Gratitude

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…

Become Amazed at What You See

November 08, 2016

We were on a trip through the Southwest when we turned around a bend in New Mexico. Lake Albiquiu, the sign said. The campground was seated on a bluff overlooking…

Gratitude Focus

September 27, 2016

I’ve heard it said that we never need to do anything that we won’t be given the power and strength to do. That’s true. But sometimes to get past our…