Three Thanks A Week

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Archive for November 2010

November 29 Stillness

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Was the weekend crazy with worry, rushing, and frenzy?  Imagine at last –  the chance for Monday to be a day of stillness.

I hope you had a wonderful holiday and that today shares a little bit of peace.

Today I am thankful for

  1. the house walls resonating with voices, football, laughter and good times.
  2. the many blessings that we have – a warm house, food and family.
  3. the sweet stillness of Monday morning.

For what are you thankful?

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Written by Grace

November 29, 2010 at 8:24 am

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November 22 Ablaze

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It's mornings like this;
The stingy sun trying to hold back
Even the warmth of its reflection
Flashing coldly In the lake.
When November leaves drop in sudden gusts,
Like a red and yellow flock of birds
Swooping at once to ground.
Or even nights:
When winds reach wet hands
To take you spinning with random paper
Down back street gutters, under straining bridges
To clogged rivers.
It's this:
The time of year, along with spring,
When poets must take care
Not to sing the same old songs
Stolen from tribal memory.
-   Thomas R. Drinkard

 

Today I am thankful for  …

  1. the cool touch of a November morning
  2. the quiet anticipation of holiday chaos
  3. the blessing of time and stories shared with friends.

For what are you thankful?

Written by Grace

November 22, 2010 at 8:32 am

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November 15 Being Thankful

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I know it sounds circular, or weird, or some other word I cannot put my finger on today  – but I woke up this morning completely grateful for feeling thankful – for learning how to be thankful (yes, it’s a learning process) and for the remarkable world shift that happens when you go from focusing on even the smallest amount of bad shit to the essence of the simplest gratitude.

It’s like there is this parallel ungrateful universe –  and even if you dip in a single toe it sucks you in and you have to work so hard to escape. Don’t try it – I see you wiggling that big toe – just hang here and say thanks.

Today I am thankful for

  1. a world in which I can sing – good, bad, or otherwise.
  2. a dream-filled night packed with reminders of how lucky I am.
  3. the luxury of a weekend of unmapped exploration, quiet mind time and slow cooked meals.

And you? For what are you thankful?

 

Written by Grace

November 15, 2010 at 8:19 am

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November 8 Heroes

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I was lucky when I was growing up – I had a lot of heroes. Not so much the superhero kind, but a healthy mix of family, teachers, coaches and mentors who took the time to share what they knew and eventually “save” me from whatever I’d gotten myself into after stubbornly ignoring them.

A hero to me then was someone that was generally around every day but stepped in at just the right minute to help – and that got me thinking about our world today.

Who are our children’s heroes?  Standards aside e.g. [insert list of pop culture names here] – what about Google? Apple? Facebook? Are they the new superheroes?

Today I am thankful for a few personal heroes –

  1. people that say thank you.
  2. the guy that broke out of his clique to help when I was trying to pry open a door with various extremities while muttering all sorts of .. well, let’s leave it at that.
  3. my enduring love – patient, kind and unmatched superhero powers.

How about you?

Written by Grace

November 8, 2010 at 7:50 am

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November 1 Spooks

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The night of ghouls and ghosts is behind us. This is usually where the roller coaster of the seasons takes a steep dive for me when I’d rather it ease along a level track and allow some time to take it all in.  On the other hand, I suppose a terrifying plunge can be just enough to keep one focused.

Today I am thankful for

  1. the thrill of the next two months with friends, family and festivities.
  2. each of the “trick or treats” followed by “thank you”s.
  3. an amazingly productive weekend and the power of two.

For what are you thankful?

Written by Grace

November 1, 2010 at 6:22 am

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