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5 steps to grateful and graceful

Some insights from the Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff  Workbook:

  1. It is easy to see the holiness of a beautiful landscape or a newborn child. But can we learn to find the holiness  in difficult life lessons or a family tragedy? When we fill our life with the desire to see the holiness in everything things, a feeling of peace  emerges. We remember that everything has God’s fingerprints on it.
  2. When we criticize another, it says nothing about that person, Instead it says a lot about us. Criticism is nothing more than a bad habit, stop it.
  3. Choose your battles wisely.
  4. Turn your melodrama into mellow drama.
  5. Moods are deceptive and always on the run. when you are in a good mood, life looks great. when you are in a bad mood, life looks unbearable.  Be grateful when you are feeling good and graceful when you are feeling bad.


Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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