10 Gratitude Tips

Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude. - Ralph Waldo Emerson Another month rolls around and it's time for our Gratitude Circle post.I'm recalling all I'm grateful for this month:...more
bhbner2him Oh I love that hymn! And I totally agree with you!more

I call bullshit on… your lack of gratitude

My sister-in-law, before she was my sister-in-law, used to be just about my best friend. We did just about everything together, went everywhere together. She was fun and adventurous. She was also a pill – judgmental, very particular and downright mean at times – but, then again, so was I. It worked well because we were very judgmental about the rest of the world but uncharacteristically kind to each other....more

Joy Lives in Small Places

     It's easy to fall into this negative way of thinking: I don't have enough (insert item here), I wish I had (insert item here), everyone else has (insert item here) but me. My life sucks. It might be an easy thought pattern to get into, but it will destroy you. It will eat away at your joy like a cancer until there is nothing left but bitterness. I've seen it too many times. I choose joy. ...more

Gratitude adjustment

“I wouldn’t know: I’ve never not had a garage,” she sniffed (haughtily, I imagined. In all fairness, though, it was nostril-freezing cold out.)I snapped, “Well, maybe in the next snow storm you should leave your car in the driveway so you can see what it’s like.”It certainly was not one of my most tactful moments....more

The Power of Positive Words

I know I haven’t been writing lately and to my followers I apologize. I’ve been doing some deep work on myself and sometimes I’m pretty tired and not up to writing. However, I come here today to share a couple of things that I have learned that are positive and healthy; something we can all do easily and every day....more

Taking Time out for Gratitude:Wysjoyful Company

Why am I still looking for ways to calm this feeling of hurt? This was a question posed by someone who had lost a friend many years ago. The incident was all about a work situation and feeling used by a person who  never acknowledged the help given. She said, "I think we sometimes take people for granted when they offer and give help every time they are asked."  So we began a wellness walk and I asked her to say thank you to her self first thing in the morning and then say it to the first seven people that she met that day....more

5 Easy Ways to Say "Thank You!"

Card by John AshcroftCheck out these 5 easy ways to say "Thank You!" to all of the people who make it possi...more

By Heart

He who binds to himself a joy, Does the winged life destroy; But he who kisses the joy as it flies, Lives in eternity's sunrise William Blake ...more

Don’t Leave Yourself Out of Thanksgiving Gratitude!

 Thanksgiving is almost here - that time of year when “get your gratitude on!” is the game of the day. And indeed, you do have your gratitude well in gear.You are ready to express your gratefulness for your family, your friends, your job (maybe, could be a stretch), Pilates, football, the roof over your head, your pets, your new smart phone, the Macy’s sale, and lots more....more
I am grateful for my friends, loved ones, yoga, the rain and my life! Thanks for posting!!more

Gratitude Linkup - Week of 10/12/14 + 31 Days of Photography

One of the best ways to have perspective, for me, is to remember the things I'm grateful for. There have been times when I've gotten stuck in negativity that I've done a quick gratitude list (in my head or with another) and started on the path of releasing that negativity. Gratitude lists help me to remember what's beautiful and to remain present in my life.Each week, Laurel Regan's Gratitude linkup over at Alphabet Salad is a way for me to share a few of the things I'm grateful for with others....more