Give Thanks and Be Joyful

I was listening to a radio talk show with a well-known chef. He was discussing the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and asked callers to share their ‘wow’ dishes that family and friends adore.  The first caller wanted to know what the chef prepared that was his signature dish. This led him to talk about how surprisingly,

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Goals and Gratitude

I don’t know how it’s going for you thus far into the New Year, but are you hanging in there with resolutions?  Personally, I don’t like to use the word resolution.  This term seems too black and white.  Either you resolved to do something or you didn’t.  There isn’t much wiggle room and this makes

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Watch and Learn

Our kids are watching us all the time.  They even emulate us when we least expect it.  This can be for better or for worse. Sometimes it’s hard to see our imperfections reflected back to us.  Other times, it’s flattering when our positive qualities, like creativity or a love of reading, shine through in our

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Perfectly Thankful

  This is time of year that again and again we are reminded to be thankful.  We should make gratitude lists, create thankful-based art projects for our kids and host or travel to a bountiful Thanksgiving feast.  It’s easy to lose sight of your blessings when you have so many obligations to fulfill.  Often, the

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