Living In Gratitude: Be In Love

Be in love with your life, every minute of it. ~Jack Keroac

Every moment of life is an adventure. As the unknown of each day unfolds, it offers unusual, exciting, and sometimes challenging experiences. Some days are amazing and invigorating while others can leave us overwhelmed and even saddened. Read more

Living In Gratitude: A New Day

A new day…another chance to love.


Another chance to love yourself.

Another chance to love your spouse or partner.

Another chance to love your children.

Another chance to love your friends.

Another chance to love your enemy.

Another chance to love life.


Each day is a fresh start. Yesterday is over. Start today anew. Start with an open heart, filled with love, kindness, and gratitude. Those three things will get you far.

May your day be filled with gratitude and good things.

Living In Gratitude: The Most Important Ingredient

Gratitude is the single most important ingredient to living a successful and fulfilled life. ~ Jack Canfield

Society often promotes success as based upon monetary and material things. But what truly makes life fulfilling and ensures success is being grateful for all we have.

Studies show that people who practice gratitude are healthier, happier, more productive, and earn more money than those who don’t appreciate what they already have. They have stronger relationships with friends, family, coworkers, and partners. An attitude of gratitude boosts careers, allows us to more easily overcome challenges, resolve problems, and manage stress. Read more

Living In Gratitude: What A Wonderful World

And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.

Have you ever stopped to consider what an amazing world we live in?

There are numerous things all around us that are awe-inspiring if we simply take a moment to look closely.

  • The beauty of dew drops that sparkle and reflect the morning sun.
  • The intensity and brilliance of colors, aromas, and sounds.
  • The incredible number and variety of living things.
  • The warmth of a hug.
  • The power of a smile.
  • The immensity of the oceans.

The list is endless.

What do you find wonderful in the world? Make a list in a notebook or gratitude journal.

May your day be filled with gratitude and good things.

Living In Gratitude: Now Is The Time

If we are ever to enjoy life, now is the time, not tomorrow or the next year… Today should always be our most wonderful day. ~Thomas Dreier

The ability to live in the present and savor positive experiences has been scientifically proven to enhance and prolong happiness. People who become ‘experts’ at extending and reliving good feelings as well as appreciating things both big and small tend to experience less negative emotions such as stress and depression. Read more

Living In Gratitude: See The Beauty In Life

In reality, there are no ordinary or extraordinary moments. Beauty is all around us all the time . If we truly understand this and practice being open and aware, we can look at any ordinary object, find the beauty in its existence and appreciate it.

  • Dirt is beautiful for the life-giving nourishment it provides. Read more