Wednesday, October 20, 2010


When life gets difficult and you feel things are just not going your way, take a moment and do something for someone you don't know. Open the door for a stranger, smile to someone who looks tired or sad, give blood, forgive someone...

A few years ago, someone gave me that advice and to be honest with you, I thought it "sounded" good, but I didn't see how it could help me with a big problem I was having to face.

And so one day I decided to purposely look for opportunities to help others. One of the things I did that day was help a total stranger find an office they were looking for. It doesn't sound like much, but the person was so relieved and thankful. Miraculously, it made me feel amazing and helped clear my mind. The more I help people, the better I feel. I know! How cliche!!!! BUT IT WORKS! Don't take my word for it ;)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Over the weekend, I was watching an episode of "Dexter" and at one point they were showing a family sitting down enjoying their Thanksgiving meal and they had to individually say what they were thankful for. All of their answers sounded very generic.
What I mean by that is: thankful for my health, thankful for my home , thankful for my family, thankful for my husband.....and so on.

What exactly does being thankful mean?

If you're thankful for your family, does this mean you should be grateful for who they are, faults and all ?

If you're thankful for your health, does that mean you should respect your body and exercise, eat well, not drink too much ??

If you're thankful for your home, does that mean you should always be on time paying property taxes, make sure the house is clean and well kept?

I believe that when someone is truly thankful, it shows in their actions.
And so I wonder, what are you seriously thankful for?

I'm thankful for my kids and for my husband.

Happy Thanksgiving !