Teaching Children Contentment…

When my daughter was five, she wanted a cat. By the time she was six, she wanted two cats. Her 7th year brought–guess what?–she had the desire for yet another cat. At the time, I thought it was cute that all her heart needed for happiness were a few rodents defecating in a box in…

Having A Happier Hump Day…

Say Thank You as many times as you can today without forcing it. Keep a mental note of how much you have to be thankful for and who is deserving of your gratitude. To the woman who hands you your morning coffee, make sure to say Thank You. To the person who lets you board…

The Gift

The holidays are over. Unless you have a birthday or anniversary looming, don’t expect to receive many presents in the near future. But that’s okay. I’m not talking about material gifts. I’m talking about the freebies in life that you enjoy, the things that surround you RIGHT NOW. The other day I woke up with…

Calling All Sickies…

Ever notice how you can be walking down the street or watching TV or having a great time with your friends, when all of sudden you get sick out of nowhere? One minute, you’re going about your day, and then one sneeze or one cough makes you go POOOF! You’re transformed from well to sick…

Home…New Perspective

I visited my parent’s home this weekend to help with some yard work and landscaping. It’s weird to say “my parent’s home” since I grew up in that house. No matter where I’ve moved or how long I’ve been gone, the place where my parents live will always seem like my home. Poking around my…