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.

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I was born Irish and I'll die Irish. My nationality is something…

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A dinner invitation, once accepted, is a sacred obligation. If…

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I was in Ireland last weekend for a First Communion. My nephew's.…

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I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's…

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Mention Six degrees of separation and many of us will think Kevin…

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Punctuation, public speaking, and the use of the English language…

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One of the nicest things in life is home-cooking. And of all…

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For the last ten days, I have shared my space with one, two,…

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I woke up on Monday morning with a feeling of disquiet that I…