Monthly Archives: November 2011

Lessons in Gratitude Day 154

Today I am once again grateful to have such wonderful people in my life–from my siblings, children, family and friends to the people I volunteer with at the Berkeley Food Pantry, to the wonderful community at East Bay Meditation Center, … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude day 153

Wow, this is one of those days. Those cursed blinking cursor days when I am not sure what I’m going to write about. Today my friend asked me about whether or not I had an “exit strategy” for when I … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 152

Back in my college days in the mid-1970′s (yes, I am that old!) I was a prolific singer-songwriter. In 1978 I wrote a song called, “Wednesday’s Child” about how woe-filled my life was/felt at that time. I had a lot … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 151

What a wild ride today on the mechanical bull that is my life. Must it follow that when I’ve had a good retreat day for some reason the next day is a blues day? I have to examine this pattern … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 150

Today has been a very good day. I participated in another wonderful retreat at the East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland. It’s really a wonderful thing to experience your heart opening. I think sometimes we walk around in very self-protective … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 149

Today has been a low-key, post-holiday kind of day. I didn’t get up at 3 a.m. or stay up last night to go out shopping. Even when I did have the disposable income to shop on “Black Friday,” I didn’t … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 148

Every day for the past several months I have spent time thinking and writing about things I am grateful for. It is great to be in communion with so many people around the United States who at least for this … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 147

Today, November 23, is my father’s birthday. He would have been 89 years old today–or 90, depending on which records you read. For the past few days I’ve been exceedingly sad, for no real apparent reason, at least that’s what … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 146

I have been learning about compassion–formal learning, as in studying the concept of compassion as taught by Buddhist teachers. Of course I have been learning about it, thinking intentionally about it for a long time. I have been living compassion … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 145

Today my son hijacked one of my guitars. He asked if he could “see it for a minute.” Several hours later he finally returned it. If guitars had feelings my Yamaha classical guitar would be very, very happy right now. … Continue reading

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