Tag Archives: appreciation

“Count our Blessings” blogging practice

Dear readers, I have been inspired by a new blogging friend from Scotland–someone I met during The Great Blogging Switcheroo with Roughwighting this month.  Her name is Harula. She writes “Words that Serve” and inspires folks in many different ways. … Continue reading

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Preciousness of life

Sometimes the world seems like a dismal place, a sorrowful place, a filled-with-suffering place. Tornados roar and hundreds die.  Wars gun down thousands.  Hurricanes strike.  Earthquakes rumble and swallow.  We humans bemoan health care or politics or dozens of other … Continue reading

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Winter Stories of Lake Superior

You can’t be part of a 30-day Gratitude Challenge around here without feeling gratitude for this place where we live.  Feeling gratitude for the woods.  For the million trees.  For the deer and bear and squirrels hunkering down in the … Continue reading

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Ordinary extra-ordinary kindness

The mail just arrived in our mailbox. My mom’s good friend, Rose, from Florida–and originally from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (Lake Linden) when she was a young girl–sent a Christmas card. She included a clipping from the Fort Myers … Continue reading

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Death teaches us how to live more fully

Have been contemplating death–and life–since yesterday’s visit to the cemetery. How hard it can be to say goodbye to those we love.  How hard it is to watch our loved ones die.  How hard it can be to let the … Continue reading

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