Category Archives: Gratitude

Girl In The Box

I’ve been counting my blessings quite a bit, to lessen feelings of upset at having my life so drastically slashed. Shelter in place as it’s in its second week, reminds me how lucky I am to have my personal, shelter … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Faith, food, grace, Gratitude, humanity, New York City, war, words, writing | Tagged , , , , | 55 Comments

Pandammit

I feel as if I’m doing time. Whenever I manage a modicum of peace, another cement shoe falls. We’ve been sheltered-in-place here in the state of New York that apparently, is in quite a state with more residents coming down … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Faith, grace, Gratitude, humanity, inspiration, nature, New York City, Politics, words, writing | Tagged , , , , | 39 Comments

How It Usually Is

  Here in the East, we’d be awaiting spring, our cotton khakis and polo shirts stacked in the wings. The daffodils in the Park, who’ve just arrived like pretty girls, would delight us, knowing they’re emissaries, announcing her imminent arrival. … Continue reading

Posted in animals, Beauty, Culture, Faith, Gratitude, Health, humanity, inspiration, kids, media, music, New York City, Women and men | Tagged , , , | 58 Comments

Fruitful Thoughts

Lately I’ve been adding a clementine to my morning oatmeal, tossing it in while it simmers on the stove. Which brings me to Whole Foods, trolling for one. Despite their mammoth fruit and produce department, none are in sight, until … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, food, Gratitude, humanity, humor, New York City | Tagged , , , , | 48 Comments

Best Story of the Week…November 14

Kindness, let’s face it, has been globally down a quart, every man for himself, the world’s new motto. Nowadays when you hold a door, ask how someone is or even say thank you, you’re looked upon as a freak. But … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Faith, food, grace, Gratitude, humanity, humor, inspiration, Women and men, words | Tagged , , , , | 37 Comments

The Few and Far Between

I always marvel at the people one meets who are more than willing to help you. It’s rarely who you’d expect to step up to the plate on your behalf. I’m in an area of Brooklyn I’ve never been before, … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, grace, Gratitude, History, humanity, money, New York City, violence, Women and men, words | Tagged , , , , | 60 Comments

Sleepless in Manhattan

When I can’t sleep, rather than count sheep, or even U.S. Presidents, I now count my blessings making a gratitude list from A to Z. It goes something like this: A…apples, the air I breathe and my friend Anna, who … Continue reading

Posted in animals, creative writing, grace, Gratitude, Love, words, writing | Tagged , , , , | 40 Comments

Right Foot Left Foot

My latest loss is my longtime foot doctor I’ve been seeing for 20 years. The part time space he rents has tripled, so that’s it, he will be my doctor no more. He’s the sweetest man not to mention greatest … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, grace, Gratitude, Health, humanity, humor, money, New York City | Tagged , , , | 40 Comments

History’s Greatest Hits

I had lunch with my friend Jack and his date, I’ll call Minnie, from Long Island. Jack, whenever we meet, always asks what I’m reading, so I mention a book on Benjamin Franklin, by Stacy Schiff, I’ve just reread. Minnie … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Cinema, Culture, dessert, Faith, food, Gratitude, History, humanity, humor, Politics, war, words | Tagged , , , , , | 42 Comments

Best Stories of the Week…August 30th

A 10 year-old boy at school was celebrating his birthday allowed to invite two boys to join him for lunch. He chose his best friend and another kid his mom didn’t know. When she asked, who he was and why … Continue reading

Posted in creative writing, Culture, Family, friendship, grace, Gratitude, humanity, humor, inspiration, Love, words | Tagged , , , , , | 59 Comments