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Obligatory Gratitude?

“Thanksgiving is this month, so we’ve got to be thankful for what we’ve got.” That’s what I heard the woman tell her young daughter at the supermarket while waiting to pay for her cart full of groceries. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” Henry David Thoreau In the United States, today is the official holiday set aside for gratitude and togetherness. Just let that sink in for a moment. Every … Continue reading

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Grateful

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. I think it’s a holiday that needs to be officially observed every month in our consumption based social culture. There are a couple of reasons we are told to be grateful. The … Continue reading

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Gratitude–Actually?

I had been half listening to an interview on the radio during a long drive the other day. The guest advocated cultivating an attitude of gratitude in order to attract more good things into ones life. Soon, I began to … Continue reading

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A Holiday For Gratitude

I think that it’s fitting that the calendar placement of Thanksgiving is before the rest of our traditional holidays. I’m glad we don’t cram Thanksgiving into one of the days between Christmas and New Years Day. Carefully contemplating gratitude and enjoying what we … Continue reading

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The Grass Is Always Browner On The Other Side Of The Fence Day

Even though he wasn’t going to be in Norfolk on or near his birthday, I still wanted to have a CD and a special gift on hand for Jorge’s next visit.  A few Saturdays ago I selected the music and … Continue reading

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Dissatisfaction And Greed

Jorge sniffed his coffee, took a sip, then slouched into the sofa.  He flashed a wry grin at me.  “Do you feel satisfied today?” I gave him a nod with my firm reply that I certainly felt happy and satisfied … Continue reading

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