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  • Defining gratitude

    February 7, 2020 by

    Gratitude is an outward expression of appreciation to an outside force or person. Thankfulness is an inward feeling. I’m thankful that Joe was nice to me. I’m grateful to Joe for making me feel appreciated. Gratitude gives credit to Joe; thankfulness is focused on me and how it made me feel. Let’s begin with this… Read more

  • Making unreasonable requests of the deceased

    December 26, 2019 by

    I’m writing to update a piece I wrote last year around Christmas.  My grandpop worked in the Budweiser brewery in the mid-1900s at a job that afforded my family many opportunities. While that job and company gave us so much, working in the factory also gave him the painful cancer that led to his death. … Read more

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