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  • May 14, 2017
    Mom's make life beautiful 
    Gratitude: Week 46 (May 7 - May 13)
    I was thinking about Mother's Day and how different it is today, reflecting on memories of my mother and the trauma that has affected her life. Becoming more curious about the woman and her vacant stare, a sadness that consumes my attention as memories blur from jubilant to somber.
    Perhaps this disease was a distraction from the...

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  • May 13, 2017
    "Friendship doubles our joy and divides our grief." ~Swedish Proverb 
    What brought you joy: Week 19
    Endless joy fills my week, from the love delivered with a celebration of family and friends to the time spent with my cousins who traveled a mighty distance to honor the day and weekend. From painting daisies to a baby shower we filled the days with song, stories, and laughter, weaving the threads...

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  • May 7, 2017
    "Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul." ~ Henry Ward Beecher
    Gratitude: Week 45 (April 30 - May 6)
    Gratitude arrives in lessons when experience appears at our doorstep. Countless moments are tangled in regret when reflection magnifies the stages of my past, allowing my thoughts to drift wearily towards others who have suffered, their images displaying a remorse that radiates...

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  • May 6, 2017
    "Joy comes to us in ordinary moments. We risk missing out when we get too busy chasing down the extraordinary." ~ Brene Brown
    What brought you Joy: Week 18
    This week joy arrives with morsels of enchantment as I interrupt my pace to notice instead of escaping in the business of plans, identifying the ambient light that comes with spring and unfolds into memories that I absorb to rekindle for another...

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  • April 30, 2017
    "You wander from room to room hunting for the diamond necklace that is already around your neck." 
    Gratitude: Week 44 (April 23 - April 29)
    Within my thoughts, I am strolling through life gracefully, then I glance at the calendar with alarmed confusion as another season has slid by while the opportunities of life are cycled in accelerated speed, diminishing through the sands of time they slip...

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  • April 29, 2017
    "All great changes are preceded by chaos." ~Deepak Chopra 
    My attempt to sit within the rubble, to remain mindful while tents of dust moved past on their own journey was futile. "This was not joy," I thought, "why do I dream up with these ideas, these projects, these messes?" I knew it would be better once finished, I knew I had to forge through the chaotic moments in order to reap the benefits,...

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  • April 23, 2017
    "Courage isn't having enough strength to go on, it is going on when you don't have strength" 
    Gratitude: Week 43 (April 16th - April 22nd)
    I was tired of being sad... sad did not serve me, in fact, my dismal ways did not serve anyone and after years of this steady decline, I decided it was time to transform these emotions and begin to look at life with a renewed desire, taking brief  pauses in...

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  • April 22, 2017
    "our real discoveries come from chaos" 
    What brought you JOY: Week 16
    Remodeling can be a stressful time of chaos, that space when everything is misplaced and dust hovers like drones in the air introducing unrest into the environment where you nest, and until the job is completed, there is no getting away from the mess. 
    During a recent remodeling project, the patterns of household discord correlated...

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  • April 16, 2017
    "The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become"  ~Robert Holden
    Gratitude: Week 42 (April 9th - April 15th)
    After forty-two weeks of gratitude, I have untangled grace in the tiny twinklings of life, documenting this journey with details of each day by observing the small parcels of light that would escape if left unnoticed.
    Witnessing this softness...

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  • April 15, 2017
    "Weeping may endure for the night, but JOY cometh in the morning" ~Psalm 30:5 
    I enjoy the days that start off slow, the ones I ease into with coffee in hand while immersed mindfully within my surroundings. These moments provide a cleansing space to unpack my worries and untangle the creaks in my soul.
    Tenderness arrives as I examine my heart and the unclaimed baggage I linger to sort. A shifting...

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