Tag Archives: gratitude

From Crappy to Happy

It’s funny how Thanksgiving, America’s official day of gratitude, is followed by Black Friday, our unofficial day of grumbling. Of course, you can always avoid shopping and sit at home complaining about the “&%@#*ing commercialization of the holidays!” But that … Continue reading

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Thank You!

“Please” and “thank you.” Those were the magic words, Mom and Dad said. Corny? Yep. But you know what? When I taught my kids to say them, they were kind of magical. “Happiness isn’t necessary for gratitude, gratitude is necessary … Continue reading

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Wise Bear

Have a wonderful end of the week, and then a perfecticle weekend, and then an even wonderfuller week, and then, well, you know, just keep on going. ℘            “If you look the right way, you … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

“Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.” ~C. S. Lewis Wishing You a Happy and Grateful Memorial Day!

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Happy Mother’s Day!

I had a wonderful mom, and am truly grateful for her. But I also want to celebrate the beautiful girl who first loved me, then without losing a drop, magically filled up with love for our first child (every time … Continue reading

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Counting My Blessings

I pride myself in originality. Which is why I’m apologizing up front for the hackneyed title. But, hey, old saws are still around because they still have teeth, right? (See how I put an original spin on that phrase?). But … Continue reading

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How to be Happy

My Thanksgiving holiday sketch GrrAttitude is about a married couple having one of those nothing-to-be-thankful-for days. Ever have one of those? (The incident below really happened to my wife and me.) The setting is a laundromat: “So,” he observes, “our … Continue reading

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