Living In Gratitude: Simply Grateful for Today

Each day, we have 24 hours. That equal 1,400 minutes or 86,400 seconds. Throughout each precious day, we make choices on our attitude, our behavior, our thoughts, actions and words.  These can be hurtful or helpful, both to ourselves and others. During each of those 86,400 seconds, we choose.

Make the choice to simply be grateful for today. Notice how that gratitude spirals both outward and inward, embracing others as well as lifting us up as well.

Buddhist monks begin every day with a gratitude meditation. This helps to awaken their joy, kindness and compassion in spite of everything, reminding them of the blessings of being alive. Read more

Living In Gratitude: Be Present & Thankful

Be present in all things and thankful for all things. ~Maya Angelou

One of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves and those we care about is our presence. Not just our physical presence but fully immersing ourselves in the moment.

Really listen and engage when a child is telling you a story or showing you something they created.

When spending time with friends at dinner, put away your smartphone and listen, laugh, savor and revel in the joy of friendship and love. Read more

Living In Gratitude: Things You Can Give & Still Keep

Things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart. ~ Zig Zigler

Some of the simplest gifts in life are the most meaningful.

Be true to your word, offer a smile to everyone you meet, express your gratitude openly and often. Read more

Living In Gratitude: Begin & End Each Day

Begin and end each day with a grateful heart.

Each day is a gift, something to unwrap, filled with discovery and unknown treasures. Expressing our gratitude for all of the blessings, beauty, and wonder every day offers, we invite happiness, laughter, peace, kindness, and satisfaction into our hearts and lives.

Gratitude has been proven by over 40 research studies to have long-lasting and wide-reaching impact on all aspects of life. During their extensive studies, top gratitude researchers, Dr. Robert Emmons and Sonja Lyubomirsky, have consistently shown that gratitude is essential to happiness and wellbeing. Read more

The Key To A Happy Life

Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy — because we will always want to have something else or something more. ~ Brother David Steindl-Rastl

Part of the holiday season is the giving of gifts. Giving can be a wonderful expression to show caring and appreciation. These gifts don’t have to be material or store-bought; the ones that aren’t, often, are so much more meaningful. Read more