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 I’ve been feeling a bit edgy and swamped with mundane paperwork for various things that make me feel anxiety, so I had to stop and reflect on what it all meant and what could I focus on that would make me feel differently. During this process I discovered that simply feeling grateful for the wonderful things I have in my life like that hubby of mine was enough to change my mood. Then I expanded that feeling to all of you and how chatting with you every day from different corners of our world was so profound and interesting. It showed me how quickly we can change our mood or thoughts to reflect the positive rather than the negative.

 

 It’s hard to believe how much chaos our world has become. I guess it really has always been this way, but with the Internet, TV and mobile phones we just know instantly what’s happening as it’s happening. And most of what we see isn’t pretty or positive to lifting our spirits into the never- ending sky of the heavens.

 

So we continue on in this journey called life trying to have gratitude in chaos. We continue to love with an optimistic view of the world in this chaos of struggle with economic factors and hatred. We watch people do ghastly unspeakable things to each other in the name of God or Government and we still choose to love with gratitude in chaos.

 

I say this phrase “Gratitude in Chaos” because it seems everywhere you turn in our world there is chaos and it’s so visible and in your face with technology today. It becomes harder to stay focus on mundane things and still stay in gratitude for what life is has become.

 

How can I stay in gratitude for the constant fighting, killing and abuse that is bestowed on just about everything and everyone? How can I stay in gratitude for struggling to survive our environment that has been riddled with pollution or even live on mother Earth who has been depleted and neglected?

 

Life has become so negative and the focus on everything negative the world has to offer; It’s often more exciting to the masses.  Still I choose gratitude in chaos. It is during these trying times that we need to stay calm, focus and feel the gratitude for the things that we do have and not feed into the fear or what we don’t have or think we should have.

 

It is during these most trying times that we grow the most. So it is also during these times that we should stop and make sure we still have gratitude during the chaos of the things around us.  When we choose to do this we are choosing love and spreading it out like ripples in a pond.

 

I’m speaking this way because it’s important that we collectively stick together and when we do our thoughts become really powerful. Change occurs during these times and what changes we experience, depends greatly on our mindset.  So if you guys are feeling any anxiety over the state of our world, you can help us all by feeling a bit of gratitude in spite of all the chaos. The choice is really yours to make.

 

 

 

 

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Most people know me as Playboy's Miss June 1985. I also won $100,000 on the TV talent show "Star Search" as their Spokesmodel Champion in 1986, have been featured in movies such as, Disney's "Can't Buy Me Love", A Low Down Dirty Shame, House 2, Society and Andy Sidaris' "Guns", currently I have a Cajun spice called, "Devin's Kickass Cajun Seasoning" especially created to help the great city of New Orleans rebuild from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. I just authored a book featuring an exclusive interview with pinup legend Bettie Page entitled, "The Naked Truth About A Pinup Model"

11 Comments

  1. Pam Lamb Presnell Reply

    Thank you very much Devin. So directly to the point. Our World is in Chaos….but WE don’t have to be. Sometimes a hard thing to get out of your mind, but I look around at what I have and what God has given us. Things don’t really matter….People do. Peace and Love to you, my friend. Hugs

  2. The more I practice gratitude, the more I have to be grateful for. Pam, Western Australia.

  3. Hi Ronn and Dev, thanks for another Great poston yr blog. Always love to read it.Yes our world is in chaos, but there are people who make it better. For me those peope are my mom, my friends and of course u and Ronn. U 2 are like family to me, even we didnt meet. Loveu. (((bighug)))

  4. It’s no wonder why I pay attention to you and Ronn…your optimism is always heartwarming, and goes very well with my “glass half full” way of thinking. Thank you for writing this piece; I am certain most of your fans feel the same as you. Very nicely done.

    Wishing you all the best always and with love, Lilian

  5. Elizabeth d harrison Reply

    I just Read your new blog. OMG I’t just seems like you were right their inside my head.
    I was just seting and pondering what my days in the future might be like . Like with all
    the Chaos going on around me . How would i figure out were my life is leading me now.
    A lot of personal chaos in my world at the moment. But I read what you had too say.I have
    too say . You said it so well. Everything i have been thinking but have not said out loud.
    I so respect what you have to say. You and Ronn put so much of this life into perspective.
    Your words ,your actions they all speak so many volumes of what we should be doing, Of
    How if we step back and take a breath and be graitfull of all the things around us and the
    people in our lifes . How very rich we all would feel. I have beautiful kids and grand kids
    and wonderful friends on facebook from all over the world. And wonderful people like the
    two of you to inspier me . And make me stop and think how lucky i am. With as you pointed
    out all that is going on around us. We can still have so much to be thankful for. I just went
    through a scary time when my son was missing . But my friends near and also on the social
    sights all gave me the strength along with my faith to make it through. So yes Devin i agree
    that is the best statement i have herd in a long time “Gratitude in Chaos” its perfect thank you
    dear. Love both of you . look forward to your inspiring words again soon.
    Elizabeth d Harrison

  6. Devin Devasquez Reply

    Thanks for your kind words. I know we all have our struggles in life, just knowing you guys are with us makes things better!

    • Elizabeth d harrison Reply

      Your very welcome . You will always have me and all your many fans of the Both of you.
      You Devin inspire all of us with you beautiful way with words. And of course your talent and
      beauty inside and out. And Ronn You inspire us as well . Your message you gave about why
      you decided to leave your role as Ridge and persue a new direction was so much an insight
      into your heart and soul . I maid me feel that all of us have the ability to regognize the spiritual
      part of our life speaking too us and giving us direction. I so smiled and was lifted up in my spirit
      by your word. I was also so proud of you my friend for making that desision. And putting your
      life in the wright direction for you . We will always all be here for you but especially me . I was
      tuched so deaply by the both of you guys and your strength to be you. You do feel like part of
      my extende family. some day i will meet you in person I so hope . But i will already feel i know
      you both. Like syblings you rarely get too spend time with but you still adore.
      Big hugs out too you both always.
      Elizabeth

      • Elizabeth d harrison

        Sorry about the typo’s i need to get my nails done they are too long for typing lol .

  7. Devin,
    This is a wonderful post, and probably mirrors what a lot of people have been feeling. You are a sensitive and a creative and it is natural that you would feel anxiety and some turmoil upon hearing some of the things that are happening on our planet. However, you are absolutely right. It’s only when we are able to center ourselves and remain calm that we are in a position to do the positive things in life that we can, when they emerge.
    Thank you for the insight, the encouragement, and your clear words.

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