Infused With Gratitude Giveaway: Win a Levo Prize Pack and Wake + Bake eBook Bundle!

It’s that time of year when all of those cheesy Thanksgiving giveaways pop up, forcing you to share what you’re “thankful” for. Ughhhh… so cliche.

I would never do that kind of thing to you.

This year, for our annual “Danksgiving Giveaway” I want you to share what you’re grateful for. 

And there’s a huge, but subtle, difference between those two things.

Let’s break it down really quick.

The OED defines thankful as “pleased and relieved”. It’s closest to an emotion. It’s a good emotion, but still… it’s pretty passive. For example: I’m thankful that my car hasn’t broke down in a couple of months. I’m thankful I’m no longer living paycheck to paycheck. I’m thankful that I live in a safe and friendly town.

But the word grateful implies action. The OED describes it as “Feeling or showing an appreciation for something done or received.” 

I’m grateful for my toddlers use of the phrase “butt hurt” when she sees that someone is angry. I’m grateful for how supportive my husband has been in the past few months while I’ve been working more. I’m grateful to all of you for being here with me, for all of your support. I’m grateful to the clients I serve, for being so damn inspiring and for stepping up to transform their lives and their health. I’m grateful to the universe and to the thermal energy that make hot springs exist.

And this may be a little woo for you, but in practice, being grateful becomes a tool of awareness that actually makes life better. The practice of seeing exactly what we’re receiving in this existence can change everything. Because no matter what’s going on, being grateful for your breath, small acts of nature, or the kindness of others makes all of the difference in how you show up for this short-lived experience.

In short: gratitude RULES!

So this year, we’ve teamed up with the incredible folks at Levo for the Infused with Gratitude Giveaway.

We’re giving away 1 grand prize + some awesome bonuses along the way!

The grand prize winner will receive:

How to Enter

Enter using the form above

AND/OR

Add a comment on this post and tell us what you’re grateful for (no matter how big or small)

Every day until thanksgiving, we’ll pick our favorite comment and giveaway a Wake + Bake eBook bundle! You can enter every. single. day.

Don’t forget to share it with your friends for more entries and to get everyone really feeling the gratitude this time of year.

Good luck! And may the gratitude be with you!

Much love,

Corinne

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    Angie E
    November 17, 2017 at 10:21 am

    In May of this year I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Today, I am grateful that my cancer numbers are within normal range again so I have hope that I am able to live a long life and take care of my one year old son!

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    Robin Knotts
    November 17, 2017 at 10:24 am

    I’m grateful for family that happens to live near, my awesome hubby, and for blogs like yours that are actually helpful. <3

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    Michelle Beaver
    November 17, 2017 at 10:27 am

    I am grateful my husband and I have decided to recommit to our marriage after years of ignoring each other. Sometimes darkness can show you the light.

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    Rosemary Erickson
    November 17, 2017 at 10:27 am

    Grateful for celebrating my Birthday and my 1yr cancerversary 🙂

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    Nancy reynolds
    November 17, 2017 at 10:35 am

    I am grateful for the caring teachers my children have.

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    marguerite bryant
    November 17, 2017 at 10:37 am

    I am grateful every single day for my sweetie. I picked him up hitch hiking across from the Eureka KMart 4 years ago, and we’ve been together ever since! It’s magic, I tell you, to finally find true love in my 50’s! 😉

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    Fae
    November 17, 2017 at 10:38 am

    I am grateful for Abraham Hicks! Over the past year, my life has transformed because of their teachings, and I have finally unfogged the mirror and gotten a clear look at myself for the first time in forever! Alignment with who I really am is like a breath of fresh air after a lifetime of smoke and ashes! It’s like the static finally dropping off the radio and hearing the most beautiful sound you’ve ever heard.
    Gratitude is a huge principle of their teachings and I appreciate you starting this, so much! I accept the challenge, I’ll be here everyday! 😉

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    Juliet
    November 17, 2017 at 10:40 am

    I am grateful for my son, who is a 3-year-old sparkle in a rainbow. He is the best thing that ever happened to me and I wouldn’t change any of the missteps I took to get him to me.

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    Jennifer
    November 17, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Today I am greatful I am up and moving around instead of being confined to bed, exhausted and in pain. It’s the first week in a while I’ve had the energy to run “errands”. Sometimes it really is the little things 💗

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    Barbara Rubino
    November 17, 2017 at 10:49 am

    Today and every day, I’m grateful for my partner and his unconditional love and support. I recently decided to pursue self employment, which is exciting and terrifying all at the same time, and for someone like me, who struggles with PTSD and is in pretty constant need of medical care, it’s particularly scary. I didn’t know what I would do without health insurance, and the other day my partner put me on his plan. Last night I told him how grateful I am for that because without health insurance, I would probably die and he hasn’t asked me to pay him back for a cent of it because he knows how much I need it, and he believes in me and doesn’t want me to have to worry about that cost while I’m trying to pursue my own dreams. And now that I’m done rambling about how amazing my partner is, I’ll end with, I’m grateful for my partners unconditional love, and for health insurance.

