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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Broke my Spark streak. Time seems to get away from me. I know I can continue even if I don't sign in, but to me, that's part of the accountability. But that's OK. I just pick myself up and start again. After all, it's how we finish, not how we start.
I seem to forget lately to appreciate what I have. I do have so many things to be thankful for. I often focus more on the sad parts, which is a necessary evil, but for a shorter time than I have allowed. I have to remember to celebrate the good that embraces me in this life.
So today I think of my beautiful family. I have two sons who are married and have given my sweet husband and I 4 beautiful grandchildren. We don't live close to them but I have to look ahead to our visits with them. I have a few good friends and we get together for dinner and good conversations. Also, a few of those that get together more often for lunch. Better to keep that in mind rather than missing those who cannot join us. We plan on meeting for lunch on Tuesday. I can't wait. We went to high school together so we have quite a bit of history. How lucky am I? And I have our sweet puppy Oscar. Oscar is actually 8 years old. I never had a dog before him and cannot believe how great his companionship is. He may know me better than a lot of people do, and that amazes me. One more thing to be grateful for.
Writing helps me realize and release my emotions. I am so glad I have such wonderful things in my life and so glad I belong to this group that provides support and advice. I really needed to do this today and I thank all of you for your kindness and support. Life is good!
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