Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving: A Virtual Gathering

What if we could all gather in an enormous circle. We could share the blessings in our lives and the gratitude we feel.

Oh wait, we can! This is your invitation to a virtual celebration of Thanksgiving -- here in the US and all over the world. I'm extending my hand and grasping yours. My heart fills up with love and gratitude for you and all we share.

I'm taking a turn now. I'm grateful for:
The blessing of beauty
The love of my family, Barnaby, Sheri, Emery, Siem and my cousins
Dear friends old, new and yet to meet
Everyone who ever read my books and readers to come
Having extra to share
Peacemakers everywhere

That's a start. What are you grateful for? "Post a Comment" below and take a turn. It means so much to hear from you.

Happy Gratitude!


Friday, November 22, 2013

Encouragement! The Power of Pats on the Head

Did you ever have one of those days when it seems like "all fetch and no pats on the head?" Your to-do list stretches forever. Your oh-boy-can't- wait list is very short.

On a recent day like that, I noticed all I really wanted, more than anything, was a big pat on the head. Simple acknowledgement holds magical powers to lift spirits, remove boulders from shoulders and inspire creativity. Encouragement moves mountains.

Here's some for you:

Good job!
Atta girl! Atta boy!
You are so wonderful.
You do so much for all of us.
Even when you hit a long stretch of no pats on the head, you keep going.
Your kindness means so much.
You have no idea the difference your generosity makes.
You've been through a lot. It must have taken courage.
Woo Hoo for you!
You mean the world to me.
Thank you!

Please pass it on. Someone may need a pat today.