Embracing Gratitude: Transform Your Outlook and Elevate Your Life 🌟

Nov 21, 2023 6:29 pm

Hello ,

As we approach the season of gratitude and reflection, we contemplate the incredible power of thankfulness and its profound impact on our lives. 

By embracing gratitude, we tap into the immense potential of maintaining a high vibration, creating a positive energy that resonates within us and radiates outward.

At the heart of this transformative process is the Law of Attraction, a universal principle that suggests like attracts like. 

By consciously fostering gratitude, we elevate our personal vibration, sending out powerful signals to the universe that invite more positivity into our lives. It's a ripple effect, a magnetic force that draws in the good, creating a harmonious dance between our intentions and the universe's response.

Toby and I are grateful to you because you are a wonderful participant in our journey to living our best lives. Although this year has been especially challenging for us, we look forward with thankfulness to a bright and beautiful future surrounded by loving family and friends. 

As we gather around tables filled with warmth and abundance this Thanksgiving, let's extend our gratitude beyond the festivities and into our daily lives. 


Take a moment to reflect on the blessings, both big and small, that have woven a rich tapestry of experiences throughout the year. Recognize the lessons, the growth, and the moments of joy that have shaped your journey.

To truly harness the transformative power of gratitude, we encourage you to take a simple yet profound action step this week. 

Reach out to someone you appreciate—a friend, a family member, a colleague—and express your gratitude. Share a heartfelt note, make a phone call, or even schedule a coffee date. 

The act of acknowledging and appreciating those around us strengthens our connections and contributes to the positive energy we seek to cultivate.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we extend our heartfelt wishes for a day filled with love, joy, and meaningful connections. 

May your gratitude be a guiding light, illuminating the path to a brighter, more fulfilling future.

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Shelley & Toby

Exploring Choices, Change, and Compassion in "A Gypsy’s Kiss": Our Story Your Story Podcast Unveils Chapters 33 and 34

by Shelley Carney

When you first started this, you were happy-go-lucky and stumbling into situations. 

It reminds me of the first card in the tarot: the fool.

You can just see him jogging along with his dog and skipping along his merry way, and everything turns out well for him. 

I think the universe is watching out for us. 

We always hear that things don't happen to you. They happen for you. 

Everything that was going to happen to you would be for your growth and moved you further along in life.

You just have to be willing to accept that offer of growth.

The tarot card, the fool, is always about opportunity and the importance of being able to recognize that opportunity.

Welcome back to another riveting episode of "Our Story Your Story," the podcast where hosts Shelley Carney and Toby Younis unravel the layers of their treasure hunt adventure novel, "A Gypsy’s Kiss." 

Through personal experiences and in-depth discussions of chapters 33 and 34 from their book "A Gypsy's Kiss, a Treasure Hunt Adventure," Shelley and Toby expertly reflect on different lifestyles and the significance of compassion and empathy.

They explore the contrasting lives of Miguel and Mariah, shedding light on the disparities, choices, and opportunities they each face. 

As they elaborate on these differences, Shelley and Toby encourage listeners to reflect on their own lives and develop a sense of empathy towards those who may be less fortunate or facing hardship.

Tune in to "Our Story, Your Story" to join Shelley Carney and Toby Younis on their captivating journey of self-reflection and understanding. 

Watch the video or download the podcast episode.

Helping others and finding gratitude in our own lives can lead us to a happier and more fulfilling journey.

Contrasting Lifestyles and the Importance of Compassion and Empathy

In our complex journey through life, the differences in our situations, the decisions we make, and the chances we get all work together to shape who we are. 

These factors act like the building blocks of our personal and shared stories. 

Differences, like where we come from or what resources we have, affect the difficulties and opportunities we face. 

The choices we decide on, big or small, not only shape our own paths but also influence the communities we're part of. 

It's crucial to notice these differences and understand the impact of our decisions because it helps us see the various challenges people go through. 

Comparing Mariah’s situation with my own makes me feel a little ashamed. Before I left St. Michael’s to begin this adventure, I thought I was being told where and how to live by my mother and the Christian Brothers. I resented it. But when I look at Mariah’s life, my own is pretty great. A Gypsy’s Kiss: A Treasure Hunt Adventure, Chapter 34

This understanding leads to empathy, kindness, and a shared commitment to addressing unfairness. 

How must Mariah feel being told not only where and how to live, but that she and her grandfather are always in mortal danger if they step outside those expectations? I’ve got to find some way to help her. A Gypsy’s Kiss: A Treasure Hunt Adventure, Chapter 34

By recognizing the intricacies of our lives, we empower ourselves to make thoughtful decisions that contribute to a more fair and caring world.

As Shelley and Toby dissect Miguel and Mariah's contrasting lifestyles, we are reminded of the disparities, choices, and opportunities that shape our existence. 

The hosts delve into the profound impact of empathy, emphasizing how helping others can shift our focus from personal problems to a broader sense of compassion. 

“When you help other people, you take your eyes off your own problems and everything seems better.” — Shelley Carney

It's a lesson in understanding, compassion, and the interconnectedness of human experiences.

Click here to read the rest of Shelley's informative article on our blog.

Here's our next week in content:

7 pm MDT, Thursday, November 23, 2023. Our Story Your Story with Shelley Carney and Toby Younis. Premier. youtube.com/@ourstoryyourstory


Journey to Redemption | A Gypsy’s Kiss Chapters 35 and 36 | Our Story Your Story

Join hosts and authors Toby Younis and Shelley Carney in "Our Story Your Story" as they delve into the transformative chapters of "A Gypsy’s Kiss." In this captivating episode, the hosts explore the themes of freedom, redemption, and mentorship that unfold as the teenage protagonist, Miguel, navigates his way from a New Orleans jail to a train bound for Santa Fe.

Toby and Shelley unravel the emotions of freedom and relief that accompany Miguel's newfound autonomy, as well as the anticipation and nostalgia that arise as he embarks on a journey home. The episode also delves into Miguel's worries, concerns, and reflections, creating a rich tapestry of emotions that resonates with readers.

Special attention is given to the mentorship provided by the friendly train conductor, Mr. Kudrow, and how these connections shape Miguel's evolving story. Don't miss the insightful discussion on loss, uncertainty, and the human experience, as the hosts analyze the intricacies of Miguel's character and the broader narrative.

Whether you're a fan of "A Gypsy’s Kiss" or simply intrigued by the exploration of themes and emotions in literature, this episode promises engaging insights and thought-provoking discussions.

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