Category Archives: Gratitude

Those 3 a.m. Voices

Sometimes at exactly 3, I sit straight up in bed as if someone called my name. I sense something, a presence that I realize is just me calling out to myself. My mind at once opens one of two drawers. … Continue reading

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We Have Risen

 I’ve always loved Easter Sunday ever since I was a kid. Was it the chocolate, my new patent leather Mary Janes, or the ceasefires my parents called actually speaking to one another. I can still see the lilac peeking from … Continue reading

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You Kan Change The World

It was around supper time on Valentine’s Day, when I opened my door to a folded heart stuck in one of my sneakers. I always take them off before coming in, serving as a handy mailbox. It was from the … Continue reading

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Things Could Be Worse

I’m in Starbucks obsessing over some concerns I have. I know enough, when I’m in this place, to compose an immediate gratitude list to bail myself out of my ceremonial self-pity. Before I could whip out my notebook, a woman … Continue reading

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Some Of What I’m Grateful For

To be even aware, to be grateful. For waking up every day feet firmly on the floor, regardless of how I feel. That I can still run in my 6th decade alongside nature, my truest companion. Reading as a major … Continue reading

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Shove Thy Neighbor

I’m in the elevator with a woman in a fur coat I think lives on 12.  She’s in her 80s, still snappily dressed, but occasionally stalls like a Chevy forgetting where she’s parked. I was told by her daughter, if … Continue reading

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New Year’s Revolution

No, that’s not one of my famous typos, it’s how I’m approaching 2018, like a WAC,  going to war. It’s interesting how army women are called WACS, short for Women’s Army Core.   Wonder whose testosterone was overflowing when that … Continue reading

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Gifts From The Heart

As a follow-up to my, Gun To Your Head Giving, piece, I want to share a thing or two. I love to give.  As I’ve said many times, generosity is the great elixir to personal pain, taking you out of … Continue reading

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Bah Humbuggy

No, that’s not a typo, it’s a rewrite. The holidays are upon us, and there’s nothing we can do about it, so to quote those great philosophers, The Three Stooges, if you can’t beat-em, join-em. I seem to irritate people … Continue reading

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God’s Girls

I received such nice comments on my Pollyanna piece, making me glad I wrote it, after almost deleting it because it was so, you know, Pollyanna-ish. Has had me thinking about the three Gs. Grace, Gratitude, and Generosity…the three places … Continue reading

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