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navigating today with wide open eyes

navigating today with wide open eyes

I just finished one of those books that you never realized how much you needed until you opened it.  Ever found one like that? The kind where the timing’s so perfect you feel heart string tugs as you read?

That’s what John Kralik’s 365 Thank Yous: The Year a Simple Act of Gratitude Changed My Life was for me on Sunday.

He’s honest. He doesn’t sugarcoat things. He just tells his story. Deeply. And it resonates.

You see I don’t have much patience for false Pollyannas anymore who insist we never be less than ultra-smiling with a hearty “Everything’s fine!” on our lips even as life’s knocking us down. Continue reading →

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So grateful I could just about star in a musical

So grateful I could just about star in a musical

I’ve been steeped in Christmas music and holiday traditions for the last few weeks, loving every minute of this best time of the year.

One of my crazy traditions is watching every single Christmas movie I own.

[standing on my soapbox] The one and only Christmas Carol worth buying is the Albert Finney version. Scrooge is especially despicable in this one, plus it’s a musical, and it’s positively delightful to watch the characters break into song! (Yes, as it so happens, I like opera too – though only in very small doses and preferably in English. Yes, I also realize I’m weird.) [falling off my soapbox] Continue reading →

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