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Gratitude Journal, Day 5

On Sunday, I ended up having a lot of housework to do — cleaning the house, some laundry, and cooking. At some point, I found myself resistant to what I was doing. I just wanted to stop and have some time to rest, and then to write. When I was vacuuming the bedroom rugs, I…

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Gratitude Journal, Day 4

I seem to be in the habit of writing my gratitude journal in the morning for the previous day. This is because I am usually really tired at the end of the day, since I am handling a sleep disorder. Gratitudes for Saturday, November 20 1. Grateful for the energy to go to yoga class.…

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Gratitude Journal, Day 3

On Friday, November 19, I attended a “Day of Gratitude” at Mercy Center in Burlingame, California (www. mercy-center.org). I wasn’t sure I was going to make it there, since I was up in the middle of the night again, and couldn’t get back to sleep. Still, I persevered. I have learned that it is usually…

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Gratitude Journal

For the past year I have kept a daily gratitude journal. It’s been an amazing experience, and I particularly like reading back over it. Sometimes when I am feeling blue, I will leaf through the notebook and see all the things I have been grateful for, and other times, I will see patterns and threads…

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The Power of Love

The Power of Love My sister died of breast cancer thirteen years ago, leaving a six-year old daughter at the time.  After several years, her father remarried and decided to return to his native country.  My niece ending up moving away and living abroad since she was nine years old. Over the years, I have…

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Stop

Sometimes, there is no getting around needing to stop. It’s Thursday afternoon, and I cleared my calendar. I have been responding and giving a lot lately to all that is required of me, and I can feel that I am growing weary. I fight the “shoulds” and the guilt, and I persevere and take some…

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