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.

2019 Grateful 13 - Nailing it

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People often ask if I miss the city life, the convenience of…

2019 Grateful 14: Bee lesson

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I'm not quite sure what we've done to deserve such glorious weather…

2019 Grateful 15

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'When you first get down here [the village], you're grumpy as…

2019 Gratefuls 17 & 16: The science behind being grateful

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A good mate, and former boss, characterises himself as a dirt…

2019 Grateful 18: Talented friends

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There was a time in my life when I mistakenly believed that asking…

2019 Grateful 19: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

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You can tell just by looking at me that I like my food.  I appreciate…

2019 Grateful 20: The New Riverside Café

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I  met a man today. Not any old man, but a man who played a…

2019 Grateful 21: Masses in Two States

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Going to mass in the USA is quite the experience. Apart from…

2019 Grateful 22: A lesson in passing

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I write this from the 'burbs of Milwaukee, WI. It's morning here.…