Even though today’s Remember Reminder — Say Thank You — is probably one of the first things you remember being reminded to do as a child, it very well might be one of the most powerful and important lessons you’ve ever learned.
After extensive research back in 2007, authorRobert Emmonsfound that expressing gratitude — our emotion that that relates to our ability to feel and express thankfulness and appreciation — has the ability to improve our mental, physical, and relational well-being. Being grateful can also impact our overall experience of happiness, and these effects tend to be long-lasting. This makes sense, because we all know how wonderful it makes us feel to say “thank you” to someone. It’s powerful to let someone know that they made a difference in your life, no matter how big or small their kindness or generosity or thoughtfulness may have been.Continue reading “Remember Reminder #7: Say Thank You”→
The moonlight is magical. Sunsets are magical. Rainbows too. The ocean is magical. Mountains are magical. Old dusty books and faded photographs? Magical indeed. A wink and a smile. Holding hands. A kiss. All magical.
You can picture it: It’s the dog days of summer, and there you are, all suited up and ready to hit the pool. You grab your towel, goggles, and maybe even your Walkman (or maybe your Discman, your Zune, your iPod, or your iPhone — depending on what generation you grew up in) because a day at the pool isn’t complete without a splashin’ good set of tunes. You run out the front door to gather your friends, and just before it slams behind you, you hear your parents’ voices following not far behind:
Today we have a wonder-filled Throwback Thursday for you. Next month, nostalgic audiences will welcome the return of Diana Prince, better known as Wonder Woman.
First appearing in the 1941 comic, All Star Comics #8, Wonder Woman has since seen plenty of action through the decades, fighting an assortment of bad guys from Nazis to supervillans. She always prevailed, not only because of her exceptional fighting ability, but also because she had some handy super hero hardware to go along with her super hero patriotic tights (her sexy — or as some would say, sexist — version of the typical super suit worn by male super heroes). Bulletproof bracelets and shield, a telepathic tiara, and the Lasso of Truth have been mainstays to her crime-fighting arsenal. Add to that her invisible plane, and you have a super hero that has instilled wonder, in every sense of the word, in generations of DC Comics fans and critics alike. (She has sparked continuing debate in some interesting articles such asthis oneandthis one and this one).Continue reading “Wonder Woman: A Nostalgic Hero Returns to the Big Screen”→