Gratitude


by Litsa Williams Before three weeks ago I had never put out a single holiday decoration in my own home.  For the years I was in my twenties that was excuse enough.  I was too young for holiday decorations, I told myself.  I didn’t have kids to decorate for, so my house remained free of …

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Litsa and I typically identify as pessimistically optimistic, which I guess means that our glasses are half empty but we see the potential for them to be refilled. Anyway. We’ll readily admit that we find ourselves distracted by the negative more often than we’d like.  We’re definitely prone to complaining and commiserating, but there always comes a point …

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by Monica  We feel gratitude when these little hints pop up in everyday life causing us to take note. I captured this photo strolling through our neighborhood one evening with my husband. This single flower, standing tall and seemingly happy with itself despite the weight of concrete, reminds me how beauty and growth can spring …

by Jolene Thibedeau Boyd Going through one of my many files, I came across these notes…notes that I recall taking during an appointment with my mom’s oncologist shortly after he shared with us the scans that showed metastatic breast cancer in Mom’s liver, on her bones, and embedded within her brain. I remember how surreal …

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by Corey Bill was/is my Father in law.  Bill and I had/have a great relationship.  A bond that I will treasure my entire Life.  The Love we have will never be lost. Bill was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer June 2013.  He fought an amazing battle, unfortunately cancer won.  Bill left us July, 2014. I …

Childhoods come in all shapes and sizes. City childhoods, suburban childhoods, free-range childhoods, tightly managed childhoods, nurtured childhoods, neglected childhoods, innocent childhoods, worried childhoods – just like adult lifestyles, they vary depending on so many many different things.   When I was younger, I had no idea how many different kinds of childhoods a kid could …

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