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: Life Is About Creating Yourself

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ~ George Bernard Shaw

Every day is a new opportunity. Each moment, we get to choose how we will act, what we will do, if we should explore, what our attitude will be, if we will be friendly or shy, adventurous or play it safe. Whatever we decide, take time to appreciate the fact that we have so many options, that we are able to create ~ or recreate ~ ourselves as we see fit. Go and create the most amazing you that you can be!  Read more

Living In Gratitude: Mindfulness

Mindfulness is being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different.

Enjoy the pleasant without holding onto it when it changes.

Accept and ‘be with’ the unpleasant without fearing life will continue that way. Read more

Less & More, More & Less

Fear less, hope more,

eat less, chew more,

whine less, breathe more,

talk less, say more,

hate less, love more,

and good things will be yours.
~ Swedish Proverb

Hope More:

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.  ~ Emily Dickinson

Know that even in your darkest hour, there is always hope. Keep hoping even when everything seems hopeless. Keep positive dreams before you. Think good thoughts. Notice and appreciate the miracles and beauty that surrounds you. Watch the sunrise and the sunset. Smile.  Read more