Happy 2015

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Did you have a nice near years? We had one of the best, in part because we took some time off and had a good old staycation.

Grateful For

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I try and do a daily gratitude practice, starting with thanking God each day for the chance to do it all again. But I also try to remain in the moment during the day, observing the small but important bits of my day that I find a blessing. Sometimes I take pictures of them to […]

5 Ways to Banish Self-Doubt

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There is an old saying that says sticks and bones may break your bones, but thoughts will never hurt you. In reality, words (even the words we tell ourselves), are powerful. If you consistently repeat negative thoughts in your head, you’ll begin to believe them. What’s more, you’ll begin to feel more comfortable with people […]

Labor Day Quotes

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I hope you’re enjoying your day off today and spending time with family and friends (or just relaxing by yourself.) Labor Day is usually a day where we have a little fun and then also make a point to enjoy the down time. Life is so busy today and it’s nice to get a collective […]

Help a Child, Help Each Other

Have I ever talked about Mister Rogers here? I don’t think so. But Mister Rogers Neighborhood was a favorite of mine growing up. His words and actions meant so much to me. Seeing this calm man who spoke right into the camera and told you how special you were made an impact.

Morning Has Broken

It’s funny how someone can cover an old song and make it entirely new for you. This is what has happened with the song “Morning Has Broken.” In fact, it’s become a sort-of anthem for me.

Random Acts of Kindness and the Blessings That Follow

I’ve been thinking a lot about random acts of kindness. We see them everywhere. We really do. But they don’t quite get the attention that they deserve, do they? We hear more about the bad events on the news, and not the good ones.

Beautiful Quote About Joy: Mark Twain

I love quotes. You knew that already, didn’t you? If you read my work here and at the places I write, you know that I like to include quotes along with a few words of my own.

Wake Up With Joy

How do you feel when you wake up? A friend and I were talking the other day about waking up with joy. Do you know what I’m talking about? When you wake up you’re happy to jump out of bed and do whatever it is you do.