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Posts tagged gratitude
The Monday Thought Nov 21st 2011
Remembering has been an important theme in recent conversations. A friend’s visit to a nursing home exposed her to the crankiness of a mother-in-law who suffers the ravages of dementia. Her lost memory leaves little for her to treasure with fondness- knowing only her immediate experience feeds frustratation. More >
The Monday Thought Nov 13th 2011
I looked in the face of Pilot Officer Norman MacLennan in a photo that has pride of place in my home office. It was last Friday morning – Remembrance Day. The photo was taken when he received his wings as a pilot in the RCAF in January, 1941. His last of only a few missions was June of 1941- he and his crew perished returning their damaged aircraft to England. He was 22. More >
The Monday Thought Oct 17th 2011
“Why is it that so many of us struggle with gratitude?” a friend responded to last week’s reflection. We played a bit of email tennis exploring this question. More >
The Monday Thought Oct 11th 2011
I emerged from my mother’s womb “like every person born enters the world: with clenched fists”. This line early in Ann Voskamp’s lovely book one thousand gifts (Zondervan) grabbed my attention last week.
I mentioned the door to my musty fruit cellar – how finally opening it and cleaning the mess behind it gave me great pleasure. Thanksgiving weekend gave me a chance to crack another door I get pleasure from opening – but not often enough. More >