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    Debbie Franzino
    November 17, 2017 at 10:49 am

    I have so many things to be grateful for, that I don’t even know where to begin, or if my healing mind is even doing this in the right place, or if I should do them all separately, or just let what’s in my heart rip, and let it all out at once. I’m not really in this for the prizes, which are incredible and would certainly be put to good use, and are things I couldn’t afford at this time (but you’ll understand why as my journey becomes clear). This is more about releasing all the great things that have finally come together in my life, as well as my incredibly awesome and so very brave husband of 38 years, and my 4 indescribably incredible awesome children, who grew into the most amazing adults, despite so many horrendous obstacles during thier early 20’s, until NOW! I want to scream all the things I’m so grateful for, and the many blessings that have happened recently from every rooftop in the world, I want to sing LOUDLY and out of tune, I want to dance like a silly fool barefoot and nakid in the pouring friged rain, JUST BECAUSE I CAN! But where to start? Our families story and our personal and collective journeys are many. I can start with today I suppose, then work my way back, to the darkest times, that led me to TODAY! I think that’s how I’m going to approach this, with the positive of the day now, and the backstory to follow, including all the Heartbreak along the way, there are many , but the milestones and blessings that got me to today far outweigh all the bad shit that plagued our family for the past 9 years ( is actually longer, you’ll find out) but my focus of gratitude is mainly the past 9 years.

    TODAY, I am grateful that I finally got to hear my husband’s voice after his first week in detox, now living in rehab for the next 3 months, living as a sober man, he’s in rehab at his own desire to heal, get strong, and do this for himself, he’s an alcoholic. But the man I spoke to today was sober, strong, excited, happy, most of all determined , I barely recognized him when he called, he’s the man I married and love with every part of my being, the man who is the reason I’m alive today, the incredible father to our 4 children, all this despite the demons that have almost destroyed our family, and almost killed him. I am beyond grateful for the progress he’s made, and so proud of him for taking on this challenge because he WANTED TO. Today is the first day of the rest of our lives, and the last day of our former lives. ❤️
    I don’t know where to continue this, as despite what I’m grateful for today, there is much more to this story, and many other milestones that got us here that I’m beyond grateful for.
    Debbie

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    James Mulholland
    November 17, 2017 at 10:51 am

    I am grateful for an amazing girlfriend who beats my daily. I am grateful for the little manic balls of energy that are my nieces and nephew. I am grateful that I have my parents healthy and happy.

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    Amy Robert
    November 17, 2017 at 11:02 am

    I am thankful to the people who encouraged me to use cannabis to manage my anxiety. I have never been so clear headed. I am thankful to be myself and to be able to spend quality time with my family!

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    Debbie Franzino
    November 17, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Backstory, I guess this is where I should put that.
    I have been very blessed with a wonderful husband, we’ve been together since I was 14′ so 40 years now, who despite being an alcoholic for almost 30 years, has been my first and only love of my life, despite that. I could have given up on him, many years ago, and many times, but I knew in my heart who is was, and didn’t give up on the day, this day, that our world would change. I couldn’t be more grateful and blessed, life was great! We have 4 incredible children, yeah we started early lol, and had a great life until about 9 years ago, when the tides turned. Two of my daughters 19 and 22 at the time, we’re in a fatal boat accident, in May, they survived, but thier friend did not. That was the beginning of our hell. We didn’t even know if our daughters had lived for the 2 hour trip to the hospital (they don’t tell you those things over the phone) talk about freaking out, I thought I was going to die from fear. BUT when we did get to the hospital, longest trip of my life, we found out they were in icu in critical condition. Ok thank you God, the most enormous feelings of gratefulness a parent could ever experience. But things weren’t all his, kisses and joy, not yet, but they were alive. They both had massive injuries, unrecognizable even to they’re mom. One was in surgery for a collapsed lung, one was in for a shattered spleen. Both needed extensive pelvic reconstruction, but had to get thru the bleed outs, both had full blood transfusion twice. It was 9 hours of hell, until the drs finally told us they came thru those surgeries, but we’re still critical. OK, I’ll go with that, I’m just so blessed they made it thru. They continued to heal for 3 days, then the reconstruction surgeries went on. They both did well with that, but there was no certainty they would walk again. I can live with that, my babies were alive, that’s all that mattered. So grateful doesn’t even touch the emotions we were going thru.
    Next forward to July 3

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    Jamie L Grimes
    November 17, 2017 at 11:22 am

    I am grateful for my family and friends.

