Category Archives: One Thousand Gifts

TToT: Harbingers of Hope

#963-972 of my 1000 Gifts The week has been filled with signs of Spring, little harbingers of hope. The yard  is trying to shake off the brown, dryness of winter.  Tiny, bright crocuses push up through the leaves, cheerful reminders … Continue reading

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TToT: An Upside-down Week

Giving thanks this week for the life of my cousin Tom. Cancer had been playing havoc with his body for a very long time, but never with his spirit.  May he find rest. This is the week I took the … Continue reading

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It Could’ve Been Worse: TToT

Happy Valentine’s Day. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sometimes we miss the blessings around us because they are disguised as rather bad stuff. Sometimes the blessing is that it could’ve been worse. A family I know was hit by a tow truck, but only … Continue reading

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A Quarter Century of Motherhood: TToT

My first born turned 25 this week.  Twenty-five-years-old.  A quarter of a century. Nearly half my lifetime ago I became a mother.  Looking at this photo of us on our first Mother’s Day through my bifocaled eyes today, I now … Continue reading

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Ten Things of Thankful:The Bubble Man

The Bubble Man, Innsbruck, Austria. Bubbles are a universal symbol of happiness–rainbow filled promises of joy.  It’s been a good week, a good year, a good long while, and I am feeling thankful. Three days before the start of the … Continue reading

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