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Grateful

Their headbands were adorned with construction paper feathers calling out the multitude of things for which they are grateful: my Mom and Dad, my family, my toys, God, my friends- the list was endless. More turkeys of all shapes and sizes spilled out of backpacks...

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Season’s Change

The meadows are hayed and the golden rod has begun its magical summer’s end dance. The gardens offer its bounty in thanksgiving for the labored backs and weary knees that tended to it. Long lazy summer days which just months ago sprawled endlessly into the...

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The Breakers

I stopped in my tracks. It was like the day I found the long lost flip-flop tucked under the step- the pink one she was heartbroken to have lost. When I saw it I called out to her- relieved it was finally found- and then...

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Simple Reminders

In my coming and going, I did not see that the mama bird was busy building.  My mind so focused on the next thing and the next thing after that, I can not believe I missed it.  Especially since I know that the smallest of things are...

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Pennies

There are times when they pepper my path. In their abundance, they seem to boom like a resounding gong that refuses to go unnoticed. Other times, they are tucked away like buried treasure that when found cause me to pause. I’ve tried to make sense...

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Love Letters

I would fill my mind planning what to do next. When “what to do next” was almost done, I would plan the next and then the next after that. My projects took on a sense of urgency. For those fleeting moments, being busy seemed to...

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Star Light

The night she died the universe had fallen to its knees and not a soul dared to breathe. The stars, though, the stars did not waver. They burned with an intensity that called to me, begging me to look up so their light could wash...

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The Smallest Seed

The kids- they ran with out a care, spun cartwheels across the turf and laughed so hard their voices cracked when they talked.  The older ones would discretely search the crowd for their parents while the little ones would run without hesitation to pull theirs...

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Autumn Dance

Just as I rounded the corner a gust of wind  shook the trees. The leaves- the beautiful leaves- swirled down in a gentle dance, showering me as I passed through. The dance was the same as the ones performed while we’d linger on the swings...

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The Race

Even though the sun’s rays had not yet graced the sky, their laughter warmed the September chill that filled the air. They had put their lives on hold, as they had for the two years before, and set aside every pressing obligation and demand vying...

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