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    Angie Ferris
    November 17, 2017 at 11:37 am

    I am grateful that I can walk. In 2008 I was diagnosed with rheumatoid disease (also known as rheumatoid arthritis). Less than a year after, I was on my way to being fully disabled and spending my life in a wheelchair. The disease was (is) ravaging my body inside and out. I was 38 and my kids were young. My salvation came in the form of an experimental medication. It hasn’t reversed damage or stopped pain (I have my special cookies for that 😁) but it allowed me to begin to live my life again. I was able to play with my kids again, take them for walks, ride bikes with them…..with no wheelchair involved. I hear so many people complaining about “how far of a walk it is”, or complaining about all the stairs someplace or a broken escalator or some other thing. I’ll take any flight of stairs with a smile. I still have daily pain and internal damages happening but I am grateful because I can walk.

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    Debbie Franzino
    November 17, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Or girls were in the hospital for 3 weeks, never able to see each other, so it was heartbreaking, since they needed to see each other to belive they were alive, it was a rough time. Finally the younger one got released, and her sister went to rehab for 4 more rough weeks. I never left thier sides since day one, they were my babies.

    June, , they were both able to come home, I was so thrilled to have them home to heal and take care of them,, or house looked like a hospital, beds and all. I was the primary care giver and I did everything abuse would do, right down to giving injections. It was not easy, I was exhausted, and thought I was Such a failure, I couldn’t do this alone, who was kidding I. Got so Overwhelmed to the point of giving up, then I actually did, I overdosed and tryed to kill myself. Thankfully my son found me in time, and caked the police. WTF had i done! Well I ended up handcuffed to a hospital bed tour 5 days, then put in a state rehab for 3 weeks ( I wasnt a drinker or pill popper, dammit, I tryed to off myself in a very weak moment, selfishly and stupidly) going forward, I actually did learn some things there, I was over stressed and felt guilt that this ever happened to my girls, and I felt like I failed them, even tho I wasnt at all. Nervous breakdown is what I had. I’m so grateful for the experience I did have there, I learned alot about myself, and to this day continue therapy.

    Next, hell just keeps on coming

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    Nicole
    November 17, 2017 at 11:43 am

    I am grateful for my best friend, my husband is my whole world and I’d be dead in a ditch somewhere if it weren’t for him.

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    Lisa
    November 17, 2017 at 11:46 am

    I am grateful for my husband, in October we celebrated 21st Wedding anniversary and I’ve been together 26 years. In 1992 I got Hurt on the job, Workmen’s Comp. and my doctor screwed me and never got to go to court, the workmen comp. doctor said it was all my head and released me to full duty . Well 11 years ago we moved into your new place. I was with my father and mother-in-law , we were going into the store , I was not doing good . There was a chiropractor doing a promotion for children Networkwhen he stopped my father-in-law and asked what was going on with me . Well after 17 years I was able to finally put my foot on the floor And take two steps without my cane or crutch. I was able to walk down the damage was already done I stay in pain all and some days are worse than others , I have friends that help me to deal with the pian, when they can . Right now I’m not in a good place dealing with the pain, things are tight so there’s no relief for me ,I don’t like to drink alcohol . A few months ago I thought I was going to lose my night shining armor, we had a major heart attack and the doctor said he should not be. Thank God he is and doing really good. I’m sorry it’s so long and there is so much more to say , I’ll stop here .

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    Gail
    November 17, 2017 at 11:51 am

    I’m grateful for the support of my family and life-companion through the last year.

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    Shelly Warner
    November 17, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    I am grateful because my children fight for me, I am grateful because they fight with pure hearts. They fight with courage, love, faith, hope, and unconditional love and devotion that is unwavering against the person who tries to break the bond they have with me. I’m grateful for the strength they have that carries me when my strength is low. I am grateful that my children love me and believe In me and fight to be with me against a father who so desperately wants to turn them against me, use them as weapons to hurt me. I am grateful that my children choose to not be victims but instead fight like brave and courageous warriors. I am grateful that we are survivors.

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    Ron Johnson
    November 17, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Am Greatful for Family and Friends that understand the pain and crap that goes along with Sbingles and nerve pain.

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    Christopher Wilson
    November 17, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    I am grateful that there are people that make a place like this possible to learn and improve life! 🙂

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    Kiersten T.
    November 17, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    I am thankful for your wealth of knowledge and your generosity to share it! I reference it often.

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    Lisa Arguelles
    November 17, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    I’m grateful for 50 years of marriage today. I’m grateful for my husband’s full recovery from a severe stroke even though we lost our home. I’m grateful for wonderful, generous and loving people who bring peace, joy and inspire us to be there for each other in times of need. I’m grateful for wake and bake

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    phaedra
    November 17, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    i am grateful for my health, my life, my loves, my friends, family, and that my wee little pup was found after 2 days lost running around in freezing New England! <3

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    Melissa Evans
    November 17, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    I am most thankful & grateful for being alive to enjoy the little things that make life so wonderful.

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    Eric
    November 17, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    I am grateful for finding a medicine that doesnt have so many negative side effects like pharmacutical pills. Very grateful for being able to enjoy the life journey with all the amazing people on my life. Also grateful for your blog and the positivity you bring to people who are looking for knowledge on the proper ways to cook edibles.

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    Maureen Whalen
    November 17, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    I am grateful for my family and my miniature bulldog, Rosie. When I got sick, she was my constant companion and she gives me so much comfort!

