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Thanksgiving 2014

I am up to my 15th thank you note.

And maybe I would have done it anyway. But not to this extent.

It’s this week.

And the spell that gets cast with this, my favorite holiday.

When Thanksgiving approaches, I am devoid of the kind of dread I feel at Christmas, New Years, Valentines Day.  I just start putting on the lens of thanks, and I don’t take it off for many, many days.

This morning I was thinking how grateful I am for the men and women who follow the archetypal call of hero, by putting on a uniform and defending our country.  Or running inside burning buildings.  Choosing to protect others, as a way of life.

I am grateful for the people who know things that I have no idea about: the people who keep boilers working, and electricity flowing, and garbage and recycling moving.  I am grateful for the geniuses at the Genius Bar.  The food in my refrigerator.  The phenomenal health of my mom and her beloved.

I am grateful that my dog forces me into Riverside Park every morning.  And that my daughter is playing the part of Gertrude in Hamlet in her high school play.  I am grateful to be a mom.  I am grateful for my neighbor Carla and her kids, who I can visit in my PJ’s.  I am grateful for DK, the amazing man who gave me a horse for my entrance in Miami.

Grateful for OM’s.  And cute clothes.  My own health.  Feeling sexy.  Friends.

I am grateful for the most incredible Miami, ever, and grateful for The Experience ahead (mark your calendar for Jan 31st & Feb 1st!).

I am grateful for you, right here, right now, reading these words.

I am grateful for you, my sister.

And I want something from you.

I want to hear the sound of your thanksgiving.

I want to hear from you – sharing what you are grateful for, right here, in the comments, below, so we can have ourselves a community Thanksgiving celebration right here, right now, and roll into the holiday season filled up on each others’ gratitude.

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  • Michelle November 30, 2014, 2:47 pm

    I’m grateful there’s a salsa bar right down the end of my road (how insane is that?), where I can go any given weekend to get back in touch with my goddess. Oh, and a husband who sometimes comes with me, other times says…”you go…” And waits up to hear about the adventures I had, when I get home.

  • Kerri Hale November 30, 2014, 12:00 pm

    I am grateful My Daughter was able to go to your Miami seminar with her best friend and family. I am grateful for women like you that give us the courage to look at ourselves with love and respect. I am grateful for my future of COURAGE, LOVE and GRATITUDE. Thank you MAMA Gena Always Love, Kerri XOXO

  • Elaine November 28, 2014, 9:04 am

    Oh Mama and Sisters. I am not grateful at all. I am pissed at my husband for taking my hostessing for granted yesterday and for chastising me for not being the sort of hostess he wanted. I see him as ungrateful and taking me for granted. Suggestions for how to get out of this funk?

  • Shannan November 27, 2014, 12:48 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving!! My #1 gratitude
    I am grateful for my HEALTH.
    And grateful to live through all of my experiences ( including cancer ) giving me a unique and powerful awareness and appreciation for my life and health !

  • Lucia November 27, 2014, 10:34 am

    I´ve got a job – Thanksgiving today, no need to struggle any more!
    I´m thankful for my dear daughter and my loving husband. I´m grateful for this opportunity to say thank you. So thank you all Mama Gena Team!

  • Dannette November 26, 2014, 11:07 pm

    I’m grateful for my son, grand babies, family and amazing friends. I’m grateful for my three loving fur balls. I’m grateful for girls night out and the side splitting laughter and craziness that ensues, especially when Alex, the only guy allowed, joins us. I’m grateful for you Mama Gena, Barbara Stanny, and all the Sister Goddesses in my life. Thank you.

  • Colleen Hannegan November 26, 2014, 9:21 pm

    I’m thankful for knowing the meaning of being thankful. Sometimes I look around and notice some people just aren’t aware, that standing in line in a bountiful grocery store with money in your pocket to buy anything you want, is such an amazing and thankful every day allowance, not a place to get gripey or impatient. It’s kind of magical, all this for us and so much more. To live in a place where all the essentials are so easily reachable. THANKFUL!!

