Monthly Archives: December 2011

Day 365 – A Wonderful Year of Grateful Living (2011)

2011 – A Wonderful Year of Grateful Living It has been a long, fulfilling year of blogging, but will be a lifetime of memories. What started out on January 1 as a commitment has ended on December 31 as a … Continue reading

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Day 364 – My Favorite Gratitude Blog Posts of 2011

As 2011 comes to a close, I am amazed at how fast the time has passed. When I started writing this blog on January 1, I never would have imagined the full range of emotions that I had to endure: anger,compassion,disappointment,envy,  fear,  excitement, frustration, loneliness, … Continue reading

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Day 363 – New Year’s Resolutions

Oh, how I love New Year’s resolutions.  Something about the blank slate, the possibility for growth. It’s well known that New Year’s resolutions don’t have a high success rate. So why do we continue to make resolutions every year even … Continue reading

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Day 362 – The Angels Among Us

December 28 – A 10-year-old boy walked into a Kmart store in San Mateo on Wednesday afternoon, placed $20 on the counter and said he wanted to pay down a stranger’s layaway account. Sameera Chatfield, the supervisor who helped the … Continue reading

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Day 361 – Remembering the Year of 2011

2011 was a year of extremes.  From the tragedy of Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami, to the pageantry of a British Royal wedding; from the wave of revolutionary change in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya, to the solemn commemoration that took … Continue reading

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Day 360 – Thank You to the People of the World

‘Thank you’ – two words that can mean a lot to so many people. Thank you may mean a simple gesture of appreciation. It can also convey feelings of happiness and wonder to the other person. Whether the words are … Continue reading

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Day 359 – A Gratitude Story (The Seed in the Mud)

“The Seed in the Mud, [a story] by Paul Berchtold. Used by permission of the author. This story is found at Thank-Your-Stars.com.” Once upon a time there was a seed buried in the mud. It was in dark blackness. It … Continue reading

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Day 358 – Gratitude and Marriage

Why do people marry? The short answer is that they are in love. Marriage affords endless opportunities to practice loving. But because of the intimacy of the relationship, personal flaws are revealed, that we can slip into negativity, forgetting what it … Continue reading

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Day 357 – Grateful For A Magical Place Called Disneyland

Try to imagine a world without Walt Disney. Without Disneyland, Disneyworld, and all things Disney.  It would be pretty hard to do. For Disney was a man who transformed the entertainment industry, into what we know today. He pioneered the … Continue reading

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Day 356 – Let Your Light Shine

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, … Continue reading

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