The Gratefulness Series

A reminder that we are grateful


January 2017

Inner Peace

The other day I had to take my daughter to school in the morning; as we drove to the school, we passed by the Catholic church that my wife and I would attend occasionally when our children were young.  People… Continue Reading →

when we are down

I’ve said it before—it’s a fact… i have moments when it is the friends in my life that help me find strength to keep going… sometimes those friends are people i’ve never met who happen to say the right thing… Continue Reading →

It is a new year

I recently wrote down my goals for 2017; to do this I had to review my goals for 2016.  What I found out, is that of the eleven goals that I wrote down for 2016, I accomplished at least nine… Continue Reading →


My mother, resident of Nicaragua right now, turned eighty last June. She’s showing me how young eighty is. She’s teaching me to be brave and follow your heart; if you do, life’s always an adventure. She teaches me that people… Continue Reading →

Fight the Fear

Have you ever had the urge to try something new, but you were worried that it would not work out or be as fun as you thought that it would?  That one little voice in your head that keeps your… Continue Reading →


i appreciate the rich tapestry of life, threads woven together so similar and also so unique… creating the cloak with which we wrap ourselves up in day to day i am grateful for Life merry christmas

Roots, Rock, Reggae….

Why that title…?  I do not know; it just that I am sitting in a hotel room, in Oregon, (where it is supposed to be 15 degrees Fahrenheit tonight), and the song is running through my head. Today I am… Continue Reading →

the great adventure

many friends and my family know i’m going through it — have been for a while… and the funny thing is, i really have no idea what it is i’m moving through might it be madness? might it be divine?… Continue Reading →

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