    AND, thankful for strangers, who never met me before and they smile, say hello or nod, or pass along a shopping cart to me as I enter the market so I don’t have to fetch one myself. Just pure niceness for no special reason but because they recognize me. THANKFUL , YES I AM!! XOXO

  • Hedonia November 26, 2014, 7:31 pm

    I appreciate this life. This life that starts again each morning with the sunrise. And gives me yet another opportunity to be fully present in all its magnificence. When I think of all the planets in all the galaxies in the great unknown, I am once again amazed that I am here with all of you. And I am thankful beyond words that this is my truth. Ineffable.

  • Tonya Lovett November 26, 2014, 6:01 pm

    I am thankful for a loving family
    I am thankful for a loving spouse
    I am thankful for my children
    I am thankful for their wonderful spouses
    I am thankful for my grandchildren
    I am thankful for my loving brothers and sisters
    And for all their great families
    I am thankful for being a woman

  • Deborah Smith November 26, 2014, 4:08 pm

    IAGF:

    Otis, for being the best horse ever and taking such good care of me;
    Luisa for continuing to show up to get over her wounding from past humans;
    Sierra for recovering;
    Kenya for the same and for his current lovey attitude;
    Nic for always being glad to see me;
    muntjacs whom have decided I can pet them’
    Miami!!!
    The upgrade to the suite;
    The time with rica;
    the time with lauren that turned into Cindy and lauren speaking;
    all the men at the Pink party;
    being asked to help an SG find a new swim suit;
    finding that suit;
    time in the ocean;
    being held in my swamp;
    last seat out on a different airlines when my flights were not going to be able to connect;
    Sis’s album launch with a five star rating!;
    a full house for Thanksgiving;
    hapopy and heaalthy offspring’
    a son in law!;
    my beautiful house;
    my loving labs;
    the gift of Monkey biscuit form the labs;
    the ongoing gift of beverages from Pepsico for the gift shop;
    all the meat, veges and fruits from Walmart;
    my amazing mentor and co-founder;
    this job!!!
    my volunteers;
    my staff;
    all my amazing SGs;
    my man: his love, generosity, openness, trust, caring, intelligence, willingness to push his comfort zone to fulfill my wishes, and trust in me;
    my family;
    my health;
    everyone at the SWA;
    my sponser;
    Al Anon;
    all the food in my frig;
    GPS;
    “so shall it be or something even better.”;
    Regena;
    yoga;
    my brother, my step siblings;
    my life.
    Regena, thank you from the bottom to the top of my heart. Miami rocked. I hope to see you in Jan/Feb with yet another newbie or 2.
    xoxox

  • Kerrie November 26, 2014, 12:36 pm

    I’m grateful for you, Regena, and the joy emanating from your photo. Simply delish!

    I’m grateful for my gratitude practice that I initiated with my SG Hillary nearly three years ago — and although we don’t do it every day, we do return it to it over and over again.

    I’m grateful to my hot, sexy, genius for creating this financial mess I’m currently navigating, as it helps me dive deeper into my true desires for abundance.

    I’m grateful for my man, E, showing up in my life this year and treating me like a true princess. My wish is his command.

    I’m grateful for the tools of the SWA and how they have transformed my life from one of pain and depression, to a life filled with joy and FUN!

    I’m grateful for each and everyone of my sisters who stands for pleasure as we continue to revolutionize the world.

    I’m grateful for my deep insight, intuition, and HSP nervous system.

    I’m grateful for this goofy bridge job that I have and how it helps clarify what I’d much rather be doing for money.

    I’m grateful to be living in Chicago, a few blocks from Lake Michigan, a city I’ve always dreamed of since childhood.

    I’m grateful for the magic of gratitude. xoxo

  • Esther Fink November 26, 2014, 11:01 am

    I am grateful for Mama Gena. What a gift to this world.
    I am grateful for my courtesan’s journey. It led me to The School of Womanly Arts.
    I am grateful for my beautiful children, Leah, Benny and Annie, the lights of my life.
    I am grateful to be learning about sisterhood. I never knew it existed.

  • Sue Wiethoff (Quadgoddess) November 26, 2014, 12:40 am

    I am so so thankful for life, love and joy! I met my fiancée, Bob, during Inner Circle fall 2011, and we are getting married next week!! I am thankful for my children, my son who recently moved to San Francisco for a new job and my quadruplet daughters who graduated from college last May and on various journeys. I am thankful for health, dreams to dream, fun things to do, and moments to reflect. I am thankful for community, this community and women here in Bloomington, Indiana. I am thankful for blessings too numerous to count, from friends surviving breast cancer to crisp, sunny days. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

  • Elle Denton November 26, 2014, 12:13 am

    I am grateful that I am an empowered woman, that I can know what it is that I am capable of.

