A ’12 Days of Christmas’ Give-Back Gift Guide Challenge

Inspired by the Twelve Days of Christmas holiday song. Ideas on progressively giving more significant gifts of gratitude and offering more exceptional acts of kindness. In case you did not know, the twelve days of Christmas actually starts on December 25th and goes through January 6th, the Epiphany. It marks the birth of Christ and […]

How Even You Can Help Those Affected by Natural Disasters

The calling of one man to help rebuild lives by building one home at a time after a natural disaster has hit. An interview with MircoAid founder, Jon Ross. My friend, Jon Ross, is one of the few people I know that I can honestly say earns heaven points every time he goes to work. […]

How Do You Express Your Gratitude? It Matters.

“Thank you” is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding,” Novelist Alice Walker. While true, have you ever considered how you express your gratitude? Whether it is in a way that resonates with the receiver of your thanks? I started reflecting on this after […]

Christmas Gifts That Keep on Giving

This year consider giving Christmas gifts that keep on giving versus ones that will just end up hanging in a closet or laying on a tucked-away shelf collecting dust. “Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more.” —Dr. Seuss Admittedly, I am not much of a stuff person. It is experiences […]

Christmas Quotes That Will Immediately Uplift Your Spirit

If only we could express the spirit of Christmas each and every day of the year, I believe the world would be a happier, more loving, more peace, more conscious-centered place for us all. “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” I agree with Charles Dickens. This […]

How Christmas Looks Around the World

We thought it would be fun to take a four-corner “Happy Holiday” spin around the globe to see what’s on the menu elsewhere. While Christmas is about celebrating the birth of Christ, through the centuries it is has come to include exchanging gifts, being with family and friends and lots of eating! Since LightWorkers is […]

Why Paying Your Blessings Forward Should Top Your Holiday List

In my years of researching Happiness, I have heard many stories and reasons for encouraging the Practice of Generosity. None, for me, has been more poignant than the one I recently heard from a ninety-one-year-old parishioner at my church, named Ted. While I do not know Ted’s net worth, let us just say over the […]

Giving Thanks Around the World—How Other Countries Celebrate Thanksgiving

Thanks-giving, noun. The act of giving thanks, a prayer expressing gratitude. Most often we think of Thanksgiving as our American holiday. However, did you know several other countries celebrate thanksgiving throughout the year as well? Canada Our neighbors to the north, celebrate Jour de L’Actions de Grace, French for Thanksgiving, on the second Monday in October, […]

What the Way of the Maasai Warriors Can Teach About Happiness

Hun-un-ney-duh, Hun-un-ney-duh, Hun-un-ney-duh. Eee-yeow-wah! These are the phonetic sounds I hear as I watch a line form of Maasai Warriors, ages seventeen to twenty-five, all brightly robed, mostly in red. The Maasai is one of the world’s last great warrior cultures. Hun-un-ney-duh, Hun-un-ney-duh, Hun-un-ney-duh. Eee-yeow-wah! More sounds explode from the Warriors. Now, the line leader […]