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“Thanks-a-Latte Thursday” Message 

As we give thanks today, I want you to think about your life and how you think other people view you and your lifestyle. I then want you to think about your perceptions of the lifestyles of others. If asked, would others agree that you are living your life to the fullest? Would they say that you are living in hypocrisy? Would they say that you practice what you preach? Before you think of others and their lifestyles, remember that the lifestyles that you see are the lifestyles that are chosen for public display. We are rarely granted access to the truer, deeper levels of the lifestyles of others. When you look at social media, look at it from a different perspective and see the similarities and cohesive qualities within the posts that are shared. You may gain the understanding or interpretation that certain people in your life who you follow lead these fabulous lives, are living without pause or limitations and appear to have everything; yet, that’s not always the case. 

A lot of people do not pause to think about what they share on social media for their followers to see or experience. However, plenty of people take a more calculated approach to social media and selectively post things that are aligned within the image that they want to portray per each social media account. Because of the ability to design a lifestyle or image or perception that we want others to experience based on what we share, we must take an additional minute and look at everything we see with pause and wonder how much truth is at the center of what we see. 

Before you allow the sharing of others to impact your day, your life, your opinions of yourself, just remember that they are showing you the version of their life that they want you to see; which may very well be deeply rooted in fantasy. Thoughts become things, and I fully applaud people sharing what is in line with the lives that they want to lead as their own, Ultimate Lives. 

Take a cue from what you see and look at your own social media feeds. 

What do you share? How much of what you share is positive? How much of what you share is negative? How often do you look at your social media for approval or likes or comments? What percentage of your daily existence is lived with the aim that it will be shared with the world via your social media accounts? What percentage of your daily existence is lived with the aim that it will be consciously and presently enjoyed an experienced by you? 

If you are an entrepreneur and you rely on social media to build your brand or business, I get it. You have to be out there, you have to share with your followers things that promote your brand, but you do not have to be inundated with sharing every ounce of yourself with the world. We must maintain our own personal levels of consciousness within our own lives and our own existences to look at what is occurring right in front of us because what we are thinking about, we are bringing about. If you are looking through your social media feeds, and you are feeling envious of the lifestyles of others, or leaving your viewing with a sense of self-doubt, or a lack of self-worth, you are completely distracted from the lifestyle that you are creating by feeling negatively from the lifestyles that others are living. Does that make sense to you? Does that seem right?

If we are distracted from living our own lives because we are consumed with how others are living theirs, who is going to live yours?

Take today, get centered with gratitude, take stock in your life, your ambitions, your goals, and every abundant prosperity before you and say thank you. Treat yourself to a latte or some sort of treat beverage at some point today and take some time to reflect on your life, on your existence, and decide what you want in and as your life, next. Remember, your goal should be to create your Ultimate Life at the Ultimate Level; anything less than that is not in line with what you want. 

Reminder – join me at The Center of Gratitude Radio Show on Monday at 10:00a to “Activate with Gratitude!”


Pride with Gratitude

Reminder! Tomorrow at 10:00a (EST – USA) tune in to The Center of Gratitude Radio Show to hear “Pride with Gratitude.” 

The show is 15 minutes and can be heard here. If you cannot listen at the time of broadcast, you can hear it on demand after original air.  

Have a grateful day! 

Dr. B 

Reminder! Tomorrow!


I hope you’ve had a great weekend!

This is a reminder that I will be LIVE ON THE AIR – TOMORROW – at The Center of Gratitude discussing how to eliminate negativity from your life! 15 Minutes!

You’ll also get more details about my SPECIAL, 30 MINUTE EPISODE ON FEBRUARY 6 devoted to my Monthly Motivator with Gratitude! My monthly Motivators are powerful, uplifting and inspirational!

See you tomorrow at 10:00! Click here for the show.


Kiss 2016 Goodbye! 

What a year! Whether it was good, bad or both – take some time before it’s over to reflect on your 2016.

I cannot stress how important it is to get this year out of your system. Even if it was great – looking back will help you determine how to move forward.

We have roughly two more days available to us to think about what we have dealt with, attracted to ourselves, learned from, should have learned from, etc.

