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Blessings

The Blessings Of Being A Sports Nut

Ken Reed | Posted 11.24.2016 | Sports
Ken Reed

If you're a sports nut, and you think about it awhile, you realize you have your own set of simple sports joys you cherish and are grateful for. Some are shared by others and some are uniquely your own.

The Privilige Of Enduring "First World" Problems

Fred Lundgren | Posted 11.23.2016 | HuffPost Home
Fred Lundgren

The French Novelist Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette said, "What a wonderful life I've had. I only wish I'd realized it sooner." As we enter the holiday sea...

Thanksgiving Gratitude

Linda Lauren | Posted 11.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Linda Lauren

Gratitude, appreciation, thankfulness....all cover the feeling one has when one is overwhelmed with love that seems too large to return after having ...

Blessings For The White House

Catherine Nagle | Posted 11.15.2016 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

As Hillary Clinton quoted in her beautiful Concession Speech: "Scripture tells us: Let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season, we shall reap, if we do not lose heart."

'The Priestly Benediction' -- Its Meaning For Today

Ron Kronish | Posted 06.14.2016 | Religion
Ron Kronish

I had the privilege of sharing this blessing with my daughter and son-in-law, as part of their wedding ceremony, which of course was a great honor for me. And, when our children were growing up, my wife and I blessed them with this blessing around the Friday night Shabbat table as I know that many contemporary Jews with their children every Friday night.

Daily Meditation: Blessings

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.02.2016 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

The Blessings of Spring, and Every Day

Celeste Yacoboni | Posted 05.18.2016 | Religion
Celeste Yacoboni

It's Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Near Santa Fe, New Mexico, where I live, the hummingbirds have returned and green is sprouting all around. The huge native cottonwood trees outside my bedroom window wear a headdress of new growth.

Disease as a Blessing

Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes | Posted 05.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes

Was this the end of my life or the beginning of my life? If I had continued my previous lifestyle, life would have passed me by and I would have died in some hotel or on a plane. I would not have lived much longer. Now I have a chance.

Learning to Die by Practicing Closure

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 04.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

We live in a death-denying culture. Our denial is partially due to the inherent mystery accompanying physical death.

#119 Blessings: The Foundation of Legacy Writing

Rachael Freed | Posted 04.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rachael Freed

(HONORING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF PRINCE, 1958 - 2016) Blessing our children is as old as Genesis: Jacob blessed his twelve grown sons before h...

3 Ways You Are Blessed (That I Bet You Never Thought Of)

John Schlimm | Posted 04.07.2016 | Religion
John Schlimm

It's so easy in today's world to fall into that slump. You know the one: where you think everyone else is passing you by, you wonder where you were when God was handing out all the talent, you convince yourself you have nothing to offer to the world, and life just really, REALLY exhausts you.

The Blessing of What Was Missed

Susie Wolbe | Posted 03.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Susie Wolbe

None of us are perfect, living perfect little lives, but I do believe we're all doing the best we can at making our world, and our lives, a better place than we found it.

5 New Habits That Will Keep You Energized and Focused on Succeeding

Marilyn O'Malley | Posted 03.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Marilyn O'Malley

Leaving things to chance is not a proven system for reaching your goals and dreams. Read below and learn five habits that will sustain you in being an empowered, healthy and impactful presence living your purpose and passions.

A Guaranteed Way to Get a Raise

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 03.09.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

One of the fundamental tenets of belief is that God runs the world. God is truly the Boss of Bosses. Since we never know just when God is going to challenge us, it pays to always be ready for a performance review.

Can We Run From Reality? Ha!

Beth Green | Posted 03.01.2016 | Impact
Beth Green

Do you ever want to escape reality? Well I do, and I'm sure that I'm not the only one. Every time I read the news, my stomach falls out, and when I look at my bank account, I don't feel any better. Should I give into the desire to run?

Gratitude Is Healing Self Care

Dayna Colvin | Posted 02.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dayna Colvin

The most important poignant lesson I learned this year is that gratitude is the most important thing to feel, express, and have in life. In my deepes...

A Blessing in a Heart Shell...

Daniela Nikolova | Posted 01.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Daniela Nikolova

Before I start dipping into the ink of my soul...I would like to thank you for being here...for savouring these written words, a mere expression of my...

Blessings at Jenner Academy of the Arts

Northwestern University Dance Marathon | Posted 01.22.2016 | Impact
Northwestern University Dance Marathon

Edward Jenner Elementary Academy of the Arts, colloquially called Jenner, is a pre-kindergarten through 8th-grade public school, with a population that is 99 percent low income, 99 percent African-American, and 20 percent diverse learners.

Why Is it So Much Easier Talking About Films Than Faith?

Eric Elnes | Posted 01.05.2016 | Religion
Eric Elnes

While I love going to the movies, I find myself even more interested in hearing people share their stories of where they have found heaven in this life -- especially in the midst of powerful struggles. Increasingly, I'm even feeling comfortable sharing my own. How about you?

Fill the Vessel of Your Heart This New Year

Valerie Sobel | Posted 01.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Valerie Sobel

My resolution for the new year is one that I have strived to achieve each new year for the last many decades. In many traditions, from the Kabbalah t...

Gifts of the Season

Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick | Posted 12.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick

It's a few days before Christmas--our home is decorated, our cards have been written and mailed, the gifts are wrapped, our Christmas Eve gathering, and Christmas Day dinner are planned, and most important, my Heart is full.

Name Them One By One

Lisa Pullen Kent | Posted 12.01.2016 | Religion
Lisa Pullen Kent

Today, I count my blessings out loud. Holding hands with all the world, I take my turn.

Why Giving Thanks Is Good For Our Bodies And Spirits

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.24.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Thursday is Thanksgiving, the annual food fest that sometimes devolves into a food fight. So if the conversation around the turkey starts to get...

Gratitude: The Spirit of Thanksgiving

Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick | Posted 11.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick

One of my favorite holidays is Thanksgiving as it is a day when I often find myself in our family room in front of the fireplace enjoying a crackling fire with family and friends. I enjoy giving small gifts that are an expression of Gratitude.

What a Beautiful Life

Taylor Johnson | Posted 11.20.2016 | College
Taylor Johnson

Mass murders, suicide missions, threats of bombing, and a country broken and in turmoil. "Where has humanity gone?" asks the mass media. What has happened to people to become so violent?