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    The Little Things

    Days turn into weeks turn into months turn into years. What do we learn in our brief time on the wheel of life? I have learned I am more and more grateful for the little things, the niceties, the goodness of humanity. Little things matter, like “please” and “thank you” Warm smiles and friendly waves go a long way Kindness is beautiful Well chosen words and sincere compliments can mend hurt feelings And love, LOVE- always wins

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    My parents [rest in peace <3] always reminded me that I’m a Dreamer.  Sometimes it was said as a compliment, but not usually.  I didn’t care, because I always knew it to be true and never saw it as a negative quality. I think it’s part of my magic. In the wake of the most recent acts of terrorism and the following waves of hatred, fear, intolerance and increased ethnocentrism around the globe- I have to Dream. I have to Dream of a better world. I have to Dream of people from all walks of life, just living day by…

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    Monday Mantra: I See Beauty

    In a world where far too often there is tremendous pain, brutality, and the ugliness of senseless violence- it is ever more important to look for and find Beauty in our daily lives.  Just as Light overcomes Darkness, so does True Beauty overcome Ugliness. See Beauty, Be Beauty. Image courtesy of Michael Powell Photography “I AM ALWAYS LOOKING FOR THE BEAUTY IN OTHERS AND IN MYSELF. THE COLORS ARE BEAUTIFUL. THE FLOWERS AND PLANTS AND TREES ARE BEAUTIFUL. THE MANY DIFFERENT SHAPES AND SIZES OF PEOPLE ARE BEAUTIFUL. THE AMAZING VARIETY OF ANIMALS IN THIS WORLD IS BEAUTIFUL. THE SONGS…

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    The Thirty-First Blessing: I am Complete

    Blessing #31: I Am Complete In launching The Blessings Butterfly, I initially set out to write a simple book of affirmations, meditations, blessings and encouragements that would express to the people I love the most just how much they mean to me. I chose words and thoughts and themes that would empower the handful of people I had hoped would read it. Beautifully, in the process, I came to discover a new sense of love and acceptance and joy and freedom within myself. The blessings became circular, as they poured out of my heart and flowed over me and came…

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    The Twelfth Blessing: Beauty

    Blessing #12: I am Truly Beautiful Dorothy Parker famously said, “Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone.” (Quite) a few years prior, Plato mused that “Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.” Is there a woman or a girl on this or any other planet who hasn’t at some point wrestled with the idea that she is, in fact, beautiful? In every age and in every culture, there are evolving and somewhat fickle standards of beauty that women have either tried to achieve or have struggled against. And don’t think that men haven’t been…

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    The Fifth Blessing: Health & Wholeness

    Blessing #5: I am Healthy and I am Whole Are you ready for a radical thought? Living in good health and feeling whole & complete in your own body is absolutely possible, no matter where you are at right now. It’s true! Haven’t you met people who, despite any apparent physical challenges, are quite comfortable and at ease in their body? Men and women who have a seemingly endless supply of positive energy, a magnetic personality, and a commanding presence when they enter a room?  I know I have.  They have incredible, inspiring stories of overcoming physical and/or mental challenges…

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    The Third Blessing: Strength

    CONTENT/TRIGGER WARNING: mentions of traumatic life events Blessing #3: I am Strong As I have reached this point in my life-journey, I am simply amazed at the various and difficult circumstances I’ve gone through in 5 decades. I have survived bullying, incest, sexual abuse, homelessness, domestic violence, stalking, drug addiction, alcoholism, two broken engagements, and more. So much loss, pain, and heartache. Too much for a blog! Dark places, ugly places, scary places. Heartbreaking places. Terrifying places. Some places that I thought, in the moment, I would not survive. But I did. And though I was once a victim, I…

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    Hello world! Welcome to The Blessings Butterfly.

    Hello, World! I am Michelle Lewis (she/her/they) the creator & founder of The Blessings Butterfly, a holistic coaching & energy healing practice that is teaching people to live a life that they love. I am a writer, speaker, energy witch/healer, and author of the Amazon bestselling positive affirmation books, The Blessings Butterfly and The Blessings Butterfly Having worked hard for decades to overcome severely traumatic events that began in my early childhood and repeated in painful, looping patterns well into adult life, I am passionate about using my gifts and wisdom in bringing hope and healing to millions. This is…