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    Aimee E
    November 17, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Hi Corinne,
    At 49, being grateful, is just to be alive! However, I think I’m grateful to have an open mind to learn. When I learn, I am able to share my experience with others. And of coarse I’m grateful for my somewhat health, and happiness!

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    Angel Carter
    November 17, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    I’m sure we are all grateful for our loved ones and yes I’m so grateful for my 3yr old gbaby and another one on the way so grateful for these two gifts fr above.. But I’ve had to have 9 surgeries on my neck and back I’m so grateful that God blessed me with the hands of an amazing Dr bc this procedure WOULD BE the life changing of BEING paralyzed or not.. With my husband, kids and family waiting for the Dr to call the surgery goes well HOWEVER that nite of they lost me for 20 minute’s as my husband being the one staying with me helped me smething went wrong and I seized out and was gone for 20 mins. I AM SO GRATEFUL THAT MY HUSBAND DID NOT HAVE TO TELL OUR CHILDREN THAT I WAS GONE.. And that I would be around for the family I have

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    Lisa Love
    November 17, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    I am thankful for my family who have helped me the last few months while I’ve been healing a broken foot. You never know how much help you might need until you do. I’m so blessed.

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    Courtney
    November 17, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    SO grateful for the uprising of all the incredible empowered healers like yourself and many others, sharing the beautiful healing power of cannabis with all of those who could benefit from it!

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    mandy keefer
    November 17, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    I am grateful for so many things. Number one would be my son. He’s caring, fun, genuine and always has a sparkle in his eye. One of the other things I’m grateful for is your blog. It’s helped me to learn things I never thought I’d know. Thank you 🙂

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    KRISTEN HOOD
    November 17, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    This is about my husband. This is why I’m grateful for marijuana https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10211727969647399&id=1012841800

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    Danielle Cortez Calzada
    November 17, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    I am grateful to have a teenager that keeps on the straight a narrow but is still a cool kid.

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    Kim Rogers
    November 17, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    I am so grateful for every breath and every step, for being able to see the love in my children’s eyes, for my family supporting me every step of the way, for being able to watch my kids grow up, for every wonderful blessing in my life I am so very grateful.

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    Jessica Bickford
    November 18, 2017 at 4:06 am

    One year ago today at the age of 42, I began a nerve wracking journey with my first colonoscopy. In this past year I have had 86 adenoma removed from my large intestine, had rectal surgery, been diagnosed with a rare recessive hereditary colon cancer syndrome giving me a 100% chance of getting colon cancer and have a complete colectomy schedules for January. I am so scared. But I am also so grateful. Grateful for the diagnosis before cancer…grateful it is recessive and requires 2 genes to activate so my children will not have it (that is a big one right there)…thankful I am healthy enough that my surgery can be elective and not an emergency. I am grateful for all the posts people are sharing. Let’s make being grateful contagious.

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    Anna Hopkins
    November 18, 2017 at 5:53 am

    I am GRATEFUL for my amazing daughters, their encouragement to try cannibus & go off my prescribed meds has brought me out me a deep depression and back to LIFE!!

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    Mr.Marty
    November 18, 2017 at 6:54 am

    I’m thankful for recognizing the power each day gives me. I awake with the obvious choice to give into my rutine spinal aches & pain. But, I force myself to remove the negative thoughts that rush thru my brain. I gain nothing by asking “Why me?…Again. So, My slow movements eventually bring me to my wonderful cup of coffee, (MJ oil medicated). I now thank my Lord for the opertunity of whitch I may help someone today. I may be disabled, but able to drive short distances. My elderly neibor is alone & ailing. So, I schedule the days in witch she needs groceries this week, or has a Dr appointment , or… wants to just talk on the phone for an hour. We have many repeated discussions at times, but I’m thankful I have a friend who counts on me for minor help. For I’m the one who gains from these personal interactions. I’m thankful I have purpose to help others. It helps me keep positive, & thankful.

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    Karin B.
    November 18, 2017 at 7:15 am

    I am thankful for all the research that is finally being done so that we will know all of the awesome benefits of marijuana. I never thought I would see this in my lifetime.

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    Chris Daisy
    November 18, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Grateful the world is still here this morning……..

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    Debbie Franzino
    November 18, 2017 at 9:55 am

    July 3, things for me to terribly wrong. As the primary care giver for my two girls, who are making great strides in thier recovery, this entire situation is beginning to wear me down. I have gone from being a bartender to a full time nurse, right down to meds, changing pads ( not easy when your kids can’t be moved) to injections, as well as the day to day hectic normal things. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t have it any other way, my girls are home, the option of a nursing home was NOT an option for me. But I finally had a serious breakdown, and overdosed on meds. My son, my baby boy, God bless his heart and fast thinking got the cops to our house within minutes, I could never repay him for saving my life. I was hospitalized for 5 days, then sent to rehab for 3 weeks ( I’m not a dope head, or an alcoholic, just a mom who lost her grip on herself, thinking I could do it all) I’ll be forever grateful for my 16 yo son, and his incredibly fast actions that saved my life. I hated rehab, cause I was away from my family and taking care of my girls, but I needed to be there at that time, I needed to learn things about myself, to those people who brought me back to life, I will be forever grateful to.

