Fill the earth with your songs of gratitude. -Charles Spurgeon Good morning! It’s Sunday. I’ve been thinking about gratitude and all the ways we find t…
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"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing." - Mark Twain
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March 27 Friday GatheringHello my dear Daily Respite subscribers, and welcome to our first Friday afternoon tea party! 
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Good morning! It’s Friday. Take it away, Stella. 
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Good morning! It’s Thursday, and I have something beautiful for you. Meet Aurelia aurita, also known as the moon jelly. 
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Good morning! Last week, members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra—equipped a cell phone and a metronome at home—performed an excerpt from Aaron Coplan…
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Good morning! It’s Tuesday, and do you know what we need? Penguins descending stairs, that’s what. 
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Good morning! It’s Monday, and I think we deserve a little Mary Oliver to ground us for the day ahead.  
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Good morning! It’s Sunday, and I’ve decided that we need an edible daily respite today.
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Good morning! It’s Saturday. The sun is barely up, but it looks to be a gorgeous day. Everyone else is still asleep. How’d you like to fill your favori…
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Good morning! It’s Friday, and as Los Angeles pianist Sam Friedman shows us, not all great musicians are human. (Be sure to watch to the very end.) In …
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Good morning! Today is my father’s 80th birthday. He spent his whole professional life playing principal English horn and second oboe with the Rocheste…
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