Thursday, November 28

Perspective On This Most Important Day ..11/28/13

       Dear Guests to the Attitude of Gratitude Inn:

       The message in today's illustration resonates with the innkeeper.  Nonetheless, I appreciate today's focus: gratitude and thanksgiving.  Each home in the United States becomes

Wednesday, November 27

The Biggest Day for This Inn Arrives Tomorrow 11/27/13

“Life without thankfulness is devoid of love and passion. Hope without thankfulness is lacking in fine  perception.  Faith without thankfulness lacks strength and fortitude.  Every virtue divorced from thankfulness is maimed and limps along the spiritual road.”      John Henry Jowett        

       How are you?

Thank you for dropping by this inn of encouragement and praise.  What thanks have you?   Of all the days of the year, tomorrow will be

Tuesday, November 26

Boundaries: A Sanity Saver 11/26/13

    Good evening everyone,  I'm bumping this up.  I wrote this in July of 2011.  Let me know what you think. 

She's not opening her
mouth for a dental checkup
         It was a dramatic day, today.  I prefer avoiding them, when possible.  An intriguing conversation with someone I almost did business with, took place this afternoon; thank God for intuition---we need to

Saturday, November 23

An Enriched Life, Full of Love 11/23/13

          Hi there.  Today was a good day that was busy early in the morn, demanding by 8:30 a.m., when I spoke, and improved by the hour, as the day moved forward, until I crashed.

          I spoke,

Friday, November 22

A Wonderful Morning. The Innkeeper Is Checking In 11/22/13

        Good evening, everyone.  The best conversation in my life,  was had this morning. Yes, you heard that right.  It was better than expected---and I anticipated a

Being Tested 11/22/13

    Good morning, everyone. How are you?  Thank you, for dropping by.  How was your week?  Mine was difficult, but good. Am I glad for the many who

Wednesday, November 20

Enjoying Life, Even When Busy

The Fremont hills, where I grew up. 
     The pace of my life has picked up.  I'm seeing more clients, spending time with admin-istrative work and now, preparing for my talk on Satur-day, "Thriving While Suffering Loss."  Times like these require taking care of self by

Sunday, November 17

A Big Week

     This week will be great.  I'm thankful for that.  Saturday, I'm speaking at an event in San Leandro.  Can't wait.  I'll need to

Thursday, November 14

Life's Vicissitudes, Not All Are Bad 11/14/13

"Be aware of wonder.  Live a balanced life---learn
some and think some and draw and paint and sing
and dance and play and work ever day some."
Robert Fulgham
Image: "Switzerland: Autumn In the Mountains"
by Tim Blessed. Copyrighted photo. Use by permission. 
     Good evening,

Twenty minutes ago I woke up from a long nap.  Wow.  Life has been an amazing oppor-tunity for applying balance.  I've encountered insanity by others, no, not with my clients.  It was balanced by

Tuesday, November 12

Celebrating Life and True Friends 11/12/13

A good friend is hard to find, hard
to lose and impossible to forget."
Image: "England: Norhamptonshire-Harvest Path" 
by Tim Blessed. Copyrighted photo. Used by permission
      Has it been fun.  I'm serious.  (I don't use sarcasm.)  My heart is singing, it has been filled with

Saturday, November 9

The Brightening Power of Joy In a Darkened World, Including The Property of Our Mind ...........11/9/13

Joy is the bright spot within our mind when we're surrounded by the darkened world
 of difficulties. It is attitudinal, not externally based upon circumstances.    See below. 
My Gratitudes for Today:
Gratitude for Negative People

1.  For enjoying peace, even when relating with difficult, moody, gloomy people, and I'm not talking about clients.  Unhappy others---the Eeyores of my life---highlight the benefits of

Thursday, November 7

God Does the Work, All We Have to Do Is Ask, Revised 11/7/13

        I wrote this in July of 2011.  Many of you may not have read it, as most of you were not around, back then.  I updated it, along with the gratitudes.  Please let me know your response.

        Wishing you a great and grateful day, The Innkeeper


        I'm grateful that areas in our lives needing improvement get better when we turn them over to God.  Progress does not occur by working harder, or thinking positively, despite what the self-help books proclaim.  Sorry,

Wednesday, November 6

Freedom From Other People's Judgment, Revisited 11/6/13

   I'm bumping this up, originally written 10/14/11
"I have been young, and now I am old; yet have I not
seen the righteous forsaken, nor His seed begging bread."
  Psalms 37:25
“When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her
 humanity. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward
    gratitude."     Elie Wiesel
        How are you? I'll get to today's subject in just a minute, after today's gratitudes.  But first...........
A Provision Perspective that Promotes Peace 
     In this weak economy many are anxious about their financial security. I realize that neither my income nor my job are the source of my provision:

Monday, November 4

Where the Innkeeper Has Been and a Review of the Past Month 11/4/13

"Peace comes not from the absence of conflict, but
from our ability to cope with it."  Dorothy Thomas
        Hi there.  Busily, I've been working.  My practice is growing.  The work I do is a pleasure.  More importantly, I love that I'm

Quotes from the Posts

"I'm mindful that our thoughts affect the words we use, our words influence our actions, our actions shape our character and our character determines our destiny."

From "My Character Determines My Destiny." To read it, please click here.

"Progress not perfection, is better than no progress at all, especially when we're trying to rid ourselves from unwelcome dragons that dwell within the closets of our soul."

From, "Still Learning" which, within four days, became the most popular post
written. To read it, please click here.

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its trouble, but it does empty today of its strength"
From the post: "Life Is Not a Correspondence Program." Click here to read it.

"Even though we cannot control our circumstances, we can control how we choose to respond to them."

From, "Handling Stress and Dealing With an Emotional Bully."Click here to read this post.

"Nope, being busy isn't exciting. Boring is good. Because boring is not boring; boring is being healthy, living a balanced life that has serenity"

From: "Do You Know What It Means If You Are Too Busy?" For more, please click here.