    Fwd to Sept, bankruptcy, oh those magic words, after all the millions of dollars in medical bills, the ones insurance doesn’t pay, for two kids, whom we obviously signed away or lives for, that first night in the trauma bay, with the do whatever you have to do to save our girls lives, attitude, that any parent would do. We filed, we had the best lawyer, he never charged us a dime, and the most compassionate judge who barely looked over our files, before dismissing everything. Just more heroes in our journey, more people we owe the world to, more things we were so grateful for, and so blessed. Until Dec rolls around…..

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    Angie Z
    November 18, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    Today, I am grateful for my health. Several people in my community have passed far too soon, and it makes me realize that each day should be lived to the fullest, because you could die tomorrow, or in 50 years… who knows? I am just learning about cannabis and its positive effects on health, so, I am also greatful for the legalization here in Canada starting in July, 2018.

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    Christy Madis-Harder
    November 18, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    Dear Corrine, just wanted to praise your ethics, Well Done, you! Thanks, Christy Harder

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    Kate Powell
    November 18, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    I am grateful for the am healing and treatment properties of such an amazing plant and companies that help everyday consumers unlock the full potential of their herbs. And love, always grateful for love!

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    Fae
    November 18, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    I am grateful for cannabis for enabling me to overcome my anxiety and depression! It helps me everyday and I am truly appreciative; I just love this plant!

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    Fae
    November 18, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    I am grateful to cannabis for enabling me to overcome my clinical depression and anxiety, and rediscover myself on a whole new level! This plant has changed my life!

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    Steve
    November 19, 2017 at 12:58 am

    I’m grateful for being able to walk without pain after a recent full hip replacement.

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    Fae
    November 19, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Oops, I thought the first one didn’t post 😅
    Here’s another for today: I am so grateful for the beautiful paradise my grandparents live in, and the fact that I get to take my sister every weekend and relax and unwind there! Wish I could show you all a pic of this heaven on Earth! 😀

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    Debbie Franzino
    November 19, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Dec 22, really? Can we please have some peace in our family. We were so grateful, and blessed that finally around Sept, our gi rls were both on thier feet again, the months of rehab were paying off, and at a unreal speed. They were no longer under the non weight bearing rules, they were cleared to walk again no more wheelchairs, portable potties are gone, hospital beds returned, everyone off the mountain of meds they’d been taking, all that was left of that horrible ordeal was 2 walkers and eventually just canes. And PT, but that went on for awhile longer. I couldn’t help but cry every time I looked at my girls and knew how grateful I was that they were not only alive, but thriving, it was truly a miracle. Except one little issue, called PTSD, I couldn’t shake that fear for the life of me. At that time medical marijuana was not even a twinkling in our states eye, they just added PTSD to the list of qualifying conditions this year! Boy could I have used that back then, but I was put on meds that helped abit at the time. Better than nothing I guess, but now I am so grateful I do qualify and more grateful how much is helped me move forward. And oh boy, was I gonna need it comes December. Dec 22, I finally was able to take care of me, I was 45 at the time and had put off my yearly mammogram, missing an entire year, I have gotten them yearly since I was 30 due to a strong family history of breast cancer. Well what do you know, BOOM, in my face, I have cancer. This can’t even be happening, but it is. Merry Christmas to me, and my rock solid family.

    I’ll skip the details of the next 2 months, way to much went on, and it wasn’t easy.

    Fwd next….Feb

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    phaedra
    November 19, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    i am grateful for this wonderful trim season, the awesome people and weed that made it so great, and that yesterday was the last day! woohoo! party today!

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    Mike
    November 19, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    Grateful the world is starting to embrace the benefits of cannabis.

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    Fae
    November 20, 2017 at 10:42 am

    My reply yesterday must’ve glitched our, I figured the delay was because you have to approve them individually? But it never popped up. So… today I’m grateful for music. The way a good song can turn your mood around, the way a new song makes you stop everyone and turn up the radio, and then you listen to it on repeat the rest of the week… 🙂 The way songs tell the emotional stories of our souls.

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    Debra
    November 20, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    I am grateful for cannabis getting me off 10 pharmaceuticals, relieving pain and depression!! And of course God & family.

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    Samantha Layman
    November 20, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Today, I am incredibly grateful for the man who brought cannabis into my life, and taught me of it’s magnificent medicinal value. This man, my very own “farmer”, if you will, is the man I plan to marry. He has shared his values in regard to pure organic cannabis medicine, and provides me with the most beautiful, natural, organic medicine that I have ever seen. I swear that I’m not even being biased. Without this medicine, my chronic pain would prevent me from carrying on with daily life. To be honest, I can’t even truly put into words how grateful I am for this man’s love, care, kindness, and drive to make a difference in the cannabis industry, as well as the agricultural industry, as a whole. Plain and simple, he has brought out the best in me, and I love him with every bit of my heart. 😍💕

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    Carrie
    November 20, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    I am grateful for my breast cancer scars. My scars used to make me feel ashamed and damaged. Now, I am able to see them as battle scars that remind me that I made it. I survived. I am a strong woman.

