New Year’s Eve. When my wife was alive we would visit Starbucks each New Year’s Eve, buy coffees, grab a table and brainstorm all the good things that happened to us during the year. She put each of the good things in a gratitude journal. By the time we finished brainstorming, our moods were lifted, we knew the year, even with all its twists and turns, was good to us. Since her passing, I continue to journal all the good things that happened to me during the year. I can’t sit inside Starbucks this year, but that won’t stop me. I’ve got a pen and paper and it’s itching to write. Try it, and you’ll see there were many good things in your life this year. God bless you and I hope 2021 brings you many more good times.
Published by Ray Calabrese
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