Thanks! We owe you one

Thanks! We owe you one

These days we owe our lives to the amiable youngsters who bag our groceries. And we owe our future to the teachers and library media specialists (like my sister Kathy) who worked overtime to make sure every single student has access to distance learning options. And we owe our health to the doctors, nurses, physical [...]

With a little help from my friends

I sent my friend Gina a cheese basket last year and she sent me back an heirloom piece of art hand-painted on the lid. My friend Jeannie recently delivered an unsolicited bunch of garden-grown tomatoes just because she knows I like them. Similarly, my friend Catherine texted me a picture of a tomato with my [...]

Small doses of gratitude

Small doses of gratitude

I’m taking my gratitude in small doses this year, like the kind of spoon sipping you do as you prepare a special meal. We won't have the whole gang around the table this time, but I plan to fill the empty chairs with happy memories. I believe laughter and love ingrain themselves in the wood [...]