Today, I’m Thankful for Faith

By Dawn Onley Today, I’m thankful for faith. I’m grateful that there’s a hope that defies logic. I’m in awe of how children practice faith — so completely. We can learn a lot about faith from a child. Children don’t question for a moment that we will catch them when they jump or when they fall. They…

Take the Big Risks

By Samantha McKenzie “Why not go out on a limb? That’s where the fruit is.” Mark Twain Why not push the envelope? How about you cross that line again. Try walking along the edge or free falling through life. If it gets you closer to your dreams, why not? Inspiring people to chase after their dreams and…

Today, I’m Thankful for …

By Dawn Onley Each night, after my son says his prayers, we start naming things for which we’re thankful. “Thank you, God for mommy, for daddy, for grandmummy and granddaddy, for Nana, for all of my aunts and uncles, for my cousins. Thank you for letting me play today. Thank you for my friends.” When…

Be Thankful Beyond Tomorrow

By Samantha McKenzie “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” — Melody Beattie There’s nothing wrong with spending the…

Today, I’m Thankful for a New Season

“Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress.” – Charles Dickens By Dawn Onley I am a sun person. I feel…

5 Things You Lose When You Think You’re Right…All of the Time

By Samantha McKenzie Do you know people who think they’re right all of the time? Those people who reject your ideas, even when you present them with hard evidence, facts, and all of the common sense you can drum up to prove an important point? They sometimes mask their rightness as “stubbornness” and offer the…

Today, I’m Thankful for Experiences

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” – Eleanor Roosevelt By Dawn Onley Today, I’m thankful for my experiences. I’m thankful for my ability to try out a new city, to experience a new food, to…

Let Your Little Light Shine, Shine!

By Samantha McKenzie I love the sunshine and all the energy it brings to our  daily lives. I love the sun I see up in the sky and I love the shine I see radiating from extraordinary people every day. I gravitate to people who are alive and doing something that betters themselves and others – big…

Today, I’m Thankful for a Wealthy Spirit

“Don’t measure your wealth by how many things you have. Measure your wealth by how many things you have that you wouldn’t take money for.” Myrlie Evers  By Dawn Onley How wealthy are you? I’m not talking about how much money you make or the value of your stock portfolio or the stuff that you…

You Don’t Have to be Perfect, Just Better than Yesterday

By Samantha McKenzie There’s an unspoken message that’s always been looping in my head. “You’ve got to be perfect, Samantha.” I don’t recall ever actually hearing anyone say it, but I’ve felt it all of my life. I’ve felt it as I sat in church every Sunday morning listening to the pastor speak so highly…

Today, I’m Thankful for My Mistakes

“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.” – Oprah Winfrey “You have to be able to accept failure to get better.” – LeBron James   By Dawn Onley Today, I am thankful for my failures. That may sound self-defeating, but it is not. I have…

Today is Yours. Use it Up.

By Samantha McKenzie Today is Friday. It is the last day of the work week and another chance to move your plans forward. You can start, stop or just keep going on any and everything you put your mind to. Don’t look back to Thursday and don’t count on seeing Saturday. Neither exist at this moment….