Are We TRULY Thankful? Unseen Blessings that Can Change Our Lives

A perspective of reality, gratitude and what we are focused on to move forward.

Kristen Lamb's Blog

Screen Shot 2014-11-26 at 7.37.14 AM PLEEEEAAASE. Just ONE enchilada. I will love you FOREVER!

One thing I’ve learned is that happiness is a fleeting shadow. Contentment and gratitude are all that last. When circumstances dictate how we feel? Just accept that life is going to feel as if we are strapped to Hell’s Tilt-A-Whirl.

Because cats will never puke on tile instead of carpet, cars break, sinks leak, pipes bust, bills come, illness happens, kids act up, family WILL make us nuts, work will suck, some people will NEVER learn not to CC ALL in an e-mail, and the news will always be filled with the worst examples of “humanity.” EVERY network will spew doom, gloom, division, hate and hopelessness.

On the other side of that?

We also live in a society that tells us everything should be a highlight reel, that everyone ELSE is living a highlight reel, when truth is? That’s a…

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With the anniversary of my Dad’s death, and the upcoming movie, Unbroken, I thought this repost appropriate.


Image I just read “Unbroken.”  It is based on the true story of Louie Zamperini, a WW II veteran who was also a POW in Japan. I loved how Louie entered World War II being a young, bombardier over the Pacific Ocean.  I loved how he was a little hoodlum in Torrance, California who became an Olympic runner.  He is one of the few people alive today who can say he shook hands with Adolf Hitler.  The subtitle to the book is “A Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption.”  It is really a worthwhile read. And, once again– I missed my Dad.  I missed being able to ask him if he had heard of Louie.  I missed asking him if he could now talk to me about his days in Germany during World War II.  One of the only times in my life Dad got frustrated with me was when I…

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