By giving this year its due attention now, we ensure that we don’t drag the undesired, onward. As you go through the year and all of its greatness, highlight what was amazing and incredible and use that positive energy to help you envision the year you want 2017 to be!

Grab a pen real fast and write down five to ten buzz words that you WANT to experience in and as your life next year. Dream big! Next year is next week, so think as immediately as you can! Your vision will become your reality as soon as you believe it can be!

If 2016 wasn’t your year – never fear! It’s over! Don’t get sucked into the vacuum of commiseration at the year’s commencement by those who want to keep talking about how awful 2016 was. We are symbolically welcoming a clean slate, a fresh start and infinite opportunities to create our ultimate lives!

Happy New Year to YOU, with gratitude!

Thank you!!

The Gratitude Guru, Dr. Johnny Bergstrom, is a Doctor of Metaphysics and Member of the American Metaphysical Doctors Association. 

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Ultimate Travel – Pack Your Gratitude


With just one gesture, you can ensure wonderful trips no matter where you’re going, every time you travel.

Before any departure, pack some “Thank You” cards. You don’t need to be a traveling popup Papyrus store; but a few will guarantee great travels. (Shout-out to the people of Papyrus – love your stuff!)


When you pack with gratitude, you are sending feelings of gratitude ahead of you, which will come back to you as circumstances you experience that you will feel grateful for. When you’re on a long flight or one that is potentially stressful or turbulent, you may have a flight attendant who goes above and beyond to ensure your comfort and happiness. Learn their name, write them a card before you deplane telling them what they did to make your flight wonderful – and you’ll make their day. If you’re a business traveler or people in your company travel frequently, leave your business card in the envelope. You never know who you’ll meet again along the way. Plus, the next time your company requests your input for new ideas, you can share this practice with them. Being known worldwide as a company who puts its people and gratitude first can only help productivity!

When you pack with gratitude, you are expecting to have circumstances to be grateful for. How many times have you been on a cruise or had an extended stay at a hotel where the staff was just fantastic? You had every intention of writing to thank them when you got home but life happened and you just forgot. Rather than forgetting or leaving a note on the little hotel notepad, leaving a handwritten card expressing your gratitude will certainly make it home with them and will keep them inspired to keep doing a great job.

This life of yours is 100% your responsibility – make it great. When you make your life great, you experience infinite circumstances to be grateful for! The ultimate way to travel and the ultimate way to live, is with gratitude!


The time for happiness is NOW.

The time for joy is ALWAYS.

The time for you to create your ultimate life, has come. Join me! We’ll do it TOGETHER!

 Global Equality


Johnny Bergstrom, Msc.D, AMDA

Dr. Bergstrom is a Doctor of Metaphysics, Enlightened Master and The Gratitude Guru



© Global Gratitude Group. 2016. All Rights Reserved.

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It Starts with YOU


I’ve been a little absent from blogging and for that, I apologize. I’ve been working on my book, I’ve been traveling, my nearest and dearest have been getting married and then there was a hurricane! 

Before we get back into the frequency of blog posts, I am taking a break from writing my book this evening to give you a short and sweet thought to consider for your Sunday and every day thereafter. 

I’m sure we’ve all heard, Do unto others as you would have done unto you. 

I just want to clarify something with this directive – the action it refers to begins WITH YOU. It doesn’t say, When others do unto you, do unto them the same. 

What we think about and thank about, we bring about. YOU start the action or the gesture for the desired outcome and it shall be done unto you. 

That is all. I’ve missed you. I’ll be back with more in the coming days. For now, take ownership of your life and determine your ultimate direction! 

World Gratitude Day

Thank you! Merci! Gracias! Danke! It’s September 21st and that means it’s World Gratitude Day! 

For me, every day is a day centered in gratitude! Pay extra special attention to what you are grateful for today because gratitude changes everything! Do everything you can to pay forward your good feelings and your good thoughts and watch in amazement as your ultimate life unfolds before you.

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It’s never “Just another Birthday”





There is an indescribable feeling when you hold a newborn baby, one who is just hours old. When you look at their squished, sleepy faces wondering what amazing human being they will become, it becomes so very apparent to you that this day – is an incredible day.

