All Good Things Come From Above

All Good Things Come From Above

After an extra-long weekend filled with turkey, pie, football (on television), basketball (college game streamed on my laptop), very little shopping, and some teenaged Birthday celebrating, I’m more than ready for our regular routines again. However, ’tis the season when the blessings…and the stress…overflow. Why? Because my to-do list between Thanksgiving and Christmas also includes two Birthday celebrations and some annual guardianship paperwork in addition to the usual shopping, wrapping, decorating, and baking leading up

Things I’m Thankful For

Things I’m Thankful For

In honor of Thanksgiving Day later this week, I’m sharing my “Things To Be Thankful For” list with all of you. (And in the interest of full disclosure, a few of these were stolen, um, borrowed from some of the newsletter contest responses I received earlier this month.) Of course, I’ll probably keep adding more to this list every day, but it’s always good to get a jump start in order to put my heart

Contentment Is the Root of Gratitude

Contentment Is the Root of Gratitude

We’ve all met them at some point. The person who isn’t happy unless they’ve got something to be upset about. Gas prices. A slow traffic light. Road construction. The weather. Politics. Food that’s too spicy or too bland or too something. They walk around sporting a frown and a wrinkled nose at someone else’s choice of fashion or music. Even on vacation, it seems they just watch the world around them until the moment comes