Looking for Gratitude

How to Find Gratitude When Your Life is a Trainwreck

 

Gratitude is touted as a key to happiness.  I absolutely unequivocally believe that it is true. But how do you find gratitude when life is off the rails, when it seems like you are taking one step forward and two steps back, or when it feels like there is a grand conspiracy against you?  Life has a way of doing that to us sometimes.

In the wreckage, there is always at least some tiny grain of thankfulness.  If we can find the little tiny grains and store them up for ourselves, before long we have a bushel basket.  The more we have to be grateful for the less imposing our problems look. Continue reading

Personal finance should be less stressful

Simplify Your Finances

 

Please welcome my guest, Ms. LLC, a new blogger over at Lovely Life Cents, an upcoming personal finance blog. Check it out!

More money, more problems. Money doesn’t bring happiness. Money matters most in life. Nothing is free in the world, not even love. Money always wins. These maxims seem timeless. Well, they basically are.

As long as hard currency, a modern economy, or any sort of standard of wealth has been around, money has been the crux of everything including your problems, your successes, your perceived happiness, and corresponding depression. Yikes! Doesn’t seem too fun. Continue reading

This is the year you can enjoy the holidays!

How to Remove Stress and Enjoy the Holidays This Year

Let’s enjoy all the holidays this year and not stress out!

Halloween is over and Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away and then the plethora of December holidays will descend upon us.  Already the tireless bombardment from the retail industry has begun.  For many people this all equals stress.  Stress can ruin what should be a joyous occasion.

There are things that can be done to keep that stress at bay. Continue reading