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    Ashley Sullivan
    November 20, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    I am thankful for God’s blessings. My wonderful husband, kids, this website educating me on recipes and products.

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    Debbie Franzino
    November 21, 2017 at 8:31 am

    Feb……in the two months since I was dx with cancer, I had the normal rounds of tests, every type of biopsy known to man, and oh boy do some of them hurt like hell, and I can’t stress this enough…..the most supportive, incredibly selfless, helpful family that anyone could be blessed to have. I was, and still am incredibly grateful for all they did to help me, not only with the physical side of things, but the mental and emotional issues I was dealing with. To my family, I will forever be grateful for all you did for me, and all we still continue to do for each other. In the meantime, my husbands addiction was growing worse, since the accident he’d been on a rapid spiral downhill, but in all honesty, I couldn’t blame him. He was already an alcoholic, but the stress of the past 8 months from the accident to bankruptcy, now to watching his beloved wife suffer through all the crap that comes with a cancer dx was destroying him , and our family. While carrying for my needs, my kids were just being wrecked, watching thier daddy go downhill so fast. And over the years until now, he only got worse. But they are strong, they were raised in a loving family with strong morals and great heads on thier shoulders, despite the fact we were basically teen parents, and didn’t know what the heck we were doing, except loving them more than words, and doing our best. I’m beyond grateful for thier strength and ability to keep things together and in perspective during another pile of hell within a year.

    So Feb, I had a bilateral mastectomy. After all the tests came back, I was completely clear of cancer! No need for chemo, radiation, or meds, they got it all! Our family finally was able to breath a short sigh of relief, we all celebrated another life in our family being spared, we were all grateful for this news and thankful to God for everything he’d done for our family. Life was turning around for us again, well dad still was in the throws of his addiction, but now we could focus on him. So we thought…..

    In the meantime we had filled a lawsuit for the girls accident, just so you know we were becoming proactive as a family again.

    Then the sh*t hit the fan, AGAIN, come on, really? I had expanders in from my surgery, and about 2 weeks after my surgery I had gotten 4 (all potentially fatal) infections. I don’t remember much about this time, just that I had pain and swelling and my son rushed me back to the hospital (God I love my boy, who turned 26 yesterday ❤️) I had been on preventative antibiotics since the surgery, but after I was admitted I had the freakyish thing happen. 5 men in white head to toe suits came in my room, oh geez WTF is this about? They were my infectious disease team. Breath Deb, it’s going to be OK. Not so fast, I do remember being pumped with iv antibiotics, then I know I had to have the expanders removed, we’ll not the end of the world, I guess, just sad. After 9 days in the hospital, I went home, with a picc line in my arm, for 2 more months. Ugh! In the meantime, I was not getting the treatment I needed to recover from the surgeries, no physical therapy mainly, I was laying in bed for over 2 months, living on pain meds for frozen shoulder, and extreme pain in my chest and upper arms, which I still live with to this day. I was eventually dx with RSD, or CRPS is called now. Pain meds seemed to be something in my future for the rest of my life . I’m grateful for my son, again, for making me take a hit from his bong one night that I was really struggling. I felt the pain drift away, and sleep come, it was the best I’d felt in months. Now before anyone gets thier knickers in a twist, no it was not legal at the time, yes it may seem strange to some that I would allow my son to bring that home, much less smoke it, but I was his age once, I did the same thing, only the dangerous way, behind my parents back, driving around high, things I had talked to him about extensively, that I did not want him doing. But as a parent, that’s how I decided handling my child and his use or not of cannibas. So sue me, my child, my choice. And I’m extremely grateful I had that talk and open communication with my kids, it’s probably what’s saved my life, from drugs.

    FFW…….this is now…..Anyway, I had been on pain meds for about 8 years now, in the last 2 years I have researched everything I could about CBD, cannibas, medical marijuana, edibles, cooking with it, whatever I could find. Yes I know it makes me feel better, but I wanted to know more. I get medical Marijuana now, for PTSD, which I’m very grateful for, cause it still haunts me, but there’s no qualifying condition in our state for extreme chronic pain. How stupid is that? And in the past year, I am very very grateful that I have cut all my meds in half! I have gained 40 pounds, I’m grateful for that more that you could know, and my holistic daughters helping me get there the right way ( when I was at my worse, I weighed only 70lbs) I was very sick, almost dying. I am in the process of dropping another dose of meds, leaving only 1 to go, I can’t tell you how excited and grateful I am for that! I’m grateful that I’m getting stronger and healthier every day, I go to yoga now, get regular massage therapy, all things that have been working in harmony with my chocolates, that I micro dose a few times a day. I’m thriving, and it couldn’t feel better, and for that I’m immensely grateful.

