Category Archives: Gratitude

Closing the door

We all open and close doors every day: doors to our house or apartment, garage doors, office doors, classroom doors, bathroom doors, bedroom doors, car doors … on and on. Like everyone, I opened and closed a lot of doors today, … Continue reading

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Forgiveness and a Cup of Coffee

The other day I was a jerk! I didn’t plan to be. I didn’t want to be. But I was. I behaved badly to say the least. I was in pain, as often seems to be the case when our good … Continue reading

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Those last few days

This week I am reliving those last few days before my Dad passed away one year ago. Last October 20th found my dad in the hospital. He was pretty much bedridden and unable to stand unless assisted by 2 people. … Continue reading

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New Every Morning

Morning glories are one of the most beautiful and easiest climbing vines you can grow in your garden or in pots. They are annual plants with slender stems, heart-shaped leaves, and trumpet-shaped flowers in pink, purple-blue, magenta, or white. Their romantic tendrils curl and … Continue reading

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A Walk to Remember

Yesterday I went for a walk with my 17 month old granddaughter, Madison Joy. It was a walk to remember. Basically, Maddie set the course and I followed – keeping watch. She toddled around observing the big wide world  and experimenting with her place in it. … Continue reading

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Betty lost her clothes

Betty lost her clothes the other day. Betty often loses her clothes. At the pool where we both attend Aquafit classes, it’s not unusual to see Betty wandering around checking the lockers in the change room because she’s forgotten where she left … Continue reading

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O Christmas Tree

I love my Christmas tree! I love it because when I look at it I see many of the people I love. I see my faithful husband, Peter, when I lift my eyes to the felt-on-cardboard yellow star so carefully stitched … Continue reading

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Good for Your Health

A most astonishing fact was recently drawn to my attention: birthdays are good for your health. Studies have shown that people who have the most birthdays live the longest! As I approach yet another birthday, this truth is strangely comforting. Last year … Continue reading

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What’s the big take-away?

This past weekend Peter and I attended a beautiful memorial service for a friend and peer whose life was invaded by cancer. It’s the third such event we’ve been to in the last year. When anyone, but especially when someone in my circle … Continue reading

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On becoming a Sexagenarian

Tomorrow I will become a sexagenarian.  I will be turning 60 years old.  I can hardly believe it! Six decades of living … six zero … six times ten. Put another way it means I have turned 20 three times; or … Continue reading

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