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Thursday, May 22, 6:30 pm. Thanks Again: "The struggle ends when the gratitude begins." – Neale Donald Walsch

Discussion Leader:
Camille Thorpe

Please take note of the date and time and dinner: 
Thursday, May 22, 6:30 pm. Potluck Dinner

I apologize this notice is coming out so late. Due to a conflict our speaker for May had to cancel. When I reached out to some members of our group—like Kat, Marcus, and Camille—they came forward with some wonderful possibilities and suggestions. Thank you! It worked out that Camille could present this month. I moved the date partly to accommodate her and partly for other reasons. 

Camille offered to lead a discussion on gratitude. In conjunction she had a brilliant idea: a potluck of gratitude for Mark and Elizabeth for hosting our groups so warmly and faithfully each month—that's nearly every other week for 52 weeks out of the year. And serving us the best free gelato this side of the universe every time. Now there's something to be grateful for.

Camille is intelligent, articulate, artistic, and has learned from personal experience how thinking thanks can transform ones life. She's a great presenter. I've known her for years and highly recommend this evening with her. 

So, bring your favorite dish to share and we'll have a picnic in the park across from the England home at 6:30 pm. Following dinner, we'll go to the England home and Camille will lead our discussion on the power of gratitude. 

Here's a few quotes Camille put out to get you started thinking again. Or in this case, "thanking again:"

"Don’t turn away. Keep your gaze on the bandaged place. That’s where the light enters you." 

– Rumi

"The sun is food enough for me"

 – Frederic Ridgely Torrence, A Psalm of Experience.

"When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them." 

– Chinese Proverb

Discussion Prep:
Here's some things I threw together that are worth exploring:

My wife and I first saw Sam Berns a few years ago at the Sundance Film Festival for the opening of his documentary, Life According to Sam. Powerful story. Here is a great TED talk about Sam's philosophy for a happy life. This talk was given in December of 2013. Since that talk Sam passed away but he sure knew how to live a full life in his less than 18 years.