Category: Gratitude

In Remembrance Of Those Who Sacrificed

Before the relaxation and contentedness from Memorial Day Weekend (MDW) completely fades, take a moment to appreciate the meaning of the holiday.  Traditionally, the last day of May is devoted to honoring and remembering both men and woman who died in military service.  It’s also the unofficial kick-off of summer in America.  Which means that beaches will now be life-guarded, and typically start charging admission.

Although I’ve had family members who served in the military, and fought during WWII (my grandpa on my mother’s side); there aren’t any immediate family members serving in the active military.  And fortunately, most of the people in my network were unscathed when terrorists attacked New York City (NYC) on September 11th, 2001.  What all this can be filtered down to is the following:  service brings honor.  Whether that’s military service, growing a business that serves the community, or the blessed men and women who don some kind of uniform for work each day. Read more

Why I’m Grateful For What I Have

J.M. here.  I’ve heard stories of college graduates from Ivy-league institutions working at Starbucks for beer money.  Over the holidays I spent time traveling to North Salem, NY visiting my wife’s side of the family.  And discovered a similar story, pertaining to new doctorates who were having difficulty finding employment.  I was certainly surprised, to say the least.

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A Day in City Life


Hola!  I’m thankful now to have a steady job, and a roof over my head.  I watched “Living on a Dollar” on Netflix last week.  It’s a mini-documentary about four college kids living in Guatemala with a $1 allowance per day.  Nothing particularly scientific; however, it was a cool experiment to watch!  If only we all could adapt this mentality of treasuring the almighty dollar to the degree that the impoverished and forgotten members of society do.  Hence, my attitude of gratitude this week.

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