#NaBloPoMo Day 28: Thanksgiving? On Being Grateful

I have mixed feelings about this annual event (I can not call it a hol[y]day). On one hand, I think it is lovely to have a day to give thanks to our Earth for our bounty, our farmers and other workers who make it possible for us to have this bounty, and general gratitude for the other bountiful things we have in our lives, such as friends, families, and health....more

Oh Captain, My Captain

There are a lot of sayings out there about love.  How terrifying it is.  How great it is.  How much work it is.  How simple.  How complex.  How it fills you up and leaves you empty at the same time.All of them?  True.  Undeniably, inexplicably true.  How can so many adjectives apply to the same thing?When I met Captain, I had just come out of a semi-serious relationship of 2 years.  When he walked in the door all of my insides seemed to flip upside down and inside out.  I knew; He was special....more

Gratitude for Those Whom We See Only Briefly

Gratitude for Those Whom We See Only BrieflyNovember 15, 2013 by Zoie at TouchstoneZ...more

Attitude of Gratitude: How to Cultivate One With Your Family

We talk so much about what we’re thankful for around this time of year. But I know I struggle with gratitude, and I struggle with a seven year old who struggles with gratitude, for most of the year. So I am always in search of ways to cultivate a better attitude of gratitude in myself, as well as in my children....more

What's The Big Deal About Dew?

“In the dew of little things, the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.” Kahlil Gibran Up until yesterday, if you had asked me, “Who is Kahlil Gibran?” I’d have answered with a question. “Isn’t he the guy who wrote The Prophet?” ...more

A grateful heart: Getting featured on BlogHer

 Pretty jazzed to have been featured on the BlogHer homep...more

Today's Gratitude List - Linkup No. 7

One of the times I find it difficult to practice gratitude is when I experience a disappointment - when things don't go quite the way I wish they'd go. When that happens it's all too easy to slip into a discontented "poor me" mindset, and if I'm not careful that mindset can cloud my vision and make it difficult for me to see the reality of my many blessings. ...more

A grateful heart: Breathtaking sky views

 Breathtaking sky views: Flying over the Rocky Mountains on the way to Denver....more

Giving thanks where it's due

 On a recent flight from Denver to DC, a passenger brought in a bunch of...more

30 Days of Gratitude & Thanksgiving 2013: Day 16

I AM THANKFUL FOR: Scheduling a dinner with friendsWhen the dog doesn't go crazy barking because someone drives past the house (or into the driveway, or comes to the door, or because the wind blows)The perfect mantel accessories  ...more