I have mixed feelings about this annual event (I can not call it a hol[y]day). On one hand, I think it is lovely to have a day to give thanks to our Earth for our bounty, our farmers and other workers who make it possible for us to have this bounty, and general gratitude for the other bountiful things we have in our lives, such as friends, families, and health....more
There are a lot of sayings out there about love. How terrifying it is. How great it is. How much work it is. How simple. How complex. How it fills you up and leaves you empty at the same time.All of them? True. Undeniably, inexplicably true. How can so many adjectives apply to the same thing?When I met Captain, I had just come out of a semi-serious relationship of 2 years. When he walked in the door all of my insides seemed to flip upside down and inside out. I knew; He was special....more
We talk so much about what we’re thankful for around this time of year. But I know I struggle with gratitude, and I struggle with a seven year old who struggles with gratitude, for most of the year. So I am always in search of ways to cultivate a better attitude of gratitude in myself, as well as in my children....more
There will be no turkey-shaped tofu roast this year. No awkward family conversations over a cylindrical-shaped, ridged mass of pink gloop, no bloated naps on the sofa afterwards, no wondering whether a dog should be brought into our lives so we could all fart freely and blame someone else. ...more
“In the dew of little things, the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.” Kahlil Gibran Up until yesterday, if you had asked me, “Who is Kahlil Gibran?” I’d have answered with a question. “Isn’t he the guy who wrote The Prophet?” ...more
One of the times I find it difficult to practice gratitude is when I experience a disappointment - when things don't go quite the way I wish they'd go. When that happens it's all too easy to slip into a discontented "poor me" mindset, and if I'm not careful that mindset can cloud my vision and make it difficult for me to see the reality of my many blessings.
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