Friday, November 24, 2006


Sandra and I had an absolutely fantastic Thanksgiving dinner here last night.

Our guests were Pam visiting from England, Super Cuz Sharon and Partner Keith, and my Dear Old 95-year-old Mum.

The food and wine were superb. Energy was high. Spirits were sparkling. Couldn’t have been better.

We talked about the distinction between Gratitude, giving Thanks, and Appreciation. Are they the same? If not, how are they different? Suffice to say, much is in the eye of the beholder. Irrespective of our individual definitions, it was obvious to all that each has its place and each is important. And also obvious that all too often we forget to notice that for which we should be grateful, that for which we should give thanks and that which we should appreciate.

Conclusion: Be present to life and all it offers. Be aware. Reside not in thy stupor of unconsciousness which blinds us to the joy and satisfaction available at every moment.


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