    So as I get stronger, our family got stronger, and had a butt kicking intervention with my husband. He had to think about it, but we have him his space, with addiction you can’t force someone to go to treatment, they have to recognize they have a problem, and they have to want to go. Well 2 weeks later he approached us, crying his eyes out, and said he wanted to go, he needed to go, he knows his problem is far beyond his ability to help himself. We were all so grateful to hear those words, ones we never thought we’d hear, this is the biggest triumph so far, and I’m grateful our entire family will be whole, strong, and healed, after all these years. So with the help of our daughters, who settled their lawsuit just this year, they were able to find an incredible facility, one of the top ranking ones in the country, they paid for it, something we could never have done, and I am so grateful to my girls for taking such great care of thier daddy. And taking care of me, while he’s out of work, since I’ve been disabled since this cancer crap. He will be there for 3 months. He LOVES it there, he loves the programs, the therapists, the speakers, his cabin in the palm trees, his view of the ocean, the freedom they allow him, so he can learn to live and enjoy life without addiction, he loves calling me every night, and I’m so grateful to hear his strong, healthy voice before I go to sleep. I’m grateful most of all that I’m getting my husband back, only better, and I can’t wait ❤️ Debbie

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    marta macbeth
    November 21, 2017 at 9:58 am

    I am grateful today that I woke up and have the opportunity to be of service to the highest good. I will be 63 next month and I have many friends and family that are not in a body anymore . My gratitude for those precious life is beyond measure .

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    marta macbeth
    November 21, 2017 at 9:59 am

    For this precious life
    I meant

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    Mya
    November 21, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    I am thankful for getting the opportunity to learn how to better take care of myself. And also thankful for you being so open when sharing your experience with us. Thank you

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    Debbie Franzino
    November 21, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    I posted the rest of our story, but forgot to copy it before I submitted it. And it went poof! It was the most revealing part, as it brought us to today, and all the struggles and trials we went thru during these past 8 years, and how incredible our lives have turned around in that long time. I can’t do it all over, it was just too detailed and took me a few hours. So I’m sad about that, and sorry. Foolish mistake I guess.

    What I can do is a quick summary, you can fill in the blanks.

    Post mastectomy, about two weeks after my surgery I developed 4 life threatening infections, I had been on antibiotics since the surgery, but that doesn’t stop MRSA, cellulitus, and the other ones I don’t remember. Bottom line, the expanders had to come out, a picc line was put in, I was in the hospital for 8 days, went home with the picc line which was in for 8 weeks. I was one sick puppy. I was so grateful the day that my infectious disease team took that damn thing out, more than words. I was finally well again! Sort of….But in the meantime, I had been on pain meds amoung other crap, due to the Dr not getting me into PT causing me to develope frozen shoulder, adding to the pain from the botched surgery that damaged a main nerve in my chest, a nerve that still causes me to lack range of motion in my arms and extreme pain in my chest area. I was dx with RSD/CRPS by my neurologist, and doomed to living a life on disability and drugs, thats how it went until last year. The drugs had taken thier toll on my body, I was down to 70 lbs, and literally dying, until my son convinced me to try a hit of marijuana. For the first time in years I got relief, real relief, and slept thru the night. I couldn’t express how grateful I was too my son for opening my eyes to the benefit of cannibas again. Sure I’m a child of the 70’s I’ve done it before, but never for this purpose. Well in the past year I got my card, due to the PTSD I carried from my girls accident (chronic pain is not a qualifying condition in our state, yet, but we just had an election, and that’s all going to change, very grateful for that) so I dug right in to educating myself about the benefits of CBD, and medical marijuana. How to use it for the maximum effect, without being a complete zombie ( I’m grateful to Corrine and this blog for teaching me many many things, not the least being the use of CBD, and micro dosing) I have, in the past year, gained 40 pounds, I can’t tell you how grateful I am for that, and my daughters who manage a holistic, organic store and taught me how to eat well, juicing, smoothies, all piled on the pounds in a healthy way. Skip to now, like this month, I have been off 1/2 my pain meds, on my own, and just started weaning off another, I’ve had no bad side effects, no withdrawals, no problems, because I’m not addicted to them, my mind hates them , but my body just needs something for the pain. And that I’m so grateful for, that I have something better for me to control the pain. I am in cognitive behavioral therapy now, which teaches your brain to control your perception of pain, it’s like, yes I have pain, but how am I going to respond to that, am I going to let it take over my thoughts and body, or am I going to take control of my mind and tell it no! My therapist is the most incredibly smart and thoughtful woman I know, she listens, she hears me, I’m so grateful I took the time to interview many therapists, and not settle on just any, I found her. I’m also in yoga now, and it feels GOOD! I also get message therapy, which is wonderful, I’m grateful for all these things in my life that are making me stronger and making me heal from years of hell.

