Category Archives: Gratitude

Tilting at Windmills

Written on Monday, August 2, 2010 at 12:57am We all, have our demons. We chase them and curse them, but like my coworker says, we never catch em. So why do we do this? Why do we expend so much … Continue reading

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Figgy

  My love for figs is well known. My love for a particular fig tree is not so well known. I found this fig tree along the Sacramento River many years ago.  Since then, a wrought iron fence was put … Continue reading

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Wisdom

Written on Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at 11:01pm These first three days of the week have been full of interesting insights. They have not all been pleasant nor have they all been invited. But the insights were nonetheless received and mulled … Continue reading

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White Chickens

Written on Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at 12:23am When I was a little girl I went to the Arvin library as much as I could during the summer. Just like the movies where the heroine finds solace in among the book … Continue reading

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Clearing is a Noun

I’ve been approaching my 56th birthday with the idea that I would like to get rid of some things in my life.  I carry a boatload of feelings with me every day that quite frankly I’m tired of carrying.  I say the … Continue reading

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Winter in California

Living in California’s central valley is like living inside your house and never coming out.  Sometimes you get a little chilly so you add a sweater, sometimes its too warm so you open a window or two. There really are … Continue reading

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To Receive You Have to Let Go

I decided to volunteer at the CIM because a friend, Laura was running, another friend, Ellisa asked us to, and because I needed to give back to this community of mine that has opened so many doors and exposed me … Continue reading

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Susete’s Birthday

 Over twenty years ago I met a young woman at work.  She was hired on as a student assistant and worked among a group of crazy but passionate professionals. Susete was just 16 at the time. Little did I know … Continue reading

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Day 7: Gratitude Moves

My friend asked to give voice to my gratitude for three things, once a day for a week. Today I got my sorry self out of bed at 5:30 in the morning and went on a hike at Montaña de … Continue reading

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Day 6: Gratitude Begets Gratitude

My friend asked to give voice to my gratitude for three things, once a day for a week. Today I travelled 286 miles with a dog. As I drove I thought about how much effort went into packing up my … Continue reading

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Day 5: Gratitude is Seeing the Beauty

My friend asked to give voice to my gratitude for three things, once a day for a week. Today, a day when we received our first rain in months, I found gratitude in the beauty of it all. Day 5. … Continue reading

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Day 4: Gratitude is Not Fussing Over the Timing

My friend asked to give voice to my gratitude for three things, once a day for a week. Today I found my inspiration at the last minute. Day 4. Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Today has been all about time.  I … Continue reading

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Day 2: Gratitude is Seeing the Connection

Gratitude is Seeing the Connection
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Day 1: Gratitude is a Verb

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