I really like what an anonymous author said about gratitude. “Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to? Be thankful when you don’t know something for it gives you the opportunity to learn. Be thankful for limitations: because they give opportunities for […]


Have you wondered when you are “learning”? At school of course you are, but learning doesn’t just happen in class. You learn new skills all the time, such as how to fix a broken lamp or cook your Grandmother’s famous apple pie. You constantly collect new information on what you like and how people behave. […]

Adult Children

Many of us have adult children and are so happy with the path their lives have taken. Others times we just have to accept that our adult child has taken the wrong path. The person most close to our heart and soul is making poor choices. Like it or not, what can we do. The […]


Are you a worry wart, like my Mother use to say. Part of it I believe is nature but the other is nurture. Can you change your nature you might ask. Yes you can and it will take work. If you are prone to worry, you know the scene. In our minds, a minor mishap […]

Bounceable People

Aristole said we are social beings and our “first nature” is to be around people. Sometimes we may just want to hide away, but studies have been done that show it is healthful to seek support. A study was done by Dr. Dina Carbonell of Simmons College who studied the secrets of people who successfully […]

Quotes for the Day

These are two quotes I read today that I wanted to share with you. Give them some thought There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honor your calling. It’s why you were born and how you become most truly alive. -Oprah There are two great days in a person’s life-the-day […]


Who is the most upbeat person you know? Chances are that she or he is well loved and fun to be around. They probably are successful in life, too. Being optimistic is key in accomplishing almost anything from finding a missing sock to getting your drivers license. No one can be cheery all the time, […]


I know it has been awhile since I last wrote, but weather like today(70 degrees) reminds me Spring is here. Spring brings nice weather, allergies acting up, sunshine and a feeling of renewal. It brings Easter, a very special time for us Christian because God’s resurrection means our Lord and Savior lives. Spring also makes […]

Reframe Your Life

Have you ever heard of reframeing your life? To me it means looking at your circumstances different. We can be swallowed by our feelings concerning a bad situation. However. if we choose to look at things differently and try to learn from the situation we grow and we survive it. Victor Frankl, a well known […]

Self Love

Loving yourself gives you a strong foundation on which to build a life you love. One important part of loving yourself is making the time to engage in self care. Nourishing your mind, body and spirit and treating yourself with kindness and compassion are essential to living well. It means making a commitment to create […]