Death

Nov 16 2016

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DRIFT AWAY

DRIFT AWAY

Yesterday Paul lost his younger brother the talented songwriter Mentor Williams.  Most famous for writing the hit Drift Away,  Mentor had a long career. He loved music, animals, the outdoors and God. He was over six feet of love and warmth. He will be missed. I know you all join me in sending Paul condolences and hugs.   “Drift Away” Day after day I’m more confused Yet I look for the light through the pouring rain You know that’s a… Read More

Jul 7 2016

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Compassion, Death, Family, Freedom, Goodness, Hope, Life

BLACK LIVES MATTER

BLACK LIVES MATTER

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. ~James Baldwin  

May 23 2016

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IN MEMORY OF BOBBY/ROBERT LEVITHAN

IN MEMORY OF BOBBY/ROBERT LEVITHAN

A great friend of Gratitude and Trust Robert(Bobby) Levithan passed away on May 13th. Bobby was our first guest blogger here with his piece I Chose Not To Agree which chronicles his battle and victory against AIDS. Bobby was one of the speakers at last years Gratitude and Trust #140 Conference. Bobby was an author of the book The New Sixty. He blogged for The Huffington Post, was a psychologist and advocate for GLBT. Here is a piece I wrote… Read More

Mar 9 2016

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Aging, Anxiety, Appreciation, Character, Clarity, Compassion, Courage, Death, Growth, Hanging In There, Inspiration, Life

GAME OVER

GAME OVER

I have never reposted a blog before. And if I have it certainly wasn’t two months after the initial publication. But the man who wrote this wonderful blog died suddenly yesterday.  Carl Rahn Griffith was a very insightful man. He came upon some difficult times. He learned a lot and he writes about it with clarity and wisdom. I am reposting it today in his honor and his memory. Take some time, read it, learn from Carl.  And cherish the day… Read More

Jan 11 2016

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Change, Courage, Death

CHANGES

CHANGES

We can’t let the tragic passing of David Bowie go without some form of a tribute. There is nothing left to say about his genius and cultural contributions that has not been said. Here at Gratitude and Trust we are all about change.   What better way to honor his life then post the lyrics to Changes  here. Thank you David Bowie for being so brave and to have the courage to always change and thus make it less scary… Read More

Feb 26 2015

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Courage, Death, Devotion, Faith, Hanging In There, Hope, Loss

MIRACLE ON 34TH ST.

MIRACLE ON 34TH ST.

  This is a story of the amazing things that can happen when pure love and unfaltering belief join hands. Several years ago I was fortunate enough to come in contact with an amazing young woman called Alice Pyne. Some of you might have heard of Alice. She was a force of nature and a good works who through the malevolent hands of fate was diagnosed with cancer at the age of eleven. But true to Alice’s nature she did… Read More