Thankful Thursdays

For strangers’ kindness. I’ve written in the past about “paying it forward” and what a great thing that can be. Well, during our recent trip, we had occasion to be on the receiving end. While having breakfast at the hotel … Continue reading

Thankful Thursdays

For the great outdoors. Life is good where the Wi-Fi is weak. A week thus far full of adventure, bucket list check offs, and challenges met. Here, where the days begin with breathtaking views of nature and end with unobstructed … Continue reading

Thankful Thursdays

For 400. In February of 2012, when I set out to post weekly writings that focused on gratitude, I didn’t think I would still be at it seven and a half years later. My intention was to share with you … Continue reading

Thankful Thursdays

That we always have something to give. As you know, during the last few weeks, I’ve been fundraising for the St. Jude kids. A lot of you have donated, and I am so grateful to you. But, today, I just … Continue reading

Thankful Thursdays

For what points me true north. In 1925, in his weekly newspaper, Mahatma Gandhi once published a list referred to as The Seven Social Sins. The list was first mentioned in a sermon delivered by Anglican priest, Frederick Lewis Donaldon, … Continue reading

Thankful Thursdays

For parental gardening. A couple of nights ago, I was giving my daughter some suggestions and advice on a topic we’ve discussed many times before, and the following exchange took place: Lauren:  “I know, I know, you’ve told me that, … Continue reading

Paying it forward.

How would you like to help save a child’s life? Here’s yet another opportunity knocking on your door. When I think about the challenges faced by cancer-stricken children and their families, I feel so fortunate for the simple things in … Continue reading

Thankful Thursdays

For opportunities to make a difference. We really don’t have to wait for such opportunities to come knocking at the door. There is so much help needed out there. All we have to do is look around us and we’ll … Continue reading

Thankful Thursdays

For time to prepare. I think those of us living in hurricane-prone areas can be thankful for advances in predicting the course of these storms.  New technology in satellite imagery and computer modeling is making it possible for meteorologists to … Continue reading

Thankful Thursdays

For that intoxicating scent. Please find me perfume that smells like café! We know smells can trigger all sorts of feelings and conjure up sharp recollection. The scent of Cuban coffee does that for me. Especially in the morning. My … Continue reading