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Do You Need an Attitude Adjustment? My Dad’s Legacy of Gratitude

Do You Need an Attitude Adjustment? My Dad’s Legacy of Gratitude

Attitude Adjustment? OR Attitude of Gratitude?       Do you have an attitude of gratitude or do you need an attitude adjustment? I blogged yesterday about how attitude plays a role in our lives, and can affect whether we block or fulfill our destinies…how “attitude controls altitude.”  It’s also true that gratitude (or lack thereof) affects attitude. That focus brought to mind this post I shared a couple years ago, so I thought I’d update it and share it…

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Taking Things for Granted vs. Counting Your Blessings – June 8 Inspiration

Taking Things for Granted vs. Counting Your Blessings – June 8 Inspiration

Taking things for granted vs. counting your blessings. Concepts worth pondering! Today’s post is a little different than my usual format, because I’m in a reflective, slightly melancholic mood. It tends to happen this month of Father’s Day, ever since losing my Dad in 2002. Additionally, I lost my Mom almost 5 years ago; June 2011 was her last month before being diagnosed with advanced lung cancer and passing away on July 7, 2011.   It’s strange, sometimes, the people…

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Banish Discouragement and Move Forward – March 3 Inspiration

Banish Discouragement and Move Forward – March 3 Inspiration

Banish discouragement so you can move forward. Sounds good to me! Discouragement is just another negative, toxic mindset that adversely affects our feelings and prevents us from really living the kind of life we want to live…and often delays us from fulfilling our potential. Learning effective strategies to deal with discouragement–like reading words of encouragement (main idea of this blog!) and spending time with people who encourage and build us up, rather than tear us down.   Here is your…

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Happy 82nd Birthday Dad – March 15 Devotional Thoughts

Happy 82nd Birthday Dad – March 15 Devotional Thoughts

On this day 82 years ago, my beloved Dad was born. It’s hard to believe he passed away at the age of 69, in September 2002, after a short battle with an aggressive strain of lymphoma. I miss him so much and there are still so many days I wish I could pick up the phone and talk to him, or drive to New Hampshire to visit him and feel his “bear hug” embrace.   I miss our family gatherings…

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