When I started this Grateful series at the at the beginning of 2012, I had no idea of how it would work or what shape it would take. In that first post, Grateful 52, I wrote: I can’t help but wonder what our world would be like if more people took the time to give thanks – to themselves and to others. Thanks for the little things that make life worth living. Thanks for the people in our lives who keep us sane. And thanks for karma – who will, at the end of the day, make sure that all wrongs are righted. Six years later, I’m still grateful. This regular practice of gratitude enriches my life and marks the closure of my week.

2020 Grateful 10: The Rule of Life

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Generations of Benedictine monks around the world have been living…

2020 Grateful 11: Grateful Living

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I was reminded recently of a 2017 interview between Oprah Winfrey…

2020 Grateful 12: Katharine Hepburn

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I'm not loving much about life lately, but the prods the universe…

2020 Grateful 13: Bajai Halászlé

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For years, I've been living with the illusion that the standard…

2020 Grateful 14: Revolutionary spirit

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Back in 1956, October 23 marked the first day of a 12-day revolution…

2020 Grateful 15: As ghoulish as it gets

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There one old lady in our village who's never seen outside without…

2020 Grateful 16: Let down by my Rs

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I don't particularly look Irish. I don't look not Hungarian either.…

2020 Grateful 17: Gerald Hammond

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My dead-people's dinner table has had an extra seat added to…

2020 Grateful 18: That light in the sky

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Drawing the curtains in the front room the other night, I noticed…