Welcome to Raise Your Thoughts. The purpose of this site is simply to share positive thoughts and suggestions that may open awareness to those who stop by.

Life is good. Sometimes we need to take a deep breath and  bring some new air to our Gratitude Center, the heart. 

In the words of the Johnny Mercer song: You've got to accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, hang on to the affirmative, and don't mess with Mr.  Inbetween.

My name is Janice Clark. I am a retired elementary school teacher. Retirement has allowed me time to pursue my hobby of writing for and about children.

I have authored two children's books: Roscoe Is a RAKster/You Can Be One Too, and Roscoe the RAKster Is Also a PAKster. They promote random acts of kindness, which I believe start in the home. Parents and extended family members have ample opportunities to demonstrate kindness in the home. Start with lots of smiles and thanks for good behavior and helpfulness. Accentuate the positive.

So many families have both parents in the workforce these days that finding family time together can be challenging. Find some time. Quality minutes surpass quantity minutes when used wisely. Be creative. It can be preparing a meal or cleaning out the garage. Just do it as a family.