  • SG Meryl--Purple Reign November 25, 2014, 10:52 pm

    I am grateful for the love I have in my life. Every day I wake up knowing I am living with the two people I love most in the world, my husband and son. I am grateful for the fun, silliness and laughter we experience each day. I am grateful that I am 51, and feel beautiful, hot, sexy, and healthy! I am grateful that I decided to go to Miami and become part of this community again. I am grateful that I am taking Mastery; I can’t wait! I am grateful for my the new business venture I am starting. I am grateful for all the beauty in this world.

  • Lela November 25, 2014, 9:13 pm

    I am grateful for being invited to the Miami event. I think it has changed my life in a wonderful way. I still feel the joy of it all even almost 10 days later. I am grateful for my job, my health, my brief fling with a younger guy last weekend….;) I am grateful to Mama Gene for being such a leader.

  • Lucy Beiler November 25, 2014, 6:37 pm

    Oh Mama Gena and sister Goddess!

    ~I am so great-full for …..
    ~Each and everyone of you!~
    ~For your smiles and laughter and honesty and tears and dancing and…. shared in Mastery~
    ~For creating PLEASURE every day, because now I really truly and deeply know how transformative it is to infuse pleasure in my life~
    ~For the profound shifts that GRATITUDES, BRAGS and SWAMPING make room for in my heart and soul~
    ~For the power of DESIRES that speak to my soul purpose~
    ~For my absolute knowing that I am always held and supported by this magnificent community of authentic womyn~
    ~For feeling immense joy in my heart and soul, for all the memories of Mastery~
    ~Cheers!~

  • Jade November 25, 2014, 6:06 pm

    I give deep gratitude for the awareness I have of each breath of life my loved ones breathe. I am grateful for the journey I have been gifted with my family and loved ones. I give thanks to Creator for the gifts bestowed on me, by the way of unexpected friendship at the exact right time. I am grateful for the magic in my life that I hook into and ride into greater opportunities and better awareness. I am grateful to the painful lessons that help me reach a more fully developed understanding of my choices and how to do better and hurt less often* I am grateful that I can touch others with my medicine (which is a gift I am so fully grateful to hold and understand how to use) , which helps my clients live more fully. I give thanks to my matriarchs for gifting me with feminine power, down through our heritage! I am thankful to my former spouse that helps me when Im down. I thank my daughters dad for giving me the baby juice that brought the most important privilege I could ever have been gifted, My Daughter, my superior feminine Goddess that comes to teach me as well! I have unlimited gratitude for my baby girl****I am grateful for my Soul Sun for touching my life in ways that will forever change me and help me understand the souls journey, through walking on from this lifetime. I am great filled for so much! I am blessed and for that there are not enough words of gratitude, I can only share my many blessings and touch others through my LOVE!

  • Belinda Wurn November 25, 2014, 6:01 pm

    I am extremely grateful to have a fabulous life, and a fabulous husband, Larry, who helped carry Mama Gena to the stage on the day after Men’s Night. He was the first man to dance with her onstage! (He was also the only man who came dressed in a top hat and fancy tux jacket in respect of Mama Gena!)

    I am very grateful to have a fabulous physical therapy practice that has grown since Networking Night in NY in May at the SOWA! We now have clinics ready to open in Dallas, New York (White Plains, and Manhattan some time next year), 2 locations in Great Britain, (London and the countryside), in Los Angeles, and we are still actively searching for the perfect physical therapists to study with us and learn the work we do treating women with infertility, endometriosis, pain with intercourse, people with bowel obstructions, chronic and complex pain anywhere- in the San Francisco Bay area as well as Toronto!

    I am grateful to be typing this while we are celebrating Thanksgiving here in Grand Cayman! We lost my Dad in February, so with no parents any more, and our sisters far away (mine in Manhattan, and Larry’s 2 in San Francisco and Boulder- though she is in Mexico for the winter! LOL!)- we can go wherever we like for the holidays!

