Thankful Thursday: Keeping Gratitude with You

Earlier this week one of our readers shared with me that even though our official 100 Days of Happiness is over she’s keeping with it. This is, of course, what we hope for not only for ourselves, but for all of you. It’s so easy to do these practices with a group or in a…

Thankful Thursday: Singing Hallelujah & Amen

As G and I have written many times over these last 99 days; happiness has been a little harder to come by this year.  Hence the yearly experiment to actually find the joy, happiness and gratitude each and every day for 100 straight days. During any 100-day period there is going to be struggle.  The…

Thankful Thursday: Happiness Experiment Continues

We have passed the halfway mark in our 100 Days of Happiness experiment. Every day we look for what makes us happy, brings a smile, or a little moment of joy. As those of you participating know, some days are easy and other days require us to dig deep to find that little glimmer of…

Thankful Thursday: 100 Days of Happy… Not What You Think

One Hundred Days of Happiness is just about halfway through and as it is every year, it’s a process. A few things about the experiment are consistent: It’s harder than you think There is always something to learn about yourself It draws criticism in some form For those of you who read our blog fairly…

Thankful Thursday: We Are Grateful

Wow! You are all amazing! We have been completely surprised at your response to our book launch last week.  Thanks to all of you who have shared with us, and the world, that your books have arrived. This has been a real gift to us. As we have said, this was a labor of love…

Life Lesson: Overwhelmed

Yesterday, was full of so many emotions for us.  It was a day that had been pending for quite some time and we were scared. Truth be told, we are still slightly terrified. You overwhelmed us with your positive comments and messages.  The outpouring of support and encouragement was more than we could have hoped…

Thankful Thursday: It’s Official — We Have A Book!

Today we are launching our book!  It feels more than a little surreal to type these words and even more so to hold the book in our hands. This book represents so many hours of hard work, sweat, tears, and many, many phone calls. This is quite literally a dream come true. A couple of…

Get Your Happy On!

It’s that time of year again. Time to get HAPPY, GRATEFUL AND CHOOSE JOY! Beginning today, June 1st, we will be seeking HAPPINESS, GRATITUDE AND JOY in everything we do. You can join us this summer, for 100 Days of Happiness, by posting each day what gets your happy on, along with a photo. Make…

Thankful Thursday

Our second week into 100 days of happiness and all the regular things are still keeping us happy. Well, that and Lowi brought home a new puppy. That’s a little irregular. Given the events of the last several days we’ve been reminded, sadly, that life is even more fragile than we ever imagined. We are…

Thankful Thursday: Happiness Is More Than You Think

We stumbled into this exercise of 100 Days of Happiness a couple of years ago and each time, each week, each day we learn. We learn happiness isn’t frivolous. We learn happiness is often simple. We learn happiness is rarely, if ever, about stuff. But we also learn that we need to be reminded regularly…

Life Lesson: Happiness is in Your Backyard!

100 Days of Happiness is about finding everyday gratitude where you are right now. We often find ourselves in a state of what I like to call, “if then happy.” It’s the idea that if such and such happens…then I will be happy. This is not a good or happy place to live people. It’s…