Be a Bucket Filler and your Bucket will always be Full

It all started a few weeks ago. I overheard my children arguing and my son, through his tears, called my  daughter  a “bucket dipper”.  I stopped and tried to process what that was…name calling is a punishable offense in our house typically. I asked him to repeat it so I could make sure I heard…

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Don’t be Perfect, Be Enough

Usually at some point during my week, my inspiration for the next week strikes. I have realized that the more present I am in the moment, the more often it comes. There are weeks where inspiration is hitting me from all sides and then there was LAST week. I was looking and searching but I…

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Look Backwards to Find Gratitude Forwards

Sometimes we need to take a look at what the universe is offering us. Three seemingly unrelated moments that occurred recently, when looked at together, offered me a very clear message. We can live more truly in the present when we gain perspective from the past. I found this quote by Kierkegaard that I shared…

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Turn your Happiness Inside Out

Last week I learned of two different young people, both seeming to have promising futures, who had taken their own lives. I experienced a wave of emotions from sadness to panic and even curiosity at why any young person with their whole life in front of them would feel that ending that life was the…

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Find Your Great-Fullness

Gratefulness is a word we use often, but how do we truly cultivate it in our hearts? As I began to think about it,  I took apart the word gratefulness and discovered that by playing with the spelling a bit it can be broken up into Great and Fullness. How do we cultivate Great-Fullness in our hearts,…

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