After I posted about Day 4 this morning, I was watching the news at lunchtime and heard of the heartbreaking tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. It almost seemed pointless to even think about gratitude when I felt such sadness. But then one of the little boys, among the many in shock,… Read more »
Yesterday, our new office manager, Brandi, decorated the office with festive, sparkly decorations. It was a simple thing, but every time I walked around the corner and saw a wreath or snowflake or glittery garland, I smiled. Somehow, that made everything brighter, so that I noticed a stranger holding the door open for me and… Read more »
Today my friend celebrated his birthday, and at his party, I was introduced to his network of friends that I had heard about for over a year. As I spoke about how my husband and I met in Florida through mutual friends, I realized the power of connections, and how we’ve been fortunate enough to… Read more »
From my journal entry last night: Hooray for pomegranate seeds at the salad bar! Thankful for newish tires on my car. While several cars were spinning on the icy roads, my Subaru trekked on, slipping only in the ruts of frozen snow on the streets. This lead me to conclude that, frugal as I may… Read more »
I love a beautiful snowfall. Today I was outside watching our dog Chloe race around in the fresh powder, stuffing her face into snow banks like it was the first time she had been in snow. She’s 7 now, but still acts like a puppy outside, always ready to play. She made my day.
One of my favorite lessons from a seminar with Maryanne O’Brien of Live Dynamite was to keep a gratitude log. You can do this in a journal, on cards or Post-its that you keep in plain sight, in a mental record, or with various online sites and social media, such as GratitudeLog.com. Generally, I note… Read more »
Midwest winters can be brutal, and this season has been particularly long. This time last year, golf courses were open in Minnesota; when I look out my window today, I still see 2-foot snowbanks lining our street. But the sun is out, the birds are chirping and the snow is starting to melt. When St.… Read more »