Gratitude can turn the world around.

Ocean Waves by Kathryn
Hello friends,

We celebrate “Thanksgiving Day” in the US this week. In a year full of turmoil, I could easily focus on the negative, but not for long. I still have much for which to be thankful. How about you?

You may have noticed that I close each newsletter, “with gratitude.” Today, I want to share my gratitude list—not in any particular order.

I will start with you, dear reader. Thank you for opening my emails and allowing me into your day. My intent each week is to bring a little good news, something to ponder, and always, music to inspire.

My husband, the love of my life, makes the world a better place for me. His kindness, humor, and ability to listen to my rants, keep me on steady ground.

Our daughter and two sons have grown into compassionate and passionate adults. They hold firm to their beliefs and live their lives through their values. What more could a mother hope for?

Two amazing grandchildren and a grand-niece give us the chance to spoil children without remorse. They bring smiles and warm my heart.

My extended family and friends add to the richness of every day. They make up that “box of chocolates.” You never know what you will get, but each brings something special.

Sunsets, the sights and sounds of all creatures large and small, and the fragrance of a summer’s day give me reasons for gratitude. I can see, smell, hear, and touch the world around me.

These are only a few of my favorite things. Each day, not just during this season, I look for the small moments that bring joy.

What are yours? I would love to hear from you.


Inspiration worth sharing . . .

  1. My mother left important life lessons that I remember when I am Grasping for Gratitude.
  2. I found 31 benefits of gratitude in this Ultimate Science-Backed Guide.
  3. Looking for inspirational music to up your gratitude? Try this inspirational background music, find peace in Josh Groban’s “Thankful”, and to all the musicians around the world, Abba’s “Thank You for the Music.”


Inspiring words . . .

"Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts." —Henri Frederic Amiel

"You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late." —Ralph Waldo Emerson

"When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around." —Willie Nelson

Be and become #yourbest today and every day.

With gratitude,

Thanks for reading. Feel free to forward this newsletter to someone who would enjoy a bit of inspiration.

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