Category Archives: Appreciation

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

Posted in Aging, Appreciation, Art, Balance, Belief, Creation, Depression, Enjoyment, Fear, Feelings, Gifts, God, Grace, Letting Go, Life, Nature, Old Age, Perseverance, Photography, Reality, Seasons, Spring, Time, Trust, Worry, Youth | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Second Look at Life-Every Sunrise Brings a New Day

An experience with despair need not end there.  Every sunrise brings a new day. A Second Look While I traveled through The back pages of my mind In search of something meaningful To calm my awareness of failure, I realized … Continue reading

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Connecting with Old Friends

Connections A blessing breeze blew through my life the day I connected with someone I had known many years ago.  We were in school together and had shared common interests.  He was older, wiser I felt, and an accomplished organist.  … Continue reading

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Questioning Life’s Reproductive Mystery

A blessing breeze blows over the earth each time a seed is created.   A seed is the product of fertilization and growth within the mother plant.  It is the miracle of potential encased within a tiny coat, packed with enough … Continue reading

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A Powerful Force for Getting Things Out of My Way

Providence at Work?  Two days ago in my part of Michigan, I awoke to a substantial amount of snow which needed to be removed before my wife could get out of our driveway.  I was fortunate in that when she moved … Continue reading

Posted in Acceptance, Accomplishment, Adaptability, Appreciation, Belief, Contentment, Faith, God, Guidance, Heaven, Letting Go, Morale, Perseverance, Providence, Religion, Service, Snow, Thankfulness, Trust, Values, Winter | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments