Three Thanks A Week

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Archive for July 2010

July 26 A Slice of Peace

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I have a place in my mind that I escape to when I need some semblance of peace. It’s a place I go to find a center and a quiet calm when I can’t sleep or concentrate. I ran across this image the other day and it struck me how closely it resembled my imagined retreat. Now I want to visit, but perhaps that would spoil the illusion.

Today I am thankful for

  1. a tiny slice of peace amid the madness.
  2. more days with Bob and her antics.
  3. a wealth of friends who indulge my wild ideas over a few drinks.

For what are you thankful?

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July 26, 2010 at 6:56 pm

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July 19 Cure for Monday

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Somehow we need to find a cure for Monday, seriously. While we await a diagnosis, days drag on like … slow draggy things. And doesn’t Monday specialize in all things draggy?

Yes, we need a Monday cure.

I am thankful for …

  1. a night of music and laughter
  2. the little luxuries that I too often take for granted, such as this cup of coffee
  3. the recent gift of patience – not sure where it came from, but thank you to whomever passed it along.

For what are you thankful?

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July 19, 2010 at 8:14 am

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July 12 Bobcat

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It’s been a very long, tough week.  Our cat Bob is still very sick after six months and so far no one can figure out what’s going on with her. We are in a weary fear the worst and hope for the best mode.

But today I’m thankful that

  1. we found a new vet.
  2. we have a referral this week to an internist for some testing (don’t tell Bob about that).
  3. despite feeling so crappy, she still climbed up on the bed this morning and smacked me in the face with that hairy toed paw – repeatedly.

For what are you thankful?

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July 12, 2010 at 8:02 am

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July 5 Freedoms

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Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation and freedom in all just pursuits.  – Thomas Jefferson

I watched hours upon hours of the History Channel’s “America The Story of Us” this weekend. I know I should have been more “productive” but I think I needed a little empty space – or maybe I’m just lazy.  Either way, thinking about the history of this country is heart warming and heart breaking. We are so far from perfect and I often wonder if we lose sight of the goal, but you only have to walk around another place in the world to realize how much we have to be thankful.

Today I am thankful for

  1. people who speak their minds when it’s quite likely they will be subject to criticism or worse.
  2. friends who support each other sincerely.
  3. the wealth of relevant history regarding democracy – the meaning, the cost, the rewards  – lest it get bandied about carelessly.

For what are you thankful?

Written by Grace

July 5, 2010 at 8:46 am

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