Three Thanks A Week

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Archive for February 2011

February 28 Almost

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It’s almost Spring – almost in that way where you can start to see bits of color here and there, but without the torrent of pollen swimming in the air. But fear not pollen lovers, Zyrtec and Claritin are stocked on the endcaps of your favorite Target – sneezing and wheezing are soon to follow!

Today I am thankful for

  1. a beautiful weekend of sunshine and warm weather
  2. the happy heads of daffodils filling the front yard
  3. a chance to see family and the fishes for a short while.

For what are you thankful?

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Written by Grace

February 28, 2011 at 7:06 am

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February 22 The Library

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A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the lumber-room of his library, where he can get it if he wants it.  – Arthur Conan Doyle

Sometimes when I close my eyes I see an enormous library housing the tidbits of my life. Sometimes it’s a cluttered mess, other times it has the smell of old wood dressed in regal attire. At times it’s littered with scraps of half finished ideas – stacked to the ceiling in a corner, and sometimes, it’s just a perfect balance of space.

Today I am thankful for

  1. happy stacks of time and imagination.
  2. the clutter, de-cluttered.
  3. the bright sunshine streaming through those windows… .that are in desperate need of cleaning.

 

For what are you thankful?

Written by Grace

February 22, 2011 at 11:35 am

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February 14 Power

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Tahrir Square image courtesy NPR

How do you define power?  The ability to exercise authority over someone or some thing? Is a dictator powerful? Dictionary.com has 32 entries under that single word. We have a fascination with power.

If you can push past the artificial and commercial sentiments, today we celebrate power. The power of some unseen force that ties us together, grips our minds and keeps us safe.  Love.

Today I am thankful for the power – unseen but not unnoticed – of love.

  1. for little bits of unspoken “I love you, even when you make me crazy.”
  2. for an overwhelming rush of passion.
  3. for a quiet, enduring love that fills all the spaces in the room.

Be thankful for those that you love, and love you.

Written by Grace

February 14, 2011 at 7:12 am

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February 3 Ordered Chaos

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Sometimes my life seems to move along in spurts that are marked by very long days and high activity in which I simply fail to notice the time, or the day. My clock becomes a set of equations to be solved and my whole focus is set upon that task. The normal routine falls away, replaced by something that can only be ordered chaos.

I missed Three Thanks last week, and this week it would have slipped away again save a gentle reminder. Despite the chaos, my days have been blessed with all sorts of joy.

I am thankful for ..

  1. anniversaries that are not merely a mark on the calendar, but an everyday gift.
  2. co-workers with kind words.
  3. gentle reminders.

For what are you thankful?

 

Written by Grace

February 3, 2011 at 7:05 am

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