May 23 , 2020 /

LIVING MEMORIALS

This post was inspired by Kumud Ajmani, friend and host moderator of #SpiritChat on Twitter.  His weekly post today for our Sunday AM gathering was “On Living Memorials” and that prompted me to think of some examples from my experience which I am glad to share here.  Here is a link to his post for

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March 15 , 2020 /

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

These lyrics, from Willie Nelson, could be our theme song: “On the road again Goin’ places that I’ve never been Seein’ things that I may never see again And I can’t wait to get on the road again Here we go, on the road again Like a band of Gypsies we go down the highway

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February 3 , 2020 /

GROWING OLDER GRATEFULLY AND GRACEFULLY

Passing by 80 seems to be a milestone of some kind or other for many of us.  It may be the realization of where we are on the continuum, how we regard a life that has blessed us with wonderful relationships, opportunities and choices.  Here are a few observations and experiences that have emerged, along

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January 1 , 2020 /

TO BE DETERMINED

Arriving at the beginning of a new day, a new year and a new decade, “to be determined” seems to sum up any one of these points in time rather well. Those words can describe what is yet to be discovered, uncovered and experienced and/or an attitude of strong purpose and resolve. The double entendre

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December 27 , 2019 /

WORD FOR 2020

Spent time searching for my word for 2020 and wrote a blog about a conscious search: garygruber.com/searching-for-a-word Thought about other possibilities including words from the dimension of faith – hope, belief, and one with special appeal, grace. Considered what I believe we need more of for 2020: unity, empathy, collaboration. After days, three weeks of

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December 12 , 2019 /

GIFT OF A SMILE

So, I am standing next to the bananas, divided into two groups, organic and not. I wonder about the real difference besides the label and ten cents per pound in price.   A woman is standing a little to the left of the organic, which I always get, and I reached past her to grab a

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