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  • June 11, 2017
    "Learn to appreciate what you have until time makes you appreciate what you had." 
    Gratitude: Week 50 (June 4 - June 10)
    A journey of transformation has drifted by like a summer breeze as I approach my goal of documenting 52-weeks of gratitude. Commencing at my fifty-second birthday and gliding to my 53rd as the sands of time slip away leaving gratitude in their path. 
    So much possibility...

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  • June 10, 2017
    "A joyful life is not a floodlight of joy. A joyful life is made up of graceful moments strung together by trust, gratitude, inspiration, and faith." ~Brene Brown 
    What brought you JOY: Week 23 (June 4-9) 
    This week I took the time to notice and the space to inscribe the details in a day. Immersed on the path that honors quiet softness, pink sunrises, and the chasm to view it all I discover joy. 
    Allowing...

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  • June 4, 2017
    "You have no cause for anything but gratitude and joy." ~Buddha 
    Gratitude: Week 49 (May 28 - June 3)
    This year of gratitude has transformed me, from identifying all the wonder occurring in a day to uncovering grace in the ordinary. As I follow this path I cannot help but yearn to share it with my mother in law Jane considering the clarity I witnessed in the threshold of gratitude she conveyed. 
    Jane's...

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  • June 3, 2017
    "Find joy in the ordinary"
    What brought you Joy: Week 22
    After many visits to California, one of my favorite novelties while visiting is the simple joy in bird watching outside my Aunts window. With several feeders around the yard, the birds gather creating flutters of happiness as an array of creatures come to visit, or perhaps just to eat.
    These visits prompted the idea for more feeders in...

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  • June 1, 2017
    53 Ways to Celebrate Me
    And so it begins...
    Life is short, I know this all too well, my son had 5 years, my brother 37 and my father 53. Each day is precious, how do you want to celebrate the days of your life?
    Beginning in June as I glide from 52 to 53 I will celebrate life and living, making choices and taking chances, noticing gifts, observing life, recognizing my power, celebrating me, being...

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  • May 31, 2017
    DRINKING | Arbonne citrus fizz
    EATING | hard boiled egg whites
    EMBRACING | where I am on my journey
    CATCHING | Cavs fever
    ENJOYING | the countdown to grandbaby
    COOKING | chili for veterans
    TRYING | to run more often
    MISSING | My time to read
    FEELING | Grateful
    LISTENING | The Moth podcast
    WATCHING | The flowers bloom
    READING | Anonymous (local writer)
    WEARING | running gear
    PLANNING...

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  • May 28, 2017
    "Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend." 
    Gratitude: Week 48 (May 21 - May 27)
    As I approach the end of this 52-week journey with gratitude I examine the lessons, discarding unnecessary pain with the...

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  • May 25, 2017
    "As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands - one for helping yourself the other for helping others." ~Audrey Hepburn
    What brought you JOY: Week 21
    This week I discovered abundant joy and gratitude when volunteering at a homeless veterans shelter. The first step was to prepare white chicken chili for approximately 100 people. Not only was this the first time I had created a meal...

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  • May 21, 2017
    "Let gratitude be the pillow on which you say your prayers nightly prayers." ~ Maya Angelou
    Gratitude: Week 47 (May 14 - May 20)
    Days plunge quickly into nights and if I am not careful, another year will unzip before my eyes exposing all the hope and promise I had made in its wake. Inscribing the details helps preserve the pause of gratitude unveiled in each day with a snapshot of evidence I can...

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  • May 20, 2017
    "Live beyond what if, find joy in what is." 
    What brought you JOY: Week 20
    Hard to believe we are already twenty weeks into the year, projects that document the year like this one really emphasize how rapidly the days pass while I shift and grow with each introduction.
    Amidst this mixture of peace and plenty, I uncover joy in quiet days and busy nights, uncovering the harmony of calm and chaos...

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