Tag Archives: Grateful

Celebrate everyday like it’s your birthday

“They say it’s your birthday, It’s my birthday too, yeah, They say it’s your birthday, We’re gonna have a good time, I’m glad it’s your birthday, Happy birthday to you” – The Beatles “Birthday” Today is the celebration of my birth. I am pretty sure … Continue reading

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A recipe for thanks

“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” –  Henry David Thoreau This week we celebrate Thanksgiving in America. I must admit it is my favorite holiday primarily because the focus is on eating which … Continue reading

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A Grateful Journey

Since I saw them for first time in concert as 15-year-old I have been a Grateful Dead fan. I was fortunate to see them perform a dozen times or so in the late 70’s and early 80’s. As you can … Continue reading

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The failures of success

“When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. When life is bitter, say thank you and grow.” – Shauna Niequist How easy it is to be grateful for success and bitter about failure. Rarely, when we succeed, do we examine the path … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day

“Julia” was written by John Lennon for his late mother, Julia Lennon, who was killed by a car driven by a drunk off-duty police officer when John was 17 years old. Julia and John had a complicated relationship but she encouraged her son’s interest … Continue reading

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Being filled with wonder

Several years ago I read an article written by the editor of a magazine about his wife who had recently died of cancer. Included was a picture of her standing next to a crude homemade sign that read “Be Wonder … Continue reading

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Lucky to be here

In Bill Bryson’s wonderful book “A Short History of Nearly Everything” he shares that most of us are all here because our Great-Great-Great-Great Grandmother found our Great-Great-Great-Great Grandfather attractive enough to have sex with him. I realize that doesn’t sound … Continue reading

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