Tag Archives: Melody Beattie

The Problem with Thanksgiving (or “Why Every Day Should Be Thanksgiving”)


. First off, this will not be a curmudgeonly tough-minded rant where I rage rage against how commercialize things are at this time of year and how “Black Friday” is starting earlier and earlier, so much so that it is now encroaching more and … Continue reading

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Love, Gratitude, and Perspective


Love is not primarily about how another makes us feel or what he or she does for us; it’s about how we show up to a relationship and treat another human being—gratefully or ungratefully; as someone valuable—nay, invaluable and priceless … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!


Happy (day after?) Thanksgiving! A relationship cannot survive and thrive if there is not a deep and pervading sense of gratitude between each for the other and for life.  Without this mutual gratefulness, a relationship may survive and linger and limp … Continue reading

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