My Symphony

“To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather that luxury; and refinement rather than fashion…to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never. In a word to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony.” William Ellery Channing, 1780-1842 American Minister

And The Winner Is ………..

And The Winner Is ………… Cheryl Thanks so much to Candy at Finding Order in Chaos for having this contest, and thanks to those who voted for my title submission. (And thanks to whoever designed the image, it wasn’t me but I really like it!) To get organized this is what I have to do – Dive Right…

Create The Day

With Gratitude I hope you will join me in sharing inspirations about “Gratitude” this week. I am grateful to be born in this century when life is so much easier than in the past. Although we may still struggle with many things, I’m grateful that I live in relative comfort. I’m grateful that my house…

Giving Thanks

“Of all the things I’ve learned in life there is one thing that stands out as most important. That is to cultivate a grateful heart no matter what our circumstances are, because in the darkest moments it is only gratitude that can illuminate our way to a better place.” CSRoth, 2011

Grace & Gratitude

I’ve been thinking about gratitude lately and what it means. It doesn’t mean much to say, “Thank you for this gift” and then turn around and trash it, does it? Sometimes I think I don’t live gratefully enough. Living gratefully would mean taking care of everything and everyone very well all the time – out…