don’t miss the miracle

Looking up from my journal and out the window, I couldn’t help but gasp. The vivid pink hues on the horizon took my breath away! Impossible to peel my eyes away from the scene before me, I adjusted myself on the couch for a better view.  Before I knew it, it was over and the […]

melting frozen hearts

One of my favorite ways to experience and express gratitude is through the senses.  Taking a few minutes each day to stop and truly encounter the world helps settle the mind and bring forth an appreciation that is otherwise easily overlooked. I would argue that taking this time can actually help melt a frozen heart, […]

gratitude is a verb

Given my forty-nine years of life, I haven’t been living with LOVE as an action for long. Before that, I didn’t realize what love was.  A VERB. I said the word and heard the word but the experience of love was lost to me.  People throw the word love around like it is just some […]

healing hearts

Today I am grateful for…A husband who is willing to stay with me… Even when things aren’t exactly as he might want them to be. A true proposal… A request to spend the rest of our lives together, an offer of his heart and request for mine. A stunning heirloom ring that shows me he […]

intentional gratitude

There are times when it is difficult to be grateful. Life gets crazy. Stuff happens. People get sick.  Jobs become stressful.  Hearts break. Loves ones die. Natural disasters happen. Physical pain overwhelms and cripples the body. Violence breaks loose. Relationships struggle or are severed. Or maybe it’s just been a really difficult week. All of […]