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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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0 posted 08-08-2017 04:57 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Again today August
has sheathed her
dreaded heat
in rainy gray skies.
She has been
cool and demur
since she arrived,
a week ago.
Today I felt so blessed.
It was as if all this weather
is just for me.
August, the month
I dread all year long
has offered me
an olive branch.
My attitude of gratitude
has been reawakened.
Grateful feels so good
I walk around in it
like new shoes,
thanking God.

LGRę8/7/17
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JerryPat2
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1 posted 08-08-2017 08:45 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Oh, I agree Lori, this has been the coolest August I can recall. Zoe and I are loving it.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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2 posted 08-08-2017 01:23 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

For whatever reason, I must be feeling better because I'm very much aware of feeling grateful for the weather. ~L
Cerulean
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3 posted 08-08-2017 01:34 PM       View Profile for Cerulean   Email Cerulean   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerulean

Gratitude is a powerful thing if you can see it in every single day. It's the opposite of apathy. Gratitude cultivates in you a more caring/appreciative attitude, especially in the weather you're seeing now.

That is... even if you were caring before, you are even more caring now (in a positive way, of course). That's the definition of gratitude standing on its own.
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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4 posted 08-08-2017 01:51 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Cerulean,
Gratitude is especially crucial to my spirituality. Unfortunately, it is one of the first things to bite the dirt when my depression goes south. So I'm hoping it is a sign of a upturn. ~L
Cerulean
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5 posted 08-08-2017 02:31 PM       View Profile for Cerulean   Email Cerulean   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerulean

Let's hope so, Lori! By the way, I know you don't like links... but sometimes, videos can do a better job of explaining things.

A while back, I ran into a video that explains what causes depression much better than anything I've ever seen. I decided to bookmark it. I like to study psychology (as a hobby), so you're in luck.

So watch this 15-minute video by a man called Jacque Fresco and it will help you find your way out of depression, I hope. See here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-0ETX4z_DU
BluesSerenade
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6 posted 08-08-2017 04:21 PM       View Profile for BluesSerenade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BluesSerenade

Love it lori!!  Sometimes we just need to clean the lens and take a fresh look.  Your poem made me happy.
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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Cerulean,
That was pretty cool! Thanks for sharing!~L
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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8 posted 08-08-2017 04:42 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Hey Blues!
I'm always happy to hear you are happy because of something I wrote! I really like the way you let me know. ~L
Poet In Pink
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I'm with you Lori Belle! It has been so nice enjoying these less hot & humid days Happy you are enjoying them to! Alana
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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Pinkyahoo,
I know I want to take it as a personal blessing but there is this little voice in the back of my head that says it is from global warming. ~L
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Lori- no problem. Cheers!
 
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