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 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.…

2019 Grateful 23: Nails

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I'm not one to spend time in beauty parlours. I don't do makeup…

2019 Grateful 24: Green Tomato Day

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The responsibility that comes with having a garden weighs heavily…

2019 Grateful 25: Irresponsible Reviews

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I have friends in the hospitality business who on occasion fall…

2019 Grateful 26: Pass the Zucchini

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I'm at a loss as to how to explain to her-next-door that there…

2019 Grateful 27: Wallowing like Buffalo

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It's all happening in the village today. Well, technically, it's…

2019 Grateful 28

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On the metro to Kelenföld the other day, I sat across from a…