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  • May 28, 2017
    "Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend." 
    Gratitude: Week 48 (May 21 - May 27)
    As I approach the end of this 52-week journey with gratitude I examine the lessons, discarding unnecessary pain with the...

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  • May 21, 2017
    "Let gratitude be the pillow on which you say your prayers nightly prayers." ~ Maya Angelou
    Gratitude: Week 47 (May 14 - May 20)
    Days plunge quickly into nights and if I am not careful, another year will unzip before my eyes exposing all the hope and promise I had made in its wake. Inscribing the details helps preserve the pause of gratitude unveiled in each day with a snapshot of evidence I can...

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  • May 14, 2017
    Mom's make life beautiful 
    Gratitude: Week 46 (May 7 - May 13)
    I was thinking about Mother's Day and how different it is today, reflecting on memories of my mother and the trauma that has affected her life. Becoming more curious about the woman and her vacant stare, a sadness that consumes my attention as memories blur from jubilant to somber.
    Perhaps this disease was a distraction from the...

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  • May 7, 2017
    "Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul." ~ Henry Ward Beecher
    Gratitude: Week 45 (April 30 - May 6)
    Gratitude arrives in lessons when experience appears at our doorstep. Countless moments are tangled in regret when reflection magnifies the stages of my past, allowing my thoughts to drift wearily towards others who have suffered, their images displaying a remorse that radiates...

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  • April 30, 2017
    "You wander from room to room hunting for the diamond necklace that is already around your neck." 
    Gratitude: Week 44 (April 23 - April 29)
    Within my thoughts, I am strolling through life gracefully, then I glance at the calendar with alarmed confusion as another season has slid by while the opportunities of life are cycled in accelerated speed, diminishing through the sands of time they slip...

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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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