    Now there’s my husband, I mentioned him earlier, he’s an alcoholic. Now that I’m on my way up, and my girls settled thier lawsuit (thank God for that, that was a torn in our side for 9 years) my husband got a full blown ear full from all for of our kids, the most honest and hard intervention ever. That was about a month ago. They offered to send him to rehab, any where he wanted to go. Well that didn’t pan out as they thought, right away. Two weeks after, he approached them and told them he can’t do this anymore, he needs help, and he WANTED to go, right now! Holy crap batman, I think after all our family has been thru, that was truly the thing I am most grateful for, he WANTS help, wow! You could have knocked me over with a feather! I never thought I’d see this day, that the man I love with all my heart, who’s been an addict for over 30 years, would finally admit this and want to change. I’m finally getting the love of my life back, only stronger and better. He’s been in rehab now for 2 weeks, he’ll be there for three months, and we all already hear the difference in him, he’s doing it, and with all his heart. I’m grateful to my girls for giving him this gift, and taking care of my needs while he’s away. I will see him soon, and I can’t wait ❤️ so yes, or family has been thru hell, and back, many times, but we’re all strong and healthy, and healing, and i have a damn lot to be grateful for 💗

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    Debbie Franzino
    November 21, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    Well my other post, popped back up, oh well, now there’s two similar posts, sorry about that, that was weird lol

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    phaedra
    November 21, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    today i am grateful that the rain has subsided (for today) and we are in this beautiful place where amazing mushrooms abound!

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    Jessica Bickford
    November 21, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    I am grateful for the family we make, those we chose to surround ourselves with, those who love us as we are now, those with whom we can be ourselves. They are precious to me.

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    Bobbi Schoonover
    November 21, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    I’m grateful to have finally tried cannabis for my chronic pain. It’s been utterly life changing. I have been on every opiate that exists at one point or another. I’m off of all of them now, and use cannabis, and canna topicals to manage pain, inflamation, nausea, and headaches. I now shout the benefits of cannabis from the roof tops. It’s amazing medicine.

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    Angie E
    November 21, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    I am grateful to my husband for his hard work and dedication to making a better life for our family. He has had to overcome severe anxiety and depression, as well as other health related issues while earning not only his bachelors degree but also his masters degree with a 4.0 gpa. Not only did he have his own health related issues to deal with but he also struggled with his father having a stroke and a heart attack, which left his father in a wheelchair and moved his parents into our home. Through out these past few very difficult years he has been my source of inspiration.

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    Fae
    November 22, 2017 at 2:27 am

    Im grateful for technology! For future advancements we have yet to achieve, to the simple act of reading this article and posting this comment while listening to any song I want to in the world!

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    Leta Kell-Dell
    November 22, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Today I’m greatful that my kids are paying outside in the sunshine, all by themselves!

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    Cndy A.
    November 22, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    I am grateful for you and your team Corrine and your Wake and Bake. This is a tough business to get into and you have done an amazing job. One of the things I admire most is you don’t keep it all about you. You allow people to share their own ideas and experiences. Now that is class. Happy Holidays to you and yours and thank you. I am grateful.

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    Debbie Franzino
    November 23, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving to you all! I’m very blessed and my heart is full of gratitude for this wonderful idea that Corrine came up with, for each of us to be about to share a little about our lives, the hardships most of us have faced throughout our lives, and most important, the obstacles many of us are so grateful that we’ve overcome already, even those of us that are still on our journey to that place in our lives where we all thrive. It will happen, for all of us, if not today, then tomorrow, never give up! patience and gratitude are our key to getting the results to our best lives ever, and being our personal best. Thank you again Corrine for opening up your blog for us to express our gratitude, our hearts, our dreams and our accomplishments. I am very grateful for all I’ve learned from this, as well as all I’ve learned from you over the years. Thank you again, Debbie

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    Fae
    November 24, 2017 at 11:17 am

    I am grateful for the wind. The breathe of the world, that reminds me there is so much more, bigger than any momentary contrasts. 🙂

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    Arieanna
    November 27, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    I’m extremely grateful for my family and also for discovering how great of a tool cannabis can be in a variety of ways. Using it in my everyday life and reasoning behind starting a company to help others discover how they can use it in their life.

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    Yazmine
    November 28, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    I feel tremendous gratitude for all the trials I have couragesly made through. I feel the purist joy to be able to help anyone and everyone. I feel in every breath the love I give and I receive. Experience is for us all and the love has always been there.

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    Cass
    December 1, 2017 at 11:54 am

    So many things to be grateful but I’d have to say that being healthy and alive is at the top of my list.

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    stewart
    December 6, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    I’m grateful for being able to get off from pain killers and using nature to keep the pain away.
    Thanks for the wonderful recipes!

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    Mickael Charles
    December 6, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    I am grateful for the love of my beautiful spouse. She has really gotten me through some terrible times and without her I would not be the man that I am today. She is a reason why I smile every day, she is the reason why my heart beats and I love her.

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