Monthly Archives: November 2013

What Is Gratitude?

Gratitude: …a feeling of thankful appreciation for favors or benefits received; thankfulness. From Midieval Latin gratitudo from Classical Latin gratus, pleasing: grace. Robert Emmons, perhaps the world’s leading scientific expert on gratitude, argues that gratitude has two key components, which … Continue reading

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Grateful In Greater Measure

This Thanksgiving morning I have spent about an hour reading email, sending holiday wishes and looking at the news of the day on-line while dimly in the back of my mind thinking about writing here. For this blog focused on … Continue reading

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Know When to Hold ‘Em

St. Thomas is a pretty island, but a busy one. Business took me there last week and while I enjoyed the visit after a few days I was ready to leave. The cruise ships spill people upon the island like … Continue reading

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Six Dreams

I dreamed six dreams, but I don’t remember them in words to express. I can share the value of more than a thousand words for each dream captured by showing you the photographs below. The musings in my mind between … Continue reading

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A Sense of Year-Round Gratitude

I feel gratefulness year round more than I have ever, but never as acutely as I do right now. I know this stretch of holidays from now until after first of the year will be a truly special time. “Thanksgiving” … Continue reading

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About a Year Ago…

A Precious Privilege I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. A quote by G.K. Chesterton I have personal proof of. Gratefulness has a power to attract what I need and … Continue reading

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Believe In Love More Today

I was in love with love before I knew what it was. When one lives with lack of affection as I did as a young child, the yearning to fill that hole starts early and never completely leaves. Even understanding … Continue reading

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Wind in the Trees

I find what I go looking for. What I expect seems to manifest itself before me with great frequency. My thoughts shape my life more than any other single factor. Today I feel great and am loving life. With that … Continue reading

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13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

Mentally strong people have healthy habits. They manage their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in ways that set them up for success in life. Check out these things that mentally strong people don’t do so that you too can become more … Continue reading

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The Pain to Stay the Same

More than usual this week I have been experiencing a feeling of gratitude for the quality of my life today. In looking over my shoulder I can see what appears now to be a somewhat straight line path that brought … Continue reading

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