Good Morning: What is Christmas Spirit, Anyway?

“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.” ~Roy L. Smith, (from Joy to the World, 2003; Hallmark Books)  Good morning!   While we check our light strings for working lights, and gather cookie-making … Continue reading

Good Morning: Capture the Magical Moments

“We don’t remember days, we remember moments.” ~Cesare Pavese   Good morning!   This is the time of year when we see moments more clearly, as we cherish the holiday season and our time with friends and family. Perhaps one of … Continue reading

Good Morning: Reflect on the Reason for the Season

“A Christmas candle is a lovely thing; it makes no noise at all, but softly gives itself away; while quite unselfish, it grows small.” ~Eva K. Logue   Good morning!   When my daughter was eight years old, she created a … Continue reading

Good Morning: Enjoy All Your Senses This Season

“Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!” ~Charles Dickens Good … Continue reading

Good Morning: Letting Go Leads to Happiness

“Letting go is an act of strength and courage. It helps healing begin, frees you of the weight of the past, and opens doors to a new future.” ~From the book, Lift Me Up by Stephanie Tourlea   Good morning!   … Continue reading

Good Morning: Greet Everyone with Kindness and Compassion

“Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.” ~Seneca Good morning!   Think about your last several days. Try to envision the faces of people that you saw, try to remember what they were saying, or what … Continue reading

Good Morning: Help Others to help Yourself

“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” ~Booker T. Washington   Good morning!   We all have seasons in our lives that are more challenging than others. Seasons where more things seem to weigh on our shoulders … Continue reading

Good Morning: Do You Nurture Relationships?

“Don’t forget to salt the rice.” ~Artris Kelone Submitted by Good Morning reader Jadenda   Good morning!   Jadenda (what a cool name!) sent in this note with her Good Morning that I wanted to share with you.   This is … Continue reading

Good Morning: Share a Smile

“Smile today … one smile can make miles and miles of smiles.” ~Lisa’s Mother   Good morning!   A while back, I received a wonderful email that is perfect to share with you.   Lisa wrote, “I was just sending an … Continue reading