gratitude

Conscious Posting: The Difference Between Bragging and Gratitude

Facebook can be fun. Social media in all forms – can be entertaining. Instagram is cool because I like photos. I like to see the...

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You. There. Now.

They pause long enough to kiss under a tree whose limbs are bursting with grandchildren.

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A Widow’s Gift to Me

In October of 1988, a neighbor of mine lost her husband in a freak car accident. I first heard the news in a conversation with my...

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Coming Home to Joy

When I tell my friends in Puerto Vallarta that I am returning to Minneapolis, they think I am crazy. “The weather changes here on October...

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Living with “Wild” Gratitude during the Holidays and Beyond

It’s the beginning of the holiday season, and for many people, it is often a mixed bag of emotions. It is a time when we are keenly aware...

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Staring Down Flames of Destruction

This happened the other day, just down the street. A block from my house. A WALL OF FIRE. Stunned, sudden nausea prompted me to swallow...

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Fighting Gratitude

Dawn breaks into my bedroom like a baseball through a window. I am tired before I even get up, worn out from a game that has not yet begun....

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Turn Your Life into the Best Story You’ve Ever Read

Shopping lists, to-do lists, packing lists — lists are an easy way for busy people to retain information.  Of all places, I found...

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The Status of our Relationship is Based on the Article I’m Reading

When I troll the Internet out of sheer boredom, it’s not uncommon for me to stop and analyze one of those relationship advice...

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8 Holiday Hacks for Scrooges

The holidays are upon us!  Hooray!  The snow! The food! The Spirit of Giving! Can you believe that for some people they can be synonymous...

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