Gratitude Archives

All I Want For Christmas…

It’s that time of year where the question “What do you want for Christmas” gets asked of us all… a lot.  This question is the bane of my December existence, because typically?? I. Don’t. Know.  Is there stuff I want?  Sure – I’d like new pots and pans because I love to cook, I want(…)

#Movember   November…

#Movember November…

For the second year running now, I have friends that are actively participating in “Movember,” which last year I was pretty sure was also known as “the Male excuse to not shave for a month.” Well, it is but since it’s for charity I guess that works.  But I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have(…)

  1. Giving Patterns | Marenated: [...] the holiday seasons gears up and Movember closes down, giving remains front of mind for me. While I love…

#TR30Days The Rhythm of Happiness

#TR30Days The Rhythm of Happiness

Last night, I received a phone call from a rather distraught friend. Despite the fact that it was after midnight and I was asleep; of course I took it. (1)  She went on to explain that despite trying her hardest, following all “the rules,” and working non-stop?? She couldn’t reach her destination: happiness. Despite all(…)

Won’t You Be My Neighbor….

Won’t You Be My Neighbor….

“Won’t you be, oh won’t you be, oh won’t you be my neighbor??” Do you remember that song from Mr. Rodgers?  As a kid, we used to make fun of that song – what’s the big deal with neighbors, anyway??  We didn’t get it. Honestly? I still often forget how deep the value of great(…)

Scary Movies & Uncomfortable Moments

As a general rule, I don’t watch scary movies.  They make me uncomfortable, my heart beats faster than when I’ve had 5 cups of coffee, and since I’m the girl who dwells on everything??  Once I’m spooked, I’m generally spooked for HOURS.  Beyond that?  I like to laugh and I think that if you’re going(…)

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“Whip It” & You Tube

I can absolutely ‘whip; my gratitude moment for the day early today.  This morning, I overslept – probably because I couldn’t fall asleep until nearly 2:30am – but my internet went down for upgrades well before that.  So, I open my eyes and it’s nearly 6 – whoops!  Natalie fell asleep again after I woke(…)

Gratitude Moment for the day: Facebook

Today? I  was pretty grateful for Facebook – I really hate data entry (1) and it tends to make me a little grousy -which is why I tend to do it at the end of the day – of course, then I’m exhausted and fall asleep in front of the computer so wind up tackling(…)

  1. TheOneCrystal: Lest anyone doubt the veracity of my carved-pumpkin awesomeness?? Check out the photo on facebook (it's public :p ):