A Lesson from Jessie

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When my children were younger, we decided it was a good thing to adopt a pet for them. We wanted them to develop their love for animals and learn responsibility. I was not prepared for the emotions we would go through, however, as we encountered sickness, death, and plain “sick to death” of some of these pets. Meeko the Cat was the one we desperately needed another home for several years ago, and thankfully she Read More …

March of Gratitude – Day One

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Are you the kind of person who is bothered when something is left undone? Not necessarily the household chores that can be annoying to one partner more than the other – but more personal things – like a book or series, a crossword puzzle, an organizing task, or even a house renovation project. All of these unfinished things bother me. I need to finish things. Last fall I joined in with a social media group sharing Read More …

Thankfulness Journey – Day Fourteen

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How fitting it is that “tradition” is the prompt for Day 14 in the #30DOT challenge! My Thankfulness Journey this month began out of an attempt to curtail the complaining comments I heard coming from my mouth – and it is a change in “tradition” that spurred a few complaining thoughts this morning. I am thankful, though, that I recognized the spirit of complaint and changed my thought pattern before the grumbles became audible and Read More …