The Preciousness of Time

It is easy to be pleasant when life flows by like a song, but the one worthwhile is the one who will smile when everything goes wrong. For the test of the heart is trouble, and it always come with years, and the smile that is worth the praises of earth is the smile that […]

“I’m Lucky to Have a Job.” Really?

Jake LaCaze made an interesting comment on yesterday’s post. In part, he said: If you truly do dislike your job, be honest. Do not let yourself get content. Do not say things like: “I’m lucky just to have a job, especially in this economy.” That’s how you get stuck in a job you hate. He […]

Gratitude Despite Adversity

It’s the evening before Thanksgiving here in the U.S., so this seems like an especially appropriate topic to cover. Even in the best of times, gratitude for one’s circumstances can be overlooked. But when the going gets rough? There’s precious little gratitude that can be found anywhere! Earlier this week, I came across two examples […]

Who Else Should You Include in Your Thank-You Notes?

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” ~William Arthur Ward When people think of thank-you notes and the job search, usually they just consider showing their appreciation to the companies that have given them an interview. Unfortunately, that leaves out a whole host of great folks who […]

Count Your Blessings

I had been writing something different to post today when I got the news: One of my husband’s high school friends passed away last Friday. How horribly sad… my heart just aches for the loss his family is experiencing. I went to the Internet to see what the arrangements were, and was stunned. A second […]

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