Three Thanks A Week

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Archive for September 2009

September 29 Music

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cc image courtesy flickr.com/photos/angelocesare

I realize that a musician being thankful for music is oh-so-obvious, but this week I cannot escape it.    Music is such an important part of who I am that sometimes just maybe I take it for granted.  So instead I will be boldly grateful.

Today, I am thankful for

  1. the chance to hear live music, unmediated and bouncing off the hollow walls of an old bar.
  2. hard working, authentic musicians that continue to inspire me.
  3. finding and striking chords I thought were long lost but instead were merely waiting for the right time to ring true.

For what are you thankful?

Written by Grace

September 29, 2009 at 9:06 am

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September 21 Rain

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I opened my eyes
And looked up at the rain,
And it dripped in my head
And flowed into my brain,
And all that I hear as I lie in my bed
Is the slishity-slosh of the rain in my head.

I step very softly,
I walk very slow,
I can’t do a handstand–
I might overflow,
So pardon the wild crazy thing I just said–
I’m just not the same since there’s rain in my head.

Rain, by Shel Silverstein

Today I am thankful for …

  1. a roof over our heads that is not *knock on wood* leaking.
  2. being happily contented to sit in the rain and listen to great live music with friends.
  3. for the woman who sat next me, a brain cancer survivor, smiling and laughing and living so out loud.

For what are you thankful?

Written by Grace

September 21, 2009 at 1:18 pm

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September 14 Remembering

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Do you remember where you were on that moment?

Can you count the ways your life has changed since then?

Today I am thankful for

  1. a moment in time that while tragic, helped me find the greatest joy in my life.
  2. the people who know me and love me despite what they know.
  3. second chances, and third chances, and sometimes even a fourth … or more.

For what are you thankful?

Written by Grace

September 14, 2009 at 8:09 pm

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September 7 Labor

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cc image courtesy flickr.com/photos/24443965@N08

Too often I forget how my luxuries are sometimes the burden of those that labor.  According to the photo:  “In 1894, Japan exported fifty million pounds of tea, three-fourths of which came to the United States.  The labor of picking of this immense crop is performed largely by children.”  There are beautiful faces in that photo, have a look at the original.

Today I am thankful for:

  1. A simple day of rest.
  2. Quiet moments of reflection.
  3. A gathering of good friends, good food and healthy laughter.

For what are you thankful?

Written by Grace

September 7, 2009 at 9:54 am

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