If there is one thing I am bad at, it is gratitude. I never remember to think about what I am thankful for, and yet gratitude is a proven antidote for all kinds of issues--besides being just a good thing in itself. So I've come up with several ways to incorporate gratitude into my day. … Continue reading How to Make Gratitude A Habit
There's a powerful weapon available to fight all kinds of human problems. Materialism, greed, depression, anxiety, discontentment, and so on--all can be made better somehow when you put this weapon into action. And what is this mighty tool, this problem-solving instrument? Gratitude. It does so much. I've already written a post on how gratitude can … Continue reading “Should” We Be Grateful?
Here's a scenario that's all too common in my life: I think of a situation and am unhappy with it because something--let's call it x--is missing. The thought occurs to me that if only x were true, then I would be happy or things would be easier or life would run more smoothly. But x … Continue reading When the Grass is Greener Elsewhere, Choose Your Side of the Fence
I have said before that I suffer from anxiety. It permeates every area of my life and sometimes makes daily tasks seem almost herculean. It is with me when I wake up and when I go to sleep, and I can never seem to leave it behind even in my dreams. But lately I have … Continue reading Gratitude: Anxiety’s Antithesis