    I am grateful for Miami- getting time to spend with Evette Reed, my Chief PT in my Gainesville, FL clinic, with Leslie Wakefield- our DPT in our south FL clinic, getting to very briefly reconnect with BSG’s Sharon and Janan, SG’s Michaela Foulkes, as well as SG Satya Twena! LOVED the Mickey Mouse ears! I was looking for a very sophisticated hat LOL!

    Regena, the entrance on the white stallion was BEYOND!!!

    I am SO grateful for experiencing the SOWA this year! I have another employee who really wants to bring her daughter to Miami next year!

    Regena, thank you for all that you have done and are doing to elevate so many womens’ opinions of themselves! You ARE making a difference!

    Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy New Year, Regena! xoxo

  • SG Tahera November 25, 2014, 5:14 pm

    I am grateful for what was, is and to come!

  • SG Tahera November 25, 2014, 5:12 pm

    I am grateful for having breath.
    I am grateful for being able to make money at my job I am grateful to my Mother who has so much generosity.
    I am grateful to be able to make changes in my life.
    I am grateful for all the people I can call and talk to when I need an ear.
    I am grateful for my Mentors.
    I am grateful to live in a house with a backyard and enough rooms for everyone who lives here.
    I am grateful for all the love I receive on a daily basis.
    I am grateful for the school of Womanly arts.
    I am grateful for the Earths.
    I am grateful for health, strength and longevity.
    I am grateful for every massage I ever received.
    I am grateful for family friends

  • Surelys November 25, 2014, 4:11 pm

    I’m grateful for my feelings of tenderness, to be brought to tears, feel my heart squeeze when I’m moved by beauty and for this glorious, magical, mysterious experience of being alive.

  • Karen Fitzgerald November 25, 2014, 3:23 pm

    And Steve Bodansky’s poem above? Adorable. Go Steve…and thank you:). Talk about a Master Stroker, ladies…

  • Karen Fitzgerald November 25, 2014, 3:22 pm

    And I’m grateful to Izzie’s shout-out above:). I have been on the marathon coaching challenge from my coach, Christina Berkley, (to create over 100 powerful, 2 hour coaching conversations). I have had the most amazing, rich sessions with over 50 goddesses:). And more to come!!! Thanks Izzie!

  • Karen Fitzgerald November 25, 2014, 3:18 pm

    I am beyond grateful for my two children, Lauren and Christopher, and for their wonderful partners, Elizabeth and Uma. I am grateful for my Mom and Dad, my sister Kim and her husband, Jabe, and their five amazing kids (my nieces and nephews and their families). Why? Because even though we were a family of alcoholism, with my mother’s strength, my father’s sobriety, and lots of family love, we managed to come out okay:)

    I am grateful to my ex – for our kids and for the financial abundance that came through that very painful marriage. While he was and is a very wounded guy, he handled that piece well, and it was a piece I needed.

    I am so grateful for my teachers on this path…my dear friend Carrie (AA, AL-ANON) who was my hilarious, irreverent, spiritual mentor. I am grateful for all the books, all the courses that have been so healing and especially to the GPS for literally moving me to NYC 10 years ago, landing me the apartment, sending me to India (also hilarious) and finally to you and this genius work that has enveloped and enriched my life since 2008.

    Your work, and this sisterhood, has been the frosting on the spiritual cake and continues to open me to such new possibilities (like Tantra, OM and who knows what’s next?)…

    With gratitude…

    Glitzy

  • Mindy November 25, 2014, 2:37 pm

    I am grateful for the magic and the miracles of the Universe and that I get to partake in them every day.

    so grateful for you Regena and this sisterhood and so much more

    xoxo

  • Steve November 25, 2014, 2:23 pm

    Grateful when things are diced as in para
    Grateful for ms. Gratitude aka Tara
    Grateful for the jungle and also for Sheena
    Grateful to be clean and for the cleaner
    Grateful for Fey you know her as Tina
    Grateful for sister Goddesses especially Regena
    Grateful to get rid of all that clutter
    Grateful those leaves are cleared from the gutter
    Grateful for nonsense even of utter
    Grateful that pillars of cats turn to flies of butter.

    • Deborah Smith November 26, 2014, 3:47 pm

      Awesome!!!

