has to come from within. It is an emotion similar to appreciation that most people are familiar with. Studies have shown that people who express gratitude may be healthier, happier, have increased energy, empathy and generally be more optimistic in life.

Cultivating gratitude can take time and is a skill. At night, before going to sleep, think of all the positive things that happened during the day. It’s a good idea to keep a journal to be able to reflect on later.

Link to a white paper on the study of gratitude. https://bit.ly/2TN1ZZ


No, joy remains even amidst the suffering. Joy is not happiness. Joy is an emotion that’s acquired by the anticipation, Acquisition or even the expectation of something great or wonderful.

It could be described as exhilaration, delight, sheer gladness, and can result from a great success or a very beautiful or wonderful experience like a wedding or graduation but the definition of joy that the world holds is not nearly as amazing as biblical joy but joy is also gift.


“is when you feel happy. Harmony is when people are all getting along together. Harmony is when people are nice to one another. It is the flow of life.”




starts with oneself. It is a reflection of what lives in our heart. It means treating ourselves as we would anyone we care about. Being kind often requires strength and courage.

Kindness has many benefits including improved relationships and connections, increased happiness and slows the aging process.


Living intentionally means living the kind of life that makes us feel like we matter.
It fulfills and enriches us every day.

Defining our purpose, deciding on how we want to live and remaining focused will help create space for growth and peace in our everyday lives.



“just might be the most contagious of all emotional experiences. What’s more, it is a full-on collaboration between mind and body.” Psychology Today.

There are many benefits to having a good old laugh! It reduces stress, helps lower blood pressure, aids in circulation, can help to release tension and relax muscles. In general its great way to bond and enriches social experiences.

When was the last time you had a good, spontaneous deep-bellied laugh?