Tag Archives: Gratitude

3/4 of the Way There

This is my mother, my mom.  I’ve never written about what she means to me before because I cry every time. Here she is all of about 22 years old.  She is holding her first child, me. I’d like to … 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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A Birthday to Remember

Sometimes, the weirdest things happen to me.  Well, they happen because I’m a certifiable dork. My birthday is today. All I can say is what was I thinking? A week ago I agreed that because of my horrible habit of grinding … Continue reading

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CIM I Love/Hate You

Well I did it… I ran the CIM…ok I sorta ran the CIM. I set a finisher goal of 4:40.  I thought, that’s doable for my first full marathon.  The hills are at the beginning and I’ve been training pretty … 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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