  • colette Qualls November 25, 2014, 2:20 pm

    I am greatful for the blue skys the warm sun the beautiful moon for life for love for my home family and friends , the only thing i want is for my son to see again so he can enjoy life

  • Izzie November 25, 2014, 2:18 pm

    GRATEFUL for a wonderful LOVE with a wonderful MAN who I met at Burning Man…grateful for The School of Womanly Arts for OPENING me UP and giving me TOOLS to allow the possibility of LOVE and SEXUAL INTIMACY flow for me. Grateful for a new therapist who helps me follow my desires and the openings they create for me. Grateful for this community and Regina’s ruthlessness with all her students to create better situations for themselves. Grateful for a call I just got today about a possible job, and the solvency and anchoring that this job may finally create for me. Grateful that I really don’t feel depressed right now – such a relief. Grateful for an amazing coaching session with Sister Goddess Karen Fitzgerald- patient, informative (I RECOMMEND her!) Grateful that there IS HOPE. Thank You!

  • Birgit November 25, 2014, 2:08 pm

    I am grate full,
    for my life, my man, my awesome clients, for having the most wonderful opportunities,
    for this planet, my sister goddesses, my parents, the place where I live, having a roof and food, and love and health and sunshine and air. I am grateful for smiles on the street, unexpected hugs and kindness. For locking eyes with loved ones and strangers, OMing, for Regena and knowing that pleasure is my birthright, for feeling alive in my body, for dancing, for being offered to improv dance at a concert! Regena isnt that awesome, remember me despartely crying in Mastery cause I reconnected with my desire to dance … I am grate full from lifes ups and downs, and I am grateful that I can navigate it all with grace and love and mistake and tears totally alive. Thank you.

  • Estela November 25, 2014, 2:06 pm

    I am grateful for having the opportunity to see
    the light of the day, for breathing fresh air,
    climbing a mountain
    joining the world at sunset next to the birch tree

    I am grateful for the beauty surrounding me
    for the smiles of women, children and the elderly
    I am grateful for the peace and the love
    Thank you dear sisters for allowing this world to be more

  • SG Sally November 25, 2014, 1:03 pm

    I’m grateful for my awesome health.
    I’m grateful for my sweet Daddy, who loves and cares for me.
    I’m grateful for my creative Mama, who is filled with massive love.
    I’m grateful for my sisters and brother, who teach me.
    I’m grateful for my man, who is my best friend and lover in so many ways.
    I’m grateful for my Man’s family, each and every one of them and the lessons they teach us.
    I’m grateful for my dog, the snuggle king.
    I’m grateful for the organic food in my refrigerator.
    I’m grateful for my college girlfriends, steadfast.
    I’m grateful for my SG’s, our sisterhood runs deep.
    I’m grateful to live in NYC!
    I’m grateful for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade!
    I’m grateful for my voice.
    I’m grateful for the years of schooling and training that my parents provided for me.
    I’m grateful for my intellect, thoughtfulness, strength and desire for growth.
    I’m grateful for my sweet apartment.
    I’m grateful to work from home.
    I’m grateful for morning snuggles with my Man and Pup.
    I’m grateful for my beauty and health.
    I’m grateful that I have a spinning class around the corner from where I live!
    I’m grateful for cocktails!
    I’m grateful for the smiles that people give me throughout the day.
    I’m grateful for my bosses, who love and support me and want me to be great.
    I’m grateful for this warm weather today.
    I’m grateful for the snow that is coming our way.

    I’m grateful for this community – where we beautiful women sister goddesses can get together for no other reason than to share thanks!!!

