The idea of being present - of not looking backward or forward too much - is an important one. Slowing down, taking stock of our blessings, and paying attention to the world around us is important in how we relate to people and the world, and in how we can find happiness. But when we're … Continue reading Be present – for the hard stuff too
It's been little while since I wrote a quote post, but I think this one is well worth the effort: "Everything has beauty in it, but not everyone sees it." - Confucius It might sound a bit cheesy, but this year I'm trying to make an effort to start each day with gratitude. I'm hoping … Continue reading Seeing the beauty
Sometimes, people can really surprise you and show you an act of kindness when you need it most. I first noticed this several years ago when I was going through a bad divorce and happened upon several kind strangers. Even though they weren't a part of my life, just by showing kindness, they made a … Continue reading On Kindness
She told me to try to frame it in terms of gratitude. What was I thankful for as a result? What wouldn't I have if not for it happening?