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for: ‘Gratefulness’

Fear of Wasted Time

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!  I love you! I thought this post might be the perfect Mother’s Day gift–for those of you “done” being parents (are you ever really done?), for those of you in the throes of parenthood, or for those of you who do not have kids.  Did I wrangle everyone up? Imagine: you’re […]

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Love is…

My husband emptying the dishwasher…unbidden. My daughter telling me, “You look beautiful today,” even when I’m wearing sweats and I haven’t combed my hair. A friend sending me a “good morning, sunshine!” e-mail on her way to take her kids to school. A note from a stranger, saying sweet things about Eve. The UPS guy […]

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To Be Remembered

College was a stressful, lonely time for me, mainly because of financial worries.  I never knew if I would have enough money to cover the next quarter’s payments…or rent…or food.  In fact, I was on the UCLA crew team (the rowing team, for those of you not familiar with that term), which consisted of three- […]

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To Begin is the Hardest

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would […]

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Home Again

So much to tell you, and yet it’s late…and I’m exhausted. A nugget of wisdom for tonight.  You’ll hear much more from me tomorrow. From Mary Oliver’s “Swimming, One Day in August”: “About tomorrow, who knows anything. Except that it will be time, again, for the deepening and quieting of the spirit.” Deep breath in.  […]

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