The Most Powerful Words in the World

It was a long day filled with tasks. I wanted more time, more leisure, more space between the doing of things. I sighed and pulled on my boots. Our family was coming up on the first year anniversary of my husband’s death and we were all struggling with the firsts—the first Thanksgiving without his gravy, […]

10 Simple Ways to Encourage Gratitude

                      I     It’s the season of thankfulness, and I have 10 SIMPLE ways to encourage gratitude in your family. This isn’t Pinterest people, these are simple ways to encourage gratitude without creative pain! 1. Ask a question around a meal, “What is one thing you […]

How to Combat Bullying: It Begins at Home

   By Paula Solis Krock Earlier this week I shared with you about the great Emily Post and The Post’s legacy of the Golden Rule; Be the person you want your child to be. (The Emily Post Institute, 2017) I polled friends and colleagues and came up with the top three things we wanted our […]

The World on a Piñata String

“Santa esta aqui!” The bright eyed girl cried. Santa is here! The kids crowd around him and touch his red furry coat. It is 80° degrees out and Santa is sweating.   I live in Loreto, Mexico part time and we are having a Posada at Internado—a boarding school for the children of ranchers. The farms […]

Sit Down You Are One of the Family

I was at one of my three sons’ weddings when I got one of the best compliments ever. A childhood friend of my son’s introduced me to his wife. “This is Nancy, and she had the best food. We always tried to come over on grocery day to help unload the car because we got […]

10 Things to Do to Raise Grateful Children

by Paula Solis Krock Raising grateful children has long been a personal goal of mine, and I am not alone.  I feel pretty confident that the vast majority of parents are with me when I say, I don’t want the screaming five-year old who didn’t get the right colored gift. Yet, after some research on […]

How to Get Your Child to Write a Thank-You Card

   Gratitude is one of the most important feelings in the range of human emotions. It reframes tragedy, cultivates compassion, and reminds us of the abundance– sometimes despite the circumstances–that remains in all our lives. Gratitude is powerful–“… a psychological immune system that bulletproofs you in times of crisis…” states Robert Emmons, Ph.D., professor of […]

Thank You: Simple Words That Can Change a Life

“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.” – Meister Eckhart Every day love arrives in the mail in the shape of a poem, a hand knitted cap, a pink granite stone, a story of summer apples or rescued boats. Even though it has been 7 weeks […]

Gratitude and The Good-Bearers

Often after a hard day, I get particularly crabby, and say out loud, “Where in the world is the GOOD?” You think I’m kidding, but I really do.  Am I the only one who does this? Who wonders where the good in the world has vanished to, when things don’t hard over and over again? My […]

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