Gratitude Is Not a Privilege
November 27, 2014
Gratitude, like love, is bound only by our choices. The more we give, the more we keep. I tried to ignore Ferguson today, but I glanced at Twitter hashtag #Ferguson a moment ago. The first tweet I read inspired this post. Someone wrote that “being able to be thankful after #Fergson is a privilege itself.” I understand how someone could feel that their “gratitude privilege” had been revoked. We lost our daughter just before Christmas in 1994, about four weeks after I got out of the Navy.
January 10, 2011
How sad is the story of the Tucson tragedy. Good people died. Good people grieve. A little girl, born on 9-11, went on her way to her reward. Too soon. So, so too soon. Experience says that some survivors will become bitter and angry. That’s sad, too. Some will become depressed. All will weep. Especially the little girl’s daddy. (I can’t bring myself to write their names—that would make it too personal for me.