Category Archives: Gratitude

Appreciating What We Have

“The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one’s appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.” – Amelia Earhart My brother and his … Continue reading

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Can We be Grateful?

“Most of us forget to take time for wonder, praise and gratitude until it is almost too late. Gratitude is a many-colored quality, reaching in all directions. It goes out for small things and for large; it is a God-ward … Continue reading

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Finding Beauty Wherever We Are

“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” – Ashley Smith … Continue reading

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Walking the Talk

“How can you sing of amazing grace and all God’s wonders without using your hands?” – Mahalia Jackson  Thanksgiving Day is over in the United States, and we’ve talked about thankfulness a great deal. But do we act grateful? A … Continue reading

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Christmas Past

“This is the message of Christmas:  We are never alone.” – Taylor Caldwell  The Advent season this year had its ups and downs for me. During the first week in December, I seemed to have two weeks of activity packed … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

“Gratitude is the real treasure God wants us to find, because it isn’t the pot of gold but the rainbow that colors our world.”― Richelle E. Goodrich, author This morning I participated in a local Turkey Trot as part of … Continue reading

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Letting Ourselves Be Pampered

“I love to give gifts that pamper and indulge—and make a person feel really special.” – Oprah Winfrey My friend Tina was a busy mother of five, who worked part-time while working on her doctorate degree. She also made time … Continue reading

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