How Gratitude Creates Dissatisfaction (and that’s a good thing)

Gratitude encourages contentment.  Generally contentment is a good thing. But there’s a potential downfall of going all in on gratitude: You can mistake its emphasis on contentment with settling for the status quo and not improving yourself and your situation. But in my humble opinion, you can be full of gratitude, fully content, yet very… Continue reading How Gratitude Creates Dissatisfaction (and that’s a good thing)

Gratitude and Living the Prioritized Life

Happy Thanksgiving! Have you ever been jealous of something someone else has only to later wonder why you cared at all in the first place? When mansions wrenched my psyche out of alignment… For lunch recently, I rode with two of my colleagues from our office in the Cumberland area of Atlanta to Buckhead (not… Continue reading Gratitude and Living the Prioritized Life

How you can use gratitude to change someone’s life

“As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.”  – Joseph to his brothers,  Genesis 50:20 “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are… Continue reading How you can use gratitude to change someone’s life

How to Fight Facebook Frankenstein

Have I told you about Facebook Frankenstein? Let’s discuss this uniquely 21st century monster and how to keep him at bay with the powerful weapon of gratitude. What is Facebook Frankenstein? Just like the Frankenstein from the old black and white movies, our Facebook Frankenstein is this warped combination of a bunch of different human… Continue reading How to Fight Facebook Frankenstein

Gratitude and the nifty trick of stealing back your joy

This post is being published one week and one day from Thanksgiving. And I’d like you, whenever you read this, to make a point of injecting more gratitude into your life. Don’t just be thankful for a few things, but develop a practice of deep gratitude. One of the reasons why gratitude is important? Gratitude steals… Continue reading Gratitude and the nifty trick of stealing back your joy

#SimplyThankful – Let’s End November Well

This is November. Normally, my Facebook and other feeds are filled with gratitude-based posts to the effect of “30 days of Gratitude” with little things folks are thankful for everyday: My husband came home from work early and cooked dinner! #30DaysofThanks My kids cleaned their rooms this morning! #GratitudeNovember I live in a country where… Continue reading #SimplyThankful – Let’s End November Well