Personal Journeys with Gramma

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Thanks to Loyal Americans

This may seem to be an odd time to be filled with gratitude, considering the violence and rebellion based on lies and selfishness coiling and spitting around us, but gratitude … Continue reading

January 15, 2021 · 1 Comment

Grateful to be Grateful

Who are you when you’re all alone? We develop much of our sense of self from the reactions we receive from others—especially significant others. So, negative comments from those early … Continue reading

November 20, 2020 · 1 Comment

Expressions of Love

As an antidote to these depressing times, let me tell you a couple stories of love I encountered lately. First, as I define it, love is an action verb—much deeper … Continue reading

September 7, 2019 · 1 Comment

Gratitude of the Heart

Okay, so we’re concentrating on being thankful…but where do we begin? Setting aside the history and mythology of the holiday, if we focus on gratitude, we need a starting point. … Continue reading

November 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Being Thankful for Yourself

What are people usually thankful for during this hopefully more conscious season of spiritual holidays? Family is often first. Friends come second. Freedom from want (as in enough to eat, … Continue reading

November 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Welcome 2016!

Here we are, standing with our tiptoes on the cliff of 2016, wondering what lies ahead.  We’re told the darkness, disaster, and strife we’ve endured in 2015 was the preface … Continue reading

December 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Change Your Holiday Underwear!

When I was young and single teaching secondary school full-time, the everyday drudge of it occasionally got me down.  I had to be mature and responsible every minute.  Because I … Continue reading

December 21, 2015 · 5 Comments

Can You See I’m Grateful?

The single American holiday dedicated solely to being thankful is over.  For most of us, nothing is left but the turkey no one wanted and maybe a stained tablecloth.  The … Continue reading

December 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

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