I HAVE JUST SO MUCH TO BE THANKFUL FOR IN MY LIFE!
I- Italian- I am grateful for my mother helping my daughter and her cousin learn Italian with weekly Skype chats
H- Harrison- for my first born child, for his persistence, patience and perseverance
A- Abby- for my daughter, her gentle, loving spirit and all she teaches me
V- Vacations- for our time share and trips to the beach and family time on Lake Murray and weddings in St. Louis
E- ellen- the ellen show brings humor and laughter into my living room and my home
J- Jason- for his jumping joyful spirit and for reminding me of how much fun there is to have in all of life
U- Uncles- for my uncles, and how they have impacted my life and others
S- Sister-for Michele and her generous energetic self who brings so much into the lives of my children and many
T- Teachers- those special teachers who encouraged, inspired and respected me
S- Sunshine- living where the sun shines bright and getting outside to recharge my body and soul
O- Octagons- this shape has a special place in my heart- it forever embodies my first born’s early years
M- Music-Billy Joel, Billy Jonas, Queen, David Wilcox, electronic pianos, maracas, pots and pans… and more!
U- Unschooling- discovering this way of life for my family and all those who have influenced me
C- Children- all the children in my life:past, present and future; they remind me what is really important
H- Hubby, Don- my best friend, love of my life, who brings out the best in me
T- Today- I can recreate myself each day in the next grandest version of the greatest vision ever held about myself
O- Oliphint, Jenny- an amazing person, dance teacher and great inspiration in my daughter’s life
B- Brother- for Darrin and his quiet, calm, adventurous way of living and willingness to travel to SC twice each year
E- Employment-all the places I have worked, job flexibility and the wonderful people at my current job and all the people who have been in my life from all the places I have worked
T- Thanksmas-our wonderful self-created tradition, celebrating many things all in one long weekend
H-Health-healthy people, healthy way of living and beating hearts!
A- Aunts- Again, many and all with unique gifts and blessings which have enriched the lives of many
N- Nettles- nourishing me and my family into healing and good health
K- Keifer- water keifer grains, for all their goodness and for those who brought them into my life
F- Food- many wonderful tastes, textures and especially those delectable items that nourish my body
U- Up-looking up; can only go up from here; up and coming; up, up, and away!
L- Life-for each and every day of life and for giving birth to three amazing children, each birth a unique experience
F- Felines, especially Lassie and Thumper who have a special place in my heart; and Peanut, the book club bonus
O- Olive, the wonderful dog who came into our lives and our home
R- Radish- the one thing that grew well in my garden this year
I- iPhone-music, Facebook, email, pictures, camera, video, GPS, calendar, games and phone all in the palm of my hand
N- Nieces and Nephews- now there is a varied crew from age 9 to age 42!
M- My Parents- for bringing me into the world and all they have done for me in my life
Y- Yesterday- all the memories of my life and the stories from those who came before me
L- LOVE- Love is all there is, and there is nothing else
F- Family- being blessed with grandparents and great grandparents for so many years of my life
E- Everything else, all of life’s experiences that educate and enrich my life