A Month of Gratitude

Happy November! Yes, I'm a smidge late with the greeting. By the time this posts, I'll be close to a week late. What can I say? It's been a rough year. Better late than never. I just wanted to take a quick second and fill you all in on what's going on. November is NaNoWriMo … Continue reading A Month of Gratitude

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What I’m Thankful For

When I was young, I hated Thanksgiving. I mean, I loved the time off school, but I felt like I was celebrating a huge deception. The Native Americans saved the European colonists, and in exchange, we took everything from them. Truth be told, it still bothers me. But as I grow older, I grow more … Continue reading What I’m Thankful For

Giving Thanks for the Spiritual

It’s time to wrap up the giving thanks posts. For new readers, I’ll recap quickly. Drawing inspiration from a friend of mine, I’m writing posts all month about things I’m thankful for. She does daily Facebook posts. I’m doing weekly blog posts. I’ve divided mine into categories: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. This is week … Continue reading Giving Thanks for the Spiritual

Giving Thanks for the Emotional

It’s week three. If you’ve been following along, you know I’m emulating an idea a friend of mine gave me, and instead of doing daily brief posts on Facebook, I’m doing weekly posts here on my blog, discussing things I’m thankful for. (A regular reader got me hooked on the daily #ThankfulNovember tweets, as well.) … Continue reading Giving Thanks for the Emotional

Giving Thanks for the Physical

One of my dearest friends from college does something that I’ve always admired (but never managed to emulate) in November. In honor of Thanksgiving, she does a post on Facebook every single day of the month and lists something she’s grateful for. She doesn’t go into detail, and it’s not always something earth-shattering, but for … Continue reading Giving Thanks for the Physical

Holiday or Heritage? Will You Fight for Cultural Cognizance?

I just read an article called “Columbus Day To Native American Day? CA Assemblyman Roger Hernandez Introduces Bill AB 55” by Anna Almendrala. In it, she discusses the possibility that Columbus Day will be replaced by a holiday called Native American Day in California. With us celebrating Martin Luther King Day today, and with Black … Continue reading Holiday or Heritage? Will You Fight for Cultural Cognizance?

Why I’m Thankful for the White Tornado

It’s a few days early for Thanksgiving, but I always post on Mondays, so I’m posting today about what I’m thankful for. God has been good to me. I’m truly blessed. I have a loving husband and a wonderful son and daughter. I have two adorable dogs that bring us joy every day. We have … Continue reading Why I’m Thankful for the White Tornado