Family, Food, Gratitude and Joy

Day 334 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Let’s Talk Turkey?

Thanksgiving is based on harvest festivals around the world and modern traditional food choices reflect that, but the Pilgrims were definitely not modern.

Family, Gratitude and Joy, Travel

Day 326 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Tangible Memories

Those hand-held items are tangible memories, the kind you can touch and feel, that have captured a moment in time or a place visited on the other side of the world

Family, Gratitude and Joy

Day 316 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Silliness

It was a day filled with laughter and love, hugs, tickles and silliness - aren’t those the best kind of days?

Family, Gratitude and Joy

Day 291 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – New Family

I can't help but smile at all the new family members who have entered my life

Family, Gratitude and Joy

Day 276 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Mothers and Daughters

... I’ve never seen the depths of the bonds Judy and Stacy share. They’ve traveled the world together. They’ve celebrated all of life’s ups and downs ... together.

Family, Gratitude and Joy

Day 264 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – The Next Generation

I am thrilled to witness a second generation of family at the same school.

Family, Gratitude and Joy

Day 227 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Moments

The freeze frames are stored in our memory banks so we can pull them out on occasion and remember the joy (or pain) we felt for a fleeting second. 

Family, Gratitude and Joy, Italy

Day 176 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Family History in Italy

We realized they lived less than five minutes walk from each other, passing by the church which is the one where they wed.

Family, Gratitude and Joy

Day 163 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Frank Hoch

... my mentor, my protector and my rock - the one person who always offered advice, knowledge and unconditional love. 

Family, Gratitude and Joy

Day 133 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Mother’s Day

... on this Mother’s Day, I look forward to the possibility each of them will pick up the phone to wish me a happy day.