Day 248 – Thankful to have so many blessings to count

Falling into the “poor-me’s” of the difficulties of our lives and into dwelling on the negatives of what is happening in the world around us is a natural reaction for a majority of people. It may even be said that it’s our default. But we have the daily ability to choose to reset our minds… Read More Day 248 – Thankful to have so many blessings to count

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Day 191- Thankful for Beautiful Reflections (photos & video)

A few days ago I went with my family to a large lake to go “fishing”. We didn’t catch any fish, but I caught some beautiful memories via photography. Aren’t the blue sky and clouds beautiful, both in reality and in the reflection? The interesting thing about these reflections is that there can be a… Read More Day 191- Thankful for Beautiful Reflections (photos & video)

Day 64 – Thankful for people who care enough to listen

Thursday night I went with my husband to his ham radio Christmas party expecting no more than the polite conversation of new acquaintances. If nothing else, it would be a time to eat a good meal, to people watch, and to listen to conversations going on around me. (I know, sort of negative thinking, right?)… Read More Day 64 – Thankful for people who care enough to listen

William Arthur Ward quote on complaining + a few extra thoughts

“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”  –  William Arthur Ward* Sometimes there are legitimate complaints that we can kindly communicate to the right person so that a problem can be fixed. But so often, I think, we have an attitude that is quick to… Read More William Arthur Ward quote on complaining + a few extra thoughts

William Arthur Ward quote on complaining + a few extra thoughts

“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”  –  William Arthur Ward* Sometimes there are legitimate complaints that we can kindly communicate to the right person so that a problem can be fixed. But so often, I think, we have an attitude that is quick to… Read More William Arthur Ward quote on complaining + a few extra thoughts