Being Grateful

Being grateful is one of the keys to finding positivity and happiness at any age. We all know this instinctually. But, how can we increase our gratitude? This is the question that we will answer in this section.

2 months ago

Stop! Think of One Thing That Makes You Happy in Your 60s and Smile!

I saw a meme on Facebook last week with the following instruction: “think of one thing that makes you happy and smile.” Not, “think of something that makes you happy and makes you smile,” but “think of something that makes you happy… and then, smile!”

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2 months ago

Showing Gratitude to Essential Workers

This week is the second anniversary of the California Covid 19 shelter-in-place order. What comes to your mind as you reflect on the pandemic over the last two years? How was your life impacted? What were the experiences of your family and friends?

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4 months ago

How to Express Your Inner Gratitude and Joy to the World

How often are we given something, anything, from another person’s time or shoulder (to cry on) to a bunch of flowers that make us smile and feel happy? How often do we take the time to really feel the gratitude? Not just say “thank you” and move on…

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4 months ago

Saying Thank You to Others Can Change Their Lives – And Yours!

Do you appreciate a word of praise? Or enjoy giving praise where it is due? When I was working full time I realised the importance of praise and encouragement. Even now at my ripe old age, if someone tells me I am doing a good job, I feel elated…

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4 months ago

Gratitude Can Change Your Life – 3 Tips from Betty White

Betty White died in December, a few weeks shy of her 100th birthday. She was an American icon who was fiercely adored for her incredible comic timing and brilliance. She was a firecracker in my book. Funny, witty, and determined to create her art for eight decades…

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4 months ago

The Practice of Grace and Gratitude in 2022

The tough times keep getting tougher, rougher, and more challenging. This past year, all our best intentions have been applied, discarded, salvaged, and rebirthed in a somewhat muted, less enthusiastic form. We survived 2020…

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5 months ago

Name It and Claim It – How Gratitude Can Boost Your Life

There’s a concept in psychology that can be readily summed up with, “Name it and claim it.” In a nutshell, it says that once you figure out the emotion that lies beneath your frustration, pain or anger, as in “name it,” you can then deal…

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5 months ago

The True Worth of Appreciation Over the Holidays

Traditionally, the holidays are a time of joy, of exuberance, of family get-togethers. However, it looks like the global pandemic will weigh heavy on this year’s holidays. If anything, restrictions are getting stricter for many, and joy is far…

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5 months ago

What Are the Best Gifts for Grandma… According to Grandmas?

Why is it so hard to buy gifts for grandma? Perhaps it’s because, as women in our 60s, or older, we simply don’t feel like we need anything anymore. Or, maybe the traditional gifts of knitting sets, customized mugs, bath salts and jewelry simply…

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6 months ago

A Different Kind of Thanksgiving: Grateful for Nintendo Animal Crossing

I confess to having blue expectations about Thanksgiving this year. Our kids and friends had other plans or were too far away to make traveling accessible. The holiday does not really have enough days built in to justify the expense…

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