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Music Monday: Get Your Gratitude in Gear

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“The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become.” – Robert Holden

November is of course the month that we celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States. Imagine that! A whole day dedicated to giving thanks! But why wait until the end of the month to express gratitude? Why not show friends and family appreciation today and every day?

Today’s Music Monday Mix is all about giving thanks to the people who matter. Here’s our list of 7 great “Thank You” songs from years gone by that are sure to remind you to shower some appreciation on those who make you feel happy, loved, and alive.  Continue reading “Music Monday: Get Your Gratitude in Gear”

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Just Keep Singing

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“I want to sing like the birds singnot worrying about who hearsor what they think.” – Rumi

When I put my daughter, Zoey, to sleep at night, the one thing she always asks is for me to tell her the story of my day. For years, I’ve happily obliged to this request.

She started asking about my day she was only 3, an age where silliness was always a crowd-pleaser. In an effort to make my job seem just a tad bit more entertaining, I created a pretend group of silly animals that would hop in my purse and tag along with me into work. I’d tell her stories of the trouble they’d get into while I was busy with projects or meetings. Lulu the Mouse was frequently found in random places throughout the office, Chunk the Chipmunk would always be found eating something, Sky the Skunk would be found somewhere stinking up the place, and Honey the Bunny would live up to her name and behave while the rest of her friends caused a ruckus. “I mean, honestly, Zoey, by the time I found Chunk he had so many Peanut M&M’s stuffed into his cheeks he couldn’t even talk,” I’d tell her as she would collapse into a fit of giggles, my level of silliness obviously meeting her approval. Years later, she still asks me what kind of trouble Lulu gets into and if Chunk’s favorite M&M color is still red. Continue reading “Just Keep Singing”