Look at everything as an opportunity. Don’t dismiss something because it seems small.

  1. The men and women who have died in the service of our country- Memorial Day is not just for picnics
  2. Pride and Prejudice
  3. book clubs
  4. Living Proof Full Thickening Cream
  5. movie soundtracks
  6. air conditioners
  7. classical music that transports you
  8. friends who let you send them your chapter in progress when you’re unsure how to proceed
  9. my daughter making my life parenting a teenager relatively easy
  10. being able to run 13 blocks because I was too busy reading and I missed my subway stop and I had to get to appointment
  11. the elevator being in working order when I had to run to appointment and there was no way I could walk to the fifth floor
  12. finally winning HQ
  13. The AP exams being over so I no longer need to hear Presidential trivia
  14. socks being handed out at b’nai mitvah parties
  15. mango shave ice

17 thoughts on “Gratitude Saturday May 26

    1. Great article. Here’s my take. I agree that people are expected to be happy all the time, and that’s unrealistic. It’s impossible to always be happy unless you never experience anything at all. We need to feel sad, and stressed and all those things, cause like the article says, to have no emotion is to be dead. But, I don’t see anything wrong with trying to find the positive in any situation. Just like you can’t be happy all the time, you can’t be sad all the time either. Tough balance


  1. Every year I remind my son that Memorial Day is to honor those service members who made the ultimate sacrifice in defending our freedom. I am always shocked at the number of children who think it is merely the unofficial start of summer.

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