A Gift of Gratitude For You-(Gift Inside)


So Thanksgiving is in just a few days, and what better time to warm our hearts with stories of gratitude than now.

I am over the moon excited to share with you our new e-book, A Gift of Gratitude, a community book project, just released on Amazon. A book of authors sharing their thoughts and experiences with matters of thankfulness.

With help from fantastic editor Donna Kozik, this book has become a fabulous melting pot of gold, offering appreciation, love, perspective, smiles and hope.  I am so honored to be a part.

As a special gift for all our loyal readers and supporters, A Gift of Gratitude is free all this week! So all you need to do is purchase it for free and it’s yours to download and read on whatever device you’d like.

Here is the Amazon link.    http://bit.ly/gratitude–book

Do you know someone who could use a little uplifting this holiday season?  Heartwarming and soul touching, this is the perfect gift! Did I mention this inspirational book also contains the favorite causes of all the authors? How cool!  I’m a big fan of philanthropy and always love hearing about how people give back to organizations dear to their heart.

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What are you waiting for? Go get it while it’s still free and enjoy!


With that, I pray you all have a Thanksgiving filled love, family and friends. As you gather around the table or reflect on your own, may we all take a moment and remember everything we have to be grateful for.

On the journey with you,



P.S. Stayed tuned next week for another special announcement!


Trees of Hope

I was planning on taking things in order, at least somewhat. However, that’s just not realistic. I’ve learned that life rarely goes as planned and tomorrow is never guaranteed.. So, I will share what feels right in the moment.  This story just speaks “happiness” to me and is one of my favorites.       

My kids and I have gotten attached to watching the Treehouse Masters show on Animal Planet. Have you seen it? It’s a great show that will keep your interest. They build incredible tree houses of many dimensions all over the US.

Every child dreams of a treehouse. In some ways, it’s like a childhood right of passage to have one.  In a recent episode of Treehouse Masters, a family from Ohio was highlighted who’s loss has given new hope for many.  I really love what they have done.

Loss is very humbling. We could never imagine what loss is like until we experience it first hand and then we are forever changed.  Leaving a life we once knew and being forced to endure a lonely unknown future, I believe God is at work in grieving families planting seeds of hope while giving them the ability to find peace, purpose, and meaning in their new lives.

http://cornerstoneofhope.org/page/the-tripodis-story  Check them out

Birthday Blessings

Who doesn’t love a great party?  The majority of us love parties, especially on our birthday.  bday image

Imagine not having enough money to buy your child a birthday gift,  let alone be able to afford a birthday party. What would you do? Who would you go to for help? Unfortunately, this is a common reality many people live with these days due to hard economic times.

Remarkably,  a family in Bend, Oregon has given hope to thousands of local parents struggling to provide those birthday celebrations that every little life so deserves.

Since their inception, Devin’s Destiny has provided birthday parties for well over  500 children. Incredible!

Imagine the smiles on all these children as they enjoy a celebration in their honor, despite their circumstances. What a ray of hope Devin and his family have created, helping children and families celebrate milestones and providing lasting memories.

Check out this video and wonderful tribute to Devin.


www.devinsdestiny.org– pay them a visit!