Category Archives: gratitude

Grateful for the family I have left….

I read a really great line on the Internet somewhere today… “that’s the trouble with being capable in a crisis – you tend to get handed a lot of crises.” This has to have been written for my sister. I … Continue reading

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Gratitude in Unlikely Places

I haven’t been posting much lately… something my regular readers have obviously figured out. I haven’t found much inspiration. It has been astonishingly easy to loose myself in the daily stressors of family, children and caring for an ill relative. … Continue reading

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Dumping the laundry for living in the Moment

It was a beautiful fall day yesterday. The bathrooms needed cleaning, the laundry was half done, a birthday cake needed baking and these darned grant applications were haunting me. So we went to the apple orchard. It wasn’t a grand … Continue reading

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Happiness is hard….

I had a revelation today. Happiness is not easy… in fact, happiness is hard. I think we are brought up with this notion that happiness is something that just comes to us if we live our life right… though who … Continue reading

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Enough of the negativity….

Wow… I don’t think I ever realized the impact negativity can have on the people around us. I guess I understood in an academic way but somehow it is still easier to get wrapped up in my own stuff and … Continue reading

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How gratitude got Ireland off on the right foot….

Here’s another of the Ireland blogs… this one written as the vacation was beginning. Don’t you love those days where it just seems you cannot get a break? I know everyone gets them… but I swear, they seem to be … Continue reading

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A little therapy is a good thing…

I’ve decided I need therapy. In fact, I think we could all benefit from a little (or in some cases a lot) of therapy. Did you know the percentage of the health care budget in Canada given to mental health … Continue reading

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Finding Peace with Cancer after 40 days…

My niece and her younger brother have been having a disagreement. Big G says Easter is about chocolate. His sister isn’t so sure. Having taken it upon herself to cultivate a personal relationships with all the magical beings in her … Continue reading

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A Gratitude Break…

I’ve been avoiding posting for the last few days. It is partly because I’ve been parenting solo longer than expected and have been too busy. It is partly because I have reached the stage where I want to broach the … Continue reading

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Sugar Bush Epiphany

I had planned to post every day during my Lenten cancer journey but this week I decided to cut myself some slack. I have been parenting solo this week and took all three kids to visit my mom. In light … Continue reading

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