When Gratitude is Your Wrapping Paper

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When gratitude is your wrapping paper, everything is a gift.   If someone had told me ten years ago that I would ever be grateful for my tsunami divorce, I would have thought they were ignorant. Or cruel. Or, at the very least, utterly clueless and insensitive.   But, you what?   They would have … Continue reading When Gratitude is Your Wrapping Paper

8 Things That Cannot Wait Until Tomorrow

I used to promise myself that I would have fun as soon as the weekend arrived. And then, I would push it off until the summer. I even let it get to the point where I resigned myself to more work and little play until retirement. The timing was never quite right to let up … Continue reading 8 Things That Cannot Wait Until Tomorrow

A Note of Gratitude

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I wanted to take a moment to extend a note of gratitude to all of my readers, both those of you that have followed the blog from its inception over five years ago and those of you that just recently signed on. You're all an important part of this site. I have heard from so … Continue reading A Note of Gratitude

Turning Microaggressions Into Microappreciations

I hear more and more about microaggressions - slight, often unintended discriminatory comments or behaviors directed towards some individual or group. Microaggressions are subtle and often reveal a subconscious bias. It's easy to discount microaggressions. I admit it, I've dismissed them as simply one more area that the sensitive "snowflakes" are complaining about. But then I realize that … Continue reading Turning Microaggressions Into Microappreciations

Growing Older, Growing Wiser…IF You Keep This in Mind

Have you noticed that some people seem to find their inner zen and worldly wisdom as they age while others only seem to settle into negativity and bitterness? Have you ever wondered why that is? As we get older, there are two opposing forces that can impact our general happiness and outlook. Two divergent agencies … Continue reading Growing Older, Growing Wiser…IF You Keep This in Mind