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Tuesday’s Child is Full of Grace

I’m so lucky.

20130726-070321.jpgAs I drove an hour and a half to a Cross Country meet yesterday afternoon, my thoughts eddied around the many little ways I am blessed.  Here are just ten that percolated up, in no particular order.

  1. I can drive an hour and a half to watch a 7th grader run 2 miles and come in 10th place.
    I can just get in the car and do it.  I don’t have to think whether I can afford the gas, or if the car will make it, or if I have the stamina, or if I can find my way.  I am rewarded with a warm hug and a piece of pizza.
  2. I have enough good food that I must watch my calorie intake.
    I have a garden with surplus for freezing and canning.  I can purchase nutritious food, and trust its safety. I have more choices than I know what to do with.
  3. I have four children who live an easy drive away, and I see them often.
    My children still value my opinion.  My twelve grandchildren eagerly share their news.
  4. All of my joints work without pain.
    I go for bicycle rides, long walks over hilly terrain, zumba dance, and practice yoga. Some mild muscle aches, yes, but no different than when I was younger.
  5. I have a faith family that knows me well enough to miss me when I’m absent on Sunday.
    Hugs, conversation, and encouragement makes me want to stay well past the final blessing.
  6. Loved-One still makes me laugh with abandon, still makes my toes curl, and still surprises me.
  7. I have five sisters and three brothers whose bond create a safety net of love.
    I can call any one of my sibs just to catch-up, or to ask for help.  I know they are there if I need them.  I am happy to be there for them, too.  It’s the way it’s supposed to be.
  8. I never get bored.
    I always have more to do.  I’ve never been in a job absent of challenges.  I love challenges.  I have always found meaning in my work.
  9. I have neighbors that wave hello as they go by.
    We stop and chat.  We watch over each other, help each other, and rely on each other
  10. I still have my mother to talk to; she still gives great advice.
    She is the best friend I could ever ask for.  She’s wise, she’s in-tune, she’s witty, she’s with it.  Who would have guessed it?

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I live in abundance.

How about you?

 

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3 Comments

    • Adela Adela

      You are so sweet. Thank you for joining me, Laurel. Now I have a lump in my throat.

  1. Rita Crandell Rita Crandell

    So beautiful – and oh so true

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