Three Thanks A Week

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Archive for May 2010

May 31 In Memoriam

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I held it truth, with him who sings
To one clear harp in divers tones,
That men may rise on stepping-stones
Of their dead selves to higher things.
– from In Memoriam by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Today I am thankful for people who answer
  1. when called to serve.
  2. when asked to sacrifice.
  3. when silence must be defeated.

Happy Memorial Day.

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May 31, 2010 at 11:14 am

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May 24 Love

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It’s a simply beautiful Monday morning and honestly the last thing I want to do is force myself into an office. Good thing I get to sit down first and be grateful in heaps. ¬†ūüėČ

Today I’m so very thankful that

  1. I was spoiled with little bits of love all weekend.
  2. the unflappable feline appears to be on the mend again.
  3. my first meeting of the day is with a kind and kindred spirit.
  4. a good friend has traversed another year – happy happy.

For what are you thankful?

Written by Grace

May 24, 2010 at 8:17 am

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May 17 Mondaze

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Yes, my guard stood hard when abstract threats
Too noble to neglect
Deceived me into thinking
I had something to protect
Good and bad, I define these terms
Quite clear, no doubt, somehow
Ah, but I was so much older then
I’m younger than that now

Р My Back Pages, Bob Dylan © 1964

When you are sick over the weekend, Monday looks more like a thief than a beggard. I stumbled into the early morning in a blurry haze trying desperately to hold together the handful of cogent thoughts I needed to get through the day.

Late in the afternoon someone asked me if Bob Dylan was a Beatle. ¬†I replied no, and all I got back was a skeptical stare. ¬†Fine, I said. ¬†Wikipedia it. And before the last “‘a” syllable crossed my lips I felt sort of old and I could hear my father saying “look it up”.

Monday, you are a cruel mistress but I am no less thankful ..

  1. that I can laugh at myself and be happy for the laughter.
  2. that this plague is actually just a silly cold that will pass in a day or so.
  3. that I had enough gas in the tank to get to work and didn’t have to stop and be late.

For what are you thankful?

Written by Grace

May 18, 2010 at 7:51 am

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May 10 Dreaming

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I’ve been restless. ¬†I’ve been dreaming but I cannot remember what I’m dreaming about, and it makes me edgy. The good news is that I am in fact, still dreaming.

Today I am thankful

  1. for dreams.
  2. for happy homecomings.
  3. for the chance to share a musical moment with a remarkable individual.

For what are you thankful?

Written by Grace

May 10, 2010 at 8:12 pm

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May 3 Keep Calm

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From Wikipedia: Keep Calm and Carry On was a propaganda poster produced by the British government in 1939 during the beginning of World War II, but never used. It was rediscovered in 2000 and has been re-issued by a number of private sector companies, and used as the decorative theme for a range of other products.

The poster was initially produced by the¬†Ministry of Information[1] in¬†1939 during the beginning of¬†World War II, and was intended as a “last case scenario” to be used only should the¬†Nazissucceed in invading Britain via¬†Operation Sea Lion, in order to stiffen resolve. Two-and-a-half million copies were printed, although the poster was distributed only in limited numbers.[2] The designer of the poster is not known.

A wonderful sentiment that was shared with me by a friend over this past weekend in words and spirit right at the perfect time.

Today I am thankful for

  1. those little bits of calm and new sparks of light.
  2. hot coffee, pancakes and laughter on a Sunday morning.
  3. the roof over our heads keeping us dry (so far) and sheltered from this pounding rain.

For what are you thankful?

Written by Grace

May 3, 2010 at 7:47 am

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