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

The Art of Gratitude: 5 Nuances of Giving Thanks

Thankfulness allows us to rest. In an age where we are always working toward more, setting goals for the future, and pursuing our next steps, thankfulness allows us to stop striving – even if just for a moment. Feeling thankful involves stepping out of our own consuming race for “more” and being grateful for “what is.”...more
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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

Gratitude Linkup - Week of 9/21/14

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

This magic moment

Able to sit on your own -were you able to do that yesterday?- you play with your toys,carefully scrutinizing each one,as though you're looking at it for the first time.Your tiny handshave learned to play your toy piano.With each note,you grin with pride and glee.You look up at me,as if to say, "Are you watching, Mama?"...more