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Be grateful, but don’t settle

Being grateful for what we have doesn’t mean we shouldn’t strive for a better life. It’s always okay to improve our lives according to what’s most important to us. Sometimes, our lives are abundant – filled with love, happiness, and fortune. Other times, they’re not. Most of the time, we teeter-totter in between. Wanting life …

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"Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Gratitude First

When we approach life from a position of gratitude, incredible things happen. We’re more accepting of others and life circumstances. We’re more confident and less anxious. We feel lighter and have better relationships. See, gratitude comes from a place of love. Being thankful is like giving the world a big hug. It’s forgiving. It’s compassion. …

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Gratitude Check: How to Practice Gratitude Daily - The Be Well Place

Gratitude Check: How to Practice Gratitude Daily

It’s so easy to focus on what we are without, but it feels so much better to practice gratitude and fill our minds with thoughts of acceptance. Gratitude gives us peace, purpose and joyful contentment. This feeling phenomenon draws much interest and is currently a hot topic in health care and psychology. Harvard Health reports …

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Monday Motivation for June 22, 2015

Dads often go through fatherhood under appreciated. Traditionally, dads are the working parents who provide for the family and come home exhausted to kids who crave their undivided attention. But in an age where the duties between fathers and mothers are very blurred, dads still seem to get the shaft. I honestly feel really bad for dads these …

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Monday Motivation for May 11, 2015

Mother’s Day is not just a bouquet of flowers, a piece of jewelry, or a fancy dinner. It’s a day to celebrate the person who rented out her womb, sacrificed her sanity, put her needs aside so that another human being could live. But such a day does not require fanfare or exuberant praise. All …

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Let it be enough

Every weekend I say to myself, “I wish I had one more day.” When I meet someone interesting on an airplane I think, “I’d like to hang out with this person again.” Every time I taste something delicious, I want one more bite. On days when I look and feel my best, I desire to …

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