Gratitude

See for Yourself

November 06, 2018

I have a friend who likes to hike and backpack. He always takes beautiful pictures of the places that he visits. After one trip he was telling me about a…

Just Say Thanks for Everything

September 11, 2018

Gratitude isn’t a tool to manipulate the universe or God. It’s a way to acknowledge our faith that everything happens for a reason even if we don’t know what that…

Remember to Be Happy

August 28, 2018

The sign hangs on the wall of a bagel shop: “Don’t forget to be happy.” Sometimes we get so bogged down in dealing with feelings, issues, problems—the realities and details…

Give Gratitude a Try

July 17, 2018

A friend called in a cynical mood. He was disgusted with his job and his less-than-ideal house. “I want you to do something,” I said. “Practice being grateful for everything…

Gratitude Isn’t Denial

May 22, 2018

Gratitude isn’t denial. We can practice gratitude without denying how we feel. Sometimes we do need to change the circumstances in our lives. But we usually can’t do that until…

Practice Deliberate Gratitude

March 27, 2018

“But you don’t know my circumstances. That won’t work for me. I don’t have it as good as other people. You should see my life. It’s a mess.” Religious leaders,…

Learning Gratitude Takes Practice

January 30, 2018

There’s so much talk about finding that extraordinary love of our life. Maybe everything we need to know about romantic love can be learned from our friends. We don’t expect…

Look at Your Life and Celebrate

April 04, 2017

Look at your life. Look back at the path that you’ve walked this far and celebrate! One of the joys of walking to the top of a mountain is looking…

Making Every Day a Day to Remember

December 23, 2016

The year has sped by; time is relative and 2016 has, relatively speaking, passed quickly. As we approach the end of the year and many of us (depending on our…