Thursday, November 22, 2012

Grateful for Gratitude

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast..."
- Melody Beattie

A month or so ago I got some very bad news.  The kind of bad that left me ghostly-mute for a couple days.  For some reason I started to digging through my mental garbage to find pieces I should be interpreting differently, even be grateful for.  I was shocked by how much there was to choose from.  The more I focused on them, the more I started to see meaning and a bigger picture.  It changed the direction of my thoughts and the rhythm of my heart.  The healing, bonding power of gratitude is why Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  Today I'm particularly grateful for my disorderly nieces and nephews who are reeking wonderful chaos in my house as I type this.  :)  I hope you all have a great 'feast'!  

~M.M. Finck

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Pledge to Veterans

"On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind."
-Dan Lipinski 

I extend a heartfelt thanks to all veterans.

~M.M. Finck