Every year at work I create a gratitude poster. I hang it in the breakroom, provide a couple of Sharpie markers, and send out the expected office-wide email. I say "expected office-wide email" because I've been doing this for 10+ years. I work at a District Attorney's Office so we see a lot of heartbreaking,… Continue reading So Much to be Grateful For
Honoring All Who Served
Thank you to those who have given some and to those who have given all. To those who have served and to those who are. And to the families behind those who serve. Because of you, we have our freedom and blessings far beyond anything we'd have without you. Thank you from the bottom of… Continue reading Honoring All Who Served
Oh So Grateful!
As I write this post, my precious almost-two-year-old granddaughter is sleeping soundly in the room next door. I know without a doubt it's soundly because she fell asleep in my arms while I rocked her, while I carried her upstairs and lay her down, covering her with a soft blanket, and ten minutes later… Continue reading Oh So Grateful!
I've written plenty of posts over the years on gratitude. I've even authored a book called Finding Peace Through Gratitude: The Secret to Healing From Trauma and Discovering Joy in Every Moment, written under pen name Alexandra Benn. It's in large part because of gratitude that I have the life I have today. It's gotten… Continue reading Gratitude
All Things Gratitude
Gratitude fills my heart, my home, my life. And I'm so grateful for that. But I also realize that it's all too easy to get busy with living and default, as human beings often do, to feelings other than gratitude, forgetting to be grateful. Especially for the small, simple things in life that make a… Continue reading All Things Gratitude
Happy Memorial Day
Today as we honor our veterans and those still fighting the fight so we can have freedom in our great country, I want to say Thank You! Thank you for your commitment. Thank you for your service. Thank you for giving your life so that we can have ours. Thank you for giving so selflessly… Continue reading Happy Memorial Day
This and That
Last week found me a bit under the weather, which included a trip to see my cardiologist. A reminder of how precious life is and how blessed I am to have a device that keeps my heart beating as it should. So this week I'm listing the top three things I'm grateful for. 1. Family--A… Continue reading This and That
Never before have I had spring fever so badly and so early. Probably because, for the most part, we've had an incredibly mild winter here in Colorado this year. So when the snow and cold hit these past couple of weeks, it reminded me we're still in the middle of winter. But what's the best… Continue reading Winter’s Beauty
The Month of Hearts
February is the month of hearts and love. Anyone living on this planet is aware of Valentine's Day, whether we're fond of it or not. The card, flower, and chocolate industry can attest to how popular Valentine's Day is. We celebrate and honor our "true love." I also celebrate my kids, adults now, but that… Continue reading The Month of Hearts
Sporadic posting lately is caused by some health issues absorbing my attention. Nothing too serious, however, and I'll be back on track before you know it. These kinds of things keep us on our toes in life. Not to mention make us appreciate good health and to feel grateful for all that we have. The… Continue reading Checking In