Category Archives: Thankfulness

The Fault Lies Within Yourself

If you look at your life and compare it to most others, you would find it hard to even begin to complain. I live by the will-it-matter-in-five-years rule. When something happens that makes you upset, ask yourself that question, and … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Pick More Daisies

If I had my life to live over again, I’d dare to make more mistakes next time. I’d relax. I’d limber up. I’d be sillier than I’ve been this trip. I would take fewer things seriously. I would take more … Continue reading

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Deepest Roots of Happiness

The root of joy is gratefulness… It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful. Brother David Steindl Rast All day today I felt more richly blessed than usual, almost to the point of … Continue reading

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A State of Gratitude

Through sickness, good health, international travel, a grueling career and many days of ordinary life, for well over two years I consistently put something fresh here daily. Some of the deepest and most emotional happenings of my life have been … Continue reading

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Episodes of Appreciation

It’s with no small amount of joy that I admit that I do all those things… sometimes! I am grateful to be more centered on the pathway of peace than ever before. For all the life events and people who … Continue reading

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Carry on, Santa, it’s Christmas Day, All Secure…

Readily I admit I fought through watery eyes to get this retyped here. Though I did not serve in the military, I have known many good men and women who did. While the poem was written specifically by a Marine … Continue reading

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The Best Childhood Christmas

It was Christmas morning and the first one without my father. My Mother, Brother and I now lived in an old country house that had never been painted on the outside nor finished off on the inside. The floors were … Continue reading

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