Exercising Your Gratitude Muscle

“There is not a more pleasing exercise of the mind than gratitude.  It is accompanied with such an inward satisfaction that the duty is sufficiently rewarded by the performance.” Joseph Addison I received this note from long-time subscriber and friend, Diana. Her...

Your Reaction to Others is Your Choice

“New Year – a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.” ― Alex Morritt, Impromptu Scribe Every day you choose how you treat yourself and how you treat those around you. Remember, no matter how someone else...

Counting Sheep in a Sleep Number Bed

“Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.” Dr. Wayne Dyer For years, my husband wanted a Sleep Number bed. Every time we’d go to the mall, he’d talk about it. Every...

It’s What You Do Every Day That Counts

“It’s not what you do once in a while; it’s what you do day in and day out that makes the difference.” Jenny Craig     Life doesn’t always go according to your plan. That’s one of the many reasons why a gratitude practice is so important. By constantly...

To Make the Bed or Not?

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” ― Oprah Winfrey My sister-in-law and I had a conversation about making the bed. She is a person who does this task every morning. Her father insisted upon it when she was a child and the habit never...