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Thursday, May 5, 2016


What most recently reminded you of the abundance in your life?

I'm reasonably mindful of my good fortune. But I recently realized how many times over the past six years I've been in and out of our coat closet without thinking about how many outer garments are stored there. Given our thirty eight + years together, I suppose it's understandable my wife and I have  accumulated all this stuff. Still, though neither of us are hoarders and we're certainly not wealthy, in that mindful moment the plenitude in that closet stopped me short.

As my reflections on abundance continued, I thought of the times we've participated in clothes drives or donated our excess to Goodwill, etc; many of you likely do the same. Soon after, I made a simple resolution: The next time we clean out that closet and get ready to donate stuff, I'm going to stop long enough to be sincerely grateful the phrase "excess clothing" - let alone "coat closet" - are able to be applied to my life.

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  1. This may not be exactly what you're looking for, but this morning I was reminded of the abundance of people who care about me. I was just getting over a migraine headache - complete with nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, weakness, vision with intermittent flashing colors and other wild things. This morning the headache was gone and I thought of all my husband did for me during my ordeal. The absolute best thing he did was going to the library to pick up the two reserved books that I had requested: The Noise Of Time by Julian Barnes and Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep by Michael Schulman. Now I can actually get back to reading. Hallelujah!