The Gratitude Blog

Stories, Anecdotes, and Random Thoughts about Gratitude.


Aug 20, 2009

This evening I went to my local Blood Bank and gave a gift of life. It was not the usual blood donation, but an Apheresis donation. In an apheresis (ay-fur-ee-sis) donation, from the Greek “to take away,” donors give only select parts of the blood — platelets, plasma, red cells,  white cells, or a combination…

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Aug 19, 2009

Today was a busy day at work. I got in at 7:15 am, first conference call by 7:45 am, had lunch at my desk, many hours of meetings, and finally left work at 6:30 pm. At the end of the day, a calm came over me. I drove home all relaxed. After the day I…

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Just One Of Those Days

Aug 18, 2009

“When Things Go Wrong” When things go wrong as they sometimes will, When the road you are trudging seems all uphill, When the funds are low and the debts are high, And you want to smile, but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit, Rest, if you must, but do…

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Women’s Revolutionary Triathlon

Aug 16, 2009
Gratitude Arm

Gratitude was overflowing as I had the fabulous opportunity this morning to help at the first annual (?) Women’s Revolutionary Triathlon. It was a spectacular event which provided many women with the opportunity to complete their first Triathlon. The race was held with approximately 400 women (some newbies, other seasoned racers) who had great weather…

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Some Fun!

Aug 13, 2009

Just a short entry tonight to start your weekend early 🙂 Be Well. Sign up for the Gratitude Quote of the Day

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Lending a Helping Hand

Aug 11, 2009

This evening after work, I spent a few hours with a friend helping him set up a blog (such as this one) for his church. I am not sure who was more surprised at how much there is to do/know in order to install and configure the blog. They say the best way to learn…

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How can that be?

Aug 10, 2009

I found something out today that I think is fascinating! No… It amazes me that it is true! I think we can all agree that we know that gratitude has been around for a while. Longer than me. And you. And our parents. And theirs. And… well I think you get the picture.  It got…

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Magic – just like they say it is

Aug 9, 2009

Once again, I tried something new this weekend. I purchased a Magic Jack to test it out and see how well it works. If you have never heard the Magic Jack, let me tell you about it! It is a small device (about the size of a Zippo lighter) that plugs into your computer. You then…

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