Gratitude

Do you need a gratitude reminder for life? Then read on!

Life

I read an update yesterday that literally took my breath away. My dear friend’s daughter was hit by a car four weeks ago and has been in a coma ever since with no real signs of improvement. Her post said they are at the stage now where they need to make the agonizing decision about…

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Thoughts on this Mother’s Day

As I get older, I find that this holiday is ….. a complicated one. When I was a kid, Mother’s Day was easy. I had a wonderful Mother who cared for me deeply and each year on this day, I would celebrate her. It was fun and made me feel good to honor her and…

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A Christmas Story

Earlier this year, my neighbor (friend) and I went to lunch at a diner in the next town over when we became aware of this homeless man sitting in the corner booth. After inquiring about him to the waitress, we discovered that the owner of the diner allows him to sit in the corner booth…

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Last Night, I was Hit by a Drunk Driver

I WAS HIT BY A DRUNK DRIVER LAST NIGHT Yes, you read that right. I was hit by a drunk driver last night. Thank God I walked away without a scratch, but needless to say, it was pretty scary. As you know well by now, I tend to write through my experiences in order to…

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Finding the Gratitude

A time such as this with the repeated violence around schools in our country and elsewhere in the world, I cling to gratitude even more. I just finished walking my dog through our neighborhood before I get ready to speak to a group of parents with Sue DeCaro this evening about conscious parenting. I felt…

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The Antidote to it All

I just got back from walking my dog and felt compelled to write to all of you. I have a friend whose friend just lost her beautiful 17-year-old son this week. Another friend is caring for her friend as she gets ready to depart our world. And yet another friend is going through a difficult…

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What is it really about?

Yesterday was a paradoxical day that began with me attending the funeral for a friend’s husband who took his own life last week. The service was an absolutely beautiful way to honor this man’s life. My friend did not want to enshroud his death in secrecy, so she was very open and honest about the…

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The Best Gift A Mother Can Give Herself

This week, Mother’s Day is on my mind. Yesterday, I talked about the pressure society places on us to get our moms the “perfect” Mother’s Day gift. Today, I want to talk about the perfect gift each mom can give to herself. We live in a fast-paced society that only seems to be speeding up…

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The Sweet Result of Generosity

In the spirit of this holiday season, I thought I would share an update. Back in August of this year, I wrote a story about how we had given our head waiter on our cruise enough money in a tip form for him to be able to fly home to Guatemala to spend time with…

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My Thanksgiving “Helper”

I have some friends who very recently lost their parents and I want to share this story to bring some comfort to them or anyone, really. My mom died ten years ago and my dad died five years ago. I miss them every single day. My daughter asked me what Poppy’s voice sounded like. With…

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