Archives for September 2017

Five Things I Learned Writing About Gratitude Every Day For Sixty Days

Two months ago I began a writing exercise: 60 Days of Gratitude. These are my biggest take-aways.

Six Decades

Sixty days, and sixty years, come to this….

My Better Half

One person deserves being mentioned twice.

Having An Audience

I’m grateful and humbled that people read my stuff.

My Schedule

I firmly believe that inactivity and lack of purpose lead to an early grave. For now, at least, that’s something I don’t have to worry about.

Oma & Opa

“Oma & Opa” is Dutch for grandmother and grandfather.

Ham Radio

Today I’m very grateful for having picked up amateur (ham) radio as a hobby, and developing my skills with it.

Coffee, Vodka, and Choice

It wouldn’t be my 60 days of gratitude if I didn’t include coffee. And vodka. And coffee-flavored vodka. And coffee-flavored rum, while I’m at it. And Starbucks, of course. You get the idea. I’m grateful for coffee, with and without alcohol, and preferably from Starbucks. But when I think about it, it’s really gratitude for […]

Books

I’ve always been a reader. I’m sure I have my mother to thank for that. But required reading in high school played a particularly important role.

My Mother’s Car

Sometimes it’s something very simple and yet out of the ordinary that I stumble into and suddenly feel some weird level of gratitude for.

Like my mother’s car.

Chip Off the Old Tooth

While on an out of town trip, I chipped a tooth. More specifically, a veneer on one of my front teeth broke in half. One half stayed in place, the other not so much. I wasn’t even doing anything particularly horrid at the time – using my teeth to start a tear in a plastic […]