Category Archives: optimism

Make Gratitude A Habit for This Thanksgiving and All Year Long!

Looking for Happiness? Of course you are! We all are. What is the key to finding it? Could it be gratitude? It is amazing we have a holiday that is set aside to be thankful for the abundance in our … Continue reading

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Just Say Yes!

“The era of “yes” has begun.” ~Carl Allen, main character in “Yes Man” “I was saying yes because … the world is full of possibilities, and… you want to take every single one of them.” ~Danny Wallace, author of the … Continue reading

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I Just Realized How Greedy I Am!

Just recently we were lucky enough to visit Iceland. The sun rose at 11am and set at 4pm. We saw shaggy Icelandic horses, geysers and a colorful downtown Reykjavik. We ate delicious herring, smoked trout, sour milk (like yogurt) and … Continue reading

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Embrace Gratitude and Watch Life Change

“You simply will not be the same person two months from now… after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you … Continue reading

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Look For The Good and You Will Find It

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” ~Fred Roers For those of you who don’t … Continue reading

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Paying Attention to Mindfulness

A few weeks ago, while on auto pilot and thinking too many thoughts, I got to my destination without even paying attention to the drive. Then there was one night last week I couldn’t sleep as I made all sorts … Continue reading

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Every Day You Have A Choice – 16 Instant Mood Changers

We all have days that we start off in a bad, grumpy mood. Every day you have a choice. Are you going to let that mood define your day or are you going to change the way you look at … Continue reading

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Start Thinking You’re Lucky With Lucky Thinking!

“May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light. May good luck pursue you each morning and night.” ~Irish Blessing “Do you think you’re lucky because you really are lucky? Or… are you lucky because thinking makes it so?” … Continue reading

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Be Your Own Super Hero With The Beginner’s Mind

“See the day as obstacle free with only possibilities.” ~ the Zen Mama A few months ago I was out on the end of our friend’s dock on Shadow Mountain Lake in the mountains of Colorado. Our friend was telling … Continue reading

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Become A Possibilitarian!

“No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities – always see them, for they’re always there.” ~Norman Vincent Peale My summer is just starting. My school is over. While I will … Continue reading

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