On Grief and Gratitude

“Ye have lost a child—nay, she is not lost to you, who is found to Christ; she is not sent away, but only sent before; like unto a star, which going out of our sight, doth not die and vanish, but shineth in another hemisphere.” ~ Samuel Rutherford   This October, as in years past,Continue reading “On Grief and Gratitude”

Grateful for the Challenge: #30DaysofThanks 2017

Gratitude is the mother of the virtues. ~ Cicero An icy cold November rain casts its melancholic tune outside my windowpane this afternoon as I ponder my blessings and sip hot tea from an ordinary mug. November is devoted to the #30DaysofThanks challenge, and I’m heeding the call again this year.  If my focus remainsContinue reading “Grateful for the Challenge: #30DaysofThanks 2017”

Beautiful November Days: Giving Thanks Day One (30 Days of Thanks)

“There is music in the meadows, in the air — Autumn is here; Skies are gray, but hearts are mellow, Leaves are crimson, brown, and yellow; Pines are soughing, birches stir, And the Gipsy trail is fresh beneath the fir. There is rhythm in the woods, and in the fields, Nature yields: And the harvestContinue reading “Beautiful November Days: Giving Thanks Day One (30 Days of Thanks)”

Why Thanksgiving is My Favorite Holiday and the “Thirty Days of Thanks” Begins November 1st

When you arise in the morning, think of what a privilege it is to be alive: to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.  ~ Marcus Aurelius The month of November is a special time for me. For one, it is the month of my birth, and for that simple fact, I’m forever enamored with allContinue reading “Why Thanksgiving is My Favorite Holiday and the “Thirty Days of Thanks” Begins November 1st”