It’s Not About The Big Picture

All month we have been talking about trying to do the next right thing whether it’s a thought, action, or perspective change. I was thinking about why this idea seems easy and yet so radical at the same time when applied to each of our lives. Sometimes, the next right thing is getting out of…

Inspired Gratitude

This week, I began reading a book called, “Thank and Grow Rich.”  It’s not a book about being financially rich, but actually having a full, grateful life.  I have only read the introduction and a few pages of the first chapter, but I am already intrigued. One sentence stood out for me. I am paraphrasing,…

Forget Live Tweeting, Lowi & G Are Live Reading!

Live Reading, you ask? Yep, we are the consummate book geeks. In fact, a week ago Lowi texted me (shocking, right?) that she had finished Brené Brown’s latest book, Rising Strong (another big shock). Anyway, I momentarily had the thought, should I buy the book or get it from the library? In fact, midway through typing…

Happiness Jars: Why I Keep It Going

(G) Write it down or you’ll forget. Write it down and savor it! These are just two of the reasons that happiness jars are vital if you want to grow gratitude and you are not by nature a warm fuzzy. You might be, like me, more of a who-the-hell-has-been-drinking-from-my-once-full-glass-type person. At least that’s why I…

Take the Journey of 100 Days

Today, we begin our second 100 day journey of finding happiness. It isn’t about digging through our lives and filtering out the bad and the ugly, but finding joy in the midst of everyday. Some days are easy and joy is just sitting on our doorstep waiting to be discovered. Other days we haven’t slept,…

Dirty Optimism: No Mud, No Lotus

This month, Lowi and I have been focused on optimism, kindness, positivity… all the good stuff. When it came to thinking about optimism I thought first and fast of the rote “glass half full or half empty” trope and felt uninspired. Then I looked outside at my burgeoning container garden and I felt hopeful, optimistic…