Category: being grateful

Scattered Thoughts that are Sorta Year in Review

More than once over the past weeks, the writer John Scalzi has noted that what makes 2016 a particular flaming trash heap (or is it just “dumpster fire”..is there a consensus on the term yet?) is that it all started out very hopeful. True….

Volunteer Gig: Feed My Starving Children

It’s called Feed My Starving Children, which is a bit of a turnoff for me (Note:  Not sure if it is the word “my” or the word “starving”.  Wouldn’t “Feed the Children” have been enough?). But my co-workers like it a lot so when…

The Least I Can Do

The news broke last night that a Grand Jury determined not to indict the officer that shot Michael Brown to death in Ferguson, Missouri.  At about the same time, Marissa Alexander accepted a plea deal in Florida.  Ms. Alexander was facing decades in prison…

I’m Calling It

I think it is finally safe to say the Winter is over.   File under “Grateful”.  (Watch it start to snow now.) The residual trauma for me came out this weekend as I spent every free minute outside: Yesterday, I woke up early and…

The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin

Book 36 I have a lot of other books to log, but there was a passage from this one that I don’t want to forget.  So: I have been sort of meditating on the concept of happiness for awhile.  Personal fulfillment and the meaning…

Perspective

Part of my short term treatment is self-administered shots.  Not pleasant.  They are the same shots, actually, that I gave my mother a couple of years ago after she had surgery.  To prevent the condition that I have now, incidentally.  I remember having a…

A Tiny Sparkle of Hope

I have mentioned this several times to my Facebook friends – I very much appreciate the people that work on holidays.  New Year’s in particular is one in which most of the world is closed for business, but I was pretty sure that Five…