Thankful In

A squeal of delight escaped my lips.  The double holiday issue of my favorite cooking magazine had arrived!  If you love to cook like I do, Thanksgiving and the holidays are a treat.  I plan, prep, tweak old favorites and try new creations each year.  But in the bustle of planning, shopping and cooking, one …

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Just Pray

Frustration.  My fairly free day of organizing and planning quickly turned into more responsibilities being added onto my already full plate.  I tried not to be crabby at my family, since it wasn’t their fault and if I’m snappish then they are too. But I was very, very frustrated.  My daughter asked if I was …

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A Lasting Legacy

It rips a jagged, raw and throbbing hole.  It hurts to think, function and breathe.  You don’t understand, you don’t know how to move forward and you don’t know what to do next.  But you put one foot in front of the other and move on. If you have ever lost anyone you love deeply, …

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Where Mindfulness Leads

Life changes quickly which I have been very mindful of this week.  Even though I anticipated changes with my knee surgery, I couldn’t anticipate everything, which has me mindful of many things.  Each has its own lesson to learn.  Here’s one for each day of the last week. While being mindful this week I: Realize …

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The Thank You Note

Tears welling up in my eyes, I slowly opened the card.  Reading the carefully handwritten words of love and gratitude, the tears overflowed, streaming down my face.  I had discovered the card sorting through my mom’s things after her funeral.  Among them this thank you note, written in my hand, sent to her and Dad …

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