Tag Archives: appreciation

Hold to Such Memories

The longer I live, the more I treasure the memories of family gatherings and see such memories as sacred fragments. Continue reading

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In Gratitude, Labor Day 2019

In this age where it seems so many worship war and wealth, let us remember and honor those whose labor provides us with our food, our clothes, our shelter… and just about everything else that we have. Continue reading

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Beauty and Blessing from the Gutter

We are often so mesmerized by distant spectacles that we fail to grasp the glory of what waits at our own door. Continue reading

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In Praise of Work

I cannot think of anything that I have or am able to do that does not rely upon the work of others. I give thanks for them! Continue reading

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Beyond Common

We need those special incidents that help us to be aware of others’ love for us and to be aware of our love for them. Continue reading

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Warning: Contents Under Pressure

Tending a beehive does have its risks but at least there’s the likelihood of a good payoff. Tending a cesspool? Not so much… Continue reading

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A Good Start to a Great Day

I think waking up with a deliberate attitude of gratitude is even better than Folgers in your cup. Or even Starbucks… Continue reading

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Blessed & Afflicted

Caring and devoted friends sure make a radical difference in helping us manage our afflictions… especially when we happen to be married to one of them! Continue reading

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The Blessings of an Autumn Day in the Flint Hills

Until I came to Kansas, I had no idea how much color a tallgrass prairie could offer in autumn. Continue reading

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To Lie Down Weary

There are many fine things in this world; a good night’s rest is among the finest! Continue reading

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