Submitted by admin on November 3, 2011 - 10:30 am
Friendship doubles joy and halves grief.
– Egyptian Proverb
I have to say that I have been blessed with amazing, lifelong friends. Some I met in grade school and some as an adult. No matter where, or how I met them, I feel so fortunate to have them all. Friendship really does make life fuller and helps when times are tough. I hope that you always feel surrounded by friends and that you are a good friend to many.
I recently found a great FREE app for my iPhone called “Thankful For”. It’s basically a little journal where you can post anything that you are grateful/thankful for. What’s great is that you can chose which notes are kept private and which get shared in a gratitude newsfeed. It’s super uplifting to read what others are thankful for, whether it be a sunny day, electricity or their favorite dessert.
Click Here & head on over to the Apple Apps Store to download your Thankful for app!
Submitted by admin on April 6, 2010 - 2:30 pm
“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”
Over that past couple of weeks I have had a lot on my mind, both personal and professional. By last Friday I felt completely overwhelmed. You see, like many of you, there are things in my life that are out of my control. Lately, however I had been feeling like most everything was out of my control. (I am a planner, so not knowing if or how something was going to pan out would normally drive me nuts. Well, it was driving me nuts last week). The other day a friend of mine reminded me of the movie The Secret, which not only have I seen, but I own. She mentioned the story of the man with the gratitude rock. This man kept a simple little stone in his pocket and each time he felt it he would think of something that he was grateful for. I’ve been carrying that notion with me for the past few days and I feel so much better. I am continually reminding myself what I am grateful for, (people and things like my beautiful home, my safe, reliable car, my loving pet…). In doing so I am much calmer about the things over which I have no control and I am feeling a sense of abundance, not lack or uncertainty. Today I am going to purchase a little stone to keep in my pocket. In addition to being reminded to feel gratitude, I am going to express it. People need to know that they are appreciated. It’s silly that we think highly of someone and don’t share it with them. So let me start by thanking you all, once again, for joining me on this endeavor. I am grateful for each and every one of you.
Please share your gratitude for your friends, family and loved ones today, and everyday.