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Gratitude for Organization Help

Gratitude for Organization Help

Gratitude
Hi there. I am trying to get myself together. I have missed the last two weeks of posting here because I have been overwhelmed with my life and not keeping up with myself. I am sorry. The good news is that I am creating a system flexible enough for my health variables and yet structured enough to remind me when what I believe is important needs to happen. I am so grateful to not have to do this without help. I have been reading books, talking with people, and trying new things out. For the moment this means keeping a Bullet Journal, following some organization advice from David Allen, the Dragontree, Hal Elrod, and others, and reassessing my daily routines. My husband, my friends, and my family have been very supportive in this time of chaotic change. Again I am so grateful to have h...
Gratitude for Mom’s Thanksgiving Lesson

Gratitude for Mom’s Thanksgiving Lesson

Gratitude
I find it apropos that just as I return to my practice of gratitude Thanksgiving shows up. At least that’s how it feels to me. I took a break after my Mom died and I graduated, a break I sorely needed. Yet I also need now to remember my days with thanks again. This is brought home to me as I take my shift at the shelter thinking of my cozy kitchen and feast with friends. It warms my heart and eases my soul to know these families have a warm place to go and a large meal waiting for them on Thanksgiving. I was remembering on my way here how my mother couldn’t stand the idea of someone being alone on Thanksgiving. As a teenager I was annoyed (as only a teenager can be annoyed) when she would invite everyone she met to dinner. And I mean everyone! The clerk at the bank, our hairdresser, ...
Daily Practice for November 23, 2016

Daily Practice for November 23, 2016

Word:  I am astounded! Thanksgiving is tomorrow. Yikes! We are actually going to celebrate Thanksgiving on Friday due to an unexpected turn of events at my church, Riverton Park UMC. RPUMC has about 100 homeless folks living on its grounds in various states of shelter from campers, motor homes, tents, and in several buildings on the property. Tukwila, the city, decided yesterday to organize a Thanksgiving dinner for the residents. Congrats to Tukwila for their generosity! My Thanksgiving will be spent on grounds. It is good when organizations step up and do amazing work. This morning, as I was preparing for the normal onslaught of negative news online, I found this headline: "Patagonia will donate 100% of its Black Friday sales." What? What corporation donates all of its Black Friday s...