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Thursday, June 30, 2011


I sometimes feel the need to stop and reflect on my life. I'm feeling that need today.

It amazes me that although I come from very humble beginnings, I am so rich in blessings. My daughter is grown, healthy and a productive human being. My grandson is thriving. My adoptive children are finding their way in this world.  

My Dad, although now gone has blessed me with so much love, insight, understanding and a vision. My Mom, now 90 and though pretty much bedridden is still spiritually vibrant. Her mind, well now, that's sometimes something else. But she's my Mom and she's still here; able to see and experience all that my children and I have experienced.  

I have been blessed to still be able to smile, laugh and love, even after years of struggle and hardship.

I have been blessed to be able to live the life I now live. Never did I imagine my life would turn out this way!

I have been blessed with the extraordinary gift of words; blessed that people who know better than me and are experienced in the fiction writing community respect and support me and are even interested in not only working with me, but also seeing more.

I am blessed to have the personal friends that I have because I know I can count on them. I am so blessed that there are too many to count lest I omit someone and offend them.

I am blessed to have a nice place in which to live; a nice place to go work to every day and I am blessed to have an awesome boss who is a sincere, supportive human being.

With gratitude in my heart, I can only pray that I can be reciprocal.



  1. You're right and I'm blessed to have you as friend!

  2. Now that is a half-glass-full kind of mindset! I love listening to motivational speakers and anyone that is positive about life in general. I feel that if you treat people the way you want to be treated and put others' needs before your own, you will find what you are looking for in life. I echo your sentiment and wish you much luck moving forward!

  3. I agree with you Gary regarding treating people as you would like yourself to be treated. Thank you for your good wishes!

  4. Beautifully put! We all need to take inventory of our lives from time to time. Actually thinking about our many blessings and being openly thankful for them has a way of making us appreciate them more and strive to live life to the fullest!

    1. Thank you Nancy! I re-visit this post often because it keeps me grounded; helps me stay focused!