Tag Archives: gratitude

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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Thanksgiving is Coming!

Thanksgiving is one of America’s favorite holidays. But for many its real name should probably be Self-indulgence Day. So, enjoy, but remember: 1) Pause and be thankful 2) Appreciate your forebears: 3) And don’t get ahead of yourself. Have great week, peeps! (Oops, … Continue reading

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Savor the Flavor

I’ll fell into the habit when I was in my 20s of eating very small portions. I’d done it a few times almost by accident, and discovered I liked chewing slowly and savoring the taste of thick, grainy breads, ripe … Continue reading

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Grateful Forever

What if we thanked God for literally everything he’s given us, starting with the hearts and minds and voices to thank him? I mean, heck, everything comes from him, so there wouldn’t be time for anything else! It would literally … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving!

It’s Thanksgiving in the U.S.A. today. It’s Thanksgiving in heaven every day. Think I’ll move to heaven. Happy Thanksgiving Day Forever! “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His steadfast love endures forever!” ~Psalm 107:1

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Preparing to Give Thanks

“Remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” ~Epicurus “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.” ~Alphonse Karr “Remember, God causes all things to work together … Continue reading

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