 91-year-old mother, without whom none of the rest of this immediate family would be here. 😮

I am also very grateful for all the members of my extended family. All together, including my 91-year-old mother, I think we number more than 60 now. I guess I should do an exact count one of these days? I’ll have to count 0.7 for the little one Lori is about to have, eh? 😮

And I am very grateful for all my friends who are tried and true, even though I may not keep in good contact with them over the years. ………………………………………………………………………………………

Here is our Sunday Guest Article, for which I am very grateful. From:

Why You Should Keep a Gratitude Journal

January 13, 2010 by Stacey Grewal

Gratitude Journaling
Create a Routine of Daily Gratitude for Success

Ever since the release of The Secret in 2007, there has been a lot of talk about gratitude journals (aka gratitude lists).  Even Oprah admitted the many benefits she experienced since starting her a gratitude journal.  But what exactly is a gratitude journal and why should you keep one?

A gratitude journal is a daily inventory of the things for which you’re grateful.

Whether you choose to start your day off on a positive note or end it with deep appreciation, a gratitude journal is guaranteed to get you into the daily practice of being grateful.

A gratitude journal helps you focus on solutions.

A daily gratitude journal will free you from the negative, allowing you to focus on solutions rather than problems. It inspires you to become proactive by setting and achieving new goals.

A gratitude journal creates results.

A daily gratitude journal makes you results-oriented by keeping you focused on your goals and accomplishments, rather than your failings. It helps you visualize outcomes and guides your plan of action.

A gratitude journal is personal.

A daily gratitude journal reveals your loving, adventurous, honest and fearless side. (Don’t stifle your creativity for fear that your journal may be read. Find a secure place to hide it if this is your concern.)

A gratitude journal creates an “attitude of gratitude.”

A gratitude journal is designed to help you get into the daily habit of gratitude. Continually look for things to be grateful for, and then write them down, until gratitude becomes habit.

A gratitude journal raises the vibration of your entire life.

The daily practice of gratitude will do more to raise your overall “life frequency” than just about any practice you can think of. Combine it with prayer and/or meditation to really turbo charge your inner and outer life.

By writing down what you’re grateful for every day, you will begin to …

  • Take responsibility for your life, your thoughts and actions
  • Radically improve your outlook on your past, present and future
  • Be inspired to take action
  • Accept and forgive
  • Live in the moment
  • Shed fear and worry
  • Love more; blame less
  • Increase your overall confidence and courage
  • Grow spiritually

A daily gratitude journal is an ongoing connection with your Higher Power. It’s more than a list of things you are grateful for; it’s the foundation of a beautiful, spiritual journey. The purpose of a gratitude journal is to reshape your way of thinking, and ultimately your life, by replacing old, negative thoughts with a new attitude of gratitude. Once you’ve adopted the habit of gratitude you will know the kind of ongoing serenity, peace, love and joy that you’ve always craved but perhaps never knew how to obtain. And it takes only few minutes each day to achieve.

Excerpt taken from Gratitude and Goals: Create the Life You Would Love to Live: …………………………………………………………….

Thank you Stacey!

I posted a comment about this article on Stacey’s blogsite:

Hi Stacey, I bought your book, GRATITUDE AND GOALS. Love it!

I am grateful for your reminder here in this article about the importance of keeping a gratitude journal. The brain is certainly susceptible to daily thinking habits, good or not good. I used to keep a daily gratitude journal and I am going to go back to doing that, thanks to you!

I found that my morning gratitude journal was completely different from my evening gratitude journal. Not sure why. My morning gratitude journal tended to contain hope for the day, while my evening gratitude journal tended to be more reflective.

I was determined to keep the journal daily. One day I wrote in my journal: “Too tired to write in my journal.” 😮 …………………………………………………………………………………………………

Blessings, Doc Meek, Sunday, July 25, 2010, at South Jordan, Utah, USA


J. Collins Meek, Ph.D. (Doc Meek)
“What if you are smarter than you think?”
Learning Specialist

For brain health, ensure heart health (short video):
More on heart health
Ph (801) 971-1812 (Jeannette); Fax [801] 282-6026

CANADA: P.O. Box 3105, Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2T1
TONGA: Mele Taumoepeau, P.O. Box 60, Nuku’alofa
USA: 3688 W 9800 S, #138, South Jordan, UT 84095


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