Monthly Archives: April 2012

Lessons in Gratitude Day 291

The blank screen beckons “Fill me with sweet, wondrous words.” Gratitude now speaks. The first haiku I’ve attempted since high school. How about it? I owe this to my sister, with whom I was chatting on Facebook a bit earlier.¬†She’s … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 290

It’s been a long time since I started writing my blog from the Park. It was nice to be back there, and the weather was just about perfect. Because I was sick last weekend I’d been unable to walk and … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 289

Sometimes you can just tell from the start what kind of day it’s going to be. This morning as I wrote in my journal, I could already feel a building sadness. “I will likely cry sometime today,” I predicted, “I … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 288

Today I am simply grateful for the close of another week. They flash by with such speed these days there’s little else to do but be grateful for their closing. As often happens, this week presented me with a mixed … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 287

“Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t…” That is how I characterize those days that haven’t been so great. Today wasn’t a bad day per se–nothing precipitous happened, no bad news came in the mail, everything was pretty … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 286

Today has been a good day. As I have on most Wednesdays for the past ten months, I worked at the Berkeley Food Pantry, helping to prepare and distribute bags of food to about 60 people today. It can be … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 285

In my journal this morning I spent some time thinking and writing about finding my “right livelihood,” discovering work that aligns with my values and beliefs, draws upon my strengths and talents, and that engages my sense of purpose and … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 284

I am grateful for technology that allows friend and family from around the world to know it is my birthday and Facebook, email, text, and phone birthday wishes. It has been a good, relatively quiet day. I rose early to … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 283

Tonight I am grateful for good friends. I have been adopted by my friend’s family. Through my friendship with one person, I have extended my circle to include their spouse and children. Because of this extended friendship I not only … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 282

Tonight I am grateful that today was Saturday and I didn’t really have to do anything pressing. I woke this morning having slept poorly due to the cold symptoms that initially plagued me about a week ago. They started up … Continue reading

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