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Gratitudes

Gratitudes: Time and Time Again

Keeping track of gratitudes helps keep me positive and appreciative. The only rule is people can't be on the list because there are too many to name. Focusing on the small things keeps me mindful. Here's my gratitudes for today.

This morning I read off a litany of complaints to anyone who would listen. I realized it is time to list some gratitudes instead.

1. Lebanese Iced Tea, a lovely concoction served in middle eastern restaurants in Louisiana. I read that it was invented in NOLA. It is mostly lemonade and rosewater. Quite delicious.

2. The new red chef hats worn by the employees at the middle eastern restaurant where I drank Lebanese Iced Tea for lunch today. Bright and happy.

3. All the videos on the intertubez of Fiat 500c’s driving around in the snow. I’m now confident I could drive my car through the Hudson Valley in NY, or to Juneau, AK, or to the ends of the earth, if necessary.

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Gratitudes: I’m the Road

Keeping track of gratitudes helps keep me positive and appreciative. The only rule is people can't be on the list because there are too many to name. Focusing on the small things keeps me mindful. Here's my gratitudes for today.

Sometimes you arrive at something small, like a pebble, or a discovery of a bit of your soul that you lost along the way, and you take stock of where you are on your path. That happened to me this week. I found a handful of pebbles, in fact. I am a perpetual stock-taker, an accountant of pebbles, a self-cartographer. Sometimes I take too much stock studying the pebbles, and I neglect the road. My hands and pockets get weighted down with an accumulation of gravel, much of which no longer has any name, and none of which is worn smooth. I should make these pebbles into pearls. There should be a pearl for every person I have loved, and one for every book I have read, and one for every bright piece of candy that sweetened my world.

Here are some pearls:

1. A lover’s forgiveness;

2. Anticipation of a new-mowed yard;

3. Coffee, always coffee; today’s special is cherry and chocolate left over from Christmas, which is worth its weight in pearls.

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Gratitudes: Brand New Sky

Keeping track of gratitudes helps keep me positive and appreciative. The only rule is people can't be on the list because there are too many to name. Focusing on the small things keeps me mindful. Here's my gratitudes for today.

1. Polka dots – they’re springtime happy.

2. Sticky notes – permanence and change in bright little squares.

3. Juicy Juicy with a Prevacid chaser.

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Gratitudes: Father’s Day

Keeping track of gratitudes helps keep me positive and appreciative. The only rule is people can't be on the list because there are too many to name. Focusing on the small things keeps me mindful. Here's my gratitudes for today.

My gratitudes for daddy:

1. He was a supreme raconteur; I owe every story to him.

2. Whoever thought to put pears and cheese together? Whatever odd pairings in life, I got from him.

3. The persistent belief that cats know what you’re thinking despite your best efforts otherwise.

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Gratitudes: Carry the Water

Keeping track of gratitudes helps keep me positive and appreciative. The only rule is people can't be on the list because there are too many to name. Focusing on the small things keeps me mindful. Here's my gratitudes for today.

Today I am grateful for….. (gosh let me think…)

1. Southern Pecan coffee from PJs. Mmm good. And huge coffee cups for drinking.

2. Staples, thumbtacks, scotch tape, and other magical things that make offices work. My life and desk would fall apart without them. Especially sticky notes, those glorious things that color my life with semi-permanent reminders and labels.

3. The number 3 for its mystical properties and for forcing me to think of a third thing to be grateful for every time I do gratitudes. The number 3 keeps me mindful of what’s in life.

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Gratitudes: Grandma on Mother’s Day

Keeping track of gratitudes helps keep me positive and appreciative. The only rule is people can't be on the list because there are too many to name. Focusing on the small things keeps me mindful. Here's my gratitudes for today.

Grandma Gratitudes: Three things I’m grateful for

1. Always work for peace.

2. A love of ballet and the arts; the lifelong lesson that “high” art does not belong to the elite.

3. A map for how to live fully as a senior citizen and how to approach death with readiness.

Practicing Gratitude

If you look up practice in the dictionary, you get lots of definitions. You will see there that the word derives from the Greek and Latin sense of “practical work.” Gratitude as a practice is indeed practical work. It takes work. It takes practice. As such, it connotes the many meanings of practice found in the dictionary. Think about gratitude…

Threes: Embracing the Mundane

Someone pointed out today how important it is to observe and even appreciate the little things around me, like the changing seasons or paint peeling on the wall. My response? Seasons don’t change in BR and really? Paint peeling? Ok, ok. Point taken. So, not so much gratitude as things that I was present for today: 1. Hoarding ink jet…

Threes: In the Silent Water

I am behind on… 1. Grading. SO MUCH GRADING. And it’s not even the crunch time yet. 2.  Cleaning. I never finished my 40 steps/40 days summer goal of cleaning my office. I have piles of crap all over the place and everything I dusted now has layers of dust again. Depressing. 3. Reading. My “to be read” pile is…

Threes: You May Ask Yourself

The Latest Threes: (Semi-gratitudish) The intartubes: 1. My latest bookmarks are all WordPress related. 2. I’m on Google wave. Are you? 3. I’m still confused about the new Facebook. The meat world: 1. We are shifting to online teacher evals at school (wait, does that count as meat world? Or on the internet?) 2. I haven’t been to a movie…