Gratitude Begins With A Four Letter Word
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Last Thanksgiving I was inspired to write the post “Do I Have To Be Grateful?” If you’re struggling with feeling grateful, or are tired of people telling you, you SHOULD be grateful be sure to give it a read… I promise it will give you a fresh perspective. This year is a simple message of what I learned about gratitude this year. For me, it begins with Kindness. … Continue reading

Home Sweet Home
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This week’s Joy Blog Weekly™ is coming out one day later. There’s an important reason why, but first, let’s take a moment together... last week was the commemoration of the adoption of our United States flag. In two weeks we’ll celebrate with fireworks, beaches, boating, cookouts and community to honor Independence Day on July 4th. Woot! Summertime seems to be a time of … Continue reading

How Having A Bad Hair Day Is Your Key To Happiness
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  I know that life is pretty good when I’m bummed out about my hair color! The colorist kinda missed the mark with my highlights, and if you know me, you know my hair is my pride and joy. It literally made me want to cry when it didn’t come out right. This is what I call a luxury problem. Luxury problems are … Continue reading

How To Get More From What You Already Have!
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How many of us have driven down the road in a muddied, dog-haired laden car with an empty Starbuck’s cup rolling around on the back floor as we eyeball the sparkly new ride purring next to us at the stoplight? Or, quietly wondered if the gorgeous Prada shades on a girlfriend would look good on us while we dig our scratched up … Continue reading

When Life Gets Messy Be Happy Anyway!
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Today my throat is a bit sore. Not because of a cold, flu, or any other winter casualty. But because yesterday, I came home to my place consumed with dense smoke. Before I walked inside I actually smelled a burning odor and investigated a bit to make sure my neighbors cinders hadn’t fallen on the roof. Then a few minutes later, entered my abode and whammo….a blast of thick gray smoke … Continue reading