An Attitude for Gratitude

G-R-A-T-I-T-U-D-E! Gratitude is defined as the quality of being thankful and a readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. Gratitude helps you bring recognition to the value of every aspect of your life and the lives of others. In my observations, it was apparent that while people issued thank you's, there was a huge gap … Continue reading An Attitude for Gratitude

Pulling the Weeds and Trimming the Hedges.

And this just in: “I’m making some changes in my life. If you don’t hear from me you were one of them.”~unknown So nice, I had to say it twice! The second time doesn't sound as cruel as the first. At this stage of your life change, it actually might be music to your ears. Now … Continue reading Pulling the Weeds and Trimming the Hedges.

The Mental Preparation

"Your mind is where your problem is in the first place". ~Sylvia Nasar, A Beautiful Mind. As mentioned in my previous post, Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Change?, transitioning from the person you are to the person you desire to be is a far cry from being simple. Mental preparation should be the first step … Continue reading The Mental Preparation

Choosing to be Better

A quick check-in as another week is nearing it's end. Sundays are notorious for being church, laundry, house cleaning, big meal cooking, sports watching or do nothing all day kind of days because the new week - be it a work week, school week or homemaker week - is about to begin. Regardless of what … Continue reading Choosing to be Better

Through the Looking Glass

Yesterday I had the opportunity to speak with the husband of a woman who had recently passed away. This was my first time ever speaking with him but I immediately felt a connection. He wasn't sad about her passing. In fact, he was happy to share feelings about his wife's life and death as well … Continue reading Through the Looking Glass

Reversing Murphy’s Law or, at least, remaining sane while it wreaks havoc.

For those of you who are not familiar with Murphy's Law it simply states anything that can go wrong will go wrong. Feels good to have a name for the chaos in your life now, doesn't it? Have you ever had one of those days where Murphy's Law and all of his friends camped out … Continue reading Reversing Murphy’s Law or, at least, remaining sane while it wreaks havoc.

A Cup of Coffee

It's amazing how normal everyday things can be a source of inspiration when you have the desire to write. Something as simple as a cup of coffee can help you tell a story. Imagine sitting across from someone whom you haven't seen in years. Imagine, placed between the two of you, a table on which … Continue reading A Cup of Coffee

Family Ties

It's true. Our family are the first friends we have in life. They are the ones who witness just about all of our firsts. They are the ones who pick us up when we fall-after they laugh, of course. They are the ones who wear our clothes without permission or steal the last ice cream … Continue reading Family Ties

Is it an act or a fact?

If your act of kindness is only for the camera or for the praise, it's not kindness at all.  It's just an act.    ~Liz McKenzie How many of you know someone who is always there to lend a helping hand BUT they have to prepare their acceptance speech first?  How many of you are that … Continue reading Is it an act or a fact?