Gratitude and Thanksgiving #NaBloPoMo 26

It’s said that expressing gratitude changes your life. I tried having a gratitude journal, but it felt false somehow. But in reality, it was probably just my reluctance to give up focusing on nonsense. And now that another Thanksgiving has arrived, I feel compelled to express some gratitude. Thank you so much for reading the rest at  Stepping Aside! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!...more

Radical Gratefulness as a Spiritual Practice

Radical Gratitude as a Spiritual PracticeIt’s not joy that makes us grateful, it’s gratitude that makes us joyful. – Jesuit Priest...more

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy...

Happy Thanksgiving!Hunger Is No Kid HungryAbout Kalisha ...more

How to Say Thanksgiving Grace

Editor's note: Mata, BlogHer's longtime and much-loved contributing editor on religion and spirituality, passed away in May of 2013. I can think of no better tribute than re-running this post she wrote in 2009, on giving thanks. -- Julie ...more
On Thanksgiving and before every meal.more

How to Make a Better Monday

Like a lot of people, I've lived my life without a high regard for Mondays. When I was in school, my hatred of Monday mornings only allowed me to appreciate a small part of every weekend. Friday night and Saturday mornings were great; a time to relax, sleep in, and have fun. After that, the thought of getting my homework done before that Monday a.m. alarm went off took the glow off the rest of the weekend's hours. Once I joined the ranks of the fully-employed, I managed to enjoy Sunday a little more but never planned anything for the evening, knowing that that six a.m....more

The Effect of Blessing an Unborn Infant

I call on all parents to bless and nurture their unborn children and then their infants and children by praying scripture, Catholic blessings, or by speaking words of life right to their spirits. Fact: An unborn child hears and reacts emotionally not only to his mother but also to the people and activity around him....more

Looney-June: Surviving my Most Stressful Month of the Year

June is Crazy Time here in the land of the Hotel Bassemonte.  Sorry Baby Jesus, but the births of two of my daughters, my wedding anniversary, Father’s Day, and the End-of-the-School-Year-Palooza make December seem like a sleepwalk in the park. We cap off the month by flying across the country for an extended visit with family and friends.It’s just 30 days of parties, presents, and packing. Or 30 days of me trying desperately to hold onto my sanity....more

Stop Being Petty and Count Your Blessings

Petty behavior can block blessings.If it hasn’t happened to you, I’m sure you know of someone this has happened to. Here’s a scenario. Your best friend has a major life event happening. You would love to attend the event, however, financial constraints won’t allow that to happen....more

What to Remember...or Not

May you never forget what is worth remembering,not ever remember what is best forgotten.Irish BlessingPatricia's Place ...more

The Importance of Receiving Appreciation

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