"The secret of happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles." — William Penn. As the leaves change their color, I'm beginning to get excited for one of my favorite holiday celebrations-- Thanksgiving! Not so much because of the food and fellowship, (although those are awesome!), but because of the focus on gratitude. There's something about being thankful that makes me happy! Not just smily happy, but really happy, deep inside. If you’re needing a little extra sunshine today, read on as I share some encouraging words about gratitude and keeping a thankful heart.
Married, a mother of two children, I finally felt we were ready for a family pet. My husband conceded (well, I didn't ask him. Oops!). And so m, we brought home a cuddly Labrador retriever puppy! Goldy was our sunshine during rainy days, and the stable, strong force that made us all feel continually protected and loved. I stand in awe of all the wonderful things she taught me. [Read more]
It's New Year's Eve. As I write this, my precious pups are by my side. Their presence always brightens my day! Being it's New Year's Eve, I thought it would be fitting to write about my goals for the coming year. There's just one problem, I'm not sure what they are. My dog snuggled closer . . . [Read more]
It's been 4 days since Christmas, and I'm already feeling a bit sad at the thought of taking down the decorations and lights, and putting away our beautiful Christmas tree. If only Christmas could last a bit longer . . . Maybe it can! Deep inside I know that the wonder and joy of Christmas doesn't have to end December 26th. I can carry it with me all through the year . . . and you can too. [Read more]