    • colette Qualls November 25, 2014, 2:36 pm

      Im greatful for you

  • Dana November 25, 2014, 12:10 pm

    I am grateful for you Regena and the love and stand and deep permission and approval you give us ; the way you ignite us to our highest selves and give us a community and help us reclaim our divine feminine and find turn on and approval for all ranges of our feelings and self expression from our highest joy and deepest sadness and alchemize and feel it all
    I am grateful for the tools you share and the courtesans journey!
    I am grateful for seeing you personally live and work the tools and see the sacred in every moment;
    You have been my biggest female mentor and I feel such deep trust in you since seeing your commitment to your practices to keep clear and the way you live and love full out..
    I am grateful to have been in this sisterhood since 2007 and in your Mastery inner circle and creation course and every team pleasure since 2008 and 14 Miamis.
    I am grateful to see the ignition and transformation in every woman that you have touched that Keep paying it forward to other women men their families. It is cellularly life changing
    I am grateful for the joy and honor to hold space on team pleasure Esp this Miami and to witness over and over how much you hold for all of us and help us feel our desire and create magic .. And the way you know and surrender to a higher source.. You deeply trust and surrender and hold the best for us and digest and keep moving forward by living your practices and doing your inner work!! 600 women in Miami!
    I am grateful for life my parents your love and modeling all of my teachers my childhood friends who are all part of my life on fb.
    For every man and woman I have loved.
    My stepmom and grandparents and stepfather sand twin sis and siblings..
    For my dogs
    For the tools
    For acceptance and learning through you of the seasons of life and when to turn inward and when to be more outward and be in full approval
    For the courtesans journey and learning to take full responsibility of how I cocreated and conjured all of my experiences
    To see everything as a gift
    For all of your generosity in sharing other experts and having so many amazing teachers Barbara Stanny Christiane Northrop Jill Rogers Anne Davin Shelley Kelly Nicole daedone JaiyA.
    For the trust I had In you to explore OM which has changed my life
    I an grateful for Maggie Rose and the joy to be a presence in her life and to love and be loved by her
    For nature
    For god
    For spirituality
    For learning to love meditation and yoga and practices
    For awareness and the school of practical philosophy that helps me align with my inner knowing and quiet my mind
    For you helping me get in touch with my body my inner knowing and for all of the goddess research you have done
    For your brilliance uour vision uour deep love
    For you holding me to my highest self and so many others and your patience as we unfold In our divine timing..
    I can go on and on. Thank you for the start of the digestion of my eight years non stop eith you.. I love you to the moon and beyond

  • Norma November 25, 2014, 12:10 pm

    Dear Mama Gena and All My Sister Goddess Girlfriends,

    I am speaking through tears right now. And I’ve just read Gena’s blog. It was a God send because I really needed that reminder of all the things I can be thankful for, of which are more than I could ever record in a list.

    But you see, I just heard of the verdict of the Ferguson/Mike Brown case and the pain that welled up in my body was palpable and the tears flowed. I am a black middle aged woman who works in the realm of conversations about race. In this nation over time, some things have certainly changed regarding race and some not so much. Parents of black and brown children still have to wonder if their children will come home safe each day. They have to wonder if their child may be next and if they have the funeral preparations in place for such an outcome. Yes, the pain is palpable.

    So I take a breath… and hold it because I want to remember the Mike Browns and their families and neighbors and friends and communities and the shadows of racism that exist in my own life and in this country and in the lives of family and friends and strangers. And then I release that breath because I am to keep on breathing and living and appreciating this life that I have for as long as I have it. And I want to remember in gratitude, the blessings that shower my life each and every day.

    So thank you for a very timely reminder of gratitude. It is helping to ease the pain.

    Many Blessings,
    Sister Goddess Girlfriend Norma

    • Deborah Smith November 26, 2014, 3:46 pm

      I desire that all the Isms go the way of the dinosaurs: soon!! heartbreaking with you in sadness and gratitude.

  • Laura Jacobs November 25, 2014, 12:00 pm

    I am grateful for the amazing life I have now because of all the teachers therapists and YOU who have taught me and I now believe I AM WORTHY OF ALL THING GOOD

    IG for my rich abundance in friendships especially this community

    IG for air water fire earth and rather that remind me of all things beautiful especially my pussy

    IG for being a woman and enjoying it at the level I am now in my life

    IG for nature and all it gives us

    IG for YOU REGENA AND YOU ABILIT TO HOLD AND STAND FOR WOMAN

  • Ditte November 25, 2014, 11:50 am

    I’m grateful for a wonderful life, rich in experiences
    I’m grateful for my man and the way he always encourage me to go higher
    I’m grateful for my man always taking care of my car, winterizing and making sure it safe and comfortable.
    I’m grateful for sisterhood.
    I’m grateful for Regena and SWA, pushing my edges in a loving way!
    I’m grateful for my great son and daughter and how they show up in honest, caring ways.
    I’m grateful for dear friends traveling far to spend time with me and my family for Thanksgiving.
    I’m grateful for a warm, beautiful home!
    I’m grateful for the privilege of travel and all the adventures I’ve had all over the world.
    I’m grateful for my two sweet, cuddly, black cats.
    I’m grateful for my upcoming Gingerbread house party and the same mothers and daughter coming now 12 years in a row.
    I’m grateful for community.
    I’m grateful for the “Tools”, especially Spring Cleaning.
    I’m grateful for the good health of my mother who lives 3000 miles away.
    I’m grateful for all my teachers and for their invitation to stand on their shoulders.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you

