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A Letter of Thanks – to You!

To My Readers…friends known and not known,

On our National Day of giving thanks, I too have much to be thankful for.  Quite simply, it is YOU.  Thanks so much for tuning in.  For taking the time out of your busy schedule to read this Zen Mama Wannabe’s take on trying to stay sane in the midst of chaos. 

It has always been a goal a dream of mine to write.  At various times, I have fancied myself writing novels, children’s books, magazine articles – heck, even having a monthly column in some popular women’s or parenting magazine.  Dream big – that’s what I always say.  ☺

I do have big dreams for the future, even here on this site.   Be on the lookout for a new look as well as a few more little goodies that will be coming in the months ahead.  But for this moment, I just remain thankful – thankful to be able to express

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The Fortunate Ones

We are not lucky, my father would tell me.  Luck is for people that win the lottery.  We are fortunate.

Thanksgiving was my dad’s favorite holiday (with the Fourth of July a close 2nd – as a former Lieutenant Commander in the Navy who fought in World War II, he was definitely a patriotic man).  He told me once people always selected Christmas as their favorite time of year, as if that was the right and proper answer (with the birth of Christ and all).  But for him, it was Thanksgiving.  That 4th Thursday in November – a day dedicated to giving thanks, for acknowledging your blessings, and yes, for realizing just how fortunate you are.

Today it feels like all of us are dodging bullets on our own private battlegrounds.  I scolded my husband for saying we are all just one blink away from disaster/crisis/tragedy (fill in the blank) – but he is right.  It is as though we …

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