Saturday, September 26, 2015

Celebrating This Past Year

It's my birthday, and I'm celebrating the life lessons from this this past year. The older I get (52 today) the more my perspective (OLW) changes. Life gets simpler not easier. When I think about this past year, I realize moments of celebration are always around my family and occasionally my career.  I am perfectly fine with that.  I'm celebrating

  • text messaging and face time (with our daughter in SC) it's like she is never too far away - although there are several days I wish it was a shorter drive to visit her
  • life lessons learned as our son is a senior at The Ohio State University and the opportunities as we continue to help him grow.
  • a wonderful new group of fifth graders - everyday we learn side by side. I'm on the floor more, I'm inquiring more, and best yet I'm slowing down more.
  • our home, for 20 years, I am always thankful as I pull in the driveway and cross over the creek especially at this time of year which is another celebration
  • LOVING autumn celebration of colors, cooler weather and my pumpkins!!
  • my grandfather who was and continues to be a strong influence in my life. He helped me to find my passion in choosing to live in the country "You have to have water on your property." "You need to get back up on the horse." "Walk the lane and get us lunch" as we're bailing hay. 
Thanks to Ruth for encouraging celebration here is the link up

10 comments:

  1. Just beautiful. It sounds like you are living a life you love.

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    1. Absolutely and making the choices that are the best for our family. Have a great week!

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  2. Love your celebrations, especially the peeks of fall! We are just stating to see a little bit here in southern Indiana. Fall is my favorite and very worthy of a celebration! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks for your comment! Enjoy the touch of autumn. Have a great week!!

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  3. Happy, happy birthday, Maria! I love each of your celebrations as you begin this next year-very special ones indeed. I envy you the water & the horses. Your grandfather is wise. I rode for years, finally couldn't do the job & take care of the horse any more, but it was wonderful!

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    1. Thanks Linda living in the country is priceless for us! Have a great week 😃

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  4. I celebrate the wisdom of your grandfather today.
    My Celebrate the Week

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    1. Thank you for commenting. Have a marvelous week.

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  5. Happy Birthday, friend. Love that you have celebrations in all aspects of your life. Celebrating YOU! Thankful for you!

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    1. Thanks friend :) Always enjoy hearing about the great things happening at your school too. Have a great week!!!

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