Monthly Archives: January 2013

Lessons in Gratitude Day 567

Some days I take the basics for granted, but not most days, not any more. I went through a stretch when I sometimes didn’t have much in the way of groceries in my refrigerator. On those days I figure out … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 566

Tonight I am grateful for the wisdom that comes with age and experience. Last night I participated in an event honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. I had been asked to offer a few closing thoughts and acknowledgments on a program … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 565

Wheeeeeeee! Today has been quite a ride on Mephistopheles the mechanical bull. I’ve been spun around, jolted high and low, whipped around and have lived to tell the tale. The on-off switch was stuck in the on position and I … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 564

Tonight I started out on a completely different subject and came to a screeching halt, deciding to go a different way. It happens periodically. That’s why one of the little things I am grateful for with the advance of technology … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 563

My what a day this has been. ┬áThere have been many days during the 562 days of writing this blog when the best thing I could say at the end of the day was that I was grateful that it … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 562

Today is a good day for simple gratitude. Sometimes I like to focus on the small things that happen over the course of the day that bring simple pleasures. So here are just a few: It snowed yesterday–big, beautiful flakes … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 561

Tonight I am both surprised and grateful that it is Friday and the weekend is here. I continue to be amazed that work weeks shortened by a Monday holiday, as was true this week somehow manage to feel just as … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude day 560

Today I walked in the snow and cold with the dog. At first she found it interesting and strange and could barely concentrate on why we were walking around the yard; though we do it every day, the strangeness of … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 559

Rome wasn’t built in a day. Or so the saying goes. So what makes me think I can build it in a day or two or twenty? Those of us born under the curse of overachievement, or who at least … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 558

In the last 36 hours I have spent time either in person, via phone, or on Skype (video chat) with all five of my siblings and one of my two children. I’m planning on going for a sweep and will … Continue reading

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