Monthly Archives: January 2012

Lessons in Gratitude Day 216

Tonight is one for simple gratitude. I am grateful for the muse that manages to show herself each day when I sit myself down to write. She is faithful, even when I am tired, in providing some spark–sometimes like tonight, … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 215

It was cold, blustery, foggy, and mostly cloudy at Chavez Park today but I walked anyway. I’d forgotten my sneakers today and was wearing my decent loafers, but I walked the full mile and a half anyway. The exercise-induced chest … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 214

This morning as I was waking for the third time (the first was to find my way to the bathroom, the second to let Honor out to to the same thing some hours later, the third and final time waking … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 213

Today has been one of those days. I have spent the last few hours working on my 2011 tax returns. As one might, given what I’ve written about 2011, the tax preparation process will be a bit more involved as … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 212

Today was such a beautiful day, much more springlike than one might expect in January. I was grateful for the bright sunshine and crisp blue skies that graced the day. Other than the wonderful weather, today was a relatively unremarkable … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 211

Tonight I want to talk a little bit more about fear, about the F. E. A. R.–False Evidence Appearing Real that I mentioned in yesterday’s blog. This morning I woke early in the predawn darkness, my limbs warm with a … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 210

Today has been a good day. As is true most Wednesdays I am bone tired from the steady, heavy work at the Berkeley Food Pantry. As I reflect back on the day, I do so with gratitude for the gift … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 209

Uh oh, y’all….It’s going to be one of those accursed blinking cursor days. Earlier today I had a lot more to say than I do now. I’ve engaged in a number of interesting conversations today some of which were with … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 208

Sometimes I have to laugh at myself. Starting the blog tonight took a little while. Right after I typed “Lessons in Gratitude Day 208″ I switched browser tabs over to Amazon.com and began looking at alarm clock radios. After all, … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 207

This has been an odd sort of day. It began early in the morning when the calling and gobbling of the turkeys were louder than the white noise of my fan that runs most nights. It started out pretty well–I … Continue reading

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