Expressing Gratitude for Unfailing Friendship

The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship. ~William Blake   Spending time on the couch this afternoon confiding in a dear friend about the woes and triumphs we face was time well spent. Wise beyond her years, my friend seems to always know what to say in a thoughtful and confident manner.Continue reading “Expressing Gratitude for Unfailing Friendship”

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”

Giving Thanks Despite Not Wanting To: Giving Thanks Day Five (30 Days of Thanks)

The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson This morning, I arose with a burdened mind and saddened heart. It was tough gettingContinue reading “Giving Thanks Despite Not Wanting To: Giving Thanks Day Five (30 Days of Thanks)”

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)”

A perfect season, a time to heal

Some of your hurts you have cured/And the sharpest you still have survived/But what torments of grief you endured/From the evil which never arrived. Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is aContinue reading “A perfect season, a time to heal”