Tag: gratitude

Thank you Mom: Making A Phone Call Home for Genuine Appreciation

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I called my mother today. It was urgent. Dire. I needed to tell her something so important, it couldn’t wait. “Thank you, mom.” I’m 37. It’s...

A Simple Alexa Hack: Minding Your Manners

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I would say in 2019, a large number of homes have an Amazon Echo, Google Home or an equivalent device. I use my Echo...

Seeing People in Need: one way kids can make a difference

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It’s November. Thankfulness is at the forefront of our minds, and rightfully so. We use this month to remind our kids more than...

Military Childhood Memories:: On Veteran’s Day and What It Means to...

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  If it weren't for the military, I wouldn’t be in Nebraska. Over 33 years ago, my dad received orders to Offutt Air Force Base....

Thankfulness Week :: How It Transformed Our Family

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The store was filled wall to wall with LEGOs. Bins full of new pieces to choose from. A special treat for my kids. I...

Falling for Gratitude :: 30 Days of Gratitude – A Journal...

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Fall is upon us, and the hustle and bustle of the holiday season are swiftly approaching. This time of the year, ideally, is intended...

Grandmother Gratitude: Knowing My Mom As “Nana” Makes Me Appreciate Her...

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Growing up, you might say that I didn't experience the cookie-baking and warm hugs type of grandparent relationship. Unfortunately, both grandparents on my father's...

Time:: The Best Gift Grandparents Could Give Their Grandchildren

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I don’t mean to brag, but my parents are the best grandparents. Why? Because they give their grandchildren one gift. Time. Time is such a simple...

To Wife of the Hardworking Husband With Busy Little Ones

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I see you. I see you with all the kids, trying to focus on the one performing in the concert, while keeping the siblings quiet...

Answering My Call to Courage:: Finding Joy and Gratitude

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I recently watched the Brené Brown: Call to Courage special on Netflix. My husband has been a fan of hers for awhile now, so when he...

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