Tag: thankfulness

Thank God for Little Problems

 November 9, 2017

Season of Gratitude For days she doctored and nursed her sick kids, cleaning up vomit, washing sheets, spooning out chicken noodle soup, and finally they’re well. They’ve returned to school! The phone rings. The school nurse reports that the “bug” has bitten her son again and that he needs to come home. She feels miserable […]

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How Much Is too Much?

 November 8, 2017

Season of Gratitude How many times do I need to say, “I love you,” before someone believes me? Once? Twice? Seventy times seven? Can I ever say it too much if I truly mean it? How many times do I need to say, “thank you,” to change an attitude? Once? Twice? Seventy times seven? You […]

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The Importance of Repetition

 November 7, 2017

Season of Gratitude The strains of Pachelbel’s Canon in D Minor repeat over and over, intertwined with the gentle sounds of ocean. “Mom, that’s the same song over and over again. Aren’t you sick of it?” Surprisingly, I’m not–I need to hear the music for at least thirty minutes before I finally begin to relax. […]

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Making an Effort to be Thankful

 November 6, 2017

Season of Gratitude “I’m sorry,” the two fighting boys begrudgingly say; they shake hands under the watchful eyes of the playground supervisor. They don’t truly mean it, of course, but at least the effort was a start. For the moment, the apologies put an end to their fight. I don’t always have to mean it […]

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All Saints, November 1

 November 1, 2017

Season of Gratitude – All Saints Day We are all called to sainthood. We are called to remember all those saints who have gone before us and are now part of the great communion of saints in heaven. Some we know by name, others remain part of the nameless masses, and yet their presence is […]

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