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Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here whenever I feel the need. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair. Now, my focus is sharing this journey we call life.

“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf

“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Telling the Truth Tuesday: Gratitude

My word for the day - gratitude - for whatever good health I have in this particular moment, the health of my family members and friends, including all of you guys. Gratitude for financial security, good friends, music, dance, art, our dog, Buddy, all the children (and teenagers) in my life, good movies, good books, the BBC series from 2000 called Monarch of the Glen (found on Netflix and totally entranced by it). I could go on, but I'll stop here.

What are you grateful for today?


Manzanita said...

A lot of truth in this post. I'll just settle for #1 ..... good health at this moment. Our health is such a fragile commodity and we all should be grateful for it.

Karen Jones Gowen said...

My husband and I just finished watching the 4 year series of Upstairs, Downstairs on Netflix. Glad we did because it disappeared July 1. Loved it! So there's one very small thing I'm grateful for along with many big things, like good health (knock on wood.)

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DL Hammons said...

I'm thankful for the pleasures of today...and the possibility of tomorrow! :)


As I take each day as it comes I am grateful for the present,


Julie Flanders said...

More and more I realize how lucky I am that I can say I am grateful for good health when there are so many who can't. Love your list and now you have me curious about Monarch of the Glen.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

I enjoyed that series when I watched it on BBCAmerica some years ago...nice pick!

And a great reminder to be grateful!

Arlee Bird said...

Yes, grateful for my many blessings and those of my family.

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