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  • June 29, 2017
     
    DRINKING | Water - lots of water
    EATING | Panera strawberry salad
    EMBRACING | the spontaneity of summer
    CATCHING | little z's
    ENJOYING | New writing course
    COOKING | as little as possible
    TRYING | healthy eating
    MISSING |  slow days
    FEELING | Relaxed
    LISTENING | The moth
    WATCHING | 
    READING | Chasing slow
    WEARING | flip flops
    PLANNING | summer fun
    WANTING | to run
    NEEDING...

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  • June 25, 2017
    "All we have to do is decide what to do with the time that is given to us."
    Gratitude: Week 52 (June 18 - June 24)
    Did you notice how swiftly a year went by...
    I did it, I completed (52 weeks) of documenting gratitude by cultivating lists of grace-filled moments each day and writing weekly stories on my journey. This immeasurable expedition of transformation and growth was a welcome shift to start...

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  • June 24, 2017
    "A child has a special way of adding joy to every day." 
    What brought you JOY: Week 25
    There is no need for introduction, joy was simple this week. Pure and simple and perfectly delivered. This week joy arrived as I witnessed my first grandchild come into the world... there are no words, just a wave of emotions, and JOY!
    She is perfect and they brought her into the world in the most loving...

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  • June 18, 2017
    "Gratitude is the vitamin for the soul" 
    Gratitude: Week 51 (June 11 - June 17)
    It has been a wonderful ride, goal, and commitment that even I  was unsure I would be able to complete. But here I am, with one week left to go both glad of sad that I am done.
    I plan to continue my personal journals of gratitude because of the amazing renovations enriched within me, yet ready to move on to other...

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  • June 17, 2017
     "Art is man's expression of his joy in labor."
    What brought you JOY: Week 24
    There are many moments in a week where joy is revealed, but most often I find that joy is discovered with family as I reflect on the pause of conversation and laughter.
    It is with this support when our true selves are revealed, deepening the bond of family and providing a place for joy to flourish, and within each...

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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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