Happily Ever After

Once upon a time there was a group of friends who lived together in a sorority house at the University of Colorado.  This was the mid 1980’s and many things distinguished this group from other groups although it was neither their taste in clothing nor their big hair. This particular Read more…

The Meaning of Life

“The meaning of life is to find your gift.  The purpose of life is to give it away.”  Pablo Picasso What if, just for today, you made the meaning of your life gratitude? What would you do differently? How could you give it away? A smile?  A note?  A text? A helping Read more…

A little history lesson  

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.  Cicero This Sunday, September 21, is World Gratitude Day. This little gem of a holiday originated in 1965 at a dinner hosted by the director of the United Nations Meditation Group, Sri Chinmoy.  The high ranking international Read more…

Peas(c)e and Thank You

Ask any 2 year old what they need to say when they ask for something and you’ll hear “pease.”  Ask the same 2 year old what to say after getting something and they’ll say “thank you.”  I think those two year olds have discovered the secret to happiness.Peas(c)e and thank you.  Finding Read more…

Rippling Out

Gratitude is about rippling out into the world in a positive way.  Yet, the ripple doesn’t just happen.  It needs to start from someplace.  This week, make that place you.  Without overthinking it, quickly write down six things about yourself that you like.  Perhaps it’s your persistence, or sense of humor or thoughtful nature.  Read more…