Category Archives: Birds and Animals

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 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 792

It is a quiet night. It has been a long week and I still have a bit more work to go as I have an event I have to attend for work tomorrow. I have been in a lot of … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 728

Tonight I am grateful for the random thoughts that are coursing through my mind right now. I decided that I would take a lighter approach to the blog this evening. I got tired of seeing myself write about how tired … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 705

There is trouble at the bird feeder. First of all, the little birds that to my embarrassment I haven’t bothered to identify because they are so “common” have been eating me out of house and home. I fill the feeder … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 652

TGIF. This is one of those Fridays when I sank to the sofa to eat an early dinner then came back to my room, sat on my bed to write my blog and woke up 30 minutes later. I am … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 650

Mystery solved. Sometimes one needs a little bit of intrigue in one’s life, a little mystery that needs solving. I was pleased that I was finally able to apply my amateur bird identification skills toward solving the mystery of the … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 643

Tonight I am grateful for something really simple. I think some of the best things are simple. I am grateful for having received a really good camera for Christmas a couple of years ago because with it I have captured … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude day 635

Tonight is a good one for simple gratitude–it has been another beautiful weather day. It is so wonderful to see watch nature bursting awake with the heat of summer-like ¬†weather–even at this hour (8:39 p.m.) it is still 76 degrees … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 619

Today has been a very satisfying day. I have them from time to time: those days that are a nice mix of getting a lot of things done balanced with doing low-key, fun stuff. I accomplished a lot of house … Continue reading

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