If You're Happy and You Know It - WikipediaIt all began back In I was feeling really down. I started seeing a nun who did life-coaching and counseling. She told me the secret to happiness: according to her it was all about reflection and gratitude. She asked me to try it out each night and write something down about my day that I was grateful for. It really amazed me how quickly I began to notice things that I otherwise would have missed. I remember sitting on my bed one night and realizing that the little moments I was thinking through were really special and if I had not taken the time to notice them they would be lost forever.
If You're Thankful And You Know It
Given our culture of over-consumerism at this time of year, I thought it would be a great idea to read a few books about being kind, generous and thankful. This book fits that category perfectly! In this book, kids are thankful when they put on a cozy sweater, jump in a pile of leaves, eat turkey and play charades. Yet when we become adults, something happens to our appreciation of these small things. I just love books that have a simple but profound message. And this book is no exception to that rule.
If you see a book you want to read, just click the title to toss it into your cart — or come see us in the store! No one does a better job than Alice McDermott. This one is moving and beautifully written. I was more than a little surprised to find out what a great writer he is. Iceland vacation?
I have been thinking about this a lot and wanted to share it with you… that moment when you realize that you are done having babies and you are closing that chapter. Last night, while we were out to eat with our four kids , I looked over at the booth across the room from our table. I saw a mom with her two teenage daughters. I saw them laughing together and I saw the girls interacting with each other, making faces that only the other one would understand. I think that coming to terms with the fact that you are done having babies is hard, whether this is after you have had one baby or 18 babies… realizing that this is your LAST baby is something to stop you, to make you think, to make you appreciate and miss what you had and have.