Monthly Archives: March 2014

Two Companion States

Grateful… …to be alive on another Monday… …to have great health… …to have a son I am proud of… …to have the love of a beautiful woman in an honest “no secrets” relationship… …to be completely in love with the … Continue reading

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Real Love

Your heart races every time he calls and your palms sweat whenever he’s near. You think he may be “the one.” But how do you know if this is the real thing? Dennis Neder, author of Being a Man in … Continue reading

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Memories of a Dear Friend

From “A Wish” by Victorian poet William Winter Think of me as your friend, I pray, And call me by a tender name: I will not care what others say, If only you remain the same? I will not care … Continue reading

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Points One through Five

An insightful and kind friend I used work with and reconnected with through Facebook posted an article today titled ” 30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself…”. Great stuff! Here’s the first five: #1. Stop spending time with the wrong … Continue reading

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In the Silence of My Soul

It’s late morning. The house is quiet. I slept very late because sleep began early this morning, not last night. My partner is still sleeping. She has not yet fully adapted back to a regular day and night schedule after … Continue reading

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“The Rules” From The Male Side

1. Men are NOT mind readers. 2. Learn to work the toilet seat. You’re a big girl. If it’s up, put it down. We need it up. You need it down. You don’t hear us complaining about you leaving it … Continue reading

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Thoughts “A through F” and Their Antidotes

A – I wish I had not lived so much of my life for what I thought others wanted me to be. I chose mostly wrong and ended up pleasing no one. B – I regret hurting so many people … Continue reading

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The Source from Which Self-Respect Springs

A relationship without basic trust has no security. Lack of trust creates anxiety. When we can’t tolerate anxiety, we resort to blame. And blame kills relationships. Anxiety is at the core of blame. When we’re upset, disappointed or angry because … Continue reading

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May Wounds Become Wisdom

Through yesterday, goodmorninggratitude.com contains one thousand and three individual posts in Eighty-four categories; some inspired, others filling space and lots in between. One hundred eighty-six thousand thirty-six unique individuals have visited since late April of 2011. I thought I was … Continue reading

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Shortcut to Happiness

If the title of this blog sucked you in, I apologize…, well kind of. It was a harmless little piece of deceptive flim-flam to get your attention. There is NO shortcut to happiness. However, here are six quick sign posts … Continue reading

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