Category: gratitude

A brand new baby

A few years ago, my cat Beijing was attacked by a dog and killed. He was the fluffiest, fattest, cuddliest cat in the world. Seriously. Every time I think of him, I really do get tears in my eyes and feel incredibly sad about… Continue Reading “A brand new baby”

Let love

I’m grateful for my friend, singer/songwriter/musician Oona Love, for agreeing to serve as our guest writer today. I have been struggling to write this blog post for the past few days. To concisely say everything I thought I wanted to say seemed like a… Continue Reading “Let love”

A big day

Today will be a very big day for me. In a little while, I’m going to share one of the most painful, personal moments of my life with anyone who’s interested in hearing about it via my personal blog. I have the oddest feeling… Continue Reading “A big day”

I am making everything new.

Today I’m grateful for spring. The daffodils have risen up out of the cold, brown mulch. We can barely keep the bird feeder full. Most of the trees along our trails in the woods are now covered with tiny, closed buds. And I’m grateful… Continue Reading “I am making everything new.”

Tony Robbins

Thanks again to Henry Petty for being a regular guest writer on the Daily Dose of Gratitude blog! I was watching one of my favorite life coaches, Tony Robbins, being featured on Oprah’s “Mastery” classes on the OWN network.  Robbins is someone I’ve followed,… Continue Reading “Tony Robbins”

Ashes to ashes

Special thanks to Henry Petty for contributing as today’s guest writer. Yesterday was Ash Wednesday, honoring the first day of Lent.  This is a time when Jesus spent 40 days fasting in the desert before the beginning of His ministry, and is a time… Continue Reading “Ashes to ashes”

Take off your grumpy pants

This morning was one of those mornings, for lots of reasons. a) I forgot to put on deodorant. I prefer not to stink out my students and co-workers, so I stopped at the gas station to buy deodorant. It smells like old lady perfume.… Continue Reading “Take off your grumpy pants”

I’ve become a locavore

Last night, as I told my friend Alison (who is an amazing pastry chef) that I’d just eaten trout from the White River, caught this summer, and mashed turnips from a local farmer’s land, she commented that I was a locavore. I’d never heard… Continue Reading “I’ve become a locavore”

Happy Presidents’ Day?

It might be because today we’re celebrating President’s Day. Or it could be due to me watching two history channel documentaries on World War II  last night. It might be because I just saw a friend on Facebook post concern and a request for… Continue Reading “Happy Presidents’ Day?”

Beyond Lucky

Special thanks to Dr. Teresa Burns Murphy, my former professor and fabulous author, for agreeing to write for the Daily Dose of Gratitude blog. Beyond Lucky My maternal grandmother’s name was Emma.  She could shine a sunbeam through my gloomiest thought, sprinkle a soft… Continue Reading “Beyond Lucky”

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