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  • April 23, 2017
    "Courage isn't having enough strength to go on, it is going on when you don't have strength" 
    Gratitude: Week 43 (April 16th - April 22nd)
    I was tired of being sad... sad did not serve me, in fact, my dismal ways did not serve anyone and after years of this steady decline, I decided it was time to transform these emotions and begin to look at life with a renewed desire, taking brief  pauses in...

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  • April 16, 2017
    "The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become"  ~Robert Holden
    Gratitude: Week 42 (April 9th - April 15th)
    After forty-two weeks of gratitude, I have untangled grace in the tiny twinklings of life, documenting this journey with details of each day by observing the small parcels of light that would escape if left unnoticed.
    Witnessing this softness...

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  • April 9, 2017
    "Grief changes shape but it never ends" 
    Gratitude: Week 41 (April 2nd - April 8th)
    Last weekend my girlfriend Kristin and I attended a church Women's day of service with an opportunity to volunteer and provide support and service for various organizations. They often say when you give, you get more in return and for this day, that is an understatement...
    Following a brief devotion, we chose...

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  • April 2, 2017
    "Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." ~ Melody Beattie
    Gratitude: Week 40 (March 26th - April 1st)
    As we cleared out another room for renovations I dusted off some old scrapbooks and took a seat getting lost in a sea of memories. Memories of the kids birthdays, family vacations, and ordinary happiness gathered neatly on the pages embellished...

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  • March 26, 2017
    "Gratitude is not a fair weather virtue. True gratitude means appreciating your life no matter what the storms bring."
    Gratitude: Week 39 (March 19th - March 25th)
    Blue skies and gratitude
    Pausing in amazement I glance out the window and consider the splash of blue among the bitter clouds. Amidst the darkness, the vibrant color distributes a joyful brilliance as it peeks through the veil of gray,...

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  • March 19, 2017
    "Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty." ~Doris Day 
    Gratitude: Week 38 (March 12 - March 18)
    In my attempts to embrace each step of this journey with gratitude I am uncovering how to be present. Transforming the search for the next thing to being in the moment. Resisting the urge to fill the calendar and then seek calm or discover days of quiet to only crave noise.
    "We are so busy watching...

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  • March 12, 2017
    "Gratitude doesn't change the scenery.  It merely washes clean the glass you look through so you can clearly see the colors."  ~ Richelle E. Goodrich
    Week 37 - (March 5th - 11th)
    Time has a way of softening things. What once was a harsh reality gently dissolves into a lesson, a season of enrichment that blooms when I recognize the catalyst propelling me into my story. What began as an unfair...

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  • March 5, 2017
    "If you want to find happiness, find gratitude." ~Steve Maraboli 
    For the last thirty-six weeks, I have written about gratitude, journaled daily lists and looked at my life with a grateful heart. Throughout that time I have noticed the transformation in how I perceive the world as my once skeptical thoughts become hopeful and the patterns and routines shift and open my soul to the good.
    Gratitude...

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  • February 26, 2017
    "If light is in your heart you will find your way home" ~Rumi 
    Week 35:  (February 19 - February 25)
    Accepting a curious attitude to mindfulness has changed my perspective, although a grievance may still seep in like an open window, I slowly discover the ways to quiet that inner turmoil. Often times just a mindful breath can create enough awareness to shift the direction of my thoughts, awakening...

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  • February 19, 2017
    "The goal of meditation isn't to control your thoughts, it's to stop letting them control you" 
    Week 34 - (February 12 - February 18) 
    With thirty-four weeks of gratitude under my belt, I am ready to explore mindfulness, excavating the available opportunities and craving direction I begin shaping this new routine into my days. Aware of the insight gratitude established I am open to the influence...

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