Happiness and a Grateful Heart

Turning gratitude into a daily habit isn’t the easiest thing to do for some.  But with practice, positive changes can be made in how we think on a regular basis.  Most of us spend most of our time thinking about what we don’t have and worry about our to-do list.  That does get tiring and it wears on us more than we realize.

With Thanksgiving being just a few days away, I thought it would be an appropriate time to share this TED talk that my brother shared with me.  It explains how thankfulness and happiness go together.  Shawn Achor has a very entertaining way of getting the message across.  I was inspired.

However you choose to spend your week, have a beautiful Thanksgiving.  It’s never too late to be truly grateful for what you have.

Click here to see the TED talk.  Enjoy!

Freedom ~ Thank You Veterans

“Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” 
—John F. Kennedy

“Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world, but the Marines don’t have that problem.” – Ronald Reagan

THANK YOU to all Veterans who have served and are serving and have sacrificed and are sacrificing.  And a special thanks to my Dad, who served in the Army.  Love you Dad. ♥