Happiness Tip: Count Your Blessings Not Your Sorrows

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Happiness Tip: Count your blessings not your sorrows

As the leaves change color, I’m getting excited for one of my favorite upcoming 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 and counting my blessings that makes me happy. Not just smiley happy, but really happy, deep inside. Praying you’ll experience greater joy today as you lift your heart to God.

“Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!” (Psalm 107:1).

Today is a new day filled with things to be thankful for. But if you’re feeling a tad blue, you may be tempted to go through your day and count your sorrows, and forget to count your blessings. Been there, done that, as I’m sure we all have. The result is often a troubled heart. Thankfully, there’s an awesome antidote to chase away the blues— counting our blessings.

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A New Year Goal, Inspired by my Dog!

My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog already thinks I am.

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As I write, my precious pooch is by my side. His 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 . . .

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5 Essential Holiday Pet Safety Tips

5 Essential Holiday Pet Safety Tips

How do you keep your pet safe during the holidays? 

For pet lovers, it’s a question that looms in the back of our mind, as we decorate the tree, unwrap presents, eat chocolates and candy, and offer all sorts of gifts that may glitter on the outside, but carry potential danger for our beloved pets. I know it’s a crazy time of year, when everything seems to be going a hundred miles an hour. I’m with you, truly . . . I can relate. But please slow down long enough to read these 5 essential pet safety tips during the holidays. Continue reading “5 Essential Holiday Pet Safety Tips”

Ten Totally Free Christmas Gift Ideas!

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!

  1. 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).


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What Would You Give Jesus for Christmas— A Dog?

What would you give Jesus for Christmas?
What would you give Jesus for Christmas?

When I first read the following poem, “Gift To Jesus— A Dog”, I was quickly drawn to the delightful idea of giving a gift to Jesus, and that gift being a dog! I wish someone had given Jesus a dog as devoted and sweet as all the dog’s I’ve known. This is a photo of one of my dogs, snuggling with me. Her fervent love, adoring eyes, and unwavering friendship has always been an incredible comfort. Join with me in imagining a very special gift to Jesus, with this heart-warming poem by Jane Sears.

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