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 5: An eye-opener

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I've been writing this weekly grateful series for eight years.…

2019 Grateful 6: Embracing imperfection

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I doubt I'd register on the OCD charts. I'm not obsessively compulsive…

2019 Grateful 7: Murder in Clane

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I'm not a huge fan of travel books, the endless lists of the…

2019 Grateful 8: How many candles?

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A recent dinner conversation wandered into a discussion of Menorahs.…

2019 Grateful 9: Yellow Roses

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Tonight in Budapest, 4 November 2019, protestors marched from…

2019 Grateful 10: Gentle On My Mind

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Scrolling through Facebook recently, I saw a friend had posted…

2019 Grateful 11: Getting away from paradise

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A friend of mine, who lived on the Big Island in Hawaii for many…

2019 Grateful 12: Of Wolves and Sleeping Trees

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Boldog Farkasnap, himself said to me this morning. I engaged…

2019 Grateful 13 - Nailing it

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