Category Archives: gratitude

11 Easy Ways to Express Gratitude

Studies show that people who express gratitude have a happier life than those who don’t — so take a few minutes to consider one of the methods below to give thanks for the things you have. Taking a couple minutes … Continue reading

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Create a Happiness Jar — and Enrich Your Life in Less Than A Minute a Day

Most of us receive numerous blessings, but we don’t stop very often to appreciate — or even notice — them. Part of being a happy person includes recognizing the good things that happen every day and being grateful for them.

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Bloggers: Use Your Power for Good

Wasn’t it Glinda the Good Witch in The Wizard of Oz who said, “Dorothy, use your power for good, not evil?” Blogs have power, and they’re the ideal place to inspire readers and lift them up. Blogs give you an … Continue reading

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The High and Low List for June 2014

Here’s a recap of the good, bad and ugly things that’ve happened in my life during June: GOOD 1.Had the first blog post I ever submitted to BlogHer published, listing me as a Featured Writer. It’s gotten 550 hits there … Continue reading

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Funny Friends: Laughter is the Best Medicine

I’ve done more laughing in the past 2 1/2 days that I have in the whole last year. My best old friend (we met 24 years ago) drove from Virginia and has been visiting for three days. She just rode … Continue reading

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Massages – One of the Joys of Life

Chances are you could use some stress relief and relaxation. If you have a partner, you could ask him or her to rub your shoulders, neck, back, feet or other point where your body holds stress. While that’s fine, in … Continue reading

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Some of My Favorite Products and Services

A lot of people write extended rants on their blogs about products or services that they find to be less than satisfactory. I’ve had my share of those unfortunate experiences, and have been tempted more than once to create an … Continue reading

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First 30 Days of Lifestyle Blogging

Wow — I’ve written and published one Thoughts, Tips and Tales blog post a day for the first 30 days in a row! And managed to get 1,165 hits (not too bad for a first stab at a personal blog … Continue reading

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What Makes Summer Sweet?

1) The smell of freshly mown grass 2) Wearing pink shoes 3) Legs looking tan and healthy (done instantly with skin bronzer) 4) Colorful flower gardens 5) Walks on the beach 6) Wearing skirts and going barelegged (that cool air … Continue reading

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Three Good Things — a New Twist on a Gratitude Journal

I wholeheartedly embrace the importance of being grateful for what you have and believe it’s important to think about your blessings often. That’s why the idea of keeping a gratitude journal appeals to me. (I also do a sentence-a-day journal … Continue reading

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