Is Gratitude or Sadness in the Driver’s Seat?

    Everyone experiences periods when the “rougher” emotions take over. It’s OK to feel and experience them, but at some point, you have to let love, joy and gratitude take back the wheel.

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Volunteering is Selfish

Yesterday I gave four hours of my time to a local kitchen that serves the needy and homeless. During that time, I found myself standing at a counter, de-boning pieces of previously-cooked chicken (these kitchens know that NO FOOD SHOULD GO TO WASTE), preparing enormous cuts of donated corned beef, and…

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Connect to Silence… or Don’t be a D*ck… or Gratitude for Lessons Learned

Yesterday, I had a couple of experiences which really helped me to grow as a person. They were rather trivial, but both experiences reminded me of something very important I learned as a child: If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all. In the first situation, I…

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Socrates: Notes on a State of Grace

This post is not a direct pull from my regular Socrates automatic writing sessions. I have included information culled from my daily life. I began a gratitude jar in mid-January thanks to a friend who posted the idea on social media. It’s almost full, and it’s only June! Once I…

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Worried or Angry? Be Grateful!

If you are ever worried or angry, and you don’t wish to wallow or even drown in those feelings, be grateful. Find something to be thankful for. Focus on the area in the middle of your forehead, slightly above your brow line, and send gratitude from that place, out into the…

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Thoughts Are Electromagnetic Realities

The science is there. Everything in the universe is energy vibrating at similar (or very different) speeds. This includes everything around us, both man and nature-made. It includes our bodies and even our thoughts. Your thoughts are electromagnetic realities. MAGNETIC. That means, the more you think a certain thing, the…

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Witness and be Thankful

Gratitude is feeling joy for something. Feeling joy for something should compel you to be grateful for that which brings you joy, but it’s important to remember that joy is not only in the big things. It is also found in the smallest of things like a smile, or hug…

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The Spirituality of the Name Tag Job

I work part-time a few days a week checking-in baggage for airlines. It’s the airport, so I run into innumerable personalities every day at work.  Some people are indifferent, and some become angry with me because my technology, or federal rules, won’t allow me to serve their expectations. Many people are understanding,…

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Dog Lesson 5: LOVE and SERVICE

I was reading something online (and now I can’t remember where or by whom), but it talked about service and love being synonymous. The timing is perfect in my life for this message. My grandmother is ill, and my family has rallied around, ensuring she is well-taken care of. She…

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