Category: Make Me Think Monday

Two Ways to Cultivate Gratitude

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that in order to achieve contentment, we should “cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously.” Blogging about thankfulness and gratitude in …

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Veterans Day Gratitude

November 11 is Veterans Day. Do you know the origins of Veterans Day? Why it’s not a normal four-day weekend holiday like so many of our other federal holidays? This two-minute video from the History Channel provides the …

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C.S. Lewis Advice to Writers

C.S. Lewis is probably best known for his The Chronicles of Narnia. His Narnia books have sold over 100 million copies and been made into three major motion pictures. He’s also the author of The Screwtape Letters, Mere …

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Reading Together

I saw a fun meme recently of two people reading while sitting in the back of an SUV with piles of books around them. It made me think about how we interact with other book lovers. We talk …

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Egrets, Egrets

The blog title might suggest I’m blogging about how to respond to an e-invite or invitation. I’m not. I’m talking about are the small white herons that are seen in fields with cows. They’re about 20 inches long …

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Wearing of the Pink

October brings a flood of pink, specifically pink ribbons. Since 1992, the wearing of a pink ribbon has been the international symbol of breast cancer awareness. Ever wonder where ribbons and symbolism all started? Penney Laingen, wife of …

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Breast Cancer Awareness and the Women Who Fostered It

Unless you live under a rock you know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but it hasn’t always been that way.  Historically breast cancer was a taboo topic. Women with breast cancer didn’t discuss the topic publicly. It …

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Life Lessons I’ve Learned from My Dogs

I’m 100% a dog person and proud of it. My dogs are a constant source of love and amusement. My breed of choice is Old English Sheepdogs who are natural clowns and always make me smile. In addition …

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Summer Dog Days and Back-to-school Time

It’s August. It’s hot, it’s humid in Texas. There doesn’t seem to be any relief from this year’s record setting summer heat. We’re having realio, trulio dog days of summer. The term comes from the Egyptians who believed …

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Hoarding Memories

Recently Chicken Wrangler Sara blogged about a relic she’d uncovered from her past. If you didn’t read that blog, you can here. She comes by her hoarding of things with fond memories honestly. Her father and I have …

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