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Blessings

Celebrating the Little Moments

Helen J. Russell | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Helen J. Russell

When we allow ourselves to stop and feel grateful we are no longer peering out into a future that doesn't yet exist. Now we're really living, in the only place it is possible for us to live -- the here and now. That's what I loved most about that moment yesterday. I was nowhere else.

Ocean Waves: A Metaphor for Life's Challenges

Julianne Boyland | Posted 04.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Julianne Boyland

In each of these three life lessons I have learned that connecting to that greater force I call God puts me right where I need to be. When life is rolling along without much effort, don't forget to be thankful. Let your cup fill up and overflow. Share your gifts with others, count your blessings, and thank God for this miracle called life.

5 Simple Ways To Express Gratitude And Other Lessons I Learned From My Mom

Jacqueline Whitmore | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Jacqueline Whitmore

When you keep a journal, you can look back and remember how much you have to be thankful for during the times when life doesn't seem to be going your way.

Air Force Sentry Greetings: Less Is More

Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq. | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics
Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq.

Sentries in combat theaters such as Afghanistan (e,g., Bagram Air Base) or at nuclear launch and/or storage areas do not offer "Have a blessed day" to persons entering the installation or the weapons storage area. Neither should they do so at any other installations.

Discovering Daily Blessings In Unexpected Places

Kindness Blog | Posted 03.23.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

The gift that these gentlemen offer me every day, if only I choose to accept it, is that each day really is a blessing in and of itself. There's always reason to be happy, no matter how we feel, no matter who is or is not in your life, no matter what you do or do not have and so forth. 

It's Our Turn to Be Generous

Philip Gulley | Posted 04.07.2015 | Religion
Philip Gulley

We have forgotten that we benefited from the generosity of those who went before us. And now it is our turn to be generous, now it is our turn to return the favor, but we don't want to.

Kanye & Drake Appear On The Same Song For The First Time In Forever

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 01.30.2015 | Entertainment

After announcing the title and release date of his new album, "Dark Sky Paradise," Big Sean debuted a new single, "Blessings." Produced by Vinylz, the...

Does This Spark Joy? The Life-Changing Beauty of Flow and Letting Go

Miriam Ava | Posted 03.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

I intend to create beauty wherever I am: a clean, clear space may just be the brilliant bouncing-off place for a whole new level of blessings.

Ordain Women's Controversial New Campaign

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.15.2015 | Religion

Only men are allowed to become priests within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. That means men are the only ones allowed to confer form...

On Being Unbowed

Safiya Jafari Simmons | Posted 03.10.2015 | Black Voices
Safiya Jafari Simmons

With the new year, what I feel in addition to excitement is a renewed confidence in my community, a belief that no matter what comes or what the future holds, we can make it, because we made it through last year.

7-Year-Old Gives Bags Full of Blessings to the Homeless

HooplaHa | Posted 03.01.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

After observing homeless people on the street, he initially wanted to host a pizza party for them. However, when his church came up with the idea of "Blessing Bags" -- bags with water, toothbrushes, socks, and other daily necessities -- Caiden wanted to hand them out personally.

Chasing Miracles: A Mom's Fight Against Kidney Disease

Jenn Delekta | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Delekta

Everyone has an unexpected event that will rise up in his or her lives that can feel like hell fire changing the direction of how life had been. It d...

Pray It Forward

Melanie Young | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

I am counting my blessings this season and especially during my week-long visit to my hometown, Chattanooga, Tennessee. I've found that southerners ha...

Don't Dread the Holidays! It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Catherine Nagle | Posted 02.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Nagle

"Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the stranger and the unwanted child, care for the ill, and love your enemies" is the...

4 Reasons to Say a Blessing Before Thanksgiving

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 01.26.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

In a recent piece for the Huffington Post, my friend Reverend Lillian Daniel urges us to eat out less. She recommends meeting friends and family at home rather than at a restaurant. Why?

#GratitudeChallenge: From the Trivial to the Transformational

Ingrid Peschke | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Ingrid Peschke

I've found that gratitude can be most beneficial when it feels as though there's nothing to be grateful for. In those dark moments, I've gotten better at detecting a deceptive view of my circumstances and focusing on the good instead.

Harvesting the Light: Legacy for the Holidays

Rachael Freed | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachael Freed

The days are getting shorter, the nights longer and darker. Temperatures are falling, but when our perspective is legacy and we warm our hearts and th...

Finding Thanks in Thanksgiving

Richard Greenberg | Posted 01.10.2015 | Parents
Richard Greenberg

Gratitude is a key element in defining a person that "other people like to be around," and November is a wonderful month for laying of that gratitude groundwork. In two weeks most of us will get to look around a table and give thanks for the miracle that got us all here.

Slowing Time: Seeing the Sacred Outside Your Kitchen Door by Barbara Mahany

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 12.24.2014 | Books
Sugar Rautbord

Perhaps most importantly, Barbara Mahany lives what she writes. This woman is the real deal, reaching out to the wounded world with enlightened care and compassion. A former pediatric oncology nurse she is both wise and experienced in the mysteries of interrupted cycles of life.

Inspired by Moments of Emotional Brilliance -- Tender and Tuned In: Part 3

Miriam Mason Martineau | Posted 12.20.2014 | Parents
Miriam Mason Martineau

Even as we all know that there are many stumbles along the way to emotional intelligence and wisdom (the journey to developing emotional intelligence is a long and windy one), it is so helpful to get a fuller sense of what is possible and what emotional health looks like in action.

Filipinos Urged To 'Take A Selfie With The Pontiff'

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Posted 09.10.2014 | Religion

MANILA, Philippines - In Asia's bastion of Roman Catholic faith, images of Pope Francis are getting the K-pop treatment. Life-size cardboard cutout...

Paralyzed Man Risks All To See Pope Francis

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.10.2014 | Religion

A disabled Italian man has rarely seen the streets outside his home in the almost 20 years that he's been paralyzed. On Wednesday, 42-year-old Sal...

3 Ways To Make Your Wedding Memorable -- For Your Guests

Anne Naylor | Posted 10.07.2014 | Weddings
Anne Naylor

At this time of social media, we expect to be engaged in what is going on, even if we do not comment. Those who witness your vows are more than passive onlookers. They care. Your love can touch them, and reconnect them with the love they have for their loved ones.

Gratitude

Stacey James | Posted 08.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Stacey James

We often focus on the things that we don't have rather than focusing on what we do have. When we do this it is difficult for us to see those small things that matter so much as a blessing.

"Walk With Me": What Do the Curses in Leviticus 26 Mean for Us Today?

Rabbi David Seidenberg | Posted 07.16.2014 | Religion
Rabbi David Seidenberg

What do these curses mean, and what can they teach us? It sounds like the message is just that we should be obedient -- but that's not what it means.