Category Archives: Appreciation

This Present Moment

General Observations on Life: Observations on life and suggestions for a Happy Life.   The advantages of forgiveness, thankfulness.  The ability of family relationships to produce lasting pleasure versus the short pleasures of instant gratification.   When I was quite young, … Continue reading

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An Insight from the Past to Help in the Present

Have the inequalities of life ever dragged you to the depths?  Are you ever tempted to compare your life to someone else’s?  I am.  In that disturbed state one day I came across Psalm 73 in the Bible and was … Continue reading

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January in Michigan

  The air is gently moving flurries of snow while on the ground and houses and in the trees the day’s accumulation gives a luminosity unseen in summertime.  It’s January in Michigan so this is normal and expected.  The recent … Continue reading

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Hung Up Over “Nice”

It’s a perfect setting.  The sun’s reflection peers through the trees on the water. I can hear the sound of the fountain in the middle of a pond.  This pond is two-thirds covered by shadows.  The sun has not yet … Continue reading

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Light

Night is passing… Into day Light is passing… Over darkness Life is passing… Over time Time is not passing Over God God is Light

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An Acquired Taste

Participation in old age is an acquired taste for me.  According to Wikipedia “an acquired taste often refers to an appreciation for a food or beverage that is unlikely to be enjoyed by a person who has not had substantial … Continue reading

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The Road Less Desired

If I could have before me the path I took at age 40 or an alternative, which would I take? I now have walked the path I’m on for thirty years, so I am somewhat familiar with it. Imagining another … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Memorial Day 2013

It is my family’s custom to go out to breakfast on all holidays so today was no different.  On my way home, I thought about my observance of Memorial Day.  I hoped I could find a service somewhere either in … Continue reading

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I Wonder

I walked in the late afternoon of Mother’s Day, noticing the shiny green leaves dancing with the breezes blowing in from the north.   I gulped the fresh air and felt my limbs slide into rhythmic strides.  After all the … Continue reading

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Not Made by Human Hands

With so much gorgeous color all around in Spring it is natural to stop and notice it.  In fact men and women have so admired flowers and other parts of nature they have made duplicates of them.  I remember seeing … Continue reading

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