Category: Flashes Of Gratitude

A Poet's Life

DAILY GRATITUDE 11/18/13

Today was a day chock full of things to be grateful for. Despite having a rocky start to my day after therapy, I pulled myself out of the abyss I often like to dwell in and realized I am just in another place of transition. What I am most grateful for today is that my…
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DAILY GRATITUDE 11/17/13

Today I was grateful for a clearer understanding of the changes I am going through and the progress I am making. It is always difficult to look inside the self and make admissions about behaviors and choices. The part where gratitude comes in is when you realize you’re not beating yourself up, but handling these…
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DAILY GRATITUDE 11/13/13

Today I am grateful to impact the lives of my 9-12 years olds in my poetry writing class. They have such a deep sense of being when they write poetry. One of the young men in my class, an 11 year-old, never ceases to blow me away with his words. He’s a natural. What most…
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DAILY GRATITUDE 11/12/13

Today I am grateful that I am a teacher. It’s not so much what I teach my students as what I learn from them. These young minds are the future of our country and the world. Everyone should take the time to listen to them as they really do have much to say and many…
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DAILY GRATITUDE 11/11/13

Today I am grateful for having someone I can talk to on a weekly basis that enables me to see deeper into myself. It is truly liberating to own one’s crap and realize how unneccesary it really is. When shedding the layers of the onion that is the withered skin fresh layers emerge that become…
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DAILY GRATITUDE 11/10/13

Today I am grateful for the wonderful gathering of friends that attended one of my best friend’s birthday party. I am so very happy they came to celebrate her life and another incredible year of life. It is moments like this that make one realize not the disappointment of those that fail us but the…
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DAILY GRATITUDE 11/9/13

Today I am grateful for everything that is my reality. I am also grateful that I have opened doors long closed, discovered new doors to open, and am constantly seeking ways to enrich my life!

DAILY GRATITUDE 11/8/13

I am grateful for the knowledge and tutelage of an amazing Yoga and Tai Chi Instructor that taught me an ancient art of breathing. The most difficult thing I face is the ability to still my mind and truly rest. Today I was given that gift. I can’t even truly express my gratitude for such…
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DAILY GRATITUDE 11/7/13

I realize how far I’ve come when even in the midst of great disappointment, I can still be grateful. Knowing I will persevere and forge ahead despite the roadblocks put in my way is an embracing of gratitude that is new to me. That is my definition of growth!

DAILY GRATITUDE 11/6/13

I am grateful for the opportunity to return to school. I applied for the MFA Program in Creative Writing – Poetry track at the University of Tampa and have been accepted. I believed in me, I believed in my dream, and I sent my gratitudes out no matter what the outcome. I am so happy…
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