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Gratitude with Attitude

I'm keeping this short, because we're still in the middle of family time.... No matter how undesirable circumstances may be, gratitude should never be remiss. Here's some of what I'm grateful for this Thanksgiving Day: With COVID-19 restrictions in place, we had our Thanksgiving feast at home, just us. With excellent help, meal preparation wasn't… Continue reading Gratitude with Attitude

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Stressful Sore and Giving Thanks

Lily Chang ¬© 2018I guess I need to relax and take it easy more.¬† Seems easier said than done. I'm going to start by pausing more frequently to be thankful. Here's my gratitude list, without the bells and whistles: Finding dairy-free (fair trade) chocolate. All my kiddos could enjoy some s'mores.Seeing a blacksmith work.Getting a… Continue reading Stressful Sore and Giving Thanks

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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