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The Surprising Link Between Discontent and Growth

My daughter turned one year old recently. She’s an amazing baby, the light of all our lives. She’s sunny and smiling and cooing and happy, nearly all the time. She loves people and is entranced by music. She’s an observer who engages with all of her senses. But one thing she hasn’t done yet is walk, or even crawl. Back at her 9-month doctor’s appointment, we expressed this... read more

Thank You To These Awesome Writers…

This Thanksgiving, I’d like to offer gratitude to writers who have inspired me and influenced my craft. From the depths of my writing heart, I would like to thank… Sara Letourneau, for awing me with the diversity and prolificacy of your blog, and for being my DIY MFA buddy. Ann Kroeker, for quick-to-absorb, powerfully direct writing lessons via podcast and blog posts. Modern Mrs. Darcy, for... read more

My Thank You Note

Today’s post is the last of my November gratitude series. I hope you enjoyed them all! Focusing on one topic for a whole month was a wonderful exercise for me. I spent a lot of time researching and reflecting on gratitude, and thus found myself- big surprise!- feeling grateful more often. I have a very positive outlook on life right now! I also learned a new blogging skill: planning my posts several... read more

Put The “Thanks” Back In Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just a few days away, the one holiday that celebrates gratitude. Or is it? If you think about it, every holiday celebrates gratitude in some way: Independence Day: We’re grateful for freedom! Christmas: We’re thankful for the birth of Christ. Hanukkah: We’re grateful that the oil burned for eight days! New Year’s Day: We made it to a new year! Vetarans Day:... read more

Ten Movies That Teach Gratitude

I know Friday is usually my book review post, but today I’m going to switch it up. A list of ten movies that teach gratitude! 1. It Could Happen To You (1994). Gratitude lesson: If you appreciate and give to other people more than yourself, you will receive riches far beyond lottery winnings (Charlie and Yvonne find happiness giving their money away, but when they lose it all, they find love for... read more

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