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The Quality Of Being Thankful

The benefits of practicing gratitude are nearly endless. People who regularly practice gratitude by taking time to notice and reflect upon the things they’re thankful for experience more positive emotions, feel more alive, sleep better, express more compassion and kindness, and even have stronger immune systems. The best way to reap the benefits of gratitude

Nov 17, 2015 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments

The Ultimate Sacrifice

Memorial Day to me isn’t about war or all the feelings that go along with it. It’s about individuals who chose to serve in the United States Military, they chose to possibly make the ultimate sacrifice. Chances are there is a veterans’ cemetery where you live, or several of them. You’ll find many soldiers buried

May 20, 2015 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments

Happy Holidays

Nov 04, 2014 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments

Be – The Helpers

I was planning on writing a happy piece this holiday season. It would have been about family, togetherness, hope, and all of the things the holidays are supposed to truly mean. While I celebrate Christmas at my home, I was planning on speaking of other peoples’ traditions as well. I wanted to tell everyone to

Dec 17, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments

The Call To Courage

Scotland’s Olympic champion runner Eric Liddell from “Chariots of Fire” was once asked this: “Where does the power come from to see the race to its end?” His response was to say: “From within.” The call to courage comes differently to each of us. However, what it requires is always the same. It requires everything.

Jan 10, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / 2 Comments

Cheers To A New Year

When asked what they want for the New Year, 2012, most people state quite simply that they want to be happy. The state of being content is definitely possible and a goal worth shooting for.  There are some things we can do to help us accomplish this. I believe it’s vital to establish a positive

Dec 29, 2011 / by Alisa Hafen / 1 Comment

Real Kindness Seeks No Return

During this time of year, it is not uncommon to hear of kind acts shown towards our fellow man. You probably saw an “Angel Tree” in several businesses, as well as in most churches. Picking an angel off a tree and knowing that you would be able to fulfill the wishes of a little child

Dec 27, 2011 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments

Thy Will Be Done

This Christmas season, I want to take a few moments and share something that is very sacred and dear to me – my testimony of Jesus Christ. This is not an attempt to preach or convert. I truly respect those of all beliefs, as well as those who believe there is nothing more after this

Dec 23, 2011 / by Alisa Hafen / 2 Comments
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