Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. ~Melody Beattie.
I love this quote by Melody Beattie. It speaks to the heart of gratitude. The ability to maintain a positive outlook when the world around you seems to be turning upside down is not easy, but it is possible when you shift your focus from what is lacking to what is present.
Here in Texas we have the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets. They don’t last long and if you miss them – you miss them. As beautiful as a photo of the sunrise may be,Continue reading
Trust is the foundation of all healthy relationships.
Would you be a friend with, or do business with, someone you didn’t trust? Most people would say, “Absolutely not!” Ideally, people do business and life with those they know, like and trust.
Trust is the firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something. Respect, honor and integrity go hand-in-hand with trust. Trust should never be viewed lightly as once it is destroyed it may be impossible to regain.Continue reading
On a crisp sunny fall afternoon, a group of ladies gather for a leisurely lunch in a cozy bistro. The aroma of fresh baked bread and coffee brewing goes unnoticed. The buzz of conversation focuses on handbags, shoes, and baubles. After placing their order, they settle in to catch up on the past few months. One by one they share experiences of exotic travel, art and historic museums, purchased treasures, and fine dining – each having something grander to say. I notice one of the women seems distracted. Continue reading