In Search of Happiness? Cultivate Gratitude

Cultivating gratitude is a sure path to happiness.

Cultivating gratitude is a sure path to happiness.

If you’re in search of greater happiness, cultivating gratitude is a sure way to immediately change how you view yourself, your life and your circumstances.  In my conversations with artists and people who want to bring greater beauty, meaning and purpose into their lives, a key question I often ask is, “How are you cultivating gratitude in your life?” It’s a question that often turns heads because it’s not what they expect to hear. And that’s just the point.

Cultivating gratitude is so subtle, it’s easily missed. Practicing gratitude is one the most important spiritual practices I can think of to radically transform how you view your immediate circumstances. Cultivating gratitude really works and here’s why…

Creativity & the Art of Living Longer

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On a recent flight home from Atlanta, I read a fascinating article in Time magazine entitled, The Art of Living: It May Be No Coincidence that So Many Creative Types Have Long Lives. The article focused on creativity, longevity and how doing what you love can add years to your life. Whether you’re young or middle-aged, if you want to cultivate a beautiful life long into your later years, now is the time to pursue your creative God-given gifts. It is no hidden fact that the active, busy and creative brain stays lucid far longer than the “sedentary, bored and depressed” brain. Consider the lives of these artists and creative types who pursued creativity long into their later years. Read on and be inspired…

The Key to A Happy Life: Surrender to God

[D]o you want to live a happy life? Though life is filled with blessings and challenges, the key to a happy life is much simpler than you think. Let me start with a story…

Last week, I had the wonderful opportunity to get away to the local mountains in Big Bear with twelve Southern California worship leaders. Hosted by The Grove Center for the Arts & Media, we had three days of great meals, laughter, music and wonderful conversations about cultivating our lives in Christ. On the final day of our getaway, Sherri Alden, one of our Grove board members read this amazing quote by George Mueller. In this simple quote, I rediscovered what I’ve know for many years: The key to a happy and full and rich life is full surrender to God…a daily process that takes a lifetime! I hope you enjoy these inspiring words and share them with a friend today. Read on…

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