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Gratitude on a Saturday

I'm thankful I can and do contribute something positive to the community. I haven't always been able to so. When the twins were newborns and I was struggling in other aspects of my life, I couldn't be a liaison between the classroom teacher and the students in any of my kiddo's classes. Even more recently,… Continue reading Gratitude on a Saturday

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Sordid Saturday

The morning started out gray, with an abundance of bickering about everything: who's looking at who too long, who's saying what, who's doing what wrong, who's stolen what. But, I have lots to do: writing, working, grocery shopping, cooking, getting chores done, and spending time with the four kiddos. I want to make the best of… Continue reading Sordid Saturday

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Giving Thanks

Complaints and whining have come unbidden, without invitation or reservation, and in abundance. And, I, for one, have been diminishing and descending into the depths of despair, feeling discouraged, frustrated, and lost. Figuring my role and my contribution in the community, with rejection looming and the seeming lack of fruitful progress where making a positive… Continue reading Giving Thanks

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Transforming Thanks

My focus on this week's "thanks" is on gifts, blessings, and delight:   Lily Chang © 2018 A local chocolatier's (Karen's) love and passion for creating delicious art, over at Stargazer Fine Chocolates. Teachers taking the time and effort to understand how children are unique and special, play to their strengths, and help them learn.… Continue reading Transforming Thanks

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Thankful Thursday

It's been cloudy and cold all week. Many conversations and dealings encrusted in bitterness and self-indulgence I've had to referee. However, I will not be sucked into a dark cloud but instead shall share some pockets of brightness and joy. I'm thankful for... Cloud coverage on my morning drives every day this week, so I… Continue reading Thankful Thursday

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Waxing Wonder

Sadness, frustration, disappointment, and discouragement have dragged me under. I don't understand why people — children as well as adults — have to argue about everything. Everything. Even about insignificant details. And, few want to assume or admit their share of the trouble and responsibility. Life is already challenging and difficult, without the bickering and fighting.… Continue reading Waxing Wonder

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Not Small and Insignificant

It's been a week, mixed with unpredictable joy, frustration, anxiety, discouragement, and inspiration. Seems to be a good time to reflect on gratitude. This week, I'm thankful for: A heavy blanket of clouds in the sky early this morning that prevented the sun from blinding me or rendering me incapable of seeing cars or traffic… Continue reading Not Small and Insignificant