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8 Things – Thanks

Posted on December 9, 2010 - Filed Under 8Things

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  1. I am deeply grateful for the kind of weather that encourages me to cuddle up with myself, wear warm socks, drink healing tea, see my breath, and somewhat hibernate with all the progress I have made this year.
  2. I am grateful for the Jug Handle Creek Farm Little Sister Crisis Hotline, and the non-judgmental, loving, encouraging support I get from my little sister and brother-in-law.
  3. I am warmed to the core with my amazing teenager, whose humor and perspective makes me laugh, snicker, gaufaw, cringe, giggle, smile, and brag in one way-shape-or-form every day.
  4. I am grateful for the presence and literally distance (close distance) of my dad, who overall, is a foundation wall as I move through all the things going on in my life… his willingness to help me with my kid and Gizmo, his generosity of time, and the financial loans that keep me above water… and even the invitations to Jaguar “events” with all his Jag buddies… makes me feel like eye-candy at 41!
  5. I am grateful for my mom’s tenacious efforts to keep us close, even when I am resistant, the beautiful way in which she loves the world, with such a tender and compassionate heart. I know I try to model that in my actions in the world.
  6. I am grateful for the family that loves me, no matter what, and whose unwavering love holds me up, though I don’t always see it, or taste it, or hear it, until I hibernate with all that I have.
  7. I am ridiculously grateful that I STILL manage to pay for a plane ride to see my sister, because those journeys heal me, revive me, and keep me hopeful and centered.
  8. I am grateful for the relationship I had for 11 years with my “was-bund” and the 20+ year history we carried with us, that leaves me with more good memories than bad, with ongoing love in my heart, and the challenging but bountiful gift to help me discover what I needed… my courage… my desire to move into a place of self-discovery.

This exercise can be found at one of my favorites blogger sites: http://www.magpie-girl.com/8-things/ ( and my list is not in any order of importance, but comes from the flow of thought I spilled out)


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