Tag Archives: gratitude

A passing suggestion, long remembered

Eight years ago I traveled to India. As part of the trip preparations, I was required to get a series of vaccinations – which ultimately involved me receiving five different injections at one office visit. Let me say that again: … Continue reading

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Never doubt the compassion of strangers

I adore walking outside in the gorgeous summer months.  During my daily outdoor endeavors I often pass runners and cyclists, parents with children, humans with pups.  I smile at each of these beings, and continue on my merry way. Occasionally, … Continue reading

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#19: Buy Cookie Cart cookies

As a young girl I spent several years in Girl Scout Troop #247.  (Don’t ask me how I can remember that number when I forget so many other details of my life; it’s funny what items stick in a person’s … Continue reading

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Keep information free

I don’t often use this blog as a platform to push “agendas” (in fact, I don’t think I’ve ever used this blog for that purpose [not bad for being around for three years!]), but today, I’m breaking my self-imposed rule. … Continue reading

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Puppy love

I participate in a meditation community where members share brief stories via email about how their practice is going.  It’s a way for the individual doing the sharing to delve deeper into his/her practice, and a way for people receiving … Continue reading

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#20: Attend a community outdoor concert

Ten years ago my husband and I moved to a suburb on the west side of the city.  After renting an apartment on the east side of town for a few years, then living in a townhouse for a few … Continue reading

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Beyond 101: Attend a Seder

I don’t know a lot about religion. I was raised Christian, and received very basic education about the Bible. From what little I read, in the Old Testament God seemed to be a very angry, vengeful force; it wasn’t until … Continue reading

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