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for: ‘Gratefulness’


The day is cloudy.  The birds are flitting about the bird feeder (juncos, cardinals, woodpeckers, and nuthatches), and the quaking aspen are standing guard out front.  A great day for a fire in the fireplace. I’m spending the day with my two most favorite people in all the world.  We’ll have a Thanksgiving meal, then […]

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Pre-Thanksgiving Thoughts

Have you heard of the four books out by Skylight Paths Publishing called, in order, Spring: A Spiritual Biography of the Season, Summer: A Spiritual Biography of the Season, Autumn: A Spiritual Biography of the Season, Winter: A Spiritual Biography of the Season?  They’re wonderful books that include short snippets of poetry or prose or […]

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Worthy’s Surprise Visit

What a surprise!  Dan kept saying he was bringing a gift home on Thursday afternoon.  I had no idea. He actually drove up to the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport to pick up my sister Worthy.  They’d been planning this since June, I think.  He called me on his way home saying, “Yeah, you know how Liliana […]

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How Good We Have It

Liliana and I were waiting yesterday in front of the bank while Dan withdrew more hrivnas (Ukrainian bills).  I’m sure I looked shocked when a man pointed to the ATM line, indicating, “Are you in line?”  I shook my head and pointed to Dan and said no and thank you.  I think he’s the second […]

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The Perfect Birthday Present

Today is my birthday, and I’m counting all the things I love about my life right now.  The darling, temperamental girl shown above, certainly–and the fact that a front loader can excite her to no end.  Dan, my best friend and husband.  Loyal friends you can count on.  Health.  The beauty of the smallest things, […]

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