What does Gratitude mean to you?

Gratitude is living  in a moment or reflecting on an experience with thankfulness and appreciation. Excitement, happiness and bliss are some ways I’d describe the feeling, too.

Sometimes gratitude gets left behind when we feel like we are overwhelmed in the daily grind. I know that at times I also lose the gratitude and actually have  an attitude, the kind that is not productive nor positive.

It’s up to me to recognize and acknowledge my own gratitude for things otherwise, with the not so great attitude, some really fabulous things and moments in life  may just pass me by. Continue reading

Book Review: Chicken Soup for the Working Mom’s Soul

Chicken Soup for Working Mom SoulI remember after graduating college and embarking on my corporate journey, I picked up the 1st edition of Chicken Soup For The Soul. I was going through some major life changes and entering the corporate world was one of them. Coming from the retail industry, corporate was a big shock to my  system. With over 100 short essays, I instantly felt inspired and empowered by the stories of so many different people. It’s amazing what people can do with a positive attitude.

I recently stumbled across Chicken Soup For The Working Mom’s Soul when I was researching books about being a working mom. I hadn’t picked up a Chicken Soup/Soul book in many years and was  taken back  by the many, many books that are now part of the series. No matter the issue or challenge you are facing, they have some chicken soup for it. You name it, they’ve got it! Continue reading