Christmas is not over. It lives forever in my heart!— Leila Grandemange
Christmas gift ideas . . . we all need them!
Well, if you’re lacking creative ideas, I’ve got ten to share. And the best part is, they’re all free!
- A smile
There are millions who suffer from depression and loneliness, especially this time of year. While interacting with folks this holiday season, pay special attention to those around you. A genuine smile is often the best way to say Merry Christmas, and to brighten someone’s say. “Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love” (Mother Teresa).
As we enter into the Fall season, with the leaves changing colors, I’m reminded of the famous quote by Mahatma Gandhi–
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
Happiness Tip— Start each day with a grateful heart!
Keeping an attitude of gratitude is one of the most powerful things we can do to move towards a truly happy life. Life doesn’t have to “feel” perfect to be grateful. There’s lots to be thankful for, if we look carefully.
Give thanks to God for big things, little things, even seemingly insignificant things. They all matter! Don’t let the hustle and bustle of life, or the heartache, keep you from pausing to give thanks.
God wants you to experience the joy and blessings of a grateful heart. Why wait to give thanks? Start right now, and continue giving thanks throughout the day. God is good all the time, and worthy of our praise.
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.Psalm 107:1
Leila Grandemange weaves her love for God and devotion to dogs in her writing, to help people unleash a richer, more meaningful life! Visit her Amazon Author Central.
Coming January 31, 2020, Pawz & Pray 2nd edition!
Pawz & Pray (2nd edition): Finding Joy in the Journey with God, Family, and Furry Friends! 130 Inspirational Stories and Devotionals for Dog Lovers.
Pawz & Pray Book Review
“Leila’s book has been a true inspiration to me. It makes you focus on what’s really important in life. The author gives us great examples on how we can have a closer walk with God by following the lead that our pets give us in their everyday life. “Pawz & Pray” encourages us to put our worry and anxiety aside and take time to enjoy the things God has put right in front of us. This book has touched my heart in an indescribable way. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves animals and wants to have a closer connection to our Heavenly Father.”
– Holly Cornwell, Editor 2007 – June 2014, The Royal Spaniels
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I’m tired of being sad. I’m tired of being tired. What will I do?
When life losses its luster and disappointment weighs the heart, we typically struggle with feelings of sadness. Feeling sad isn’t bad or wrong. It’s a God-given emotion. But when sadness lingers, it can be hard to endure.
So what do we do?
Happy Thanksgiving, dear friends! Join with me in giving God thanks by meditating on this beautiful Thanksgiving prayer/poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson.
We Thank Thee
by: Ralph Waldo Emerson
For flowers that bloom about our feet,
Father, we thank Thee.
For tender grass so fresh, so sweet,
Father, we thank Thee.
For the song of bird and hum of bee,
For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee. Continue reading “A Beautiful Thanksgiving Blessing [by Ralph Waldo Emerson]”