Category Archives: Simple Blessings/Gratitude

Lessons in Gratitude Day 999–On the Eve

I have sat many nights like this one, leaning against my study pillow, laptop propped on my lap, staring at the blinking cursor wondering what I would say and how I would tie it to gratitude. Here on the eve … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 995–Not This Day

“A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship. But it is not this day.” King Aragorn in J.R.R. Tolkein’s Return of the King. I spent the better … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 982

Tonight I am grateful for relatively small but important blessings. First, traveling mercies, as always. Every weekday I jump into my car and drive 26.4 miles to work on one of the most congested corridors in the country. Then I … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 973

And so we come to the end of another week. It has felt at times to have been very long and very exhausting. Several evenings ┬áhave seen me nodding off at the keyboard too tired to form a coherent sentence, … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 968

I have started this blog a few times. I have a lot I want to say but discover that because I am feeling under the weather I haven’t been able to stay awake long enough to write a fully coherent … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 967

Long day, long week, but work is done and I will look forward to spending some time with a good friend. It’s very comforting being here in her home, listening to her in the other room interacting with her husband, … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 963

Tonight is a good night for simple gratitude, appreciation for the simple, basic things in life that we often take for granted. As I look around my bedroom and think about my life as it exists in this moment, I … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 955–Autumn Gratitude

Today I got as much done as I didn’t yesterday. I rose relatively early, engaging in my morning journal writing before the usual morning routine of walking and feeding the dog and preparing for the day. I did my grocery … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 950

The nuthatches have returned to the feeder. No, it’s not quite as epic as the swallows returning to Capistrano, but in my little corner of the world it’s a pretty big deal. On Saturday I restocked the bird feeder for … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 947–Day is Done…

Tonight I offer gratitude for the simple blessing of a Friday evening and the end of my work week. It is not lost on me how very fortunate I am to work a job that is organized such that I … Continue reading

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