Sunday, July 19, 2015


"Early 2015, I started keeping track of my gratitude. Each day I write five to eight unique events I am grateful for. I don’t repeat anything from the previous day. If you grew up in an abundant environment and learned to be grateful because of it, awesome. I did not.

Learning was a slow process for me. After twenty-one days I was not a more positive or grateful person. A hundred days in, it had completely changed my life. Gratitude does not come naturally to me but is the surest path to happiness, I promise.

Even when 'life' sucks and people disappoint me or I let myself down, I make an effort to see all the spaces, places, and people for which or whom I am grateful.

With time I have begun to recognize my gratitude not just at the end of the day, but when things actually occur."

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Happy Birthday Angel

Seems like yesterday. 

I reached underwater from behind your Mom; I was the first to hold you.

Your eyes wide open; you were looking right at me, and you were the most beautiful thing I had ever seen.

Happy 6th Birthday Nikko!