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Attitude of Gratitude

March 25, 2012

As I sit here on this grey and rainy Sunday afternoon, sipping slowly from my new owl tea cup, I can’t help but take a deep breath and sigh. Feeling gracious. Feeling humble.

I’ve been reminded several times this week of how blessed I am. I have my health, and the health of my friends and family, to be thankful for. I see people around me who are losing jobs, losing loved ones, receiving devastating diagnoses. And I think how lucky I am to be experiencing this time in my life with (almost) everyone important to me still around to experience it with me.

Attitude of gratitude. In our busy lives, we often forget to stop and “smell the roses,” so to speak. To give thanks to the One who created us.

Life can be terrifying,

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But it can also be beautiful.

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I had the opportunity on Friday to spend some time with Matt’s family, particularly, some time with Pop.

Great guy, wonderful spirit.

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We’ve all heard his stories. We know them by heart. How he was the youngest of eleven. And he grew up on a farm. Had an acre of strawberries, and an acre of blackberries. How he liked to drive real fast. And how he sure loved Granny.

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He wears the lines on his face as a badge of honor. A trophy for survival. Proof that he made it. Through a war, through loss, through cancer, even through Alzheimer’s. We all could learn from Pop’s example. The boys are so proud to claim him. On July 28th, he’ll be my Pop too. An honor I’ll surely treasure.

I got to share some time with Cole too. I’m inheriting him in July as well. A new nephew šŸ™‚

He has a passion for baseball.

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And cupcakes šŸ™‚

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Life is good, and so is the weekend.

Things I fancy:

October Baby: the movie was simply amazing. I can’t wait for the soundtrack to be released in April. It spoke to me to the core. All life is beautiful and should be cherished as such.

Chevron stripes

Mint green anything

And Matt, though you already knew that. I fancy him “all da time.”

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