Gratitude, Even in the Chaos

Gratitude is an “Amen, Thank You!” to our world. When we only see what we don’t have, we close the door to the joy that comes from acknowledging what we do have. Many people wish they could walk in someone else’s shoes. Sometimes, that’s jealousy-based, but more often, it’s the result of wanting lives more like what they presume (the […]

Thankful/Full of Thanks

Thankful: conscious of benefits received, pleased, grateful, glad that something has happened or not happened, that something or someone exists, relieved, aware, appreciative благодарно, reconnaissant, אסיר תודה, grato, 감사한, riconoscente, agradecido,  感謝している, dankbaar, ευγνώμων, 感激 Depending on where you live, “thankful” is not only expressed differently; it’s felt differently. Many of us have the privilege of being thankful for people who love us, good health, a […]

Peace During the Holidays

The antonym for “peaceful,” is “unpeaceful.” Okay, that’s fair, but I was thinking of something a little more descriptive than that. How about “chaotic,” “tense,” exhausting,” or “stressful?” What emotions do you feel when your home doesn’t seem to be peaceful? There are so many situations that could create precisely the opposite of a peaceful home. Maybe […]