Reflections

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  1. Robin Ann

    My son, he is extremely thoughtful in gift giving and on many occasions has brought tears to my eyes.

    2 weeks ago
  2. Elaine

    From my beloved husband I have and continue to receive the extraordinary gifts of unconditional love, contentment, companionship, and fun!

    2 weeks ago
  3. pkr

    I have received extraordinary gifts from my Cousin Lisa. Her friendship, her joy, her love, her faith, makes my life rich. I am so blessed & honored to call her my friend. She is a treasure.

    2 weeks ago
  4. Pilgrim

    The doctor who saved my life. I had lost a scary amount of weight and my own doctors couldn’t figure it out. My primary made contact with someone in another health care system. That doctor was able to figure it out … asked a lot of questions in addition to exam, thought outside the box and we tried a medication that was usually provided for something else. That medication worked. Many years later, she is still my gastroenterologist, even though I now travel quite a distance to check in. I am forever grateful.

    2 weeks ago
    1. dragonfly

      Thank you for sharing this uplifting experience. I’m so very happy you have found a doctor that you feel safe with and cared for. They seem to be a rare breed. 🙂 To read about it helps me to sweep out my very negative feelings. And they really need to go. Thank you again. I will keep your post in mind when next I’m ruminating.

      2 weeks ago
  5. Carol

    From friends, from family, from mentors–many of whom I’ve never met personally but have been helped through their writings or audio presentations.

    2 weeks ago
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    Yram

    Countless people and circumstances! My whole life has been a journey of gifts even the tough junky stuff.

    2 weeks ago
  7. Charlie T

    My mother, inadvertently, gave me the gift of self sufficiency. This gift came with a lot of baggage that I carried around with me for many years and still do to some extent, but now I can be thankful and grateful for this gift. As I realize that I have survived (and even flourished) and have had a very “interesting” life. If she where here, I would thank her, give her a hug and have a good cry.

    2 weeks ago
  8. Barb C

    Without a doubt my parents, especially my mother for raising me to think of kindness as an important attribute. She modeled inclusion before that was a buzzword.
    People I met along the way as I worked in bike advocacy who were willing to help me learn about antiracism and to recognize my privilege. I’m honored that they shared their personal experiences and came to call me a friend and ally.
    My children have given me the extraordinary gift of watching them as they grow as I do what I can to help them become the wonderful women they are now. They continue to give me the gift of a closeness I never had with my own mom who, as I said, was great but not someone who shared a lot of her own interior life. I have a sense of who she was but not from her telling me some of the kinds of things I make a point of telling my children now.
    My dear husband (not my first so I do have a basis for comparison), who gives me his love and strength and patience every day and who is an utterly dependable responsible rock as well as pretty darn fun to hang out with.

    2 weeks ago
  9. EJP

    My faith and my God have given me extraordinary gifts….always.

    2 weeks ago
  10. devy

    I have received many gifts from others both physical and emotional the most important gift that irealiyzeis the gift of life and appreciating all that life has to offer. My development of faith and gratitude is guiding me.

    2 weeks ago
  11. Joseph McCann

    I have received many gifts in my lifetime but the gift of a mind shift brought about in no small part the by concepts and practice of mindfulness and gratitude have been extraordinary. All of the good, thoughtful people who fill theses virtual pages. participants and creators, have been an extraordinary gift for me and my mental state, Thank you all.

    2 weeks ago
  12. Laura

    My neighbors have been a godsend, letting me store some of my things at their home while my house is worked on, feeding me dinner and pitching in with some yard chores. I don’t know what I would’ve done without their help these last several months.

    2 weeks ago
  13. Nannette

    Without question, I believe to me God has given me the most gifts and he continues to do so…even when I am not such a good person- his gifts of mercy and forgiveness. In my worldly life there have been many…without whom I am not sure how I would have survived…Mt brother and his wife for giving me a home, friends who encouraged me along the way….Certainly, my husband of 18 years..who has given me the gift of love. And all of you here…every day I look forward to your kindness to one another, your gratefullness and your wisdom and love. Thank you. GOd Bless

    2 weeks ago
  14. Rabbit

    My neighbor just offered to drive me to the Cleveland Clinic. I might not be going though because of insurance coverage.

    2 weeks ago
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      Yram

      Holding you in thought as you seek the care you need and the best solution.

      2 weeks ago
  15. Kevin

    Without question, or equal, that would be my wife of 51 years, Betty Ann.

    2 weeks ago
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