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Choosing to be Grateful: Day 12

A childlike spirit can dwell in even the oldest of persons. Yesterday it snowed all day here in Colorado. The big fluffy flakes that are so beautiful to watch. This morning my husband went outside to shovel the walk and driveway. As I looked out at the chilly scene I thought about how as a… Continue reading Choosing to be Grateful: Day 12

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Choosing to be Grateful: Day 11

This is a picture of my Grandpa. He taught me so many things, but one thing I will never forget are his stories of being a POW in World War II. He told me things very factually, and I know he didn't tell me everything, but what he shared gave me a compassion, a love,… Continue reading Choosing to be Grateful: Day 11

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Choosing to be Grateful: Day 10

I love animals. I know a lot of people say that, but I basically turn into an excited 4 year old girl at the very sight of them. Ask my family. In recent years, I have become a certifiable bird nerd. As I write this, I am sitting at the kitchen table watching my bird… Continue reading Choosing to be Grateful: Day 10

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Choosing to Be Grateful: Day 9

I love going into people's homes and seeing the small little things that are scattered about. What do they mean to the person/people who live there? Today I stopped and looked at this little birdie night light that is in my bedroom. I love the soft glow it creates so that I can read while… Continue reading Choosing to Be Grateful: Day 9

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Choosing to be Grateful: Day 8

I didn't accomplish much today. But, I guess that is perfectly acceptable when the number one priority is rest. I enjoyed another great time with a dear friend at my kitchen table, and then I pretty much laid around. One thing I'm grateful for today are sunsets. What a beautiful reminder and display that something… Continue reading Choosing to be Grateful: Day 8

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Choosing to Be Grateful: Day 7

As I am continuing to heal from surgery, I am realizing how fast paced I have been living and how important it is for me to slow the heck down. Today a friend sent me an early morning text. "Want to head to a coffee shop and write today together?" Normally, she wouldn't have asked… Continue reading Choosing to Be Grateful: Day 7

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Choosing to Be Grateful: Day 6

The holidays are coming whether we are ready or not! I'm usually not even thinking about the food for Thanksgiving weekend yet, but today I ran across the above pictures and the memories flooded in. Isn't my niece the cutest making the Deviled eggs? Love that girl!  And one of my nephews made the Turkey… Continue reading Choosing to Be Grateful: Day 6

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Choosing to be Grateful: Day 5

Have you ever raised your hand because you wanted to say something? How did you feel when you weren't allowed to say what you wanted to say? What if at some point you weren't even allowed to raise your hand? As crazy as the political arena is right now, I do value that we live… Continue reading Choosing to be Grateful: Day 5

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Choosing to be Grateful: DAY 4

I read a quote this morning: The more grateful you are, the more present you will become. I have no idea who said it since there was no credit given, but it resonated with me. Part of why I am intentionally focusing on gratefulness for 30 days is because I have become detached from life.… Continue reading Choosing to be Grateful: DAY 4

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Choosing to be Grateful: Day 3

Today has been an interesting weather day in Colorado. Before 1 in the afternoon we had sunny blue skies, rain, and then snow. I find this aspect of the state to be a special thing, although I'm sure some don't share my fondness for its quick and unexpected changes. It made me start thinking about… Continue reading Choosing to be Grateful: Day 3