3 Ways to Replace Complaining with Gratitude

“Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.”  Ephesians 4:29 Joyce Meyer is a no-nonsense, honest and outspoken minister and New York Times best-selling author. At times, her “tell-it-like-it-is” personality can be difficult […]

Why Gratitude is the Best (and Only) Option

Point to Ponder: Who or what are you grateful for? This summer, during our Banff, Canada iGnite Escape, each evening we found ourselves relaxing in the outdoor hot tub that overlooked the mountains while playing a get-to-know-you card game. One card with a random question would be chosen and each of us would have an […]

Gratitude for our Ungratifying Traits

Inspiration from the iGnite Archives Point to Ponder: What physical attributes of yours do you regularly wish were different? A couple of months ago I went to lunch with a group of friends that I have known for a very long time. All of our kids grew up together and we gather for birthdays and […]

Putting Your Gratitude in Writing

“There is always, always, always something to be thankful for.” Point to Ponder: What things are you grateful for? I don’t know about you but I am having a really fun time with our #gratefulgram challenge. I do not find it challenging to post something I am grateful for each day, rather I am finding […]

The Final Step: Having Gratitude for our Ungratifying Traits

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” -Frederick Keonig Point to Ponder: What physical attributes of yours do you regularly wish were different? Action Item: Learn to appreciate your so called “flaws” for what they […]

Daring Greatly #3: Expressing Gratitude & Appreciation the Old-Fashioned Way

Life is an echo. What you send out, comes back. What you sow, you reap. What you give, you get. What you see in others, exists in you.  Remember, life is an echo. It always gets back to you. So give goodness. – Unknown Point to Ponder: Who in your life do you wish you […]

A Simple Way to Live a More Thankful Life: Start a Gratitude Journal

Better sleep, fewer symptoms of illness, and increased happiness are just a few of the impressive benefits that studies have traced to the simple act of writing down the things for which we are grateful. Research shows that translating thoughts into concrete language—whether oral or written—has advantages over just thinking the thoughts: it makes us […]

Quit Something

Point to Ponder: What do you need to quit? Celebration! The first day of spring is tomorrow, March 20th and if there’s a person in the world who doesn’t love the season of rebirth, renewal and regrowth, I’d like to hear from he or she and to try to convince them otherwise. Blooming tress, longer […]

A Holiday to Learn From

Point to Ponder: What president can you learn from? It’s no secret that I am a quote junkie. Besides a story of hope, perseverance and courage, there’s nothing that gets me more fired up and inspired than a good quote or a book of quotes! Tomorrow, February 20th is President’s Day, a national holiday. Originally, […]

Be Love

Point to Ponder: Do your thoughts, words and actions produce love for yourself? Last week I received a very kind compliment. It was one that I didn’t feel deserving of but none-the-less it was greatly appreciated, especially because I wasn’t having the most confident day or week. And, since being called out by a good […]