Category Archives: thankful

Don’t Miss the Moments!

It is that time of year again, when we adults attend countless graduations, recitals, and sports tournaments. We sit through hours at each of those, just to see our loved ones have their thirty seconds of fame.  Our granddaughter Virginia … Continue reading

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Are We Lucky or Blessed?

  Lately, I have heard several people say, “I am lucky!” or That was lucky!” Whenever I hear about luck, I want to reply, “What does luck have to do with it?” (Can you hear that song?!) I am not … Continue reading

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What a Difference a Year Makes

One year ago today began a series of events that rocked my world.  The first happened on this day, March 7th in 2017. That event was a serious car accident.  Although it was serious and kept me down for several … Continue reading

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Because Tomorrow Happens in the Blink of an Eye

  This title comes from an advertisement in the November 2017 issue of Southern Living Magazine.  The advertisement is for Kiawah Island.  When reading this back issue earlier today, the title hit me as an apt description for the fast … Continue reading

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Building Anew

Happy New Year!  May 2018 be a year of health, happiness, and prosperity for you. Just saying those words and wishing it so, will not make it happen.  Then, what will? Concentrated effort.  Daily disciplines.  Letting go of some things … Continue reading

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Mike’s Christmas Tradition

  Those of you who know me, either in person or through my writings, know how important traditions are to me.  One of my favorite traditions isn’t even mine, although I get to celebrate it each year.  This tradition belongs … Continue reading

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Keeping Less, So Others Can Have More

This time each year I find myself in a funk.  It is between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  While I know there are many people who now decorate for Christmas even before Thanksgiving, I cannot do that.   Thanksgiving is such a … Continue reading

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