Living In Gratitude: Stop Focusing On How Stressed You Are

Stop focusing on how stressed you are and remember how blessed you are.

There are days when life overwhelms us. Everything is a struggle and our stress level skyrockets.

When we are in this place – and it happens to all of us – we often focus on what is wrong rather than all of the blessings that surround us.

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Living In Gratitude: A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart

A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and sings it back to you when you have forgotten the words.

One of the best things in life is having a true friend. Another is being a true friend. Having connections with different people who understand, support and appreciate you, make you laugh, let you cry and help you remember who you are is an amazing gift.

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Living In Gratitude: Whatever The Present Moment Contains…

Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. ~Eckhart Tolle


There are days when life throws us curve balls. Many are minor frustrations and others, major challenges. When these occur, as they are sure to, take a deep breath and do your best to work with rather than against the tide. Read more

Living In Gratitude: Thank You

I am ever grateful that you are in my life.

Ask yourself:

  • Who am I grateful for today?
  • How can I express my gratitude to these people?

Make a point of showing your appreciation the people who love and support you. Say thank you, give small gifts, offer your support, send an unexpected text, email or note telling that person how much you value them. Read more

Living In Gratitude: Work Is Either Fun Or Drudgery

Work can either be fun or drudgery.


It depends upon our attitude. So, which to choose? Personally, I like fun!

Attitude is like a muscle. The more you work it, the stronger it becomes, and the easier it becomes to shift it.

Here are 5 things I do to shift my attitude toward gratitude when I’m in a bad mood or not feeling like life is drudgery:

  1. Self-talk: I ask myself, “Hey, do you want to have fun or do you want to feel lousy today? Let go, dive in and have fun!” Read more

Gratitude To The People We Care About

Giving thanks. It’s easy to forget and it’s easy to take for granted those people in our lives who we truly care about. When we tune in and feel gratitude it opens our hearts and brings us to a plane where true joy happens.  The most important place to feel and express gratitude is in our most important relationships. Yet, often we take those relationships for granted. What would happen if we took a few minutes each day to give thanks to our partners, children, family? I think that a lot of insignificant gripes would drop away. Seeing and expressing gratitude has a way of moving us to step back, see the bigger picture and remind us what we really want. Open your heart. Give thanks. See what happens.

How would you like to show gratitude to the people you care about?


Living In Gratitude: Feel Instantly Secure

Want to feel instantly secure?


To immediately feel secure with yourself and your place in the world, give gratitude.

Adopting an attitude of gratitude and backing it with grateful actions offers many uplifting results, including feeling more secure and happy with one’s place in the world.  Showing appreciation chases away insecurity for multiple reasons. It opens our eyes and hearts to all we have in life. And when we express our gratitude toward others, that in turn makes them feel more grateful, happy and worthwhile. What goes around, comes around.  Read more

Hearts in grass by Julien

5 Languages of Love

Chocolate or potato chips? Steak or seafood?

We all have preference, and so it is with HOW we like to be SHOWN love. Certain things resonate more than others, making us feel more appreciated, opening our hearts and making us feel truly loved.

How do you like to be shown love?

Melinda showers her boyfriend, Keith, with gifts to show her affection while he in turn washes her car.

But like a chocoholic being offered potato chips and vice versa, both Melinda and Keith are left less than satisfied.  Read more