Panning for Gold

Gina Butz gratitude, trials 3 Comments

This is the month of the year when we are reminded to be thankful. Pinterest is cluttered with suggestions for ways to count our blessings. At work, someone has a thankfulness tree, and a sign inviting others to write on a leaf and add to it. Among the turkey and pilgrim decorations are plates and napkins and signs bearing the word, “Thanks.” …

Thankful

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As I stand in my kitchen this morning, preparing for Thanksgiving, I can’t help realizing that our time overseas has given me a new and deeper appreciation for certain things I didn’t have before. I made a creme de menthe pie yesterday. Long story short, I had to make it twice. All it required to remake it was a quick …

A Year of Thanks

Gina Butz gratitude, transition 1 Comment

This Friday will mark one year of us being in Florida. One year since that caravan of 2 mini-vans, 9 people, three dogs and a trailer made their way cross-country to this far corner of Orlando. It’s been a good year. So good in fact that I thought I would take this opportunity to give thanks for the many blessings we’ve …

40 by 40

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A friend of mine recently posted about her list of 40 things to do before the age of 40. At first I thought, “Hey, that’s a great idea!” and then I thought, “I have seven hours.” Oh well. Instead, I thought I’d make a list of things I’m glad I did before the age of 40. Maybe things I’m glad …