Tag Archives: #culture

A Splash of Gratitude Each Day Helps Keep the Doctor Away: Meaningful Use of Time

I am nearing 5 and 1/2 years of good health after a serious scare with illness and death. I ask myself this morning, “Did I make the most and best out of the extra 5 plus years I have been graced?” What did I do with these gifted years I asked God to give me?

Each day I strive to help others. Did I make a difference in any person’s life? Could I do more? These are very important questions I am asking myself.

During these five plus years my little dog has lost his hearing. I want to hold him tight and love him more. During these recent years, I have grown closer to my son and my brother and they to me as I cherish each moment I have with them. I have made new friends, have lost some friends, and have observed the truer meanings of family and friends in life.

My weight is about the same. My teeth are not whiter although they are stronger with a few new crowns and root canals. I have more beautiful flower gardens surrounding me, and I have this gratitude blog I began. My gratitudesquared.com site provides me a summary of my actions over these recent years. So, how have I used my time? Have I used this “gift of time” wisely?

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Mask ON, Mask OFF (Audio)

Are you trying to decide whether or not to wear a mask? On March 11, 2021, I posted 10 reasons to wear or not to wear a Mask. Wearing a mask is, in part, part of a cultural phenomena, as is gratitude. See my post titled, Be Mindful: Gratitudes are Cultural Phenomena on March 3, 2021.

This posting is categorized as #gratitudelite following a classification system that I described in my posting on February 28, 2021 titled, Your Choice: Gratitude Zero, Gratitude Lite, or Gratitude Ultra.

The following audio and video post is for the reader who does not have much time to read, or may have a disabling condition, or who is simply on the go. Remember, YOU have the choice: Mask On, or Mask Off. Have gratitude that you have that choice!

Mask ON, Mask Off