Day 30 – Gratitude Challenge

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“Expressing gratitude is a natural state of being and reminds us that we are all connected.”  ~ Valerie Elster

There is a natural flow and inter-connectedness within the Universe, and we are part of that energy too. No matter how ordinary and mundane we may feel from day to day, the truth is that we are incredible BEings – we are Souls having a physical experience here in this lifetime.

Each of us is Blessed with a way to tap into that interconnectedness of all things.  It’s called intuition. If you doubt this, think for a minute: Have you ever thought of a friend and then they called you? Have you ever had a hunch, a positive feeling about something, an insight or understanding without knowing why?  Has your body ever communicated with you by showing you what makes it feel good, and what doesn’t?

We are strongly guided. We are deeply loved. And each of us has the ability to use our thoughts and emotions to influence our reality. In truth we are all Lightworkers. The more we release feelings of fear and lack, and move into a place of gratitude, trust and abundant thinking, the more our inherent intuition and spiritual connection will strengthen – acting as a compass to guide us through life’s journey.

Today, take a moment to tune into the music of the universe, and the wisdom of your own heart. Be grateful for your sensitivity, your energy, your intuition, the Infinite Love that surrounds you, and for your connection to that Love.

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Counting Our Blessings and Using our Gratitude Rock

If you need a detailed reminder of our daily process, you can review it here in Day 1 of the Gratitude Challenge.

  1. List five Blessings in your journal, explaining why you are grateful for each one.
  2. Count your Blessings off on your fingers, summoning positive emotion and saying Thank You from your heart for each one.
  3. Write the following words on a piece of paper, feeling the truth of this energy in your heart,  and add this paper to the ones already under your Gratitude Rock : I am connected to all things, and I honour and claim my spiritual and energetic connection with the World. I am grateful for my intuitive gifts.  Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.
  4. Tonight before you go to sleep, hold your Gratitude Rock and affirm I am richly Blessed. I have an Abundance of Good in my life. Visualise one thing you have been grateful for today. Swell that positive energy up in your heart like a beautiful golden light, and give a heart-felt Thank You, Thank You, Thank You to the Universe, then imagine a tiny shower of golden light travelling from your heart into your Gratitude Rock.
  5. Still holding your Gratitude Rock, bless your fellow travellers on this Gratitude Journey by sending them golden light, and saying Thank you.  I Bless You.  I intend for you Love, Miracles and Abundance. Know that as you are saying this for them, they are also saying this for you. Feel that connection and gratitude and know that there is real love and support for you here.

If all you do today is these five steps, know that is enough.


But if you’re ready for a little more, why not join me for our final gratitude challenge?


Thank You For Our Connection!

Get comfortable and close your eyes.  Visualise all of the friends across the world who have been supporting you on this 30 Day Gratitude Challenge.  Each night, before they go to sleep, they have been sending you positive energy and intention – they have been sending you the energetic vibration of Love, Miracles and Abundance.

Today, flow positive Energy, Love and Gratitude back to them.  Imagine it as golden light flowing energetically from you and travelling all across the world, blessing these souls with your intention and emotion.  You don’t even need to use specific words if you don’t want to – just energy and emotion. Remember to say Thank You, Thank You, Thank You from your heart.

Really feel the inter-connectedness and Oneness of all things.  Feel your place in the world and this invisible energetic bridge that links our hearts and souls.

Allow a feeling of connection to flood through you.  Open yourself up to it. Trust in it. Know that you are a Spiritual BEing having a physical experience and that this energetic connection is your birthright.

Give Thanks for your spiritual nature. Give Thanks for your spiritual connection.  Really feel the Love and Energy that is always around you and flowing to you.  All you ever have to do is connect in with your heart.  It’s as simple as that!

This is a practice you can continue now that our Gratitude Challenge is concluding. Know that I’ll still be here daily, sending my love and good intentions to you. ♥ Why not join me in the energetic practice of flowing Love and Light to the world?

Touch of Friendship by Elizabeth Malara Wieczorek

To finish up your 30 Day Gratitude Challenge, tomorrow gather all of the pieces of paper that have been sitting under your Gratitude Rock this last week.  Put them into an envelope, seal the envelope and write on the front Thank You Universe – My Life is Blessed with Abundance and every day I draw more and more Positive Energy to me.  I Thank You that all my Dreams are coming true.  Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.  Feel the truth of this energy in your heart.  Then  place the sealed envelope in your Gratitude Journal, and know that with this simple and heart-felt intention you are powerfully transforming your life.


