The most important things in life are not things. They are our relationships.

cheerfulnesssite. Lessons learned.

Maturity and gratitude and good listening skills all collided today.  The hours she worked passed smoothly with a sensitivity to others on the job.  Her maturity led her there.  Grateful for her growth is how she rolls.  Cheerfulness is about leaving the past behind except for the memories of especially good experiences.

She habitually breathes more deeply in gratitude for God’s shelter in the storms.  Complexities collide with gifts of being alive.  She knows idle complaints are poisonous to her grateful growth as a cheerful traveler.  No excuses for self-pity.  Being calm is possible a lot of the time. It is when we stop rushing around long enough to notice it that our cheerfulness glimmers in the regained balance.

One study she read said that when adults in transitions followed their dreams, many times it had nothing to do with earning or investing more money.  It requires the…

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