Category Archives: Gratitude

Grandmother’s Blessing

It did not feel much like Christmas this year. There was much sadness in my home and outside, no beautiful, sparkling blanket of snow. Christmas Eve day was overcast and foggy and warm enough to walk out in a tee … Continue reading

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Matthew 7:1

I grew up in a family where, whenever I would be upset or cry over something, I was told “Oh stop it.  There’s worse in the world than you.”  I’m sure it was meant to toughen me up, make me … Continue reading

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The Screaming Woman

I have a sick dog right now.  He seems to be doing better on medication but I am having a hard time letting myself be hopeful.  This feels like one more body blow from life that I can’t take right … Continue reading

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Grandmother

On Saturday I had a double massage session.  Two hours of sheer bliss.  My body must have know subconsiously that I would be needing extra strenght and stamina in the days to come. As I lay on the table, I … Continue reading

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Happy Rebirthday!

Last week we spent a few days up in Boston celebrating my birthday.  One afternoon while we were relaxing, waiting to go out, I checked my iPad.  There were several notifications from WordPress that had been sitting unopened for a … Continue reading

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A Leap of Faith

I always find it difficult to write about spiritual/mystical experiences.   I grew up in a family that prayed to the saints for everything – a lost sock, to sell a house, to be safe in the car, you name … Continue reading

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Fresh Earth

I sit in the quickening darkness and listen. The birds last song of the evening giving way to the night chorus of peepers. The panting of the dogs as they tire themselves out struggling over one last stick. Eventually, even … Continue reading

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