When Life Throws You a Curve Ball

When Life Throws You a Curve Ball

I planned on having today’s blog written and posted earlier but life (or a washing machine) decided to change those plans for me. I started a load of laundry with the intention to sit down and write my blog afterward. I put a few things in and went to gather more.

When I stepped back into the laundry room I was surprised by the sound of water splashing under my feet and the feeling as if I were wading in a kiddie pool.

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The Power of Gratitude

The Power of Gratitude

“It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.”  - David Rast

Tomorrow we celebrate Thanksgiving here in the U.S. and I thought it was the perfect time to talk about gratitude.

The dictionary defines gratitude as: the state of being grateful; thankfulness.

Gratitude is simply an appreciation for what you have in your life.  It can be as simple as being thankful for the air you breathe.  I don’t know about you, but I tend to not even give that a second thought, yet without it, things would not be so wonderful.

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Fall In Love Every Day

Fall In Love Every Day

My husband always tells people that he falls in love with me every day. Each time I hear him share that with someone, it makes me smile. I feel so blessed that he loves me like that.

I also know that I can make that difficult for him some days. So, I am very appreciative of that fact that he is willing to find things about me to fall in love with over and over again.

It’s so easy to focus on what isn’t working in a relationship, or the things the other person does that may cause us to feel annoyed.

I believe that we get more of what we focus on. If I focus on the things that bother me, I will find more things that bother me. That’s easy. We can always look for what isn’t working in relationships and life. It makes such a difference when you start to focus on what is working.

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