Category Archives: One Thousand Gifts

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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Toasting My Marriage

Marking our 30th Wedding Anniversary with Ten TOASTS of thankful… To my husband who knew much sooner than I did that our union was both inevitable and genius. To the haters who cast doubt which made us do soul-searching to … Continue reading

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