Tagged With: gratitude
A THANKSLIVING 2nd CUP – 11/25/21
Being thankful is a choice, and the degree to which you experience gratitude depends on that which most occupies your mind and spirit. I know you’ve been around whiney types whose attitude seems stuck on NEGATIVE and BACKWARD. It matters little how blessed they’ve been because they don’t see it; you can but they’re blind. … Continue reading
2nd Cup of Coffee for 11/23/19: BAFFLED BY GRACE
The older man sat at a table by himself, two fingers of his right hand casually hooked through the handle of a cup of steaming coffee, and he was thoughtfully looking off into somewhere. His demeanor caught my attention as I laid my stuff down on the table I chose. I’ve been around enough maudlin, … Continue reading
2nd Cup of Coffee, 11/22/2018: I’LL HAVE ANOTHER CUP OF JOY
Joy’s a stubborn thing. It will go on eyeing God and believing for His best even when happiness has long since made tracks. I meant to write this Thanksgiving 2nd Cup two weeks ago. I’d been mulling over what to include, what to leave untyped, and what to ignore altogether. Then a flu virus struck. I manned … Continue reading
2nd Cup of Coffee, 10/8/18: WHAT IF WE MADE “BEING GRATEFUL” JOB 1?
Happy people focus on what they have, and unhappy people focus on what’s missing. Attitude makes the difference. I was sipping some great Costa Rica dark roast while culling countless memes for the few worth keeping. Writers collect such. I’ve been known to save a picture from someone’s email or a meme, and have it mysteriously … Continue reading
100-Word Stroll, 9/23/16: CAN’T WAIT TO MEET RALPH
Ralph’s my longsuffering GA. He’s no cute, pudgy little androgynous munchkin often portrayed in art. Hunh-uh. Not Ralph. I’m unsure how guardian angels are matched with their Earthly charges, but I’m guessing that short meeting with God produced a facepalm. Ol’ Ralph apparently drew the short straw when God called him aside. “Your mission, should … Continue reading
QTMs for 6/18/16: IT’S THE ‘TUDE, DUDE!
On a lovely June Saturday morning, I’ve just the thing to kickstart your thinking as you head into your weekend. One of you sent this during the week, and it cried out to be shared. Read on . . . Attitude…. A famous writer was in his study. He picked up his pen and began … Continue reading
QTMs for 5/23/16: I CELEBRATE MONDAYS!
Trashing Mondays has become one of Americans’ fav pastimes. Even people whom I know to be positive and upbeat join in the put-downs of this second day of every week. Why? Everybody does it. You’re carefully scrutinized with a quirked eyebrow if you ask things like, “Well, what’s so wrong with Monday, anyway?” Probably think … Continue reading
QTMs for 5/6/16: THE MOTHER TIME BUILT
“You have the coolest parents!” Do you have any idea how desperately I tried to keep my friends from knowing my parents? Really meeting them and letting them, like, talk? Even the thought of my dad and mom’s dull, blunt monochrome style t-boning our world’s brilliance and sharded, bursting colors left me in paroxysms of horror, … Continue reading
QTMs for 2/9/16: JUST A LITTLE REASSURANCE
“Daddy?” “Yes, son?” “Can I have a drink of water?” Third rescue mission so far tonight. He was exhausted from handling an increased work load because the company had to lay off two more necessary employees. Four year olds don’t get the finer points of such things, however. He could tell his son was bugged … Continue reading
A 2nd CUP FOR CHRISTMAS
It is good to reflect upon all life’s gifts which money cannot buy. Most of us have more than we honestly need. Your attitude is driven by your predominate thoughts. Don’t blame anyone else if it’s not so hot. Change your thinking and you’ll change your attitude. God knows what your 2016 will look like. Relax. … Continue reading