On July 10, 2020 my grandmother passed away. Gran Gran graced the world with her presence for 96 years and, though her body was worn with age; her mind, her memories and her wit were sharp. On Legacy To me, Gran Gran, was a Renaissance woman. She could and did do it all. She challenged … Continue reading Legacy and Grief
I'm grateful for golden sugar cookies straight from the oven...hmmm...sugary pieces of heaven. I'm grateful for music that lifts my spirits and gets my body moving.
To be honest I can't immediately think of anything that I'm grateful for today. It's been "one of those days"- a day of unpleasant moods and brooding reflections, a day where the cons seem to outweigh the pros. But then I am grateful, grateful for a gracious God who knows me at my core, a … Continue reading Attitude of Gratitude Day 26
I'm grateful for drama free bedtimes- no tears or pouts, no screams of dissent, no repeated requests for water- just clockwork precision and maximum relaxation.
I'm grateful for peaceful, joyous family gatherings and that no matter how long it's been since we've seen each other or how short the visit, we pick up where we left off and maximize every moment.I'm grateful for Thanksgiving leftovers- breakfast, lunch and dinner. I'm grateful for proper perspective as the Christmas shopping season (and media … Continue reading Attitude of Gratitude Day 22, 23 & 24
I'm grateful for my Dad. As I age, I see more and more of his face as I gaze into the mirror and I find myself repeating and acting on little nuggets of his wisdom. I know there are many good men in this world (my husband being one of them) but I like to … Continue reading Attitude of Gratitude Day 20 & 21
I'm grateful for teachers who carefully and lovingly mold the minds of their students, who encourage their potential...teachers who are called rather than just employed.
I'm grateful for the miracle of birth and precious newborn babies because they often help change perspectives and renew relationships.I'm grateful for weekends, holidays and the opportunity to spend time with the ones we love the most.I'm grateful for my husband's instincts behind the wheel and good brakes...nothing like traveling on Interstate 95 through northern … Continue reading Attitude of Gratitude Days 16, 17 & 18
I'm grateful for roadside assistance. When you're stranded on the side of the road, make that call and then breathe a sigh of relief at the sight of a tow truck, the phrase "money well spent" takes on a whole new meaning.
I am grateful for life's delays and detours (traffic delays and detours? Still working on that one) because through them often come the greatest opportunities and the most unexpected blessings.I'm grateful for friends who make me laugh, feel my pain, tell me the truth, challenge my thinking and love me flaws and all.