A year passes and it’s time for the baby’s first birthday! People gather, parents try their hardest to show off their beautiful creation to their adult friends and this amazing, little human being has already achieved some personal milestones.

As more years pass, birthdays become more and more important. Each year is bigger than the last, there are more tiers on the cake and more kids attend the parties – until they don’t. It shouldn’t take something as drastic as losing a loved one to realize how important birthdays are. Birthdays are joyful events. They are symbolic. They are each person’s new year and yet another significant opportunity to reflect on the life they’ve led thus far.

I am not one of those people who subscribes to the idea that as you get older, birthdays are less and less important. It is not “just another birthday” as we try to humbly dismiss the fanfare that comes with the spreading news that this day is your special day. Sure, I can go on with the rest of my life never having a group of waiters singing to me in a restaurant again – but what fun is that? It’s another candle to blow out, another opportunity to give thanks and who are we kidding – it’s another piece of cake! Bring it on!

It’s not “just another birthday.” It’s ANOTHER BIRTHDAY!

birthday cupcake

Birthdays are annual opportunities to look at how far we’ve come and to dream about where we still want to go! Who do we want to become, considering who we are now?  Birthdays are great times for reflection, focused thought and most importantly – GRATITUDE!

This year, I am particularly grateful for the incredible people who surround me; the incredible parts of our incredible planet that I’ve traveled to and seen firsthand; our incredible nieces and nephew who keep me young and unconditionally adore me and especially, my special-order, dream come true husband!

Most importantly – I am so grateful for the incredible woman who is my mom. She looks all the way into the depths of my heart when she looks into my eyes, she has always given a million percent of herself so that I might go farther than the eye could see or soar higher than any bird from any tree. She has been by my side through thick and thin (literally!) and she has always been my greatest supporter as well as my greatest challenger. It’s because of my mom that I write so well, dream with grandeur and ask why, when I don’t understand.

My mom has taught me more than anyone else I’ve ever met, whether through her own actions, life experiences or through what she has read. Where my mom could not educate me she encouraged me to become educated with the understanding that once I learned, I would teach her. My mom instilled in me the exceptional code of ethics I live by and when life was rough for me from about 13-22, she surely worried but she never gave up on me. She remembers holding that adorable newborn baby, with that squished little face, wondering who this amazing creation would become. Considering everything I’ve endured, I say with the utmost humility that I’m pretty amazing and I know I am who I am – because of my mom. Happy Birthday to me and a HUGE thank you to my mom for making “me” possible. Happy Birthday, MOM! I love you!

i love you

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Adjust Your Focus – Change Your Life


As the world is aware, the current political race for President of the United States of America has tensions running high and is creating quite a division among Americans.

Where there is tension, there is drama. Where there is drama, there is negative energy that is being emitted, transmitted and multiplied. Because energy is not something we can always see, we have to gauge our behaviors by how we feel. If you surround yourself with people who just aggravate you with their drama and their negativity, you are surrounding yourself with an incredibly high amount of energy that will do nothing but consume you too.

That is, if you are unaware.

If you are aware of the difference between positive and negative energy, you will be able to feel it instantly. The minute your stomach turns, that’s a clear indicator of negative energy. The minute you feel overwhelmed with joy or love that you could be moved to tears – that’s positive energy.

Once you have identified that you are beginning to be consumed by the negative energy of others, no matter the provocation, the fastest way to ‘get right within’ is to return to your roots. By leading a lifestyle deeply rooted in and guided by Gratitude, you can immediately turn those negative feelings off and turn the positive feelings on.

No one wants to feel bad – but if you’ve never truly understood how to control feeling great, it’s easy to understand why that may be challenging.

The minute you feel yourself thinking the wrong thoughts and feeling those awful feelings, verbally declare, “ENOUGH!” and begin with the question, what can I see right now that I am grateful for?

I am Grateful

As you begin to answer, repeat the question over and over – answering each time with a different response.

The faster you can find what you love, the faster you can feel love and the faster you can love how you feel!

Adjust your focus and change your life.


Global Equality

Together, we CAN change the world!




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