The Heart of the Matter — Inspiration

16 Simple Ways to Grow Gratitude

Marianne Richmond Gratitude Inspiration OpenHearted Living The Heart's Jou

Yesterday was the official book birthday of my newest title Bedtime Blessings. Bedtime Blessings offers a peaceful way to end the day with a special child, through this heartfelt prayer of gratitude and wish for God's blessings on others, too.  Yes, while you were going about your day, I quietly released a new offering into the world. No balloons, presents or champagne  — just the happy knowing that this book is now available to be shared with you and your little ones. You can find it here and here and where books are sold. It will also be in the Target Stores picture book section on October 18,...

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51 Wishes

Marianne Richmond bucket list Connection Inspiration OpenHearted Living

In honor of my 51st year on this planet, I made this list of wishes for you — little things you can do to honor the heart of you, add some kindness to the world and connect with who you love. Feel free to print it out, share it with a friend and choose a couple ideas that will expand your joy.  1. Paint a rock and join the The Kindness Rocks Project. 2. Visit the Facebook pages of five friends and leave a compliment on their timeline, telling them what you love best about them. 3. Make a Tie Dye T-shirt... just because.  4. Become a...

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