Gratitude Linkup - Week of 2/9/14

As I've been dealing with my father's health crisis, gratitude has been at the forefront of my mind. I've had immense gratitude for the smallest of things. Now that things are no longer critical, I have a little time to participation in Laurel Regan's Gratitude linkup over at Alphabet Salad....more

A Month to Give Thanks

In less than a month, many of us will sit down at a table of family and friends and share a meal in celebration of Thanksgiving. But what if we strived to do a little extra. What if we told one person "thank you" each day between now and Thanksgiving. What kind of impact do you think that would have?...more

The Magic Word

On a perfect day I wake up, I come back from that place I go when I sleep and dream. I feel my body, I am in it, and it is wholly mine. It is at this moment, before I open my eyes, I say, “Thanks”. As a child they always said the magic word was ‘please’ but I always thought that they got it backwards. The way I saw it ‘thanks’ was so much more magical then please ever was. ‘Please’ was polite and well mannered, it was noted and respected. But ‘thanks’ true gratitude, it opened doors. It opened hearts and minds. It made a deeper connection....more

My Thanks

I couldn't help but notice the many people posting daily thanksgivings on social networking sites throughout this month.  It is interesting to see all of the things that people value and appreciate in their lives, despite the hardships they may be managing.  On this day before we in the U.S. traditionally give thanks, I offer my list: Family is a vital part of life, and I am one who believes that family is more than just shared DNA.  Lucky me, to have such a diverse, inspirational, supportive, and loving bunch of folks to keep me together....more

A Thanks-Filled Thursday

Today was one of those highly strung days where every tiny little thing explodes into a massive, towering catastrophe in the time it takes for me to blink....more

A Letter To My Husband

  Thanks.Thanks for being that funny guy at the end of the day. You make me laugh, even when I'm trying really hard not to. I could slap you for even trying to cheer me up in the first place....more
Awww! What a wonderful way to say thank you to the one you love! He must keep this small ...more

16 Beds And A Mattress

  The weather in St. Louis had been rather warm up until yesterday.  It suddenly got cold and there was a light dusting of snow on my car this morning.  Winter is finally here and will not go away until late March....more

Up, Up & Away!

I can't tell you just how excited I am....more

Thank You God

I want to thank You for what you have already doneI'm not going to wait until I see results or receive rewards, I am thanking You nowI'm not going to wait until I feel better or until things look better, I am thanking You nowI'm not going to wait until people say they are sorry or until they stop talking about me, I am thanking You nowI am not going to wait until the pain in my body disappears, I am thanking You nowI'm not going to wait until my financial situation improves, I am thanking You now...more

Write, He Said (Major Surgery & the Road to Recovery) — My Amazing Family — Sunday Morning Rerun

I'm rerunning this post today because it's as true today as it was then.  ...more