“Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some.” Charles Dickens (1812-1870) As we approach yet another holiday season and make plans to spend time with family and friends gathered around a table laden with food, it is easy to forget the true underlying intention of Thanksgiving: gratitude. Gratitude is a powerful force that can create miracles in every area of your life if you choose to recognize it, including your love life.
As a parent, it can be awfully tempting to spoil your kids, especially around the holidays. And while it's okay to regale the with gifts every so often, it's essential that they learn to appreciate what they have. With that in mind, here are some tips from our experts about how to teach your kids the importance of gratitude.
The year-end holidays are around the corner. November and December are stressful months as families prepare for feasting, exchanging presents and celebrating another year. For many singles, however, family gatherings can be painful — especially if parents, siblings or well-meaning relatives wonder why you're not "with someone."
In many homes on Thanksgiving you may find family members reciting what they are most grateful for. Being grateful for a gift you always wanted or appreciate is important, but being joyful every day for the simple things we take for granted is even more important. I wish you a Thanksgiving full of the simple joys, and I hope my list below helps you smile and enjoy your feast in a way you may not have, if you had not thought about your numerous blessings. 1. I am joyful that I live in a country that allows me freedom to worship as I wish.
Navigating the holidays as a couple can make an already stressful time of year even more challenging for a relationship. This may be because it is often the first time family meets your sweetie; is everyone going to get along? But before you even reach that point, you have to make that big decision: Where will we be spending the holidays… Yours, Mine, or Ours
After careful consideration, you’ve finally decided to try online dating. Good for you!! You’ve searched through hundreds of profiles and you’ve stumbled upon a few interesting singles, but what do you do next? You want to send your online crush a message, but you’re not sure how to catch and keep his or her attention. Here are a few tips to make sure your online correspondence is helping you to meet people, not hurting you…. 1. Early on, stay away from questions that are too personal.
Fast approaching, the Thanksgiving holiday is the one where gratitude is supposed to take center stage while a moist and roasted turkey takes up that same sort of real estate on the table. We're all so grateful for our gifts and talents, boons and blessings, yet sometimes this very day elicits an opposite emotion from some of us.
In a winter, spring and now summer of overly dry air and land, the hurricane has finally come. Sixty-five mile an hour winds, cloudy skies and lightning, but it’s a hurricane without rain. Sweeping through the canyons next to and above Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Woodland Park, the Air Force Academy almost to Douglas County, The Waldo Canyon fire has been a media star.
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Here’s a news flash: stress can make you sick. Maybe you haven’t gotten the message that stress can have a permanent effect on chronic illness. Clouds your thinking, screws up your judgment. Gives you the weepies and the angries. Can take away your will to vacuum the house or cook a meal. The effects of stress on the mood and memory components of your brain can get screwed up or even shut down.