November 9, 2020

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Gratitude

Today I woke up so grateful for yesterday and the decisions I made.

First of all, the political game is over, here in the US, which makes me really happy. I am tired of the back and forth.
Second, I decided to wait on becoming an Uber driver until I actually have to money to invest in it.
Third, I brought David to one of the landmarks of my childhood, Chaffinch Island State Park, in Guilford, CT. I have been wanting to bring him there for so long because he loves the ocean. When we first met, one of our days together we spent out in Narragansett seeing the different beaches.

So, they may not seem like big things but it just made me so happy yesterday and I was grateful for the way I woke up still so happy about it.

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November 5th, 2020

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I picked Gratitude to write about for the month on November. I missed a few days but life goes on…

Gratitude

On this day, 11/05/2020, I am thankful that I had such a good, caring, loving mother and that I can remember her and see some of the pictures from her life. She passed away in December of 1994 so it has been quite a long time. I don’t remember everything but I can pick out moments and remember her, what she said, etc. I can’t really remember her voice. Everyone loved my mom. She did so many things (must be where I get it from!). She reupholstered furniture, sewed everything from Halloween costumes to prom dresses to stuffed Christmas trees for the holidays. She used to make these really neat ornaments out of egg shells. My cousin still has a few. She would somehow take just a little oval of the shell off and clean out the shell. Then she would put a little scene inside the shell (guess maybe that is where I get my mini-stuff fascination). Next she would dip the outer side of the entire shell in glitter. Finally she would put a little piece of decorative ribbon around the hole in the shell so it was almost like a little picture window.

Not everyone is lucky enough to have a wonderful, talented, loving mother like I did. I wish everyone did! I was very fortunate, and for that I am very grateful!

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