90 Ways to Brighten Your Day!

PastedGraphic-1The evening news often starts with these words, “Good Evening.”  Unfortunately, that is often the last good thing you hear.

In a world that seems to be falling apart at the seams, negative thinking and depressing attitudes are causing people to be physically sick.

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was something to make you smile, brighten your day and fill it with hope? There is!

In fact there are 90 of those kind of lighthearted devotionals packed into my new book, Lighten up and Live.

I thought the following story was perfect for Thanksgiving, especially for anyone who has tried to teach a teenager how to drive. Check it out! 

Questions that Lead to Freedom from Fear

7 - 8 236As we were driving to our beautiful mountain getaway in Colorado, my then three year old Granddaughter, Jadyn, asked where our cabin was located. I pointed to the mountains in this picture and said:

“Our cabin is located right where those five lines come down the mountain.”

She stared intently at the mountains for several minutes. Then the following conversation took place…

Clues to Beating the Holiday Blues

Mike Lahouti and granddaughter Lexi

Mike Lahouti and granddaughter Lexi

Not everybody anticipates the coming holiday season with giddy excitement.  For many, the holidays are a time of emotional distress and depression.

Mayo Clinic has some very helpful information on beating the holiday blues and I have provided some of them here. However, it was my friend  Gloria Gaither who provided perhaps the most brilliant insights about beating the holiday blues in a devotional she did at a Christmas party.

Here’s her advice, Mayo Clinic’s advice, and advice from the greatest power source of all.