Let’s Hope for the Best

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller A bestseller, Let’s Hope for the Best by Carolina Setterwall recounts the intensity of falling in love with her partner Aksel, and the shock of finding him dead in bed one morning. It…

Be the author of your life story

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale “Most of us have only one story to tell. I don’t mean that only one thing happens to us in our lives: there are countless events, which we turn into countless stories. But there’s only one that matters, only one finally worth telling.”― Julian…

Rising Up After Life Knocks You Down

Originally posted on Koffee with Joe:
“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place, and I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or…

The Power of Thank You

Focus on gratitude. Choose forgiveness. Choose joy.— Shaunti Feldhahn “Profoundly honest and uplifting, John Kralik’s story reminds us of all those in our own lives who deserve our thanks. Though his journey was remarkably personal, it has the power to be a call to action for all of us.”— Jeffrey Zaslow, coauthor of The Last Lecture…

Choosing to be happy

“Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” —Abraham Lincoln Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.— Joel Osteen The 2006 movie, The Pursuit of Happyness is a 2006 movie based on the true story of Chris…

How to Overcome Disappointment with Gratitude

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”—William Arthur Ward A week ago I was speaking with a single mum who felt like things in her life were going out of control. She felt overwhelmed with her teenage daughter’s behaviour towards her, she talked of…

Loving the Inner Child Within

“Your true passion for life is hidden away within you. Your inner child holds the key to this. What did you enjoy doing as a kid before all the adulting began? Take time for yourself, recharge, and let your inner child come out to play every once in awhile.” -Christine E. Szymanski “My quest these…

Enjoying childlike moments…again

“Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional.” – Walt Disney “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing” – George Bernard Shaw “If you open your heart and become like a child, you will always be blissful, always content.” – Dharma Mittra Do you remember long…

Celebrating New Life in the Spring

Spring is nature’s way of saying LET’S PARTY! -Robin Williams. Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again- Sarah Ban Breathnach. I am going to try to pay attention to the spring. I am going to…