Category Archives: Thankfulness

Like a Hand Sewn Quilt

In June of 2011, I began a blog titled that is still active on-line. It is/was one of three blogs that were a part of healing from past heartaches and turmoil and a tonic for restoring my belief in … Continue reading

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I have learned over a period of time to be almost unconsciously grateful–as a child is–for a sunny day, blue water, flowers in a vase, a tree turning red. I have learned to be glad at dawn and when the … Continue reading

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Beatus Rememberence (Happy Remembrance)

Feeling grateful brings a grace like little other. Through the power of gratefulness my life became more contented and centered. For three years I wrote almost every day about the light and dark times that shaped and molded my life. … Continue reading

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Faded photographs Covered now with lines and creases; Tickets torn in half Memories in bits and pieces; Traces of love long ago That didn’t work out right; Traces of love with me tonight. Buie/Cobb/Gordy/Lee “Our time” will always be remembered with … Continue reading

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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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