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…

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…

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…

Cultivating a Thankful Heart

By Dawn Onley November always has me in a state of profound thanksgiving. I try to live in a perpetual state of gratitude year round, but this isn’t always the case. Sometimes, I’m decidedly ungrateful, sulking and fretting about everyday life stuff, such as cleaning my house or wistfully wishing I could be alone with a…

On Giving Thanks

By Dawn Onley One of the greatest things my parents taught me growing up was to express gratitude for everything. They would eyeball me when someone from church gave me a compliment or handed me something as small as a piece of candy. “What do you say?” my mom or dad would ask in what…