30 Day Meditation Challenge

Leave a comment below, what’d you think of Day 2?

Day 2 - Cultivate Gratitude

by Vanessa Loder | 30 Day Challenge

Want even MORE gratitude? Try this longer 10 minute gratitude meditation

10 Minutes of Gratitute

by Vanessa Loder | 30 Day Challenge

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May your 5 minutes of mindfulness a day get your brain addicted to meditation instead of sugar πŸ˜‰

62 Comments

  1. BC

    Very important meditation today. finding things to appreciate about yourself can be hard when your not in a great head space. But so important to try.

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  2. Fiona

    Thank you for this gratitude meditation . I was interested to note that when I felt gratitude for those in my life that care for me I became teary. I think I need to remember to be grateful for myself also

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    • Vanessa Loder

      aww, this is so sweet Fiona! Thank you for sharing. It’s powerful to feel gratitude on that deep of a level.

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  3. Karen

    Love the inspirational quotes and wishes for a self loving day! Thank youπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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    • Vanessa Loder

      You’re welcome Karen, I hope you have a truly self-loving day!!!

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  4. MLN

    As someone who is outgoing, people-oriented, and empathetic, I know my own worth – but am terrible at “acknowledging” it. This meditation, as short and sweet as it was, got me a little weepy. The statement that there is nothing enlightened about shrinking so others won’t feel intimidated around you apparently was something I needed to hear, today.

    I am grateful.

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    • Vanessa Loder

      aww, thanks for sharing that. I am grateful you’re here.

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  5. Molly

    What a lovely and thoughtful meditation. Thank you Vanessa!

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  6. Karen

    Thanks for helping me look at all the things and actions and people in my life that bring me comfort and happiness

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    • Vanessa Loder

      You’re so welcome Karen! It feels so good to remember all these things, I love helping other people experience it too. And I constantly need the reminder myself as it’s easy to focus on what’s not working and takes a little more conscious effort sometimes to notice all the good.

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  7. Diana

    Thank you so much for this great meditation. It’s amazing when I started to think of a few things that you truly appreciate about myself how other qualities or attributes came up. And this even extended into things, experiences and thoughts that I’m grateful having. The cake was amazing too. I was fascinated watching it being made. 😊

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    • Vanessa Loder

      Yay! Thanks Diana. I know Robyn will be happy you liked watching her cake decorating too. πŸ™‚

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  8. Sunnie

    I’m a day behind, but glad I got it in. I needed this. I had a hard time thinking of 3 articulate things about myself I’m thankful for, but did it! I’m not sure if I’ve even taken the time to think of myself in that way. Going to do it more. Felt inspired by the end and am ready for the day!

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    • Vanessa Loder

      Yay Sunnie!!! Nice work. It isn’t always easy at first, but it does become easier with practice. I’m so glad you’re here. And don’t worry about being a day behind, you’ll keep getting the next day’s meditation on your own schedule.

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  9. Karen

    Love the cake decorating and the meditation.

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  10. Shannon

    Thanks for the gratitude cake for breakfast, yummy! And thanks for your words of loving kindness and helping me recognize that I am not small and will serve others best when I let my light shine! Have a wonderful day!

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    • Vanessa Loder

      Glad you enjoyed it Shannon! Thanks.

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  11. Nancy Aguilar

    Very appreciated with myself! Thank you

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  12. courtney

    I am greatful to the God who wants to meet with me in my heart temple. Always safe, always happy to meet with me. I appreciate my willingness to do this! I appreciate my legs. (my sister had hers cut off due to her eating disorder). I appreciate my ability to learn and seek truth and clarity. I appreciate my ability to calm my little wounded kid who fears giving up control. I appreciate this journey of moving from control to trust in the goodness of a God who loves me all the time, in whatever state I’m in. I appreciate I am willing to be me.

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  13. Johanna

    Thank you !!!

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  14. Dee

    Great way to start my day! Thank you!

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  15. Sally

    Thank you for a reminder to take the time to express gratitude for myself. Something I don’t do very often.

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  16. Lurena Burkhart

    Thank you, I enjoyed this class very much, & Iam working on Gratitude full steam ahead!

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    • Vanessa Loder

      Woo hoo! Gratitude all the way Lurena πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Tina

    So needed this this morning looking forward to this journey feel it was truly a God send for me during this point in my life Thank you I’ve invited my two beautiful daughters to join me

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    • Vanessa Loder

      aww, I’m so glad you’re here Tina! And how lovely that you’ve invited your daughters to join you, what a special thing to do together. πŸ™‚

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  18. Mariellen

    Day 1was good
    Day 2 better
    Thank you.

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  19. Alesia

    “its me I’m to appreciate”, how refreshing! Thanks glad I joined!

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  20. Kathy

    Thank you for kindness πŸ’—

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  21. Margaret Edmunds

    Thank you – It’s just what I needed today!!

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  22. Kris

    What a meditation this morning. I am greatful for so many thing however, I never take the time to be greatful for who I am. Thank you Vanessa.

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    • Vanessa Loder

      Thanks Kris! So glad you enjoyed it. πŸ™‚

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  23. Lisa

    Inspired me to write after meditation. It came to me that the 3 things I’m grateful for – 3 things most present when I am mindful – when added together equal JOY. I’m grateful for this awakening. Thank you.

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    • Vanessa Loder

      aww, that’s lovely Lisa! Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Linda

    I rarely think about myself and the many things that make me unique and special. Thank you for the reminder.

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    • Vanessa Loder

      You’re welcome Linda, glad you enjoyed it!

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  25. Bettina

    Thank you needed this today to appreciate me ❀

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  26. America

    Thank you for this second
    Day… I am in gratitud mood and in an self loving Day!!!

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    • Vanessa Loder

      Yay! Glad to hear it America. Thank you for being here.

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  27. Carina

    I truly needed this today! Thank you!

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    • Vanessa Loder

      Yay! Glad you got what you needed. Thanks Carina.

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  28. Ed O'Connell

    Starting to get more relaxed

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    • Vanessa Loder

      Yay! Happy to hear it Ed πŸ™‚

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  29. kristl

    Thankful for the reminder to be grateful for our own good qualities. It often seems easier to notice myself doing wrong instead of right. Going to look at myself differently today!

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    • Vanessa Loder

      Yay! So glad to hear it. Yes, our brains are wired to focus on what’s wrong vs what’s right, which is why it’s so important to consciously train our minds to focus on the good. πŸ™‚

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  30. Leslie

    This is one of my favorite meditations you have shared. Sometimes we are so busy being busy, we don’t appreciate the things we are capable of accomplishing.

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    • Vanessa Loder

      Yes, I completely agree Leslie! It’s such a nice reminder to appreciate ourselves and all we have in our lives. πŸ™‚

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  31. Cheryl

    A fine way to start the day, with gratitude.

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    • Vanessa Loder

      Thanks Cheryl!

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  32. Ndangano

    wow this is so relaxing. Thank you so much.

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    • Vanessa Loder

      Thank you!

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