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  • November 6, 2016
    "I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that is how you grow" ~ Marissa Mayer
    Week Nineteen (October 30 - November 5)
    As a planner, dreamer, and future examiner, I peer at the calendar brimming with intentions, each promoting transformation while mindful of times fleeting grace. Setting forth in exploration with so much bravado until the day arrives and it is time to leap...

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  • October 30, 2016
    "Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time."  ~Lyndon B. Johnson
    Week Eighteen (October 23 - 29)
    On the return from our trip, the cold damp air delivered a string of heady anticipation as I readied to begin again. Inspired by the tenderness of coming home, where old favorites are transformed and opportunities awaken, I was enlivened with appreciation and refreshed...

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  • October 22, 2016
    "It is often in the darkest skies that we see the brightest stars" ~ Richard Evans
    Week Seventeen (October 16-22)
    It has been a week of peaks and valleys, wonderful celebrations with family and friends and untold heartache with loved ones, and regardless of which side of the spectrum I outfit a bulky cloak of responsibility. An overwhelming gratitude captivates me with the abundance of friendship,...

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  • October 16, 2016
    "Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try" 
    Week sixteen (October 9 - 15)
    Every accomplishment began with a decision to try, from quitting smoking, to running my first race, each step shaped  this journey to shift in places I never imagined while creating a new way to live.
    The desire to quit smoking derived from the health issues and my inability to keep up with my kids, flourishing...

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  • October 9, 2016
    Grace is that thing that whispers, "It's dark and hard in there. I cannot make it hurt any less, I cannot make it go any faster, all I can do is remind you that you walked through this before."
    Week Fifteen (October 2 - 8)
    Heartbreak is the ultimate path to wisdom and healing
    I remember it well, how sleep was impossible as I attempted to wrap my mind around the loss that had occurred. A flood...

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  • October 2, 2016
    “You have been offered "the gift of crisis". As Kathleen Norris reminds us, the Greek root of the word crisis is "to sift", as in, to shake out the excesses and leave only what's important. That's what crises do. They shake things up until we are forced to hold on to only what matters most. The rest falls away.” ~Glennon Doyle Melton
    Week fourteen (September 25 - October 1)
    As I sift through...

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  • September 25, 2016
    "The greatest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude" ~ Thornton Wilder
    Week thirteen (September 18th -24th)
    Finding peace
    The promise of the season awakens a sense of renewal and I inhale an elative breath. The crisp air catches in my throat and I step into the abundant sun. Listening to the chatty sparrows pierce the air with song, a symphony of enchanting clatter as I drink in their...

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  • September 18, 2016
    Week twelve (September 11-17)
    Fall is my absolute favorite season, and although it often feels like the shortest of the seasons it does not change my longing for the cooler days with layers.
    A - AutumnB - BountyC - CiderD - DeciduousE - EarthyF - Family gatheringsG - GratitudeH - HayridesI -  InspirationalJ - JoyK - KindnessL - LeavesM - MaizeN - NovemberO - OctoberP - PumpkinsQ - QuiltsR -...

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  • September 11, 2016
     
    "Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can" ~ Arther Ashe
    Week Eleven (September 4 - September 10)
    I have been a dedicated runner for around eight years, a symptom of my quitting smoking and the inevitable weight gain. Since that time my goals have evolved and the gratitude in my abilities has wavered from unimaginable to unstoppable, and while I have flourished in countless...

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  • September 4, 2016
    Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile and a grateful heart
    Week ten (August 28 - September 3)
    Each day I awaken with a new sense of gratitude when I notice the gifts that abundance delivers. A night at the camper revitalizes my love for nature, well except for those spiders, and I easily create lists of love. The simple moments of having my family together around...

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