Pope Francis is big on joy. Not only is he always smiling and delighting in the people he meets, many of his writings express the joy he has in his faith. His first two (not counting the one he finished for Pope Benedict), The Joy of the Gospel and Praised Be!, are firmly planted in
We all strive for happiness. One would think that it would be a fairly simple project: minimise pain and maximise pleasure. Turns out, it’s not that simple and instinct often leads us in the wrong direction. We expect that money, comfort, possessions and power, for example, will deliver happiness and that more of them will
Here are six ideas for you and your family to fully participate in the graces of this holy year, though they are good for every day, every year! Forgive those who have hurt you. Is anyone estranged from you because of a past conflict? Reach out to them in love this year. Tell them you
“It was a typical school yard conversation. A bunch of mothers were talking about the various challenges their kids were facing - the usual stuff. “You just want them to be happy, you know” was the concluding statement.” - Barbara Thriving Kids We all know that when kids are happy, they tend to thrive at
Here at CathFamily, we're a little bit into Gratitude at the moment! Consciously cultivating gratitude in your life can alter the way you see the world... for the better. Seeing the goodness in everything and everyone and making an effort to acknowledge it dramatically shifts the way we see our own life, the people in
"Like a pair of x-ray glasses, gratitude transforms the way we see our situation." - Francine Pirola For more on gratitude, check out: Gratitude: the heartbeat of love Grateful The Grateful Spouse Days of Gratitude Gratitude Cards SmartLoving @ Home: Grateful
If gratitude is good for building resilience in children and bolstering hope in adults, it’s close to a miracle drug for an ailing marriage. Here are three sure ways to use gratitude to transform your experience of your marriage from dull and burdensome to joyful and blessed. Daily Appreciation. So simple, but oh so important!
A little gratitude goes a long way when it comes to happy marriages. New research validates age-old wisdom: the simple habit of gratitude can transform a jaded marriage into a joyous encounter. By Marilyn Rodrigues A University of North Carolina study released last month highlighted the association of gratitude with a happy marriage. Cameron Gordon,