5 myths to challenge

1. Saying “thank you” more often will make you more grateful Gratitude is a feeling before it is a doing. Expressing thanks to someone is important, yet more important is the sincerity of the expression. My Italian friend told me once that her family rarely say “I love you” to one another. At the time … Continue reading

The moments with grandparents

After spending a few days with my maternal grandfather, I reflected on what a blessing it is to have had grandparents in my life. There’s something humbling and beautiful about those moments you share with the people who raised your parents, and in part, raised you. Grandpa is now 90 years old and likes his … Continue reading

Expressing it – The video

So far, this video from Soul Pancake has received more than 1.7 million hits on YouTube. The experiment reveals that expressing gratitude produces more happiness than simply feeling it. What do you think – does it inspire you?

The simplicity in gratitude

A few years ago, a friend told me that each night she acknowledges twenty things to be grateful for before letting herself drift off to sleep. My response was, “Twenty? How do you manage that?!” She gently replied, “It’s easy, there are so many more things to be grateful for. Once you start acknowledging you will … Continue reading

Cultivating gratitude

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” ~Marcel Proust