Tag Archives: Gratitude


When Gratitude is Imperfect 5

As November started, I decided to start having a nightly gratitude session with my little ones. Each night, we would each share three things we were grateful for. I thought this was such a great idea, and I could teach my little ones the power of gratitude. It was going really well for two whole […]

Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude

The pessimist sess difficulty in every opportunity Winston Churchill

Lemons, Pebbles, and Optimism 3

I recently was asked to speak about “When Life Gives You Lemons” by a friend to a group of women in her church group. She wanted the focus to be on how we can find happiness and peace even in the midst of difficulty. I remember thinking: “Sure, I can do that!” But, then came […]


Small Things Take Up the Most Space

The Power of the Small 17

I have been thinking this week about small things. Little things. Salt. Yeast. A thank you. A hug. You see, I truly believe that greatness is not made of one huge endeavor or success. Greatness comes from many, many acts of small and seemingly insignificant efforts. Like adding salt to your meal. Like adding yeast […]


A Treasure Hunt for Gratitude 6

Can you believe November is here? Wow! What happened October? Where did it go? I have felt time slipping by so fast lately. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to go and speak at a Women’s Forum. Gail Miller (wife of the late Larry Miller of the Utah Jazz) was the keynote speaker and they had several […]

Treasure Hunt for Gratitude

Gratitude Rainbow Uchtdorf

4 Things You Need to Know About Gratitude 11

Recently, I have been trying to put a focus on gratitude again.  It is something that I really have to work at. It doesn’t come naturally.  But, the more that I work at it, the easier it becomes.  I am grateful for so many things. With September 11 yesterday, I was reminded of that day […]


The Five Minutes that Changed My Life 40

My girls turned five last month.  Five years old.  I almost cannot remember what my life was like before they were here.   My sweet daughter A was born at 11:52 pm.  The nurses were hoping daughter E would wait until after midnight.  Then, I would have twins born on separate days!!  After A was […]

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Gratitude 1

I haven’t always been good at being grateful.  Sometimes life handed me lemons, and I became a bit of one.  I had to learn to find gratitude, to seek it out.  It became a sort of skill for me — one to help me create lemonade from all the lemons being handed out.  I am […]