NaBloPoMo 11.24 - Thanksgiving Toast

Thanksgiving Toast......more
@sassymonkey Thank you. I'm grateful to be in a place to acknowledge and thank.more

Gratitude for Moms, For Their Friendship And Their Wisdom

Dear Women of the Internets or Blogosphere or Whatever You Call It,...more
Thanks for this great post, Stacy! Thanks for putting into words some of the important ...more

Thankful for Things Big & Small

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I am focusing on gratitude. Today, I packed my three kids in a car at 4am to avoid DC traffic. If you've read this blog before, that's enough said on the topic. Just in case you haven't, please check out my post: Death, DC Traffic, and Public Speaking.We are heading to my mother's house for Thanksgiving, but all my friends and family will be in my thoughts....more

100 Thank You's

Maybe one day I'll give a little big speech in a rather large auditorium with a trophy of some variety, earned not politically but legitimately for my work (creative, humanitarian or otherwise), in a dress that is a deep, emerald green, borrowed emeralds dripping from my ears, clip ons, of course, because my holes are loose and can't handle dangleys. I'll go home and put said trophy of some sort on a shelf, a place where I can see it when I want but not all the time, lest it come to define me and distract me from THE WORK....more
Thanks, Anastasia! Same to you. xmore


     Thanksgiving is my least favorite holiday.  I hate everything about it.  It brings back bad memories for me and I dread it every year.  It's ironic that it is my daughter's favorite holiday.  To help me stay in a positive mindset for her holiday, I am thinking about all the things I am thankful for in my life - big and small....more
I am sorry that Thanksgiving brings back bad memories for you. But I love that you found so much ...more

Accepting Thanks, Harder Than Giving

I once led an adult Sunday School class on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. I knew there was power in this kind of affirmation action, but I didn't foresee the equal and opposite reaction of people being completely unprepared and unwilling to sit still and accept sincerely heartfelt thanks. Image: vistamommy via Flickr Especially among these conservative Christians....more
I think this is very true. I have learned to listen and say thank you when someone affirms me. ...more

Much to be Thankful for

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!...more

NaBloPoMo Day 21: Elbows About Gratitude

 Since the focus in the U.S. this week is about Thanksgiving and being grateful, here are five elbows related to the subject of gratitude—except less than warm and fuzzy:* and still her gratitude journal was empty...more

NaBloPoMo Day 19: Namaste, Weekly Gratitude

This is an excerpt from NaBloPoMo Day 19: Namaste, Weekly Gratitude PracticeAnjali Mudra: Namaste...more

NaBloPoMo Day 12: Namaste; Weekly Gratitude Practice

Namaste: 12 November 2011 A Gratitude Practice for NaBloPoMo  Anjali Mudra: Namaste...more