Category: Happiness

Why Mondays matter

Earlier in my nine-year-old daughter’s school career, I asked her how her day was, but I wasn’t prepared for the answer. “It’s Monday, and Mondays aren’t good,” she said, adding that her teacher reminded the class every Monday that Mondays are lousy. I was speechless, stunned that someone brainwashed her about Mondays. “Any day that we have with those we… Read more →

Gratitude is powerful

Being appreciated without expectation is refreshing. My nine-year-old woke up in the middle of the night Wednesday with the stomach flu. She got sick 10 or more times during a 24-hour period. Three throw-up bowls were in the rotation because I couldn’t clean them fast enough. In the midst of it, she walked to the kitchen sink, where I was washing two… Read more →

What saying ‘I love you’ says about Us

I love you. These three words are powerful beyond measure. They can transform lives, reinforce commitment, and even show discontent. The initial exchange of “I love you” between a boy and girl cements their relationship. It’s an instant, can’t-help-it life glitter moment you’ll remember for the rest of your life. As months and years pass, “I love you” can feel… Read more →