Tag: gratitude

More than peace & quiet

A few years ago I selected “placid” as a focus word. Each year, rather than writing New Year’s resolutions (which I have never been fantastic at keeping), I select a word as a focal point. Sometimes the word serves as a catalyst. Other times… Continue Reading “More than peace & quiet”

Bullies & BFFs

I picked Maggie up from school, and she hopped in the car with the same vigor she’d expressed every other day that week. She immediately asked me for a snack and settled into her seat, humming a tune. I had no reason to suspect… Continue Reading “Bullies & BFFs”

Mama Meditations book signing February 6

If you’re a local reader and Gratitude Cup blog follower, please make plans to attend the Mama Meditations book signing event February 6 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Bread of Life Bookstore in Batesville, Arkansas. I will be there with several… Continue Reading “Mama Meditations book signing February 6”

Gratitude Cup podcast

For years, GratitudeCup blog followers/readers have told me I should start a podcast. I resisted. Writing is my thing, I insisted. Not talking. Well, sometimes necessity is the mother of invention. It was today after a Zoom-based interview with one of my long-time friends… Continue Reading “Gratitude Cup podcast”

Mama Meditations coming in January 2021

I am so excited to announce to all GratitudeCup readers and followers that my new devotional book and gratitude journal for moms, Mama Meditations: Volume I, will be published in January 2021. Mama Meditations contains 60 entries, each followed by a brief prayer and… Continue Reading “Mama Meditations coming in January 2021”

Is it too hard to find bright spots in 2020?

Have you noticed that this year, fewer people are sharing gratitude lists on social media? Normally, our feeds are swamped this time of year, right? Everyone participates in 30-day gratitude challenges. People post photos of things they’re most thankful for. We know the hubbub… Continue Reading “Is it too hard to find bright spots in 2020?”

Mimi’s influence

My former student, Sarah Humway, wrote this post as an essay for English Comp I class last fall. I loved it and asked if she’d allow me to share it with all of you. She agreed. Thank you, Sarah! The most influential person in… Continue Reading “Mimi’s influence”

Gratitude through adversity

Today’s guest contributor is one of my English Composition I students, Ryan Clack. He’s graciously given me permission to share his first essay of the fall semester with all of you. I was inspired and touched by his essay; I’m sure you will be,… Continue Reading “Gratitude through adversity”

No room for failure

Each morning, I spend time reading, praying, and meditating. This morning I started reading the book of Joshua in the Bible. I came across a line in verse five that resonated with me. “I will not fail you or forsake you.” I underlined that… Continue Reading “No room for failure”

Dissonance

I remember attending my first Twelve Step recovery meeting ever. It was an open meeting, and I attended with a friend. I listened. I learned a lot and felt that even though what people were sharing didn’t totally apply to me, there was something… Continue Reading “Dissonance”

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