An Attitude of Gratitude

Blog by Sr. Pat Thomas, OP
Blog by Sr. Pat Thomas, OP

A few years before she died, my sister Judy became a great fan of the Oprah Winfrey Show. She taped episodes during the week and then watched them on weekends. One episode in particular caught her attention and she followed the recommendation to start an “I am Grateful” journal. The expectation was that every day she would write down the ten things she was grateful for that day. Continue reading →

Posted in Wednesday's Word

Creating an Attitude of Gratitude

Blog by Sr. Judy Morris, OP
Blog by Sr. Judy Morris, OP

One of my favorite stories about gratitude centers on Ethel Goldberg (a fictitious character). Ethel was a proud grandmother and always looked forward to visits from her grandson David. Nine-year-old David lived in New York and flew to see his grandmother in Miami once a year. Ethel prepared for his visit by packing a picnic lunch that they would take to the beach. Continue reading →

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Gratitude Week 2015

Blog by Sr. Amy McFrederick, OP
Blog by Sr. Amy McFrederick, OP

This week we celebrate Thanksgiving Day as a National Holiday and truly a holy day reminding us to be aware of all God’s gifts and inviting us to gather with others in friendship and peace to give thanks for all the ways we have been so richly blessed. A Gratitude Week! Continue reading →

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13 Gratitudes As We Look to Thanksgiving Day

Blog by Sr. Anne Lythgoe, OP
Blog by Sr. Anne Lythgoe, OP

The holidays are beginning to creep into our lives with television ads and decorations. Thanksgiving Day is next week, so I thought you might like to begin the Holiday Season with some sage advice from one of my favorite authors, Joyce Rupp, OSM. Pick one gratitude and practice it for a while and see if your holidays are more peaceful, calmer and less stressed. Continue reading →

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