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Being thankful

I haven't been the most diligent or the most consistent in sharing what I'm thankful for. That does not mean I'm neither grateful nor thoughtful considering the matter. Here's my gratitude list for the last week or so: The honor of being by a friend's side as she got her first tattoo and being inspired… Continue reading Being thankful

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Gratitude on a Saturday

I'm thankful I can and do contribute something positive to the community. I haven't always been able to so. When the twins were newborns and I was struggling in other aspects of my life, I couldn't be a liaison between the classroom teacher and the students in any of my kiddo's classes. Even more recently,… Continue reading Gratitude on a Saturday

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Savannah, at The Perfect Petal

What a gorgeous bloom. I had never seen anything like it. Savannah told me it's a rose bred from two different species. *** I'm curious about and desiring to meet new people, not just because I'm a writer but I want to become better acquainted with community. What better way than to strike up conversation?… Continue reading Savannah, at The Perfect Petal

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Transforming Thanks

My focus on this week's "thanks" is on gifts, blessings, and delight:   Lily Chang © 2018 A local chocolatier's (Karen's) love and passion for creating delicious art, over at Stargazer Fine Chocolates. Teachers taking the time and effort to understand how children are unique and special, play to their strengths, and help them learn.… Continue reading Transforming Thanks

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Friendship Friday

I've been frequenting various coffee shops in the Denver area over the past few weeks or so, and they all seem so unique and different. Lily Chang © 2018 These places take on the personality of the designer, the people working there, the location, or a combination of different factors. You are all a part… Continue reading Friendship Friday

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Conversation in Community

Before I was cast into the throws of the harshness and cruelness of reality, I loved chatting with people. A goal is to rekindle that love of talking with others and hearing their life stories. I might have mentioned here that I'm visiting at least one new (new to me, anyways) coffee shop a week.… Continue reading Conversation in Community

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Proscribe Perfect

Yesterday, I had heard a guy share a bit about how he came to be at the church he's currently attending. He talked about some difficulties in finding a good fit. At one point, he said, "My wife has Tourette's [Syndrome], and I wrestle with playing well with others." That statement spoke volumes to me.… Continue reading Proscribe Perfect