Thank you SO much for joining me and our beautiful community of Lightworkers over the past 30 days.  I am grateful for each and every one of you, and for the unique energy you bring to our existence. My hope is that through this practice of gratitude you are opening to your own magnificence, that you are finding flow, and that you are celebrating being part of creating positive energy in your own life and the lives of others. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.

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Hi! I'm Nicole Cody. I am a writer, psychic, metaphysical teacher and organic farmer. I love to read, cook, walk on the beach, dance in the rain and grow things. Sometimes, to entertain my cows, I dance in my gumboots. Gumboot dancing is very under-rated.
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30 thoughts on “Day 30 – Gratitude Challenge

  1. Thank you Nicole for all your brilliant ideas and the way you are bringing it so that everybody can pick up their own way to join in. I appreciate the richness of aspects you put into it. It was all including. Thank you for bringing many people together. We are one.
    I enjoyed it very much. I have experienced the power of thankfulness.Thank you so much, LOVE and LIGHT to you all (-: <3

  2. Wow, 30 days have gone by already? I grew to look forward to these powerful posts every day, and taking the time to hone my attitude of gratitude. I’m going to miss them. (Although, starting the challenge all over again is a great idea.) One thing I’m certainly grateful for – developing the habit of keeping a gratitude journal, something I’ve decided to keep going. Many thanks, Nicole, for doing this for us. And many thanks to all the participants, I really enjoyed all your comments and being a part of this community.

  3. Well… i DiD it!!!

    What an exciting, eye-opening, heart-warming, soul-expanding, life-changing journey it has been. And I’m happy to know that a few of my Facebook friends have decided to take on the Challenge — your *magic* will go on and on and on… thank you, Nicole!

    So here’s my blog post for Day 30:

    And in order to keep this great momentum going, I’ll be starting a new “personal” challenge next monday: my “shape up or ship out” challenge — I’ll be getting myself back in shape and fit for life!

    Words cannot express how grateful I am for YOU, Nicole.
    A Brand New and Improved Mudd 🙂

  4. Thank you Nicole it has been a wonderful creative journey that now I am going to take back to a daily journal on paper. Great idea yo turn it into an ebook. You have just given me an idea too
    Namaste xxoo

  5. Thank you very much for putting so much time and thought into this challenge, Nicole. It was an excellent idea and, like so many other participants, I really enjoyed it. I’m very grateful to you for getting me into the habit of being thankful for 5 things every day, I’m going to keep that going, and I like the idea of repeating the whole 30 day challenge again. It’s amazing the power gratitude has, as you point out so well, and nurturing that gratefulness in everyday life is a blessing to those who do it and to those around them. You did a wonderful thing with this, as indeed you do with your whole blog, and I feel very fortunate to have been a part of it. Lots of love and hugs fromn the other side of the world – Lorna xo

  6. I wish it had lasted longer! I looked forward every single day for the new gratitude challenge!!! you are amazing, Nicole, and spoke to me in every single post. Thanks for reaching out to so many people, I definitely felt the positive connection. I am even thinking of turning this into a manual I can have available whenever I feel like it. I would like to do this challenge again and be more thorough!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart, I absolutely loved every single day this whole month. THANK YOUUUU!!!!

    1. Hi Erika,
      I’m actually about to put this into a handy ‘print-friendly’ ebook with a few extra little special bits so you can have everything all in one place. Thank you for playing along with us. I’m starting back at the beginning again today, because it’s good to have a little structure, and you can keep building on what you’ve already learned and created.
      Thank YOU for being part of this amazing gratitude energy,
      Love and Light,

  7. Thank you beautiful Nicole for setting up the 30 days of Gratitudes. I have absolutely loved writing them, contemplating them, and sharing the blog with others. I will be keeping it up. I am so grateful to you.

  8. yippers we did it! we are awesome, sending love light and so much gratitude for this challenge nicole, you’re so good at this stuff! good idea to start again or just keep going! loved it, the energy, love, connecting with others and your delicious pictures, wisdom guidance, and that you couldn’t help yourself and slipped in a few recipes on the way! love it! take good care of you and have a big nurturing break for yourself! hugs sx

    1. 30 days is an eternity between food posts! It’s like a kid looking in the windows of an empty lolly shop or bakery, they’ll bring out those delicious treats soon! Thankyou! :0)

  9. HI Nicole, if we did not get to the the 30 days as fully as we would have liked – will you leave the posts up so we can start again? thanks so much love & light Helen xx

    1. Hi Helen,
      These posts will stay, and you can work through them whenever you want. There are so many people who are only just starting or who are part-way through, so there will always be a community of other Gratitude Challenge people on the journey with you, including me!
      Much love to you xx

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