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Pause, Breathe, and Take Stock: 2017-45

Last week marked the end of my consulting at Adello. What started as a month, turned out to be nine months.  I may be asked back after the New Year, but for now, it’s goodbye.  I kept it low-profile because, well, you know, who wants to say goodbye, if it’s not real.  Still, a strawberry shortcake piled high with whipped cream frosting and the most lovely card ever, and I left feeling so, so seen and appreciated.

Here are a few more things, in no particular order that remind me how blessed my life is:

 Rez Book Club: A group of friends who like to read and who also care enough to spread kindness.

 A freelance writing job where I meet all so many kind and inspiring people.

 Christmas decoration: Inside and outside of houses, filling the world around me with light and hope.

 NixPlay photo frame: A year-in-review wakes up for me as I walk by and reminds me of all the people, places, and things that fill up my life.

 A cold that caught me, kept me home from my siblings’ Christmas celebration and forced me to rest. Not that I enjoy illness, but sometimes my body needs to say “halt” in ways that I cannot ignore.  I may take a nap this afternoon, just to let my body know I am still listening.

 The TV show “Orville:” A little bit sci-fi, a little bit comedy, a whole lot of social commentary.  This one really stuck in my mind.

 Suet and seed at the bird feeder: The social order  in the bird world is quite fascinating

 Grandchildren in Holiday pageants: Tonight is the last one.

 Church choirs and Christmas carols, everywhere I go.

 Christmas Pajama making: Sewing reminds me of Mom, grandkids, Christmas, and 4-H all at once. What a potpourri of memories. And I always have a helper.  I love it.


Amidst all the bustle, have you paused to take stock?  What’s on your list this week? Please share in the comments below.

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  1. What a gorgeous helper! I am thinking of resolutions for the New Year.

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