Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

Give, sweet mama, give. Give, my man, give.

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. –Pablo Picasso Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have. –Jim Rohn We only have what we … Continue reading

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Turkey, brussels sprout salad, hurting hearts, gratitude and thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving all you dear readers with your roasting turkeys, your whipped mashed potatoes, your savory stuffing, your brussels sprout salads, your pumpkin pies. Or perhaps you’re feasting on pizza? Coq au vin? Paella? Butternut squash risotto? Grilled cheese sandwich? … Continue reading

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Pumpkin pie for the soul, messy closet & other ordinary stories

Life is just life. Appearing as it’s appearing, moment after moment. Whether we like it or not. Whether we stamp it with approval or long to toss it in the garbage. Seeing the Holy is a way of glimpsing the … Continue reading

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Conflict, ice cream & snow for breakfast

Picture this.  The day before Thanksgiving.  Waking up to about eight inches of beautiful fresh white snow outside our Little House in the Big Woods.  The wood stove humming and throbbing to heat our home, relishing its breakfast of hardwood … Continue reading

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The titillation of conflict

I am still amazed at our human propensity to be titillated about conflict. Something in the human mind loves drama. We so often rush to read about negativity, challenges, despair, suffering. We’re often intrigued to learn more about the day’s … Continue reading

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Fare thee well, fallow fields and yet another blogging break

And now…it’s time for this one to take another blogging break. Yes, you knew this would happen, didn’t you? You recognize the pattern, don’t you, even though I’ve tried to deny it? Some of us create, create, create, create…and then … Continue reading

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What is the opposite of Thanksgiving?

Perhaps we all know what Thanksgiving is.  We know what it feels like.  Underneath all our turkey and stuffing, we know that Thanksgiving feels like gratitude, appreciation and love.  It smells like pumpkin pie mixed with joy.  It tastes like … Continue reading

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Don’t you wish Thanksgiving lasted another 364 days?

Don’t you wish Thanksgiving stretched for an entire year?  Three hundred sixty-four more days? Not the feasting part of Thanksgiving.  Not the eating part.  Not the traveling part.  Not the family get-together part.  (Although all those can be good parts!) … Continue reading

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