  • Suzi Banks Baum November 25, 2014, 11:31 am

    I am so grateful for the Sisterhood that I woke up to in Mastery and daily impacts my life.
    I am so grateful for Thanksgiving and meeting my now husband at a crowded table on the Upper West Side in 1990.
    I am grateful for my kids…more Genius Bar in the making and the way they live.
    I am grateful to be cracked open by mothering and though this puts me in line to be mown down by worry and ache (read the article in this week’s Rolling Stone about campus rape), I know that by living a pleasure fueled life, laced with gratitude, bragging and desires, I will find a way to live with even this reality- whether it is Ferguson or Syria or New Orleans or UVA- I will be led to a new way of turning my turn-on in that direction. Sister Goddess activism changes lives daily. I am grateful to know this, trust it, rely on it and live it.
    I am grateful for yoga and doing it with my husband. Who knew I would be saying Namaste to my man?
    I am grateful for love, the big kind and the kind that makes me pick up the phone, even when I really would rather do something else, and call someone whose voice lights up with a “hello! how are you doing today? I have been thinking of you.”
    I am grateful for birds.
    I am grateful for water, clear clean holy water.
    I am grateful for the sky.
    I am grateful for healing, health, vibrant living.
    I am grateful for kale.
    I am grateful for books.
    I am grateful to be writing one.

    Okay. You got me started. Thank you!
    Congratulations on Miami! All the brags and photos are evidence that you are on to something HUGE!
    All my love, S

    • Ditte November 25, 2014, 11:53 am

      …and I’m grateful for you, Suzi. Looking forward to your book!xox

  • aimee November 25, 2014, 11:24 am

    Right at this moment, I am grateful for the internet which allows this feeling of CONNECTION with the beautiful soul sisterhood! WOW!

  • SG Joan Champion of Pleasure November 25, 2014, 11:15 am

    I am so grateful for so many things I am going to list some now and come back later. I am grateful for you, Regena, for all you do and all you stand for. I am grateful for being part of Team Pleasure in Miami. I am grateful for my husband and son, for our long marriage and the in-laws I have. I am grateful for my brother and his wife, and all the childhood friends I keep up with. I am grateful for my son’s girlfriend and all his classmates, work mates who have come into my life because of him. I am grateful to God (dess) for my existence and life here every day. I am grateful for all my church friends and the people I serve there. I am grateful for the lessons I have learned in life, especially the hard ones. I am grateful for the SG community and all my friends all over the world.

  • Claire November 25, 2014, 11:06 am

    I am grateful for the beauty of new unexpected bonds forming
    I am grateful for deepening relationships and being seen
    I am grateful for clarity on endings
    I am grateful for the expansions of my desires
    I am grateful for having a growing business that supports my lifestyle and gives me so much freedom
    I am grateful for my partner and his everyday love and attentions
    I am grateful to have a body that experiences so much through movement, voice and sensations
    I am grateful for experiencing a fluid life
    I am grateful for community and sisterhood
    I am grateful for feeling alive and for the exploration of it all
    I am grateful for my upcoming trip home

  • Barbara J. Simon November 25, 2014, 11:05 am

    I am grateful for the new adventures I am having with my business.
    I am grateful for my rock star (literally rock stars!) singing students, and their continuing flow of successes.
    I am grateful that I am past the halfway point on my new website, and as I see the new shape it is taking, I can see a different future for my business. And grateful for the new webmaster, and new marketing coach.
    I am grateful for my health, and beauty, and surprise at feeling so sexy and lively at 55.
    I am grateful that, against all odds, my singing studio was a finalist for a local business award, and the many new people who are now aware of my work, and are inviting me into new levels of community and education programs in our city.
    I am grateful for the continuing surprises and new directions my life heads when I let go and let Goddess.

