Gratitude
Gratitude has been part of my life since my earliest memories. I don’t remember being taught to be grateful, but I do remember feeling a deep sense of gratitude in my heart and thanking God for having a bed to sleep at night, for having food to eat, and for my family even though we...
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Gratitude is my Prayer
Gratitude is my Prayer As we become more aware that Thanksgiving is around the corner we are reminded of gratitude.  For some people being grateful comes easy and for others is more difficult.  Life has a way to challenge us in different ways, and no one can escape it.  Our human tendency is to stay...
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Practicing Gratitude
Practicing Gratitude by Cheryl Sidwell When you swing your legs over the side of the bed and your feet touch the earth in the morning, feel gratitude for the earth beneath you. The same earth is in your bones and gives you stability and a body. When you get a drink of water or brush...
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Living Life with Grace
Living Life with Grace Life can be very challenging for many of us.  It seems as if when one area of our lives is in a good place another one goes disarray.  I see life as a jungle filled with surprises, some good and some not so good.  To have joyful life in the jungle,...
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A Grateful Heart
A Grateful Heart My first experience with Thanksgiving as a foreigner was love at first sight.  The food prepared with so much love and enthusiasm was delicious and very different from anything I have ever experienced before.  The family gatherings and the warmth around it were a beautiful experience and gave me another opportunity to...
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The Power of GRATITUDE
The Power of GRATITUDE My first experience with Thanksgiving as a foreigner was love at first sight.  I thought the food prepared with so much love and enthusiasm was absolutely delicious and very different from anything I have ever experienced before.  The family gatherings and the warmth around it were a beautiful experience and gave...
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Cultivating GRATITUDE
Cultivating GRATITUDE I used to think that everyone was grateful all the time.  It took me over 50 years to find out that most people don’t have a regular gratitude practice.  As a therapist and life coach I encourage people to have a gratitude practice because when you focus on what you appreciate, it changes...
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