Are Your Holidays a Gateway to Joy or Depression?

I always have mixed feeling when the holidays roll in each year. There are hints of melancholy here and there. I usually end up looking at old pictures during the season and feel sad when I think about people I've loved who are no longer with me. Bottom line, I miss having them in my life. ...more
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A Thanksgiving Moment

It’s Thanksgiving weekend and we’re really thankful for some of the opportunities we received this year. Here are some of the moments we are thankful for:...more

Day 27 NaBloPoMo; I don't shop on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is an American Holiday.  It is about the only holiday that includes everyone.  EVERYONE.   Thanksgiving calls for unity in taking one day to be thankful.  There is no exception.  There is no, "It's not fair."  Thanksgiving isn't, "just for those people and not me."  ...more

Thanksgiving Throwback Thursday

On Tuesday, hubby and the eldest went down to Massachusetts to pick up my mother for a week long, Thanksgiving visit. Yesterday, we all stayed at home and watched the Nor'easter turn our yard into a winter wonderland. Just after dinner, the power went out. Shortly after, our landlords started the generator, so our heat, lights, and refrigerator all worked. Slight downside - our stove (since the power is 220, not 110) isn't on the generator....more

Thanksgiving, You're Doing It Wrong

Late last night I did a reblog and I'm not sure how to cross post that so here is the link.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone.  http://mostlytruestoriesofkrenaep.com/2014/11/26/thanksgiving/Life is a crooked and varied path.  Get on it.  heatherpublishing.wordpress.com ...more

Giving Thanks :-)

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Thanksgiving Manners.

http://authormcaldwell.wordpress.com/Show me a Haitian without manners and I'll show you the devastated parents and grandparents wondering where they went wrong.To "old school" Haitians a person's manners (or lack of) is a direct reflection on the family that raised him/her. Good manners is indicative of a loving home with parents who cared enough to teach right from wrong. Bad manners...well, bad manners signals a need for pity. It elicits a shake of the head followed by a "podyab" or a "poor baby". Bad manners is proof that you were dealt an unfair lot in life....more

A Grateful Thanksgiving

 Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more.It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a...more

Thankful.

The holidays are always a time of reflection. Maybe it’s because we gather around the table with our family, exchanging stories and laughs, or maybe it’s because it’s nearing the end of another year… but regardless, I am thankful for many things this year.Always fell asleep after the turkey... miss you Grandpa.  ...more