Category Archives: Gratitude

Christmas Peace 2014

Christmas is a great time to re-reflect on the need for peace in our families, tribes and planet. We often hear about the need to reduce personal violence or eliminate war, or better yet, to embrace peace. Making peace with … Continue reading

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Jessica Loves Her Life

This adorable video strikes home! (Apologies if you already saw it, but, I have seen it several times and still find it inspirational.) My wife and I often repeat, hopefully, with as much enthusiasm as Jessica, the things we love … Continue reading

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Living the Future in the Present

I have this strange belief about the future. I think some, probably a majority, of us, are here in the present, but from the future. We retain a memory of what the future is like. It is amazing, full of … Continue reading

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You Are Life

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Bonding with Life

Recently, I’ve had the pleasure of bonding with my new dog Molly. THE PROBLEM It began with having to discipline her for her “fear biting.” Of course, I recognized that she had been abused a couple years back in a … Continue reading

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I love my dog, but I had a problem

About six weeks ago, my wife brought home a rescue dog. Cute to the bone. I hadn’t planned on adding a dog to my life at this time, but… I was open to what lessons it might bring me that … Continue reading

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Resolution 2014 Post Script

I realize that in my last post, I used some self-deprecating comments like “I am only boringly normal.” But lest you think that I’m starting the new year on a depressive note, I am very grateful to be normal! Firstly, … Continue reading

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Resolution 2014

Last December (2013), I realized that my watchword for 2014 was to be “more joy.” This wasn’t about the Christmas spirit but a realization that as committed as I am to the 12 Commitments to Life (as explained in my … Continue reading

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Perfect Love Came First

When it first occurred to me how important to Life Love, Understanding and Gratitude are, I determined that those three energies were not just the place we are meant to go and to be, but that Love, Understanding and Gratitude … Continue reading

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Brain Health with Dr Andrew Weil

Dr. Andrew Weil, MD is well-recognized for his willingness to go beyond the medicine that US physicians are taught. He tells in his book Breathing, the Master Key to Self Healing, that he had to discover on his own the … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Gratitude

In the midst of loss, the thought of it having any purpose is beyond comprehension. Yet the holidays can be particularly difficult times if memories of loved ones steal your holiday peace, joy or sense of belonging.   On the … Continue reading

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Appreciation

Thank you Dr. Gordon Livingston, author of “Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart” for a wise book about lessons learned in life. I have always been grateful to learn from others’ mistakes. Why should I go through the pain if … Continue reading

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A Little More Gratitude, Please

Many writers and gratitude advocates (like moms) do their best to encourage us to have more gratitude. I also believe in gratitude. I believe gratitude is one of the main elements of who we really are. But with my devil’s … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Study in Gratitude

I love that people are making videos and Facebook pages based on the act and sense of gratitude. I know we hear a lot about having more gratitude and it is almost becoming overused. But I don’t think we can … Continue reading

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Sex and Bravery

Candice Holdorf is a brave woman. She is also a free woman. Free to be who she is without apology. I honor her living example of living fully. I was recently impressed with her article in Elephant Journal in which … Continue reading

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What happens when more people live longer?

Simply answered, when people live longer, they become happier. Contrary to the stereotyped image of losing interest in life, TED speaker and Director of the Stanford Center on Longevity, Laura Carstensen is sharing great information on the prospect of becoming … Continue reading

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It’s Okay to Cry

Grief… we have lost so many things. Many people today are talking about the loss of our freedoms and working opportunities. Loss of financial options. Loss of trust in the government, the banking system, the schools, etc. And while loss … Continue reading

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Mega Millions Missing

The buzz-buzz-buzz has been over the Mega Millions Jackpot. Did you hear it went missing? True. The juicy jackpot, the real riches, went missing. But, lucky that you found this post (or were sent this message) because I intend to … Continue reading

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The SLIP

Love, Understanding and Gratitude Energies are easily understood. Everyone I talk to about them agrees that our lives would be better if we focused on those all the time. 100% agreement. So I say to myself, “Great. We all agree … Continue reading

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Change the World

You’ve heard and seen the commercials. You can change the world by getting a degree at “Any” University. Change the world by enlisting at your local US Armed Services recruiter. You can change the world when you give money to … Continue reading

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2012 and The Year Of Understanding (Y.O.U.)

There are many prophecies and theories about what is in store for us in 2012. Hold on to your hats. It could be the end of the world. It could be the end of present tyrannies or simply a broad-based … Continue reading

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How My Terrier Taught Me Mastery

How My Terrier Taught Mastery, A Lesson To Start 2012 Years ago, I outlined twelve or thirteen chapters for a proposed book “Everything I Learned about Prayer, I Got from My Dog.” I was convinced that dogs have an easy … Continue reading

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Merry Creative Christmas

How was your Christmas? In spite of very limited funds, ours was awesome for many reasons. The limited gift-giving did not limit our joy. My wife and I held to spending less than $10 on each other and were both … Continue reading

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You Are Not Alone, or, The Wheelwright

You Are Not Alone, or, The Wheelwright A Story about Our Future Have you ever wondered why we are here and where this all is going? You are not alone. All you and I really want is to “arrive” and … Continue reading

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Starting with Gratitude

If you want peace, start with gratitude. If you want understanding, start with gratitude. If you want joy, start with gratitude. If you want love, start with gratitude. If you want health, start with gratitude. Gratitude eases the way out … Continue reading

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