I invite you to come and join me on this pilgrimage to change the world through thankfulness.  Perhaps if enough of us join together we can change the negative climate that exists and is overtaking our planet. Together we can move our fellow citizens of to a better, higher and finer place.

My life for the past month has been filled with a deep grief which mounts in size everyday.  I have reached a point where writing has become a task instead of a pleasure.  So for now, I am taking a hiatus from my blog.  I feel very sad that I am stopping this challenge three weeks short of accomplishment.  But I am thankful for the wonderful people who have joined me on this journey and for you thoughtful readers and your comments. 

“The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.”  Kahlil Gibran

I hope that by writing these posts that we will move together beyond thankfulness into appreciation. Because appreciation for the moments and things for which we give thanks requires us to be mindful of our lives.

About Bernadette

I live in the small town of Haddonfield, NJ. I am at an age in my life when I seem to spend time thinking and musing about life. These musings are usually stimulated by my walks through Haddonfield, my reading of books and fellow bloggers, and my interaction with my group of fabulous family and friends.

35 Responses

  1. I am saddened to hear this, Bernadette, but I understand. If writing becomes a chore, then it is time for a break. I sincerely hope that someday you will get a renewed interest in writing and we will have the pleasure of enjoying your beautiful words. 🌹 🌻 🌺

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  2. I am really sorry to read this, Bernadette, I hope the break does you good and quietens your spirit. I will miss you and I so hope you come through this ok. Take care of yourself and hope to see you soon. 💜


  3. One could tell that you had a great sadness. Grief robs one of so much, but for each person it belongs to them.. the time one needs; the way one needs to go through it… Writing of things to be thankful for would indeed be very difficult, with such sorrow. Though I know that one day, when your grief eases, you will again feel joy ….. Bernadette, you will be in my prayers… for healing of body, mind and soul… Take care of yourself….. I am thankful, for you! Diane ❤

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      1. I suspected it was your son, but I wasn’t sure if he had passed or still as he was/is. My heart is heavy for you…. and of course for your son. Somehow life just does not seem or ‘is’ fair. There are no answers and right now all your energy and thoughts are of course with your son…. Many thoughts are with you… I hope you have love and support around you…. I send thoughts and prayers for strength for you and your family… Take care Bernadette… See you whenever you feel led to return… I hope the weeks ahead bring healing to your very soul Diane ❤

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  4. Bernadette – you are such an encourager, I hope (& pray) that YOUR heart will be encouraged with all the thankfulness we have to God for YOU! I”m but lately come to your blogging community (not enough white hair to participate in the Salon) but you were such a blessing when I considered closing out my blog. Thank you, thank you. Grief can cripple our hearts … for a time. Things may never be the same, but, in time, there can be a new same. My thoughts & prayers are with you…

    Grace, peace & blogging hugs – Virginia

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