gratitude in hard circumstances

Finding Gratitude in Hard Times

“Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.” –Doris Day Several years ago, I went to my friend’s parent’s home and I will never forget the experience. I knew they had struggled with unemployment and money issues for many years yet the feelings of love and warmth in that home overwhelmed me and have stuck with me […]

successful holidays

How to Set Yourself (and Your Family) Up for Success this Holiday Season

Let’s get ready for the holiday gatherings this year by preparing ourselves and our family members!

first world probs

Finding Gratitude Amidst Our #FirstWorldProblems

With responsibilities and frustrations stretching us thin, my hope is we see how our first world problems can be on our gratitude list–this holiday season and always.

friendsgiving

Friendsgiving: When Friends Become Your Family

“Friends are the family you choose.” — Jess C. Scott Sandra’s Friendsgiving story is one several of us can relate to: She was far from home, and getting back to her family for Thanksgiving was not feasible. She decided to have her own gathering with people she was close to and wanted to be with. […]

black history month

Celebrating and Embracing Diversity

“The Beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people.” ~Unknown I have a neighbor who has surprised me. On the surface, I assumed she was a lot like me: a white, American woman of similar age with two little boys. Since becoming her friend, however, I have learned a great deal about […]