  • Katnip November 25, 2014, 11:00 am

    I’m grateful for my best friend and husband Steve, my niece Darcy (who is also a soulmate), and my family; I am so grateful for my amazingly sensitive dog Chai, who kisses away all my tears, even if they’re silly ones; for being alive; for trees and trees and trees; for the ocean’s breath that calms me whenever I stop to listen for the interval; for my gifts and talents, my amazing brain, my open heart; for all I possess lightly and temporarily; for glorious sunshine and clouds and even rain; for movement and energy, coursing through me; for friends who share their lives and remind me to connect; for books and others’ words that sustain me when my own abandon me, when I am like a boat run adrift on a sandy reef, wondering if I shall ever feel the smooth water underneath me again, pulling me and holding me aloft so I can assess the view and realize it is all so very fine.

  • mj November 25, 2014, 10:53 am

    Grateful for my family and friends. Grateful for my health, home and job. Thankful for the opportunity to live in this great country, USA at this time. Thankful that I sleep in a warm bed each night with plenty to eat. Thankful for the love my family and I share.

  • Tara November 25, 2014, 10:45 am

    I am grateful for gratitude…this means of slowing down time and taking stock of all that is.
    I am grateful for you and your teachings.
    I am grateful for sisterhood and community.
    I am grateful to be a mother…to be rocking motherhood as a Sister Goddess and a turned on woman.
    (This will be the first Thanksgiving without being together with my son. I am grateful to have been able to say “Everyday is Thanksgiving with you.”)
    I am grateful for sunsets and sunrises.
    I am grateful for hot baths infused with lavender and jasmine.
    I am grateful for love and romance and poetry.
    I am grateful for my creativity.
    I am grateful for music, dance and movement.
    I am grateful starry skies, my family and friendship.
    ….

  • SG Karenquilt November 25, 2014, 10:45 am

    I am grateful for Mama Gena and my courage for signing up for Virtual Bootcamp. I am grateful for the improvement in my relationship, and the increase in fun, after embracing what I learned, and asking for what I want – nicely!

    Thank you so much!

    SG Karenquilt

  • SG Luscious Robin November 25, 2014, 10:31 am

    I am grateful for you, Regena, for changing so many lives (including mine). And for reminding me to really focus on gratitude this week.
    I am grateful for my daughter, Zoe, who I love so much.
    And for friends, for my work, for NYC, for communities, for Louis C.K. who makes me laugh.
    I’m grateful for laughter. And dancing. And books.
    I’m grateful for friends and animals who are no longer with me, but affected my life in profound ways.
    I’m grateful.

  • Fab November 25, 2014, 10:29 am

    OMG Regena!!!!

    That picture says 5,000 words!!!
    I mean, Seriously?!?
    Cute clothes! That’s the understatement of the year!
    And yes! They are cute and so much more.
    Look at your calves and your fun! And DK’s smile and his shiny shoes!
    And check out the cowboys!!! Joining the fun, checking your derriere, trying to make sense of it all, taking it in, as much as they can, like they never did before.
    And George, Ahhh George, C’mon, George came from Heaven and they forgot to take him back. The Goddesses were really generous, as you are with so many.
    Oh my, don’t you want to keep George in your living room like all the time?
    And go for walk by the River with horse and dog?

    I am so grateful to be part of the magic, to belong to the best community I have ever belonged. I am grateful for Sister Goddesses in my life.
    I am grateful for you in my life.
    I am grateful we are alive right now.
    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
    SG Fab

  • Margarita November 25, 2014, 10:28 am

    I’m grateful to you for always pushing your edges and reminding me to push mines with everything you do. I’m grateful for having met you and taking all your fabulous courses. I’m grateful for all the SG I’ve met because of you. I’m grateful that Miami happens every year in November. I’m grateful for my beauty, strength, brilliance, sassiness and much more. I’m grateful for my daughter and mother and great friends.

  • Katharine November 25, 2014, 10:19 am

    I am grateful for magic, your magic. Thank you.

  • Rose Varga November 25, 2014, 10:12 am

    I am grateful for all the wonderful people that have given of themselves so generously and whole heartedly.