Three Thanks A Week

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Archive for January 2010

Jan 25 Kiki

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©Matthew McDermott /Polaris /eyevine

His name is Kiki; I will never forget it. He was pulled from the rubble of his apartment eight long days after the quake that rocked Port-Au-Prince Haiti.

Today I am thankful that

  1. Kiki reminds me to be joyful, even in the midst of despair.
  2. despite bitter ignorance, the world has embraced a tiny country in need beyond our comprehension.
  3. we can come together virtually and make a difference.

For what are you thankful?

If you would like to contribute to the Haitian relief effort, here is an extensive list of organizations.

Written by Grace

January 25, 2010 at 9:03 am

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January 11 Dawn

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I do not say that John or Jonathan, that this generation or the next, will realize all this; but such is the character of that morrow which mere lapse of time can never make to dawn.  The light which puts out our eyes is darkness to us. Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star.                           – from Walden by Henry David Thoreau

There is indeed more day to dawn; we are eleven days into the New Year 2010 – a milestone for many, a mile marker for others.  This morning I stood and watched the pink dawn slowly fade against the canopy of frozen trees that frame our neighborhood and wished there was a rewind.  I’m slow to move but anxious to face the day after a long time away.

Today I am thankful for

  1. getting home safely
  2. so many good friends to lend a hand
  3. a gentle pink dawn

For what are you thankful?

Written by Grace

January 11, 2010 at 8:57 am

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Jan 4 Trials and Trails

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Sometimes the most foreboding trails are where you discover the most interesting things, and sometimes they are simply more trying.  Either way, when you come to the end you feel a little more satisfied than when you started.

Today I’m thankful for simple things that make the trails and trials bearable:

  1. the kind woman that takes out the trash with her quiet humor.
  2. laughter and smiles just when you need them.
  3. hot coffee in the icy morning and a glass of red wine at the end of another long and trying day.

For what are you thankful?

Written by Grace

January 4, 2010 at 11:40 pm

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