When Gratitude is Your Wrapping Paper

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When gratitude is your wrapping paper, everything is a gift.   If someone had told me ten years ago that I would ever be grateful for my tsunami divorce, I would have thought they were ignorant. Or cruel. Or, at the very least, utterly clueless and insensitive.   But, you what?   They would have … Continue reading When Gratitude is Your Wrapping Paper

A Trip to Remember

The original forecast wasn't that bad - ¬†one night that would dip into the 20s and daytime highs in the 40s with clear skies and no chance of precipitation. Perfect camping and hiking weather. But as we know, what we expect isn't always what life delivers. In this case, I think the computer that calculated … Continue reading A Trip to Remember

A Different Kind of November Challenge

It's November.The leaves are falling. The turkey recipes are circulating. The mustaches are growing. And the internet is awash in NaNoWriMo and gratitude lists.I love those lists. I enjoy reading how people are thankful for their families, their jobs and their health. I smile when I see their pictures of cooing babies or mischievous puppies. … Continue reading A Different Kind of November Challenge

A Letter to My Ex

Dear -----, Fourteen years ago, I was preparing to marry you. I was so excited but, even more, I was so sure. Sure that we were so good together. Sure that we would continue to weather any storm. Sure that we would be together forever. My belief in our marriage lasted until the day you … Continue reading A Letter to My Ex

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