What Happened When I Said Thank You

What Happened When I Said Thank You

I got a thank you note recently from a student I taught at my local college. She took my class each semester for four years (which was thanks enough) and was moving away from the area. She told me how much writing and reflecting on her stories had helped her heal some...
Journal with Me: Who helped you along your path

Journal with Me: Who helped you along your path

One of the things I’m most grateful for in my life are people—friends and family and mentors and teachers. I’m thankful for the people I can celebrate and share my joy with and for those I can share my challenges and heartbreaks with. And I’m thankful for the people...
Why I Need to Remember the Benefits of Gratitude

Why I Need to Remember the Benefits of Gratitude

I know that sharing gratitude, receiving gratitude and being grateful are all wonderful for me. In fact, I usually love to share, feel and receive gratitude and focus on the good.   But in the past, sometimes a weird thing happened when I got stressed or sad or...
Journal with Me: Share Your Gratitude

Journal with Me: Share Your Gratitude

I’ve written before about the power of gratitude in our lives. Simply recognizing what’s good in our life has power. Writing it down even more so. And then there’s sharing our gratitude. When you write a note to somebody who has done something special for you, it...
21 Easy Gratitude Practices to Love Right Now

21 Easy Gratitude Practices to Love Right Now

We’ve just passed Black Friday and Cyber Monday. We’re ushering in a time when we’re urged to want more, buy more, get more. But this season can be a real opportunity to practice gratitude for what we already have. It’s a busy time and you may dread the idea of adding...