How Gratitude Keeps You Alert

“Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving.”  – Colossians 4:2 I am not sure why this verse struck me this morning. Often when I’m in the homestretch of one of Paul’s epistles in the Bible, I’ll start glossing over the last few encouragements. But something about how Paul connects… Continue reading How Gratitude Keeps You Alert

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 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

Gratitude – It’s What’s for Dinner

I’m writing this during lunch the day before Thanksgiving (2015). And I’m typing with greasy rotisserie chicken eating fingers, in training for tomorrow’s big turkey bird. My wife prefers the rotisserie chicken breast, so I’m gnoshing on the wings, legs, and thighs. Yes. That’s six pieces of chicken. Like I said, I’m in training. Sitting… Continue reading Gratitude – It’s What’s for Dinner