Posts tagged gratitude
Thanksgiving Gratitude

My grand idea for this year's Thanksgiving went to the wayside when several family issues occurred. Being a mother, I had to pay more attention to my children rather than anything else. I had been imagining what to make for Thanksgiving since August, staring out upon my barren backyard and dusty patio, visualizing a table full of feast, family and friends. 

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Blueberry Almond Bliss by the Sea

This morning I slept in a little. The ocean's soothing sound outside my window, rolling and hushing, rolling and hushing. Being alone in bed, without jumping up to the 5:30am alarm to rouse my daughter out her slumber and hurry her off to school, without my other children, without school lunches to pack or any reason to get up, I felt a push-pull of ache and relief.

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