10 Things I’m Utterly Grateful For

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So it’s that lovely time of year again when Americans get to officially be thankful. If you’re celebrating Thanksgiving this week, from me & mine to you & yours: Have a safe & happy Thanksgiving! In the spirit of showing gratitude, here are just a few of the things I’m grateful for this year:   […]

Reader Challenge ~ I Dare You To Be Grateful

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You know it’s easy to be grateful & happy when things are going good. Really, anyone & everyone can do that. It’s a lot harder when it seems like everything is falling apart around you. Or maybe not even that drastic, maybe it’s just one little thing that manages to frustrate you, irritate you, or […]

One Wild Life ~ 21 Random Acts Of Kindness

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  Okay, well maybe not so random (because I knew everybody involved), but another lovely blogger, Dawn Mena, gave a challenge to her readers to handwrite notes to people because it’s so much more meaningful & personal to the recipient. The challenge was to do 5. So I started, did my 5, & had such […]

Sending You Some Holiday Cheer!

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Many thanks, dear Reader, for spending 2012 with me! It’s been an eye-opening year for me (learning new things, meetings lots of new people, redefining my life & what I want to accomplish), and I hope that it’s been just as good and fruitful for you. I just wanted to take a moment and tell […]

Comparison Will Suck Your Soul Dry

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  “Comparison is an act of violence against yourself.” ~Iyanla Vanzant Well, here’s me writing another post I need to hear. It goes hand-in-hand with a post I did on why I stopped looking at the numbers. Show of hands: How many people have ever compared themselves to someone else and come up lacking? If […]

It’s My First Blogoversary!

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Well, a year ago today, I started blogging. I started because I thought I had some things to say, sure, but also because I wanted to build a sense of community, someplace where I could belong, too. To paraphrase writer Anne Lamott, I wanted to cobble together a kind of odd little family out of […]

Need An Attitude Adjustment? Try Gratitude.

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“Remember, what you focus on increases.” ~ Andy Andrews The other day I caught myself feeling really down. Spiraling through my head on an unending loop was a list of things I wanted but didn’t have in my life. The more I added to the list, the more frustrated I got & the more my […]

Holiday Wishes & Some Gratitude

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This has been an incredible year for me: making my novel into an eBook, finding a community of like-minded & fantastic writers on Twitter, meeting amazing folks through Facebook, and finally connecting with fabulous people through my blog. When I started all this, I wasn’t sure what to expect (Would I fit in? What do […]

A Bunch Of Things I’m Grateful For

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“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was ‘thank you’ that would suffice.” ~ Meister Eckhart So here are a slew of things I am completely grateful for: A husband who supports me no matter what. A little boy, my oldest son, who has the biggest heart in the world. Another little boy, […]