Find time today to: sing, dance, skip, be silly. Have some fun. Life is too short for your seriousness.
All too often, we get caught up in the serious things life throws at us.
People want to belong and feel appreciated by their employer. When shown gratitude at work, employees:
This generates contentment, which results in a healthier mental and physical state as shown by studies done by Robert Emmons and Michael McCollough. People who are happier work harder, are healthier and stay with a company longer.
“The difference between mere management and leadership is communication.” ~Winston Churchill
It requires a team. Great leaders inspire, motivate and help their employees to become better. They express appreciation. Read more →
May I have the courage today
To live the life that I would love,
To postpone my dream no longer
But do at last what I came here for
And waste my heart on fear no more.
~John O’Donohue’s Morning Offering
This wonderful poem is the perfect way to begin each day. It serves as a reminder that we can each have the life that we dream of when we cast aside our fear and move steadfastly toward what we wish to achieve. Read more →
..By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as you ever can.
With 2015 only a few days away, many of us are contemplating our New Year’s resolutions. A wonderful intention for each of us is to ‘do all the good we can’. Read more →
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.
When we stop and consciously acknowledge all we have in life, we begin to discover how much we have to appreciate.
Give it a try. Act abundantly and express your gratitude.
Try taking time each day to make notes in a journal about all the things, people, occurrences and opportunities that you appreciate. After a few weeks, go back over your lists to see how amazing and abundant life is!
It’s Good To Be Grateful!
Robert Emmons, noted researcher in the psychology of gratitude, was asked what were the three key things he wanted people to know about gratitude. “First, the practice of gratitude can increase happiness levels by around 25%. Second, this is not hard to achieve–a few hours writing in a gratitude journal over 3 weeks can create an effect that lasts 6 months if not more. Third, cultivating gratitude brings other health effects, such as longer and better quality sleep time.”
25% happier? Sounds good to me! Then, a little time journaling our ‘gratitudes’ for long lasting effects along with better health? That’s a pretty good deal for the amount of effort. Read more →
Take time to reflect, write in your journal or post on Facebook.
The more you recognize and express gratitude for the things you have, the more things you will have to express gratitude for. ~Zig Ziglar