Tag Archives: gratitude

connected.

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grateful to have had my 2nd vax dose

knowing it’s not just to keep me well

but to give all who i may cross paths with

a better chance to stay well too. 

 

“healing yourself is connected with healing others.”

-yoko ono

book fairies.

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how sweet to find this book 

 sitting outside on the window ledge of a downtown store  

on a sunny saturday

just waiting for someone

to pick it up and take it home to read. 

gratitude to the book fairies.

“books are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind. books are humanity in print.”

-barbara w. tuchman

there will be bands and dancing.

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dear ann arbor family –

see you in the fall

there will be bands & dancing as we reunite eventually. 

thank you, roos roost coffee. 

i really appreciate you

for filling us with coffee and optimism.

 

“joy weathers any storm: happiness rides the waves.”

-todd stocker

thank you.

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“I made this thank you note. I’m going to give it to my family.”

“what are you thanking them for?”

“I’m going to thank them for being my family.”

 

“if the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.”

*Meister Eckhart

 

 

*Eckhart von Hochheim (c. 1260 – c. 1328), commonly known as Meister Eckhart, was a German theologian, philosopher, and mystic.

thankful.

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“gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received.

thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling.

thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.”

-henry van dyke 

happy thanksgiving and much gratitude to all

 

 

 

image credit: ida bohatta (children’s book illustrator and author)

accidents.

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along the way on my weekday drive

there is often a traffic mishap or accident

and if I begin to worry about being late

or get annoyed by the hold up

  i think about how the person/people involved must feel

how their life instantly changed in that moment

they were just having an ordinary day

and then

this happened

maybe they were

headed to work

to visit someone

leaving for a vacation

going to a celebration

helping someone

so many possibilities

 i’ve got no room to complain 

 nothing to worry about

puts it all right back into perspective

so i listen to my music and sit with my gratitude.

 

“since human wisdom cannot secure us from accidents,

it is the greatest effort of reason to bear them well. “

-john paul jones

 

 

 

 

 

 

image credit: wellandgood.com

best day.

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not a bad idea to follow a dog’s lead.
“success is to wake up each morning
and consciously decide
that today will be the best day of your life.”
― ken poirot
credits: semi.rad, downtown home and garden

find something.

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here was what I found:

  1. a fairy house in the woods
  2. a handful of wildflowers
  3. a pine bough
  4. birds
  5. meadow grass
  6. quiet beauty
  7. a heart-shaped stone
  8. stone steps to sit on and watch the river

what have your found that you are grateful for?

 

 

 

image credit: simpleacres